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Mobile Market Coordinator

Job Summary: The Mobile Market Coordinator will drive our mobile market programs that specifically address barriers related to mobility and transportation.  These programs include Kid Packs, produce fairs and offsite markets.  This role will lead, coordinate, and adapt our mobile programs in providing nutritious, culturally connected, and abundant food and support to our community.  The Mobile Market Coordinator will supervise a dedicated crew of volunteers and create a rewarding experience for those who are providing direct services to our neighbors.  This person will infuse a spirit of positivity into each day.

Terms: Full-Time, $22/hr, flexible schedule Mon-Fri with occasional weekends, robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement benefits, and continuing education funds.


  • Coordinate all logistics to ensure organized implementation of the mobile market programs, i.e. signage, transportation flow, record-keeping, communications, shopping process and flow, supplies, etc.
  • Collaborate with the White Bear Lake Area School District and coordinate the packing and distribution of Kid Packs and Pantry Programs.
  • Work alongside the Food Systems Coordinator to ensure food options match neighbor needs.
  • Drive, load, and unload the Food Shelf Truck to and from Mobile Market programs.
  • Lead offsite Mobile Markets and Produce Markets and create an engaging, positive experience for volunteers and neighbors.
  • Train and supervise Mobile Market volunteers.
  • Understand and incorporate neighbors’ desired experience, food, and support from the food shelf.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between food shelf staff and Mobile Market shoppers, site contacts, and volunteers at various locations throughout the White Bear community.
  • Schedule regular maintenance checkups and ensure regular upkeep of the Food Shelf Truck.
  • Conduct regular evaluations of Mobile Market programs to improve service.
  • Ensure accurate records and statistics are maintained.
  • Support other food shelf programs and events.


  • Bilingual speakers, English and Spanish or Hmong, preferred.
  • One year of non-profit work experience preferred.
  • Ability to pass a DOT physical exam, use a standard pallet jack, and lift 50lb bags.
  • Experience working with groups of volunteers.
  • Ability to problem solve and work in a professional and positive manner with high attention to detail in a variety of situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, must have ability to work as a member of the team and partner collaboratively employees, partners, and volunteers.
  • Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a social service environment.
  • Must have a high level of resiliency.
  • Availability to work during operational hours and occasional weekends.

All Staff Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to the mission of the White Bear Area Food Shelf in our drive to provide healthy, choice-based experiences for all neighbors struggling with food insecurity
  • A team player that embodies three virtues: humility, hunger, and people smarts
  • 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

To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Development Officer – FILLED

Job Summary: The Development Officer executes the organization’s strategy and plans for individual donors, local business leaders, and civic and faith groups, to meet organizational fundraising goals. This includes the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and prospective donors, cultivating relationships with local White Bear area businesses, as well as local civic and faith groups.  This position is also responsible for coordinating grants management, including a grants strategy, the resources needed to write competitive grants, as well as tracking and managing the grants reporting function. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the fundraising efforts at White Bear Area Food Shelf (WBAFS).  This is a newly created position as the organization has robust plans for growth.  There is an opportunity for significant personal and professional growth for the successful candidate.

Terms: Full-time, flexible schedule including remote options, $60,000 annual salary, robust benefit package including health and dental insurance, retirement plan, and continuing education funds.


  • Identifies, Qualifies, Cultivates, Solicits, and Stewards individual donors.
  • Employes Moves Management practices to engage donors, understand their philanthropic goals and objectives and works to align donor goals with the organization’s needs.
  • Once Identified, Qualified, and Cultivated makes financial asks in a manner that honors the donor’s desire to make a difference.
  • Manages the Annual Campaign, including the Annual Appeal, Annual Report Appeal, Give the Max, etc.  Develops fundraising goals and metrics for the Annual Campaign.
  • Assists with the identification and strategic approach for high-net-worth donors for the Executive Director or Board members to meet with.
  • Coordinates overall grants management, including ensuring grant writing resources (internal or external) are brought on board to ensure grants are submitted on time; tracks grant due dates, grant amounts, and reporting functions to ensure maximization of grant opportunities.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and Resource & Development Committee of the Board, assists in establishing annual fundraising goals that lead to increased giving.
  • Cultivates local businesses and business leaders to garner their support.
  • Files thorough call reports after each donor meeting to ensure accurate notes are kept and can be used to map out a comprehensive donor engagement strategy.
  • Leads the strategy and deployment of WBAFS’s annual appeal, including the development of a compelling appeal letter.
  • Regularly attends Resource & Development Committee meetings, providing fundraising updates to the Committee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to build genuine, authentic, and trusting relationships with donors and stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • A high degree of confidentiality.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for WBAFS’s mission and vision and ability to effectively communicate its core value proposition to stakeholders.
  • Ability to review and analyze donor data and leverage that data into actionable strategies and tactics that lead to increased fundraising results.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally in all interactions with both internal and external partners.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 2+ years’ experience in fundraising or related sales with an emphasis on individual donor identification, cultivation, and management.
  • Demonstrated successful track record of increased donor engagement, Moves Management, and giving.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including individual donors, business leaders, Board members, Leadership, and staff. 
  • Commitment to acting with the highest degree of integrity, confidentiality, diplomacy, and discretion.  
  • Commitment to embracing WBAFS’s Diversity & Inclusion Statement.
  • Positive, can-do, and collaborative attitude and willingness to work in a high-functioning, growth-oriented, and mission-centered environment.


Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply. 


To apply, individuals should send a resume and cover letter via email to [email protected]org. In your cover letter, please explain what motivates you to work with White Bear Area Food Shelf, and how your experience, skills, and commitment will advance our work. 

This position will remain open until filled. 

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