Job Announcement: HCFB Director of Operations

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director of Operations. This position oversees all aspects of the warehousing and logistics functions of the HCFB’s main warehouse in Fort Myers FL, and the HCFB branch warehouse in Naples FL. The HCFB currently distributes more than 30 million dollars’ worth of food through a network of 150 non-profits. The HCFB has maintained 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and has received certification from the American Institute of Baking. The management team is cohesive, committed, works collaboratively to achieve the HCFB’s mission, and the food bank has an excellent reputation in the community. This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to apply their management and warehouse/logistics skills towards serving the community.

We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement savings plan with employer match, educational assistance and much more.

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Immediate Supervisor: President and CEO

Employees Supervised: Warehouse Manager, Agency Services Assistant, Inventory Specialist, Drivers, Warehouse Associates, and Food Resourcing Manager.

Position Summary: Oversees operations of the HCFB’s warehouse(s) which entails the safety and sanitary storage of all products, distribution of food and accurate record-keeping, leading the operations team, and maintenance of facility and equipment. Direct the functions of the operations department. Implement policies, programs and directives through subordinates and within the parameters set by President and CEO and Board of Directors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage operations team to ensure the efficient receiving, handling, storage and distribution of product.

· Hire, train, direct and evaluate all operations staff.

· Oversee maintenance of a safe and sanitary facility.

· Manage the warehousing and distribution of food including maintenance of the facility and equipment.

· Provide proactive leadership focused on increasing distribution to participating agencies and distribution sites.

· Act as HCFB’s chief workplace safety officer.

· Ensure that complete and accurate records are maintained of products received and distributed, including donated food, purchased food, and food from government programs.

· Implement inventory control measures as necessary to maintain variance within acceptable limits.

· Develop, implement, and manage a safe, cost-effective and efficient system of transportation of food donations.

· Maximize involvement of volunteers and client agencies picking up food directly while maintaining safety standards.

· Oversee effective pest control program.

· Ensure compliance with all applicable Feeding America and government regulations and health codes.

· Oversee replacement of warehouse equipment as needed.

· Review and respond to donation offerings from Feeding America and other food banks in the network with a goal of maximizing the quantity and variety of food made available to participating agencies and HCFB programs.

· Support food drives and fund raising events.

· Prepare and monitor the departmental budgetary goals according to established procedures.

· Oversees and directs the activities of facility management including safe and efficient operation of equipment, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, heating, air-conditioning and waste management.

· Conducts facility inspections to ensure equipment and facility are operational; identifies opportunities for improvements, schedules and oversees repairs, and manages contractors to ensure compliance to contracts.

· Perform other related duties and assignments as required.

Qualifications:

General

· Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in Southwest Florida

· Ability to relate effectively with other staff, volunteers, agency representatives and the general public.

· Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of the HCFB.

· Ability to complete work in an accurate, effective and timely manner.

· Ability to perform physical labor as necessary to assist in achieving HCFB Mission.

· Valid Florida driver’s license.

Specific to Position

· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred and five years minimum experience in warehouse management required.

· Food industry management experience preferred.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

· Excellent people management skills to supervise and motivate staff and volunteers.

· Fluent in Spanish a plus.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a warehouse and on the road where temperatures vary. Due to the seasonal nature of food banking, especially in Southwest Florida, this position is expected to work long hours when necessary, including occasional weekends. For some, the simultaneous management of multiple priorities may create a stressful environment during the peak season (holidays and winter months).

Equal Employment Opportunity & Drug-Free Workplace.

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Self Service Portal Enhancement January 28th not as previously advised

The Department is making enhancements to the re-apply, renew and request for additional assistance application in the Self-Service Portal (SSP)/MyACCESS Account.

Ian Connell

Community Partner Liaison Circuit 20

2295 Victoria Ave

Ft Myers Fl 33901

Ph(239) 895-0374

Cell (239) 707-1972

Fax (239) 338-1215

ian.connell

To locate a Community Partner go to

http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/access/CPSLookup/search.aspx

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Homeless Service Day and Veteran’s Stand Down

Homeless Service Day and Veteran’s Stand Down flyer

Ian Connell

Community Partner Liaison Circuit 20

2295 Victoria Ave

Ft Myers Fl 33901

Ph(239) 895-0374

Cell (239) 707-1972

Fax (239) 338-1215

ian.connell

To locate a Community Partner go to

http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/access/CPSLookup/search.aspx

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Volunteers Needed

Please release immediately…Thank you for your support.

JoanWilloughby

Director Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs

Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc.

2607 Dr. Ella Piper Way

Ft. Myers, FL 33916

239-332-5346

239-332-7815 Fax

www.drpipercenter.org

“Volunteering has been shown not only to help others, but also to enhance the health; physical and mental, of the volunteer.” William R Morrow, D.Min., LMFT

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MEDIA ADVISORY – “Passion for Fashion Fundraising Fashion Show and Luncheon”

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matt Visaggio
January 12, 2015 (239) 246-8116

LITERACY COUNCIL GULF COAST AND JENNIFER’S OF FORT MYERS

SECOND ANNUAL PASSION FOR FASHION!

BONITA SPRINGS, FL, Literacy Council Gulf Coast (LCGC), the largest nonprofit literacy agency in the United States, is proud to announce their second annual Passion for Fashion fundraiser for literacy!

The luncheon and fashion show will be held on February 12, 2015 at Colonial Country Club from 11:30am-1:30pm. The show will be emceed by ABC 7’s Morning Anchor, Amy Sedlacek with a keynote address from Mei-Mei Chan, President and Publisher of the Fort Myers News-Press.

Tickets are $50 and will include a delectable lunch, a glass of wine, a spectacular fashion show with the latest trends from Jennifer’s of Fort Myers, and a silent auction including jewelry, gift baskets, and more from across Southwest Florida. All net proceeds from the event will be used to provide literacy programs for families in Lee, Collier, and Hendry Counties.

Who: Literacy Council Gulf Coast
What: Passion for Fashion and Literacy!
When: 11:30am – 1:30pm: Lunch, Silent Auction, and Fashion Show
Where: Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers, FL 33913
How: Sponsorships are still available. Registration forms can be downloaded by visiting the Council’s website at: http://www.literacygulfcoast.com/event/passion-for-fashion-2015

Tickets can be purchased by visiting: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/passion-for-fashion-tickets-15180087049?aff=eac2

For more information and for sponsorship information, please call the Literacy Council at kristin.pitt.

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Matt Visaggio, M.P.A.
Principal, Visaggio Community Consulting
2401 First Street, Suite 201 | Fort Myers, FL 33901

(239) 246-8116 (cell) | (941) 348-6981 (office) | (267) 935-7171 (fax)

VisaggioConsulting.com

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Deborah Comella, Executive Director

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

(239) 931-9317

Offices located at SalusCare, 3763 Evans Avenue, Suite 202, Fort Myers, FL 33901

www.drugfreeswfl.org

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Self Service Portal Enhancements

Updates to the application for benefits.

Ian Connell

Community Partner Liaison Circuit 20

2295 Victoria Ave

Ft Myers Fl 33901

Ph(239) 895-0374

Cell (239) 707-1972

Fax (239) 338-1215

ian.connell

To locate a Community Partner go to

http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/access/CPSLookup/search.aspx

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