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.

Current Listings

Kitchen Porter II

Under the direct supervision of the Sous Chef in the Foodlink Community Kitchen, the Kitchen Porter II is responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment. Primary responsibilities for the Kitchen Porter ll include dishwashing and maintenance of both kitchen dish rooms, assistance with cleaning/sanitation efforts within production and VAP areas, and assisting Kitchen Porter I with inventory and product storage as needed.

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Event Planner

The Event Planner is a vital member of the Marketing & Development Team, responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing community outreach and fundraising events on behalf of Foodlink. The Event Planner is the logistical lead for all Foodlink events and will cultivate strong relationships with Foodlink supporters and engage new constituents with the work and programs of Foodlink. The Event Planner will also manage all food and fund drives and share coordination of peer-to-peer fundraising with other members of the team.

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Volunteer Operations Coordinator

The Volunteer Operations Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all volunteer projects within the Distribution Center Warehouse. This includes direct oversight of volunteers during set up, break down and cleanup of all volunteer activities within the warehouse. Regular volunteer projects include; sorting of retail damage goods, BackPack packing, and fruit/vegetable sorting. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who is enthusiastic about Foodlink’s mission and has the ability to engage and motivate others.

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Curbside Market Operator

The Curbside Market is a mobile market that sells fresh, healthy, and affordable foods in low income communities throughout Foodlink’s service area. The Curbside Market Operator is responsible for ensuring safe, timely and efficient market operations at each site as assigned by their daily route and schedule. Daily responsibilities include loading/unloading, driving the Curbside Market vehicle, providing exemplary customer service, money handling and use of point-of-sale system, data collection, and volunteer supervision.

This position is more than driving and processing payment. At Curbside Market it is our mission to build health and community through access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Operators are a representative of Foodlink and Curbside Market and are expected to uphold the values and mission of this program and our organization.

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Community Farm Manager

The Community Farm Manager will design, implement, and celebrate activities that draw on partnerships between land, food, community members, and community partners at the Lexington Ave. Community Farm, a 1.33-acre urban agriculture campus located between the Edgerton and Lyell-Otis neighborhoods of northwest Rochester. The farm consists of a large community garden, a commercial growing operation, and public pocket park and play area. Through the Lexington Avenue Community Farm, Foodlink provides opportunities to build connections between the land, our programs, and our community.

After almost a decade of renting 1.33 acres from the City of Rochester, Foodlink purchased the land and an adjacent parcel with a building. We also have the opportunity to rent more land from the City and expand the footprint of our campus. The farm has reached a critical inflection point and we are ready to imagine, plan, and execute innovative and just solutions to produce good food and ensure communities can feed themselves with dignity.

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Member Services AmeriCorps VISTA

The Member Services AmeriCorps VISTA will support capacity building and synergy within the Member Services department, which newly encompasses both Food Bank membership and Community Kitchen partnership. The person in this role will help to facilitate the development of new resources, procedures, and strategies within the department to improve workload efficiency, internal and external communication, strengthen relationships with Members/Partners, and improve our overall service to and positive impact on food insecure persons in Foodlink’s 10-county service area. The role requires skills in customer service, community relations, partnership building, and program management.

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(Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@foodlinkny.org)

Development Manager, Donor Impact

The Development Manager, Donor Impact position 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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Prep Cook

Working as part of a team in the Foodlink Community Kitchen, 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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Food Processing Lead

The Food Processing Lead is a hands-on position working in the processing room on a daily basis, they are responsible for daily oversight of sanitation, the processing team, and operation of Foodlink’s automated apple processing line. This position is responsible for delegating tasks, filling in where needed and ensuring that customer orders are met on time. This is done without compromising proper sanitation, food safety and quality requirements. The processing Team Lead works closely with the Produce Strategy Manager to maintain the standards of the room including the people, processes, and product.

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