The Upper Valley Haven provides temporary shelter, supportive housing, food, and problem solving to those in need. We provide services without cost or judgement and practice respect and kindness to all. At the Haven, we invest in our team by providing outstanding benefits, cultivating a culture focused on their well-being and personal and professional growth, and offering opportunities to be involved in shaping the organization.
We are seeking a purpose-driven leader to manage our busy food shelf which serves over 3,200 families a year from almost 200 towns in the Upper Valley and beyond. The operation of our food shelf is similar to that of a busy retail store, sometimes exceeding 100 customers a day, with some key differences: our workforce is volunteers who give their time and energy to making a difference in the community, our food supply is comprised of purchased and donated food, and our food is free to anyone who walks through our door. Like a retail operation, responsibilities include scheduling, training, purchasing, inventory management, and maintaining the space in a clean, organized, and safe manner.
Our benefits package includes employer-paid contribution up to 100% of healthcare premiums (medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, over 5 weeks of paid time off, life insurance, and a matching 403(b) retirement plan. We invest in the growth and development of our staff with a role-based, funded learning and development plan. Staff are encouraged to participate in staff-led committees to identify and advance organizational initiatives.
This is a full-time position. The annual salary is $51,500 – $64,600 depending on experience.
Critical to the success of this position:
- Consistently communicates in a timely, efficient, and professional manner
- Able to create and maintain order out of chaos
- Self-directed but knows when to ask for support
- Adapts easily to constantly changing circumstances
- Interacts comfortably with people with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products
- Able to lift 40 pounds, move about, and be on one’s feet for several hours at a time
- Valid driver’s license
Qualified applicants will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in retail management, preferably in the food or grocery industry, including purchasing, inventory management, distribution, supervision, and store operations.
The Upper Valley Haven is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace environment that is welcoming and safe for all. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We are committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.