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

Grant Writer

The Grant Writer will independently research, identify and develop funding sources to support existing and planned Foodlink programs. They will coordinate the submission of grant proposals and be responsible for timely reporting of grant-funded metrics and outcomes. Foodlink is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and organized individual to manage the funding application process and reporting of an ever-evolving portfolio of government and non-government grants. Project management and strong communication and customer service skills are essential for this position, as are confidentiality, discretion, judgment, and attention to detail.

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Finance Manager

Foodlink is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and organized individual to manage an ever-evolving portfolio of government and non-governmental grants. The Finance Manager (FM) is responsible for the preparation of financial grant reporting and analysis, grant budget development and grant forecasting. In partnership with the Director of Finance the FM supports the development process for the organizations operating budget. The FM will assist in the monthly close process and development of financial statements. The FM will oversee the Accounts Payable function and staff. Financial management and strong customer service skills are essential for this position, as are confidentiality, discretion, judgment and attention to detail.

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Member Services Coordinator

The Member Services Coordinator (MSC) is responsible for reviewing and processing all orders fulfilled by Foodlink’s Distribution Center. The MSC ensures members receive their orders as expected, by assisting members in placing their orders, liaising with Operations team members to ensure proper fulfillment of orders, proactively contacting members about potential order or delivery problems, and promptly addressing members’ order and delivery questions and concerns. The MSC is a key point of contact for our network of 500+ members, working closely with the rest of the Member Services team to provide technical assistance, exemplary customer service, and quick resolution of issues.

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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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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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