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

Director of Member Services

The Director of Member Services (DSM) provides strategic oversight of all aspects of relations with Foodlink member agencies to ensure support and compliance with Feeding America, New York State, and Foodlink operating guidelines, regulations and rules.

The DSM strengthens and expands these critical relationships with member agencies, while leading the management and development of the Member Services team.

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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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Building Maintenance Manager

The Building & Property Maintenance Manager will oversee all general management, repair and maintenance for Foodlink’s facilities. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in general maintenance involving plumbing, masonry, drywall, carpentry, HVAC, and vehicle and equipment mechanics. Excellent organizational and communication skills, and a belief in Foodlink’s core values of agility, collaboration, compassion, innovation and stewardship are a must.

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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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Café Supervisor

The Foodlink Community Café launched in 2021 with a mission-driven, pay-what-you-can concept. It provides training opportunities for Foodlink’s culinary apprentices and delicious food for the public in downtown Rochester at the Central Library, regardless of any individual’s ability to pay. The Café Supervisor will oversee daily operations at the café including; the preparation of high quality food, delivery of excellent customer service, and uncompromised food safety and cleanliness.

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Development Officer, Annual Giving

The Development Officer, Annual Giving position is an integral part of Foodlink Development & Marketing team. The position is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies—all focused on shaping a sustainable source of philanthropic revenue and future engagement. We are looking for someone with creativity, knowledge of development best-practices, and excellent interpersonal skills to help build Foodlink’s future. This person will contribute to and implement the annual fundraising strategy & plan, in partnership with the Director of Development. The plan will include direct mail, recurring giving, and peer-to-peer tactics. They will work collaboratively with members of the Marketing & Development team to provide event, volunteer, and community engagement support as needed.

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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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Accounts Receivable Associate

The Accounts Receivable Associate (ARA) supports the department of Finance and Administration and Foodlink as a whole by assisting with financial reporting, enforcing fiscal controls, customer relations and reception duties. The ARA is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all accounts receivable functions. Financial management and strong customer service skills are essential for this position, as are discretion, judgment and attention to detail.

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Member Services Support

A customer service liaison to support the Foodlink Member Services department and our network of 500+ members. General responsibilities would include: Serving as a liaison between Foodlink and its diverse network of members, such as food pantries and community meal programs. Receive, review and confirm orders, and troubleshoot issues with transparency and urgency.

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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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