Community Involvement Specialist

Posting Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 209 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Responsible for various aspects of promoting community involvement in the areas of which the Company operates.  Assists with the coordination of events, organization of philanthropic efforts, and volunteer programs. Leads food service for all Company events including our own Community Kitchen food truck.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the coordination efforts of community involvement events including food drives, golf tournaments, military recognition events, runners road races, etc.
  • Helps coordinates and serve with the Community Kitchen food trailer to prepare and distribute food for events and community crisis meals. 
  • Operates under food safety standards and ensures dated products are stocked and rotated properly. Makes fine judgements about aroma, flavor, taste, texture, and color to inspect baked goods for quality.
  • Serves as a liaison for all catering events that the department hosts.
  • Orders and maintains supplies, materials, and other promotional items related to Company sponsored events and volunteer efforts.
  • Tracks and distributes event supplies to store management as requested and based upon available inventory.
  • Performs administrative tasks related to budgeting, invoicing, and payment for items and/or services used for community events.
  • Partners with volunteer program coordinators on the set up and execution of local community events; may also attend these events as needed.
  • Works with the Company’s donation committee and store management to review and process donation requests according to annual budgets.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams on the planning and execution of Company sponsored events.
  • Serves as a resource for other departments to execute company programs and business.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic knowledge of SAP reporting and transactional applications.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to form relationships and network with members of community.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to research information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to show information in presentation or diagram form.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to off-site and out-of-town locations with possible overnight stays.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to drive in accordance with the BGC Driver policy.
  • Must be attentive to potential hazards and remedy or place appropriate warning signs or devices around or near the hazard as soon as is reasonably possible.
  • Must report any potential hazards that cannot be immediately remedied to a supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED and three or more years of related experience required.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age required.
  • Partners must be 21 years of age or older to drive for Company business in accordance with the BGC Business Driver Policy.
  • Associates Degree in related field preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Frequently required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Frequently required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequently required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Frequently required to stand or walk.
  • Attendance at work is required.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment with occasional visits to community events.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside temperatures and weather.
  • Quiet to moderate noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler