We’re Hiring!

We are looking for a new person to join the Food Shelf Team as a Market Coordinator! Please share the job description below with anyone who may be a great fit for our team and the mission of our organization.


The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf (WBAEFS) has served as a critical resource for families experiencing food insecurity since 1977. Our mission is to provide food and support to our neighbors in need in partnership with the communities of the White Bear Area. Over the past four decades, the organization has grown and improved its traditional food shelf programming in addition to creating new and innovative services to better meet the needs of families struggling to make ends meet. Our vision is to end food insecurity in the White Bear Area.


The Market Coordinator will lead market programs that are inviting and resonant for shoppers from all walks of life. This role will drive our mobile market programs, specifically addressing barriers related to mobility and transportation. The Market Coordinator will question, reflect, and adapt while working alongside a dedicated crew of staff and volunteers. This person will infuse a spirit of positivity into each day.


Full-time, Non-Exempt (32-40 hours)


Market Coordination

Mobile Market


Market Coordination – 80%

Onsite Market

  • Lead the Monthly Choice Market to create a welcoming, calm atmosphere for shoppers of all backgrounds
  • Coordinate, supervise, and train market shift volunteers
  • Create an engaging, positive experience for volunteers in a fast-paced environment
  • Work alongside Food Systems Coordinator to ensure food options match shopper needs

 Mobile Market

  • Champion the Mobile Market program by serving as the primary liaison between food shelf staff and mobile market shoppers, site managers, and volunteers at various locations throughout the White Bear Area
  • Coordinate, supervise, and train Mobile Market volunteers
  • Drive and coordinate the loading and unloading of the Food Shelf Truck
  • Maintain regular upkeep of the Food Shelf Truck
  • Collaborate with the Community Resource Coordinator to develop a plan for future Mobile Markets starting in the fall of 2020
  • Work alongside Food Systems Coordinator to ensure food options match shopper needs

Warehouse Support – 20%

  • Support the Food Systems Coordinator by assisting with donations, food drives, food rescue, etc.


Flexible schedule required. Typically Monday-Friday | One night a week (either Tuesday or Thursday) | 1-2 Saturday mornings per month



  • Strong commitment to the mission of the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf in our drive to provide healthy, choice-based experiences for all neighbors struggling with food insecurity
  • Dynamic individual who thrives in high-energy settings that call for flexibility and on-your-feet problem solving
  • Person of high integrity who can successfully communicate and receive ideas, questions, and challenges in a highly team-based work environment
  • Enjoys working with many types of people and serving a diverse community
  • Strong work ethic, takes initiative, self-directed
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Capacity to meet the daily challenges of a physically demanding position (e.g. repeated lifting of over 50 pounds, pallet jack operation, maneuvering of heavily loaded carts)
  • Ability to pass a DOT physical, background check, and drive the Food Shelf Truck
  • Ability to become a Certified Food Protection Manager
  • Work includes operating in all kinds of weather
  • Microsoft Office proficiency

Work Experience

  • Two or more years of nonprofit experience
  • Two or more years of volunteer coordination
  • Bilingual – English and Spanish preferred


College degree preferred


$16-$18/hour. Benefits package includes PTO, Health Care, and Simple IRA.


Submit resume and cover letter to Perry Petersen, Executive Director at perry@whitebearfoodshelf.org by March 5, 2020.

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