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CDL Driver & Warehouse Worker 
Position Summary
 
Ensure cleanliness and functionality of warehouse space, assist in the responsibility for facility and equipment maintenance, inventory control, receiving trucks and stocking the warehouse, maintain accurate records, work with staff and volunteers, and all other aspects of warehousing. In addition, the Warehouse Associate will drive a United Way box truck and/or the Mobile Food Pantry to pick up, deliver donated product, and set up/break down mobile food distribution site(s).
 
What You Need:
  • CDL Class A or B commercial driver’s license, current DOT medical card, and air brake endorsement.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in a team.
  • Warehouse experience preferred.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50lbs, operate forklifts/pallet jacks (with training), walk and move with pallet jacks, and load/unload using a liftgate at remote off-site locations.
  • Handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and exhibit professionalism, flexibility, initiative.
Compensation & Benefits
 
This is a full-time, non-exempt union position. United Way provides excellent benefits, retirement once qualified, and paid time off. Wage range begins at $23.76 per hour.
 
Interested candidates should submit their resume by one of the following methods:
  • Email an application to Scott Umbel.
  • Mail an application to: United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, PO Box 375, Gales Ferry, CT 06335 
  • Drop Off an application to either: United Way at 283 Stoddards Wharf Road, Gales Ferry, CT - or – Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Center, 374 Broad Street, New London, CT 

United Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Community Impact Resource Program Manager

The Community Impact Resource Program is targeted to address hunger and other critical needs in our community, especially where there are gaps in services. Areas with high unemployment rates, population demographics (e.g. ALICE, children qualifying for free/reduced school meals) and insufficient access to food pantries and other critical resources will be its main focus. In an effort to remove barriers, the position will have an emphasis on distributing healthy foods and other essential items for residents through the Mobile Food Pantry, partner agencies, and connecting the community to valuable resources.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Community Impact, the Community Impact Resource Program Manager will coordinate UWSECT’s presence in New London County as it relates to food distribution and other essential items. This position will oversee a comprehensive resource program that offers both information and a support system to organizations and individuals/families in need and works toward accomplishing three primary goals:

  • Provide healthy food and other essential supports in high-risk, low-access communities by removing existing barriers for organizations and individuals and families.
  • Strengthen the existing emergency feeding system across New London County by supporting and building existing partner agencies as well as building new partnerships to increase the region’s capacity.
  • Connect organizations and individual/families with a variety of community-based agencies and services and offer information that will enhance our community collectively.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include weekends and/or evenings.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt union position. United Way provides excellent benefits, 8% retirement contribution once qualified, and paid time off. Annual salary range is $52,177 to $61,385. For more information, please review the position’s full job description.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Scott Umbel.

United Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Community Engagement Specialist

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is currently seeking a Community Engagement Specialist to join our resource development team.

Who We are Looking For

The most essential characteristic for success in this position is a positive attitude, drive to succeed and willingness to jump in and learn! The ideal candidate is passionate about supporting New London County and our mission to inspire and coordinate the generosity and commitment that sustains a united, thriving community.

What You Will Do

The Community Engagement Specialist will promote United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, its mission, vision and programs, to gain support through a variety of fundraising activities and create a positive public image for the organization in the community. Primary job responsibilities include managing workplace giving campaigns, appeals, special events, participating in individual donor cultivation, and additional engagement activities to develop deep relationships and identify new strategies to drive revenue.

What You Need

We are looking for an individual with an exceptional ability to build, grow and retain meaningful relationships in our community; has an inclination for working with new technology; excellent ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; and possesses strong communication skills. Prior experience in non-profits, fundraising, sales or marketing are also highly desired.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt union position. United Way provides excellent benefits, 8% retirement contribution once qualified, and paid time off. Annual salary range is $41,613 to $48,958. For more information, please review the position’s full job description.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Rebecca Reutlinger.

United Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Volunteer Front Desk Associate

Are you looking for a volunteer position where you can make a difference and give back to your community?  The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center is currently looking for someone to support our work as a Front Desk Volunteer. The primary responsibilities include providing clerical assistance and guest support. Tasks include managing front desk sign-in sheets, answering the phone, general office duties, greeting guests and answering general questions.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The front desk volunteer must possess strong communication, telephone, and customer service skills. The volunteer will meet and greet visitors and is responsible to check in/out daily volunteers and service providers. This position will interact with staff, volunteers, agencies and the public. The volunteer must be able to work independently, operate basic computer systems to assist with data entry and document management tasks, be detail-oriented, and able to multitask.

SCHEDULE:
Monday-Friday 8:30AM -1PM

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greets guests and volunteers
  • Maintains daily log, records, and forms
  • Assists with data entry and document management
  • May be assigned other duties

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrates excellent customer service, communication, and time management skills.
  • Computer literacy: basic computer system skills including MS Office, spreadsheet, database, email, and internet.
  • Effective verbal communication skills.
  • Multiple language fluency is desirable.
  • Strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Able to take direction well, using good listening skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.

Interested candidates should submit an application by one of the following methods:

  • Email an application to Lamar Spruill
  • Mail an application to:
    • United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, PO Box 375, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
  • Drop off an application to either:
    • United Way at 283 Stoddards Wharf Road, Gales Ferry, CT - or –
    • Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Center, 374 Broad Street, New London, CT

United Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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