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

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.

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Events & Marketing Intern

The Events and Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing & Development department in fundraising/special events and the development of marketing and promotional materials aimed at increasing Foodlink’s brand recognition within the community. The intern will spend a majority of his/her time assisting in the planning of one of organization’s marquee fundraisers, the Foodlink Festival of Food. The Festival of Food features 100+ local restaurants, wineries, breweries, specialty food purveyors and farms at the City of Rochester Public Market for the region’s largest tasting event. Duties include, but are not limited to, vendor recruitment, vendor relations, event promotion, overall event organization and administrative support under the guidance of the Event Planner.

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Program Assistant

The Program Assistant is an essential part of Kitchen operations providing support for programming needs as well as general office administration. The Program Assistant is the first line of communication with constituents and must represent Foodlink in accordance with our mission, vision, and values. The Program Assistant must have a working understanding of all aspects of the organization and know how to appropriately direct inquiries. The Programs Assistant will manage key databases on behalf of the Kitchen Department and enhance operations through efficient and effective interdepartmental 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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Safety Manager

The Safety Manager is responsible for building and maintaining a culture of safety at Foodlink. The SM is responsible for the overall coordination, planning, and application of Foodlink’s safety program and the establishment of safety guidance for all departments. The SM will proactively monitor and address the health and safety risks and hazards within the workplace and develop strategies for mitigation.

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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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Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing comprehensive support to the CEO. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

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Kitchen Driver

The Kitchen Driver Picks up and delivers food items for the Kitchen by following detailed service routes in the Monroe County and surrounding areas using a van or diesel truck. This position requires exemplary customer service and attention to detail.

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Kitchen Driver – Auxillary

The Auxillary Kitchen Driver fills in any one of the 8 kitchen routes as needed. This role requires flexibility as the route may be different each day. Kitchen Drivers delivery fresh scratch cooked meals to sites across Monroe County that serve children and seniors. Sites include schools, rec centers, daycares, and senior meal programs. The Drivers load up and deliver meals and meal components to each site on their assigned route using a van or diesel truck. This position requires exemplary customer service and attention to detail.

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Kitchen Expediting & Delivery Support

The Kitchen Expediting and Delivery Support (KEDS) is a critical role in our meal distribution. The KEDS is part of the team that assures quality, temperature, accurate quantity of all food distributed from our kitchen. This role will fill in as needed in the Expediting Kitchen, food packing rooms, docks, or even delivering meals in our box truck or van.

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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)

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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