Trident United Way is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 1944 and incorporated in the state of South Carolina. Its mission is to catalyze measurable transformation in education, health and financial stability for the people of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties – known as the Tri-County area. With a vision to be the leader in uniting our community to improve lives, Trident United Way serves as the regional backbone for work utilizing the ‘collective impact’ discipline to effect systems-level change in education, health and financial stability. In this way, Trident United Way creates opportunities for all and builds upon multi-sector collaborations to address complex issues that no single entity could solve alone. More information can be found at www.tuw.org
Entrepreneurial and innovative, Trident United Way brings together a wide range of corporations, foundations, non-profits and individual citizens to achieve shared community goals. With 77-years of deep, local knowledge, Trident United Way specializes in building community and regional partnerships to address root cause challenges and build solutions in tandem with the community.
Currently, Trident United Way works with a network of almost 750 non-profit partner organizations across the region. Partners help accelerate critical work, bringing unique perspectives and expertise to advance efforts in education, health, and financial stability across the region and beyond. United Way is the largest and most trusted brand in global philanthropy.
Governed by a prestigious board of corporate, academic, health and policy leaders, Trident United Way convenes advisory bodies and networks to share knowledge and resources to form effective solutions to our community’s most pressing needs. Trident United Way serves as an advocate and a catalyst for opportunities to expand, deepen and amplify positive community impact.
WHAT WE VALUE
Integrity - We are proactive, intentionally honest and do the right thing even when no one is looking. We are responsible stewards, accountable and transparent to the community and each other.
Respect - We treat others with dignity, fairness, and trust. We encourage discussion without judgment.
Equity - We value each person's visible and invisible distinctions and strive to create fair and just systems and opportunities for all.
Collaboration - We serve as both a leader and a supporter. We value team approaches and are driven by our ability to build relationships across partners and in our community.
Innovation - We are bold, curious, and open to new ideas. We drive forward creatively to address the community's most pressing issues.
We believe our core values define and guide the culture and character of our organization. They are the standards which guide us as individuals and that collectively determine how we fulfill this mission.
Trident United Way is excited to be bringing the first FoodShare Program to Berkeley County in partnership with FoodShare SC. This is an ideal opportunity for the right individual who is looking to make a direct impact with the community.
In this new role, the FoodShare Program Manager is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of FoodShare Berkeley through collaboration with the TUW Financial Stability and Health impact areas, key partners, and by performing outreach in the communities served by Trident United Way.
The FoodShare Program looks to solve the challenge faced by many Berkeley County residents to obtain access to fresh fruits and vegetables by creating a powerful, community movement to offer affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and empower participants with the know-how and skill to prepare healthy, tasty meals. This engagement with the community will also integrate both TUW’s Health education to improve diet and lifestyle for better health and its Resource Connection Centers, which assist individuals in becoming financially stable.
• Oversee day-to-day operations of FoodShare Berkeley including: management of Health Vista onsite, in partnership with the health programs manager and AmeriCorps program director, oversite of client orders, and scheduling of food deliveries inclusive of packing boxes and distribution.
• Convene regular partner meeting with PointeNorth lead in partnership with AVP of Community Impact
• Coordinate use of space with partners at the PointeNorth Church food pantry
• Coordinate and maintain sufficiency of FoodShare Berkeley equipment, maintenance, and space needs
• Create a plan for community engagement and awareness and partnerships (distribution, volunteers, long-term new sites) and proactively manage the plan
• Work synergistically with staff around fundraising opportunities/donor meetings
• Provide training for volunteers, staff, and partner sites
• Be the first point of contact and liaison to the Berkeley and Dorchester Resource Connection Center staffs and the Strategic Volunteer Engagement team at Trident United
• Be able to assess and manage volunteer staffing needs, recruitment, and scheduling
• Support, in partnership with the TUW Marketing team, content and a strategy to promote the FoodShare’s performance
• Measure and report on the FoodShare Program’s performance to Evaluation and Learning, Finance and any other parties as a requirement for compliance
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Associate degree with 8 years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 2 years of relevant experience required
• Experience working with nonprofits that provide direct service to low-income individuals and/or food insecurity preferred
• Ability to successfully cross-train in, pass and utilize all training certifications and/or exams, including, but not limited to: SC Thrive hub applications and free tax preparation, CharityTracker, Mental Health First Aid, and 2-1-1
• Ability to work with professionals at all levels, as well as individuals in need of service
• Demonstrated proficiency using MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and database software
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment where critical thinking and problem-solving are needed
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Excellent verbal (to include public speaking) and written communication skills
• Willingness to be trained to use a pallet jack and other small equipment in a warehouse setting