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Community Market Coordinator – FILLED

Role: The Community Market Coordinator will oversee day to day functions of the Community Market including customer service, volunteer engagement, merchandising, and inventory management. They will also supervise a dedicated crew of volunteers and create a rewarding experience for those who are providing direct services to our neighbors. 

Terms: Full-Time, $22/hr, robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement benefits, and continuing education funds.


  • Champion the in-person market to create a welcoming, calm atmosphere for all shoppers.
  • Oversee all logistics of market including market operations, food sorting and stocking, and managing inventory.
  • Provide an outstanding level of customer service for neighbors.
  • Understand and incorporate neighbors’ desired experience, food, and support from the food shelf.
  • Collaborate with Food Systems Coordinator and Community Resources Coordinator to deliver programming that matches neighbors’ preferences and needs.
  • Train both group and individual volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator to create an engaging, positive experience for volunteers in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ensure accurate records and statistics are maintained.
  • Conduct regular evaluations of the program to improve service.


  • Retail or grocery experience a plus
  • 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 with employees, partners, and volunteers.
  • Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a social service environment.
  • Physical ability to load and unload boxes and bags on a regular basis, up to 50 pounds, and be on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Bilingual-English and Spanish or Hmong preferred.
  • Availability to work during operational hours.

All Staff Qualifications:

  • 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 emotional intelligence
  • 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.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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