School Marketplace Assistant, Weavers Way Community Programs

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Description: School Marketplace Assistant

Job Purpose: The School Marketplace Assistant is responsible for aiding the Program Coordinator with the School Marketplace Program. Duties include, but are not limited to, inventory management and hands–‐on help with the school teams.
-Practice FIFO (First In, First Out) system to maintain food product integrity
-Maintain food and equipment inventories, keep accurate inventory records & transfer reports as part of the quarterly reconciliation between WWCP and Weavers Way Co-op
-Record the number, type, and cost of items sold in order to determine which items may be unpopular or less profitable-Hand pick fresh product at the coop, with particular attention to seasonality selection and storage
-Prepare food for safe distribution to school teams, coordinate with cooperators to make school deliveries, and make deliveries to schools when cooperators are not available
-Research new products for inventory that align with School Marketplace food standards

Other (3–‐5 hours/week)
-Assist Program Coordinator with School Marketplace curriculum
-Interact with school communities as School Marketplace Ambassador at Back–‐to–‐School nights and other special events
-Act as supervisor at team packing sessions/meetings when Program Coordinator is not available
-As necessary, take part in WWCP fundraising and educational program events to increase awareness of WWCP programs/services

Minimum Qualifications:
-Strong computer application skills with knowledge of Google Applications (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar) for reporting and communication
-Access to reliable car, valid driver’s license, insurance, and clean driving record required. Must maintain monthly travel log. Travel reimbursed at standard mileage rate
-Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladder, and work in a warehouse environment
-The successful candidate will be required to complete the PA Criminal Record, Child Abuse History and Federal Criminal History Record Information clearances
-ServSafe Certification preferred

-Exceptional attention to detail and deadlines
-Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times; has a high moral character and demonstrated trustworthiness
-Polite, courteous and tactful with the public/donors/stakeholders

Hours: Estimated 8–‐10 hours/week (occasional evenings and weekends) Approximate schedule will be between Monday–‐Thursday noon and 5pm. Actual schedule will be determined by mid–‐September based on Marketplace sale and Philadelphia School District schedules. Limited, if any, work during school district days off.

Compensation: $10/ hour, not eligible for benefits
Reports to: Program Coordinator

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume by September 5th to: with subject line: Marketplace Assistant (No calls please)

About Weavers Way Community Programs: WWCP’s mission is to build the Northwest Philadelphia community by fostering cooperative activities that support local food production, economic literacy, a sustainable environment, and healthy lifestyles. We envision a community where people have access to healthy food and lifestyles, and live in a healthful and sustainable environment; available land is used productively to meet common needs; low–‐impact and efficient modes of energy production and transportation are available; conservation and recycling is a way of life; and the cooperative business model is valued and practiced. The School Marketplace Program is an innovative partnership between Weavers Way Community Programs and area schools that initiates and oversees school based food co–‐ops where students buy healthy, locally–‐produced products from Weavers Way Co–‐op at cost, then package, price and sell them to their fellow students and teachers.

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