Regional Food Bank Ranks as Top Workplace, Offers New Employee Benefits

Seeks 10 Employees to Join the Fight Against Hunger this Fall

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – July 17, 2018 – In the last year, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma was recognized as a Top Workplace by The Oklahoman and Best Nonprofit by the Oklahoma Gazette. The nonprofit also expanded its competitive benefit options for employees.

The Regional Food Bank’s new competitive benefit options include: six weeks paid Parental Leave, buy back options for Paid Time Off, 16 paid community service hours and paid Family Medical Leave Act extended leave.  The nonprofit also offers competitive benefit plans and work-life assistance that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, flexible spending accounts, 401K match, personal time off including parental leave, holiday pay, extended time off, Employee Assistance Program, opportunities for professional development and options for flexible work schedules. 

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma seeks to hire 10 employees this month to help fight hunger throughout central and western Oklahoma. Full-time job opportunities include:

  • The Community Connections Manager manages relationships with partner agencies and programs in assigned counties and assists communities in learning about food insecurity and identifying underserved populations.
  • The Food for Kids Support Coordinator is responsible for monitoring, training and supporting the Food for Kids Programs.
  • The General Accountant is responsible for the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results.
  • The Production Kitchen Driver assists with product delivery, logistical support and additional kitchen duties.
  • The Research and Data Analyst serves as the central data and information collection manager and analyst for all aspects of client and community impact outputs and outcomes.
  • The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and executing special events and special projects designed to raise funds for and to promote community awareness.
  • The State and Advocacy Public Policy Manager serves as a liaison with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (Tulsa) and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) to educate government and the public regarding hunger issues in Oklahoma.

Full-time AmeriCorps year-long positions include:

  • The AmeriCorps - SNAP Outreach Specialist helps the Regional Food Bank expand support for families, adults and seniors by directly assisting them in making applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and modelling this activity for the nonprofit’s partner agencies.
  • The AmeriCorps – Volunteer Center Capacity Building Coordinator supports the Regional Food Bank’s volunteer program to ensure the continued growth and successful engagement of the community through hunger education and recruitment.
  • The AmeriCorps - Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is responsible for increasing the Regional Food Bank’s Moore Food & Resource Center’s capacity to serve clients by providing community outreach to identify and establish resources in the surrounding community.  The individual will also lead training and support efforts to improve and increase opportunities to connect volunteers to the work of the Moore Food & Resource Center.

“The Regional Food Bank is committed to advancing our mission of ‘Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope’ to provide food to the one in six Oklahomans who live with hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We employ a diverse team that thrives on embracing our core values of innovation, stewardship and vitality. Join us in helping provide food and resources to chronically hungry children, seniors on fixed incomes and families struggling to put food on the table.”

For more information about the Regional Food Bank, or to apply online, visit regionalfoodbank.org/careers.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed close to 660 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, call 405-972-1111, visit regionalfoodbank.org, find us on Facebook at.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/rfbo.

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