Mission

The mission of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is to feed our neighbors in need by providing dignified access to nutritious supplemental groceries. Clients are referred to AFAC by the Arlington County Department of Human Services, local social service agencies, churches, and schools. As a nonprofit organization, AFAC relies heavily on volunteers to help us distribute our groceries to the thousands of families who come to AFAC for food every week, and we rely on generous gifts of food and funds from our donors to meet the growing demand for our services. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and inflation have caused more community members to turn to AFAC’s services to help feed their families.

Position Summary

The Driver is responsible for dependably picking up and delivering food donations and food supplies to and from our partner sites. Driver routes and schedules may vary according to the needs of AFAC and our community partners. The Driver is expected to maintain their schedule with precision and execute their duties with professionalism. They must demonstrate a kind and patient demeanor, as they will often be the AFAC ambassador to donors and distribution centers. The Driver is expected to always respect traffic rules and hold safety as an utmost concern. The Driver reports to the Director of Operations or designee.

The Driver is expected to hold health and safety as an utmost concern, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic is over, AFAC complies strictly with the COVID-19 guidelines of the CDC, the State of Virginia, and our local government.  The wearing of masks while working and using personal protective equipment is currently required. Candidates must have had or be willing to take the COVID-19 vaccination. The Driver must also comply with all equipment requirements, regulations, and laws governing food handling.

Principle Duties

  • Promptly pick up food donations from grocery stores, businesses, schools, churches, and community partners in and around Arlington County.
  • Promptly deliver and pick up food supplies to and from AFAC distribution sites.
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of AFAC vehicles.
  • Accurately maintain various records, such as incoming and outgoing food inventory, number of pickups per day, mileage, and vehicle maintenance.
  • Cordially interact with donors, clients, volunteers, peers, and the larger community.
  • Perform cleaning and sanitization tasks on a scheduled basis to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations or their designee.

Position Requirements

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record.
  • Working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of automotive equipment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular daily basis.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to work accurately and exhibit excellent attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment, and discretion.
  • Strong verbal communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage time and energy efficiently to complete tasks well and promptly.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of the principles and values shared in a community-based nonprofit.

General Details

This is a Part-time (28 hours a week) position with no remote working opportunities. This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The position also includes nine paid holidays.

 

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to careers@afac.org and include the position in the email subject line.