Troy, New York
About Capital Roots
Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all.
TITLE: Delivery Specialist
REPORTS TO: Food Hub Coordinator
The Delivery Specialist works alongside the Food Hub Coordinator, performing various tasks essential to the operation of Capital Roots’ Virtual Veggie Mobile; an online marketplace where wholesale customers can order and receive fresh, local produce and value-added goods. The Virtual Veggie Mobile® is an integral part of Capital Roots’ food hub, delivering produce to inner-city communities with limited access to fresh food.
This position requires excellent customer service and sales skills, a friendly and enthusiastic disposition and the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Excellent problem solving, interpersonal communication skills, punctuality and reliability are essential. This candidate must have a familiarity with the Capital Region and be comfortable making deliveries throughout our service area. The successful candidate must display a commitment to the mission of Capital Roots. Must be comfortable driving a 16’ box truck and/or a cargo van (no CDL required); must possess a clean driving record; must be able to lift boxes in excess of 50 pounds.
- Deliver fresh food (produce) and value-added goods ordered through our regional Food Hub in a friendly, efficient, and safe manner
- Maintain positive, responsive relationships with wholesale customers
- Assist in the packing, organizing, and loading of deliveries; keeping orders and invoices organized
- Safely operate a 16’ box truck or cargo van for deliveries, keeping vehicles clean and functional
- Participate in Capital Roots events, staff meetings, and other duties as needed.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
This is a part time, 10 hour per week, year-round position, paid on an hourly basis ($11/hour). The schedule is fixed:
Tuesdays 9am-12pm, Wednesdays 8am-12pm, and Thursdays 11am-2pm.
To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
Send cover letter and resume to:
Will Malcolm, Food Access Program Manager
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180
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