Receiving and Distribution Coordinator

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About You

The ideal Receiving and Distribution Coordinator for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank understands and is passionate about the organization’s mission to provide nutritious food and grocery products to those in need in our 16-county service area. This individual will be a vital component of the Operations team distributing over 10 million pounds of food annually. The ability to work in a fast-paced and progressive environment will be key to success in this role.

A passion for social justice and compassion for others are keys to being a staff member at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank strives to work as a unified team to close the Meal Gap in northeast Iowa. To this end the Receiving and Distribution Coordinator will need to be capable of working as a team, as well as being a self-starter. In addition, maintaining a positive outlook will play a large role in being a motivator and encourager for the community, clients, and staff members alike.

About The Job

The responsibilities of the Receiving and Distribution Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate the receipt and storage of donated product, purchased product and USDA product – 50%
  • Assist with warehouse order fulfillment – 50%
  • Working side by side with the Receiving and Inventory Coordinator with incoming loads to ensure clear communication and accurate receipts.  
  • Ability to stay organized, avoid mistakes and remain calm in stressful situations.  
  • Utilize warehouse management software to locate items and execute necessary journal entries.  
  • Ability to learn and navigate numerous technology channels (email, inventory system, slack, scanners, etc.).
  • Safe handling of all warehouse equipment including but not limited to pallet jacks, dollies, and forklifts.  
  • Load and unload all types of transportation equipment (semi, straight trucks, vans, etc.).
  • Execute warehouse operations including but not limited to the warehouse activity plan, retrieving agency pick-up orders and food rescue receiving.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures set forth by the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in accordance with AIB and Feeding America standards, in addition to local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Greet, train and supervise volunteers as well as share the mission of the NEIFB; provide general guidance of projects; assure proper training of volunteers to include specific jobs and safety concerns. Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and appropriately placed.
  • In instances of a federal, state or locally declared emergency, NEIFB is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all of its employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.
  • Provide occasional coverage in other areas of the Food Bank as necessary in times of high need.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an affiliated field or 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of educations and experience
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s License
  • Ability to be certified in ServSafe Manager Level
  • Skills and experience related to database systems
  • Ability to safely operate Pallet Jacks, Forklifts, and additional warehouse equipment
  • Ability to work independently and with others to achieve objectives
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments, including NEIFB warehouse cooler and freezer
  • Knowledge of warehouse operations, practices, procedures and standards
  • Ability to follow all food safety policies required by NEIFB
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, delegate, and adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced environment  
  • Ability to perform physical labor as necessary
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required


  • Forklift certification
  • Current ServSafe Manager certification

NEIFB Bank Core Values                                               NEIFB Core Focus

  • Attitude of Helpfulness                                                         Our Purpose:
  • Confidently Humble                                              Collaborate + Educate +Advocate = Feed the Food Insecure
  • Clear Communication                                                          
  • Empathetic to our Community
  • Solution Centered                                                 Our 10-year target:
  • Striving For Excellence                               Every Meal. Every Day. Everyone.

Northeast Iowa Food Bank hereby affirms it is an equal opportunity employer, offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender expression or identity, pregnancy, leave status, genetic information or age and provides Equal Employment Opportunity to handicapped individuals, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.  Further, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider.

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