Comprehensive Health Plan

The health and well-being of our team are important. We provide full and part-time permanent employees with extended health, dental, vision, life & accident insurance coverage.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan

We provide full and part-time permanent employees with the option to enrol in our Group RRSP matching plan.

Learning and Professional Development

We support the career growth of our team. Full and part-time permanent employees are provided with a yearly allowance to use for professional development training and courses.

Vacation

Time off from work increases productivity and creativity! Permanent full-time employees receive 3-weeks’ vacation. This increases after 3 years of continuous employment. You'll also get your birthday off with pay and an additional paid personal day!

Well-Being Resources

Our employees have confidential access to an employee and family assistance program that provides support with mental, physical, social and financial well-being.

Development Coordinator

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Join our team, in our vibrant and impressive office and warehouse.
  • Full-time Permanent Position.

Employee benefits

We provide a modern and inclusive office environment, with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking. Our competitive benefit plans for this position include: healthcare/dental/vision, 3 weeks accrued vacation leave and a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan. Your birthday and a personal day are additional paid days off.

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work standards for our employees and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher standard of living in our community.

Growth opportunities

  • Professional Growth – mentoring, professional development courses and conferences.
  • Financial Growth – competitive salary and excellent perks.
  • Personal Growth – be part of a close and supportive team with strong leadership.

Position overview

The GVFB is searching for a talented and professional Development Coordinator to join our dynamic development team. Your duties will be diverse and multi-faceted, therefore adaptability is vital for this position.

Key aspects of this role include administrative duties related to fundraising and events, gaining firsthand experience in non-profit fundraising and relationship management, as well as donor and grant research and tracking.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide general assistance for the Development Department and help to maintain organization, structure and efficiency;
  • Provide a consistently high standard of donor service and care in responding to any donor questions or concerns;
  • Provide support to a wide range of fundraising activities including direct mail, monthly giving, online fundraising, mid-level giving, employee giving, etc.;
  • Become highly competent in the use of the Raisers Edge database;
  • Record donor contact information, meeting results and outcomes in Raiser’s Edge;
  • Support the development team with queries and exports from Raiser’s Edge ;
  • Provide regular reports to the department ensuring timely and accurate information, including financial reports, program results and activity, donor base (new-to-file, attrition), solicitor activity, etc.;
  • Become familiar with Luminate Online (online fundraising platform) and provide support and assistance, as required, for Virtual Food Drive and other online activities;
  • Become familiar with Luminate email tools and assist to construct and send email communications;
  • Undertake research on individual donors, foundations and organizations;
  • Assist, as required, with gift processing and data entry;
  • Be available to attend and support events as required;
  • Introduce new ideas and initiatives into the role whilst taking ownership of work.

Personal attributes and core skills

  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Proven ability to develop processes to streamline, automate, and build efficiencies with technological tools;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships, work in a team environment, and build trust;
  • Sense of humour, honesty, compassion;
  • A flexible and collaborative, proactive work ethic;
  • Hands-on, adaptable, able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer relations skills;
  • Self-starter, organized, and be able to work with minimal direction;
  • Ability to work well under time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Qualifications and experience

  • 2+ years’ experience in administrative work;
  • 1+ years’ experience consistent with fundraising and donor relations in a not-for-profit or charitable setting;
  • Experience with fundraising software, Raiser’s Edge preferred;
  • Highly skilled in all aspects of Microsoft Office.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF document to: https://easyapply.co/job/development-coordinator-14

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.

NOTE:

Due to high volume applications, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Administrators, Community Agencies X 2

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Join our team, in our vibrant and impressive office and warehouse.
  • Full-time Permanent Position.

Employee benefits

We provide a modern and inclusive office environment, with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking. Our competitive benefit plans for this position include: healthcare/dental/vision, 3 weeks accrued vacation leave and a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan. Your birthday and a personal day are additional paid days off.

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work standards for our employees and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher standard of living in our community.

Growth opportunities

  • Professional Growth – mentoring, professional development courses and conferences.
  • Financial Growth – competitive salary and excellent perks.
  • Personal Growth – be part of a close and supportive team with strong leadership.

