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JOB OPENING: Operations Associate & Driver

Immediate Opening for Operations Associate & Driver – 2022

Wanting to get your foot in the door with local food and local farming? Do you want to work with a small but dynamic team? Do you want to help get farm fresh produce to kids in schools? The Kansas City Food Hub is immediately looking for a part-time, seasonal Operations Associate to distribute our wholesale orders, pack custom retail boxes, aggregate local produce and more. Our Operations Associates focus on maintaining quality, excellent customer service and providing a farm-to-table experience for customers.

The Kansas City Food Hub is a farmer-owned, farmer-run cooperative of 20+ small and medium-sized family and non-profit farms aggregating produce, protein, and value-added goods to meet the demands of Kansas City’s local food scene. We move and sell local produce to various customers including schools, restaurants, corporate cafeterias, grocery stores, and non-profit entities. The Kansas City Food Hub improves the economic viability of sustainable local agriculture by coordinating year-round production, supporting emerging and immigrant growers, and by bringing farmers and eaters together.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Distribute wholesale orders to respective locations
  • Complete daily tasks fully, accurately, efficiently
  • Communicate effectively with our farmers, buyers, and coworkers
  • Aggregate produce and value-added products from our member farms
  • Other tasks as required

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Clean driving record, valid driver’s license, experience driving large vehicles (Sprinter or 18 passenger van)
  • Ability to follow GPS map directions, good sense of direction
  • Quick and careful work pace, able to work physically for eight hours
  • Able to lift and move 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Excellent verbal communication and problem-solving skills, organized, detail oriented
  • Willingness to follow food safety standards
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Time commitment: 20-30 hours/week

Wages: $15+/hour

Work schedule: Tuesday-Saturday

Supervised by the Operations Manager

Apply by sending resume or brief work history to annalise.winter@thekcfoodhub.com

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of May 31st, 2022.

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