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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $38,480 - $42,640
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

St. Louis Area Foodbank

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)


Job Title: Community Programs Associate

Immediate Supervisor: Equitable Access Supervisor

Employees Supervised: None

FLSA: Non-Exempt/Hourly

General Description/Position Summary:

The Community Programs Associate will be the point of contact for the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s direct neighbor distribution programs, Food on the Move (FOTM) and Pop-Up Food Fairs. Food on the Move and Pop-Up Food Fairs are programs that provide equitable access to nutritious foods by providing various styles of distributions (client choice and drive through model) throughout our 26-county region. Additional responsibilities include supporting the Equitable Access Supervisor and other distribution programs as needed. The Community Programs Associate will engage with the community, run food distributions, support our volunteer workforce, provide an excellent neighbor experience, and expand initiatives centered on equitable access to food. Candidates should be comfortable working in various socio-economic areas and have a passion for supporting community members to have reliable access to food and other resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and serve as the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s on-site point of contact for Food on the Move and Pop-Up Food Fair distributions including logistics and volunteer support.
  • Manage food inventory through the creation and building of orders in the Foodbank’s inventory system
  • Drive the 32-ft FOTM Trailer and Ford F450 Towing Vehicle.
  • Monitor, collect, and enter all data from recipients for necessary reports.
  • Support the gathering of data and stories to reinforce philanthropic and marketing efforts to ensure program models are resourced appropriately.
  • Maintain food safety and EHS guidelines for food distribution.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and measurement of the success of all Food on the Move and Pop-Up Food Fair distributions.
  • Assist in executing and updating annual department work plan, including budgets, calendars, goals, and tasks.
  • Fulfilling operational tasks as related to program operations such as warehouse equipment, order pulling systems, and cardboard compactor.
  • Partner with other program team members to incorporate SNAP outreach and nutritional elements in FOTM distributions.
  • Partner with product acquisition, the warehouse, repackaging center, and drivers to ensure proper quantities of food and resources are available for each distribution.
  • Provide an excellent neighbor experience. Addressing client and community concerns as it relates to direct distributions.
  • Serve as support for the Equitable Access Supervisor and other Foodbank programs as needed.
  • Assist foodbank staff, volunteers, interns and AmeriCorps members with direction and support.
  • Attend program-related training conferences and workshops as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Willingness to learn to set up and drive a 32-ft trailer is required.
  • Willingness to learn to use a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment. Prior experience is a plus.
  • 1 – 5 years previous experience in program management with partners and volunteers of varying socio-economic backgrounds for a non-profit organization strongly preferred.
  • Prior non-profit experience desired.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Ability to become ServSafe certified.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB’s Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect.
    Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and other web-based applications.
  • Experience with or the ability to quickly learn Tableau or other mapping software required.
  • Ability to think strategically while acting tactically.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and be willing to travel within the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s 26 County Territory.
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.

Work Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday
  • Full-time position
  • Work is performed onsite at the SLAFB facility as well as in the community (we support neighbors in 26 counties in the Missouri and Illinois)
  • Occasional additional weekend or evening hours may be required based on business needs.

The impact you’ll make:

At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to build a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems. With the dedicated partnership of nearly 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies – including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs – we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region’s largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.

About the St. Louis Area Foodbank:

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) is a member of Feeding America, which is a national network of 200 food banks all working together for the common goal of ensuring equitable access to nutritious food.
This nationwide network offers us a variety of resources, like food, funds, best practices, and gives our work a much bigger, louder voice than we could hope to have on our own.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank supports 26 counties – 14 in Missouri and 12 in Illinois – thus serves, supports and stewards a diverse group of stakeholders across our region, as well as serves as a member of Feeding Missouri (the 6 Feeding America Food Banks in Missouri) and Feeding Illinois (the 7 Feeding America Food Banks in Illinois).

As a food bank, we collect food from a variety of sources, such as manufacturers, retail stores, farmers, and individual donors.
We then store, sort, and repackage that food at the highest safety standards and finally distribute that food to our network of agencies and programs, which work directly with people in the community.
We facilitate the movement of food safely and efficiently and offer the kinds of resources and support to our partner agencies that a single food pantry or shelter could not hope to access on its own.

  • VISION: A nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois.
  • MISSION: Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems.

What we can offer you:

Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members, and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 403b plan with robust company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, group company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and more!)

We work hard, play hard and change lives – so apply to join our Foodbank Family!


This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

SLAFB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

You are welcome at the St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) for who you are. At the SLAFB, we strive to empower our team to embrace and celebrate who they are by cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. Doing so strengthens our organization, cultivates a culture where everyone feels valued and can bring their best selves to the SLAFB and enables us to nourish people, empower communities, and transform systems. At the SLAFB, we champion diversity, equity, and inclusivity to create a respectful and fulfilling workplace representing a broad range of lived experiences and viewpoints. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the neighbors and communities we serve in the bi-state region to enhance engagement and connectivity with all key stakeholders.