Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services
Compensation Philosophy
January 1, 2022

Fishline Foodbank and Comprehensive Services is the leading provider of food and human services in North Kitsap. It is our continued desire to achieve professional excellence, pursue our mission of providing a safety net for North Kitsap residents, and attract and retain a high-quality workforce. Therefore, Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services is committed to providing a competitive total compensation program that will contribute to our organization being viewed as a preferred employer within its operating areas.

To achieve these goals, Fishline’s mission and core values will guide us to:

  • Believe in the power of possibilities
  • Attract people with passion and keep that fire alive with laughter and positive reinforcement to create a work place where amazing things can happen
  • Embrace the following ideals:
    • Focus on performance
    • Be effective stewards
    • Drive efficiency, effectiveness, and quality
    • Be equitable and responsive
    • Value employees
    • Be client focused and easy to do business with
    • Be a rewarding place to work

Recognition Awards

We value the contributions of employees and are committed to recognizing exceptional achievements that go beyond the normal course of an employee’s job duties. Recognition awards may take many forms: a one-time cash awards, gift cards, public thanks and accolades, and other non-cash rewards.

Benefits

An important component in any compensation package is the benefit program. We strive to promote a competitive, yet financially sustainable benefit program in support of our employees.

Value Proposition

Fishline makes a tremendous impact and has an outstanding reputation in the community.

We care about our people and understand that everyone has strengths and weaknesses. At Fishline, employees are encouraged to play to their strengths, develop their creativity, and learn new skills. Our culture empowers each person to work collaboratively with other staff members in service of our mission and vision.

Fishline is currently hiring for an Assistant Market Manager.

Please visit our volunteer page for volunteer opportunities.


Title: Assistant Market Manager

Reports to: Market Manager

Temp Status: Non-Exempt

Job Location: Poulsbo, WA

Apply for this position at our job listing on Indeed.

Position Summary:

The Market Assistant Manager will assist the Fishline Market Manager in performing all tasks related to food intake and outflow, as well as overall daily operation of the Market itself. This will include, but is not limited to, food safety best practices; workspace sanitation and safety; recording, weighing, sorting, stocking and display of grocery rescue, incoming food drives, Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline and individual donations. The Market Assistant will also be a respectful, informed, welcoming liaison between clients, volunteers and other staff, exemplifying Fishline’s Culture of Respect.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Train new volunteers in regards to Gleaning, Stocking, Checkout, and all other relevant Back and Front of House roles.
  • Understand stock rotation, expiration date extensions, and First-In-First-Out Principles.
  • Process Commodities, Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline deliveries.
  • Create and distribute No Permanent Address bags when needed.
  • Assist with and occasionally dispatch grocery rescue drivers.
  • Record freezer and cooler temperatures daily.
  • Be able to describe and explain other Services and Programs to clients and volunteers, including: Birthday Fairy, Food For Thought, Children’s Holiday Help, Mental Health Care, Shower Program, etc.
  • Motivate and encourage volunteers of all abilities to work together.
  • Always treat clients and volunteers with courtesy and respect.
  • Think inclusively to create an accessible and welcoming “safe space” experience for clients and volunteers.
  • Be familiar with the Culture of Respect, and comfortable enforcing said Policies.

Other Qualifications:

  • Must be a multi-tasker.
  • Must be reliable.
  • Must stay calm and focused in a fast-paced, fluctuating environment.
  • Must communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Must be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work with all ages, abilities, personalities and special needs volunteers.
  • Fluency in Spanish highly preferred.
  • Evenings and some weekends required.

Competencies

  • Create a positive culture of teamwork within the Market, empowering volunteers to problem solve and serving as a mediator when needed.
  • Able to stay positive, calm, and focused in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment.
  • Must be able to work with and motivate volunteers of all ages, personalities, and special needs.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Alignment with Fishline’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Desire to work with a diverse community.
  • Excellent driving record.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform physical requirements of job, including lifting (50lbs), stooping, kneeling, and standing for prolonged periods of time

Hours

  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday with possible weekends. 8 hour shifts. May begin as early as 8am, or go as late as 7pm.

Preferred

  • High School Diploma
  • Forklift experience
  • Bilingual or multilingual
  • Experience in a food bank environment
  • Food Handlers Certification
  • Experience driving a box truck

Work must be completed at Fishline’s main office and cannot be accomplished remotely.

Fishline is committed to recruiting a welcoming team that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community.

Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. An offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check.