Careers

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST

Foodlink is an nonprofit organization with a welcoming culture and a dedicated staff that comes together each day to serve our community.

We offer a wide variety of job opportunities and careers — all of which support our mission of leveraging the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities. 

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How to apply

Everyone is welcome here. Foodlink is an equal opportunity employer. Our policy strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, veteran or disability status.

Apply in person: Application can be dropped off at Foodlink’s main offices:
1999 Mt. Read Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14615

Apply via email: Send cover letter, resume and/or application to hr@foodlinkny.org

Apply online: Check out Foodlink’s career page at Indeed.com

Our values

Compassion – Treat all with dignity & respect; build kinship with those we serve

Innovation – Say yes; avoid complacency, risk failure in the pursuit of ending hunger.

Collaboration – Build a shared vision, create synergies, maximize resources.

Agility – Respond urgently to the ever-changing needs of our community.

Stewardship – Maximize the impact of every dollar, donation and asset.

Proud to be a
Level Up Champion

Foodlink is one of several local Level Up Champions, meaning we are an employer that has taken the first step toward wage equity by instituting a $15 or higher starting wage within our organization. Founded by the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI), the Level Up Champion recognition program is both a celebration of progress and an urgent call to action. Like our fellow Champions, Foodlink believes that increasing wages are essential to fighting poverty and we are committed to being a part of the wider movement to lift up our entire community.

Current Listings

Prep Cook

Working as part of a team, the Prep Cook may be assigned to various areas and responsibilities within the kitchen including hot/cold meal prep, snack counting/organizing, expediting and sanitation. The Prep Cook works in compliance with Foodlink processes and procedures to ensure the highest level of food safety and quality at all times.

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Deputy Chief Operating Officer

The Deputy Chief Operating Officer (DCOO) is a newly created position with growth potential that aligns with our strategic planning and framework. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of strategic planning, team management, financial oversight, operational improvements and system modernization, an ability to make data-driven decisions, and commitment to fostering a culture of accountability and consistency to assure our customer service starts from the inside out. The role requires a values-based and solution-oriented leader who works closely with senior leadership and all departments across the organization.

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Human Resources Specialist

Reporting to the Employment Development Specialist, the Human Resource Specialist will oversee and lead the organization’s payroll functions to ensure pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations as well as support a range of HR functions which includes benefits enrollment and onboarding. The person in this role must be detail oriented and have exemplary customer service skills. This role requires the utmost respect for confidentiality and high levels of professionalism and discretion.

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Volunteer Program Coordinator

The Volunteer Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the daily operations of Foodlink’s volunteer program, which includes scheduling, welcome/orientation and recognition of individual and group volunteers and interns. The Volunteer Program Coordinator is part of the Marketing & Development team and works closely with other teams to recruit for volunteers, coordinate special visitor groups, support special events, and assist with other projects as needed.

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Director of Member Services

Foodlink is seeking a strong, mission-driven leader to provide strategic oversight and coordination of services to Foodlink’s membership network. Our food bank distributes more than 20 million pounds of food annually to a network of more than 400 emergency food providers and meal programs throughout 10 counties.

The Director of Member Services (DSM) leads the team responsible for providing exemplary customer service to these community-based organizations, with a focus on capacity building and ensuring compliance for the entirety of this network. The DSM will build new community partnerships, strengthen the existing network, and ensure that we are effectively servicing the communities in our service area. In order to do this work well, the DSM must be an effective relationship-builder, both with external partners and with Foodlink colleagues across various internal departments.

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Program Evaluation Specialist

Foodlink is a Rochester-based nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and building healthier communities by addressing both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. With a diverse range of programs, the organization is working to enhance its data infrastructure to make better decisions and communicate the value of its programs. Working closely with team members and leadership from across the organization, the Program Evaluation Specialist will play a critical role in expanding this capacity, gaining experience in program evaluation, database management, community needs assessment and change management.

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Member Services Administrative Support

Foodlink is the regional food bank, serving more than 20 million pounds of food annually to a network of hundreds of emergency food providers across a 10-county service area. The Member Services Administrative Support (MSA) is a key team member in providing exemplary support to our membership network.

Candidates should be able to assist internal and external customers by preforming administrative duties and providing polite and professional assistance via phone, e-mail, and in person. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and problem solve are critical to success. The MSA must be comfortable with computers, general office tasks, and excel at both verbal and written communication.

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Development Manager, Donor Impact

The Development Manager, Donor Impact is an integral part of Foodlink Development & Marketing team. They will oversee a donor/prospect portfolio by initiating, building, and maintaining dynamic, reciprocal relationships with individuals and families who have a desire to partner with Foodlink. They will build meaningful connections and opportunities to demonstrate donor impact and increase donor engagement. The Development Manager will create and implement a mid-level fundraising strategy & plan, in partnership with the Director of Development. As a fundraising leader, the Development Manager will employ Foodlink values and industry best practices to foster a culture of philanthropy across the organization.

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