Position overview

The GVFB is seeking two compassionate, highly-motivated and detail-oriented Administrators, Community Agencies. They will oversee daily Agency Program tasks and coordination including communications with partners and stakeholders, data entry, ordering process, kitchen equipment and system updates. As well as general administrative duties for both Community Hubs and Agencies Departments.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee Agency programs with approximately 80 Community Partners;
  • Create and process approximately 200 order forms per month;
  • Assist in coordinating regular food support and kitchen equipment orders;
  • Ensure accurate and timely communication to and from the GVFB and our Agency Partners;
  • Maintain, update and improve all Agency information documents and tracking spreadsheets;
  • Maintain record tracking and schedule for GVFB Agency Partner ordering;
  • Coordinate with the Operations team any Agency logistical changes;
  • Clearly and in a timely manner communicate day-to-day requests and order processing;
  • Ensure Agency Partner concerns are forwarded to the appropriate department in a timely manner;
  • Support the Manager of Community Agencies with research, program changes and administrative tasks;
  • Assist and support Agency volunteer roles;
  • Assist and support with Agency pick-ups and deliveries as needed;
  • Support Community Food Hubs team when needed, such as onsite support or preparing communications for clients.

Personal attributes and core skills

  • Demonstrated thoughtful and positive attitude;
  • Focused and able to prioritize a busy workload;
  • Ability to work independently and with a team;
  • Strong, considerate and kind communication skills;
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Effective organizational and time management skills;
  • Familiarity with community organizations in the GVFB catchment area is advantageous;
  • Alignment with our core values;
  • Ability to work with sensitivity and without discrimination towards people of diverse cultures, races/ethnicity, socio-economic positions, ages, religions, genders, physical/mental health challenges/disabilities and sexual orientations.

Qualifications and experience

  • Post-secondary education in social work, humanities, community development, food systems/security or combination of relevant work experience;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Data entry experience.

Physical requirements

  • Exposure to ambient temperatures and noisy conditions;
  • The ability to walk and stand intermittently;
  • Bending and lifting boxes up to 50 lbs intermittently.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF document to: https://easyapply.co/job/administrator-community-agencies

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.

NOTE:

Due to high volume applications, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Food Sort Assistant

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Join our team, in our vibrant and impressive office and warehouse.
  • Full-time Permanent Position.
  • $18.50 per hour.

Employee benefits

We provide a modern and inclusive office environment, with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking. Our competitive benefit plans for this position include: healthcare/dental/vision, 3 weeks accrued vacation leave and a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan. Your birthday and a personal day are additional paid days off.

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work standards for our employees and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher standard of living in our community.

Growth opportunities

  • Professional Growth – mentoring, professional development courses and conferences.
  • Personal Growth – be part of a close and enthusiastic team with strong leadership.
  • Community Growth – be able to support and enhance the lives of those in need in your community.

Position overview

The GVFB warehouse is a bright, spacious and welcoming environment. People notice the “wow” factor when they walk in for the first time and see behind the scenes of our impressive operation. It contains 60,000 cubic feet of coolers and freezers which we have named “Refrigeration Alley” allowing us to receive and distribute a large amount of perishable food donations. The Food Sort Assistant supervises large corporate groups and daily regular volunteers in all functional areas of Food Sort within the warehouse. They are responsible for overseeing fresh, dry and frozen food sort. This also includes outbound fulfillment areas such as our Winston Hub and Community Partner Agencies distribution. Utilizing our increased storage capacity and efficient Food Sort space, we provide an essential service to our clients.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage, assign and review work for volunteers engaged in Food Sort functional areas;
  • Ensure functional areas are kept clean, tidy and organized at all times;
  • With direction from the Warehouse Operations Manager, be accountable and responsible in areas including Fresh and Dry Sort, outbound area fulfillment, Front of House, Agency Cooler, Freezer, bulk shelves, Winston St. Market and kitchen equipment shelves;
  • Use the volunteer management software to coordinate and manage corporate volunteer groups and individual volunteers. Promote further engagement with the GVFB volunteer base;
  • Conduct orientation/training for groups of up to 30 volunteers.

