Fishline Inclement Weather Policy, Effective October 8, 2021

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Employee, volunteer and client safety are priorities for Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services. Work closures, delays and early dismissals due to weather, road conditions, and power outages are always a possibility during periods of inclement weather. These guidelines outline when closures or delays will be implemented and outline how Fishline will notify employees, volunteers, and the community when this occurs.

The Management Team will monitor National Weather Service advisories for possible changes in conditions and weather-related events. When inclement weather is forecast, the following factors will determine if the predicted impacts to Fishline will warrant the need for closures, delays, or early dismissals:

  • Onsite Cameras
  • Road Conditions Report from Kitsap PUD
  • Weather Forecasts, School Closures
  • Potential for Power Outages
  • Local media

In the event of a closure or delay, all efforts will be made to notify employees, volunteers, and clients via email by 6:00AM. These notification efforts assume that you have access to electricity and internet and/or phone service. Communications staff will also place any closure information on the Fishline Website, the Facebook Page, and Twitter to warn clients and volunteers.
 
Please use common sense to assess the safety and practicality of the situation. In a regional power outage, for example, Fishline is likely to have no power.


Fishline is Hiring: Communications & Marketing Coordinator

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Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Reports to:                      Executive Director

Time Commitment:        Full time- 40 hours per week

Hourly wage range:        DOE

Application deadline:     October 25, 2021

Position Summary:

The Communications & Marketing Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Executive Director, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors to plan, coordinate, and administer all aspects of marketing, community outreach, and donor engagement for Fishline. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to juggle many priorities, and consistently shows up with constructive ideas and a positive attitude. S/he is relationship-oriented, and able to build strong connections both on this team and within the broader community. This position requires someone who is a Bonafede Jack or Jill of all trades: confident with all forms of communication, super tech-savvy, and willing to adapt in order to fulfill to the needs of the organization in the moment. S/he possesses a growth mindset and is committed to carrying out Fishline’s mission and vision. If this sounds like you, please read on for more details about the position.

Core Competencies:

  • Able to both work independently and as a productive member of a team
  • Able to both see the big-picture and zero in on the details
  • Able to organize work and successfully handle a wide range of projects simultaneously
  • Able to express ideas verbally, graphically, and in writing
  • Able to work well with people from all backgrounds with varying degrees of experience
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices

Duties & Responsibilities:

Public Relations and Marketing

  • Generate email marketing campaigns via Mailchimp software
  • Responsible for bringing together all the pieces of our printed and digitally distributed quarterly newsletter “The Current”. Next issue is scheduled for release in November 2021
  • Write and edit stories for monthly e-newsletters in addition to quarterly print newsletter
  • Keep current on the successes, challenges, and priorities of all Fishline programs and operations in order to accurately describe them to constituents through varying mediums
  • Co-create and implement a public relations framework, plan, and timeline
  • Generate press releases, media alerts, op-eds, and other copy for publication in North Kitsap outlets
  • Oversee and direct all media production and general branding for Fishline and its programs
  • Maintain and develop relationships with local businesses, civic groups, and the faith community in order to nurture their connection to our organization

Development

  • Co-create and implement a comprehensive annual development plan, outlining detailed campaigns for varying constituent groups
  • Lead weekly meetings with Fishline’s Executive Director and Executive Assistant to discuss donor status and necessary project/work needs to continue donor cultivation
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, build and maintain relationships with major donors as appropriate and identify and pursue new sources of corporate and foundation funding
  • Collaborate with Fishline’s Executive Assistant on all donor acknowledgement letters, and all printed and digital materials to support gift cultivation
  • Create and/or update all printed and digital materials to support gift cultivation
  • Keep up-to-date on fundraising best practices

Events

  • Manage all public relations and communications for Fishline hosted events
  • Coordinate with staff, leadership, and volunteers to ensure successful off-site and/or digital events
  • Develop and implement donor appreciation and engagement events
  • In collaboration with the Market Manager, support food drive events

Other duties as assigned. Work must be completed at Fishline’s main office, Work from Home opportunities are not available with this position.

Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. preferred with an emphasis or concentration in business, marketing, public relations or related field
  • 2-5 years of related experience, preferably with a small organization or non-profit
  • 1-2 years of experience with graphic design and publishing software (i.e. Publisher, InDesign, Canva, etc.)
  • Video production experience a plus
  • Experience with writing Press Releases, articles, copy writing
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • WordPress or related website experience required
  • Experience and contacts in Kitsap County a plus
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • Knowledge with AI marketing, audience segmentation, customer data analysis is a plus
  • Multilingual candidates encouraged to apply

Benefits: 

  • Dental insurance 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Paid time off 
  • Vision insurance 

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter through our listing on Indeed and complete the two assessments.


Fishline is Hiring: Case Manager

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Fishline Case Manager

Reports to:                          Client Services Manager

Time Commitment:         Full time, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Wednesdays 9:30-6:00pm

Compensation:                 $20/hr.

FLSA Status:                        Non-exempt

Job Location:                      Poulsbo, WA

Position Summary:

The Fishline Case Manager works with our energetic client services team to educate, enroll, and case manage struggling residents of North Kitsap. You will support our clients with creating and implementing individualized strategies so that they may achieve goals that lead them on a path towards safety, self-sustainability and stability. The Case Manager also provides clients with assistance in accessing community resources through our partner agencies and government programs. You will be responsible for overseeing and contributing to documentation regarding status and concerns to support communication and care coordination between staff.  This position requires an individual who is organized, tech savvy, a multi-tasker, calm under pressure, and able to deescalate issues when necessary. The case manager must be comfortable working with families and individuals that may be in crisis, suffer from mental illness, and/or are experiencing homelessness.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

Case Management

  • Meet with clients to determine appropriate services based on need, vulnerability, and sustainability.
  • Assist clients in crisis and provide emergency services when needed. 
  • Create individualized plans for safety and stability.
  • Provide referrals to partner agencies and community resources and help clients access these services by advocating on their behalf.
  • Work in tandem with other social services providers to deliver a team-care approach aimed at long-term stability and improved client outcomes. 
  • Work in tandem with Fishline’s mental health counselor to improve clients’ quality of life

Reporting and Networking

  • Maintain files and record activity as required in our client service database. 
  • Capture client stories, trends and outcomes for grants and program development.
  • Prepare monthly reports as requested.
  • Enter information into HMIS as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or equivalent.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, most notably Excel and Teams, with the ability to learn new databases.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Knowledge of Best-Practices (Trauma-Informed Care, ACEs, and Motivational Interviewing techniques)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year case management experience
  • Bilingual Spanish/English

Competencies:

  • Able to solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflicts, and actively listen.
  • Educate clients in self-improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be compassionate but firm.
  • Maintains confidentially at all times.
  • An extensive knowledge of available community resources and a clear understanding of how to access these resources
  • Comfortable working in a busy, unpredictable work environment
  • Have a personal self-care routine that will contribute to a professional and healthy work culture.
  • Must have the ability to cope well with clients experiencing trauma and see crises as opportunities to fulfil an unmet need.

To Apply: Please visit this job listing on Indeed to submit a cover letter and complete two assessments.

Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Client/Visitor Policy, Updated Sept 14, 2021

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COVID-19 Updated Building Policy, Effective August 2, 2021

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Fishline’s indoor grocery-store style shopping market is open again! Each household will be able to shop once a week inside our facility and select their own grocery items. 


New indoor market hours are:

-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11am-4pm

– Wednesday: 1pm-6pm

When Fishline’s market reopens, every household will receive 10 commodities and free produce. The amount of grocery items and protein will depend on the number of points you are allotted.


1-2 Family Members = 15 points
3-4 Family Members = 20 points
5-6 Family Members = 25 points
7 + Family Members = 30 points


Fishline wants to keep our volunteers, clients, and staff healthy and ensure a pleasant experience for all here. To that end, we will be requiring all individuals to wear a mask while inside our facility and will require social distancing protocols whenever possible. A maximum of 10 individuals will be allowed in the store at one time; each will be allowed to shop for 30 minutes. Please follow the directional arrows while in the market.