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

Career Empowerment Specialist

The Career Empowerment Specialist (CES) is a people centered position focused on the overall health, wellness and resiliency of participants of Foodlink’s Career Fellowship (FCF), a one-of-a-kind culinary training program. The Career Empowerment Specialist will work one-on-one with Fellows to identify and access recourses, coordinating and implementing support plans that address challenges presented at work and at home – any barriers to sustainable employment. As a key member of the Career Empowerment Initiatives department, the CES in an integral member of the team supporting all aspects of the FCF program from recruitment and assessment to graduation and alumni support. The CES will work closely with the Director to further develop essential skills workshops, study and focus groups.

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Community Farm Manager

The Lexington Avenue Community Farm consists of a large community garden, a commercial growing operation, and public pocket park in the northwest quadrant of Rochester. In recent months, Foodlink has purchased an adjacent building and will be building a state-of-the-art edible education center. The Farm will soon become a robust campus and a focal point for how Foodlink builds connections between our programs and community.

The Community Farm Manager will lead the development of Foodlink’s farm campus and ensure a thorough process with significant community engagement. Once the new campus is complete, the CFM will design and implement effective programming at the farm. Programming will include food access, economic development, and workforce development initiatives. All programming will be rooted in community engagement.

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Member Services Associate

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 ten-county service area. The Member Services Associate (MSA) is a customer service professional who will be in daily contact with this network, with a particular focus on: Member Marketplace customers, order contents, delivery or pickup times, and special requests. The MSA will serve as the main customer service point for Foodlink’s Member Marketplace. Additionally, the MSA will perform other administrative duties including answering phones, filing, copying, collating and distributing instructional materials and may assist with special projects as they arise.

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Advocacy & Government Relations Specialist

Advocacy & Government Relations Specialist is responsible for coordinating Foodlink’s advocacy efforts in alignment with the organization’s evolving Advocacy Agenda and policy priorities. Foodlink’s role as the regional food bank extends well beyond the distribution of emergency food, and we have focused increasingly on advocacy as we advance our mission of leveraging the power of food to build healthier communities. The Advocacy & Government Relations Specialist will help lead Foodlink’s internal Advocacy Working Group that includes staff members at all levels of the organization, and represent Foodlink in external coalitions involved in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work. The position also engages frequently with elected officials throughout Foodlink’s 10-county service area.

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Sr. Director, Foodlink Community Kitchen

The Senior Director of the Foodlink Community Kitchen is accountable for the centralized oversight and management of all programs and operations within the Community Kitchen, including meal production and distribution, catering, the Foodlink Career Fellowship and the Foodlink Community Café. 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 mission-oriented, business-minded and solution focused-thinker who works closely with senior leadership and all departments across the organization. The Foodlink Community Kitchen has been operating for 20 years and has been a key part of the food service landscape of Rochester, the ideal candidate will keep this front of mind and take the time to learn from the team what works well and what needs support before making changes.

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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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