Personal attributes and core skills

  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of operation and staff;
  • Strong time management skills, be able to prioritize a busy workload;
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal;
  • Proven team building skills, be able to provide direction to others;
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and diplomacy;
  • Be comfortable in speaking in front of and leading groups of up to 30 people.

Qualifications and experience

  • Previous experience in warehouse environments;
  • Experience using industrial fork lifts/pallet Jacks in racked warehouse facilities advantageous;
  • Experience presenting in front of groups;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Experience with Warehouse Management Systems preferred.

Physical requirements

  • Exposure to ambient temperatures and noisy conditions;
  • Proper safety footwear required;
  • The ability to walk and stand throughout the shift;
  • Bending and lifting boxes up to 50 lbs on a regular basis;

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF document to: https://easyapply.co/job/food-sort-assistant-4 

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.

NOTE:

Due to high volume applications, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Community Food Hub Assistant

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Do you speak Farsi, Cantonese or Mandarin?
  • Join our team, in our vibrant and impressive office and warehouse.
  • Full time-permanent.
  • $22 per hour.

About us 

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide healthy food to those in need. The GVFB provides support to over 28,000 people weekly, this includes our partnerships with approximately 80 community agencies.

We believe in helping to grow healthy communities together. Currently, The GVFB receives, purchases and distributes 4.4M lbs of food each year.

Employee benefits

We provide a modern and inclusive office environment, with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking. Our competitive benefit plans for this position include: healthcare/dental/vision, 3 weeks accrued vacation leave and a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan. Your birthday and a personal day are additional paid days off.

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work standards for our employees and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher standard of living in our community.

Growth opportunities

  • Professional Growth – mentoring, professional development courses and conferences.
  • Financial Growth – competitive salary and excellent perks.
  • Personal Growth – be part of a close and supportive team with strong leadership.

Position overview

Do you enjoy contributing at the local community level, and making a difference in people’s lives each week? This role might be for you; our Community Food Hub Assistants are involved in multiple aspects of our weekly provision of healthy food to those in need across our catchment areas of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. Our team rotates throughout our distribution locations to provide variety, and ensure we continually have fresh eyes on our operation and service.

Key responsibilities

  • Be onsite support for volunteers, with things like: helping solve conflict, clarifying policy, or maintaining flow in our client line up;
  • Administration and data entry responsibilities for client registration;
  • Stocking shelves and coolers with grocery items frequently;
  • Register clients for food bank service;
  • Host or attend the onsite volunteer briefing as the staff representative to provide updates on policies, upcoming events, and hear feedback;
  • Communicate back to the team regarding volunteer shortages, incident reports, and menu issues;
  • Ensure that the distribution locations are tidy and clean.

Personal attributes and core skills

  • Ability to model dignity and respect for all people;
  • Engaging, welcoming and helpful manner;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy client facing environment;
  • Flexibility to work at a variety of our locations in Greater Vancouver;
  • Team player, willing to go above and beyond to assist others;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills (written/oral), including active listening skills;
  • Proven ability to problem solve and takes responsibility to complete tasks in a timely fashion;
  • Patience and listening; the ability to lead by example and model behavior even when things become escalated;
  • Ability to work with sensitivity and without discrimination towards people of diverse cultures, races/ethnicity, socio-economic positions, ages, religions, genders, physical/mental health challenges/disabilities and sexual orientations.

Qualifications and experience

  • 1+ years’ experience working in challenging social environments;
  • 1+ years’ experience working in volunteer driven environments;
  • Proficiency in Farsi, Cantonese or Mandarin required;
  • Data entry experience;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Physical requirements

  • Exposure to ambient temperatures and noisy conditions;
  • The ability to walk and stand throughout the shift;
  • Bending and lifting boxes up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis;
  • Must know proper lifting techniques.

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF document to: https://easyapply.co/job/community-food-hub-assistants-1

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.

NOTE:

Due to the high volume of applications, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.