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Posted on 10/04/2017

Team Leader - Schaumburg

Feed My Starving Children - Schaumburg, IL

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Job Description

Your Role:

Host and direct large volunteer groups of youth and adults in packaging Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) food product, creating a positive experience for volunteers. Perform general labor and warehousing tasks.


Pay, Schedule & Benefits:

  • Wage is $12.50/hour. This is a part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position.

  • Regularly scheduled for 16-24 hours per week, subject to site staffing needs. Initially scheduled for shifts on Mondays 8:45am – 2:30pm,  and Saturdays. Occasional Sunday and holiday availability required.  Must occasionally pick up sub shifts.

  • Attend occasional required meetings, e.g. team meetings on a weeknight once per month.

  • Benefits include 401k with employer match and paid sick leave.

  • Opportunity to travel internationally on an expenses-paid trip to meet FMSC’s food recipients and learn more about sharing FMSC’s story.


    What You’ll Do:

  • Direct volunteer check-in, and educate volunteers on our story and mission. Adjust presentation for each audience.

  • Instruct volunteers on packaging food product; monitor volunteers to ensure adherence to procedures.

  • Ask volunteers to donate through financial gifts and/or by purchasing products from the MarketPlace™ store.

  • Uphold personnel and food safety policies and procedures.

  • Maintain the flow of supplies and finished product around the packaging area and warehouse.

  • Label inventory, palletize boxes, wrap and strap pallets, and use a forklift and/or pallet jack.

  • Track and complete production reports.

  • Interact over the phone and in-person with registered volunteer groups to drive attendance, encourage fundraising efforts, and increase on-site donations.

  • Clean and maintain the orientation area, packing areas, restrooms, warehouse, etc.

  • Perform transactions for merchandise sales; restock retail inventory.

  • Lead a brief Christian prayer, inviting volunteers to pray over the packaged food.

  • Act as backup to the Warehouse Specialist/Assistant as needed.

  • Provide leadership, work direction, accountability, and operational decision-making in absence of Site Manager when assigned as Person In Charge (PIC).

  • Will have consistent exposure to soy, a known allergen.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Your Team:

  • Work location is Schaumburg, IL. Reports to Site Manager.

  • Join our group of professional world-changers. Work alongside dedicated, talented folks.


    To Apply: Go to You may upload a resume along with your application (not required).

Job Requirements

Your Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Commitment to support, promote, and authentically communicate FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.

  • Able to stand for up to 8 hours, push, pull, repeatedly lift 30-50 lbs., bend, twist, use fine manual dexterity, etc.

  • Enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude.

  • Strong interpersonal and large-group communication skills, including demonstrated public speaking experience. Able to educate, persuade, and instruct large groups. Experience asking for donations desired.

  • Assertive and able to coordinate and delegate.

  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to troubleshoot.

  • Able to perform responsibly, follow directions, and use good judgment and discretion.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Able to respectfully communicate and work with diverse community groups varying in age, religious beliefs, ethnicity, ability level, etc.

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