Job Details

Transportation Associate

Job Title: Transportation Associate           Job Status:  Part-time, Exempt

Reports To: Manager of Operations

Who We Are:  Urban Recipe is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization focused on combating food insecurity in a manner that affirms dignity while providing support and a sense of community among its members and partners. For 32 years, Urban Recipe’s food cooperatives (Food Co-ops) have provided consistent food to people in need, doing so in an environment where recipients build relationships with one another and gain ownership by participating in the process. Our mission is to partner with our members and supporters in creating food security, building community, and providing a platform for personal development.

Position Summary:  The Transportation Associate for Urban Recipe is responsible for driving trucks to collect merchandise from the warehouse and safely transport materials to programming locations. Their duties include loading orders onto trucks and shipping containers, picking up goods and materials, verifying loads for accuracy, and delivering them as instructed. The Transportation Associate will also be responsible for the support of the Manager of Operations in the warehouse with needs and tasks as needed for all of Urban Recipe’s programs and partnerships.   


  • Drive and operate trucks to collect merchandise from the warehouse and safely transport materials to programming locations.

  • Pick up goods and materials, verify loads for accuracy, and deliver them as instructed.

  • Load and unload cargo from deliveries.

  • Responsible for basic vehicle maintenance; comply with all safe work practices, policies, and processes at all times

  • Receiving and documenting merchandise for delivery or return

  • Pre-inspect trucks and identify any missing, lost, or damaged materials and immediately notify the operations team and direct supervisor, 

  • Ensuring that all the merchandise is safely and securely packed and labeled for shipping

  • Assisting with  storing all merchandise with appropriate care

  • Assisting with adding labels to ensure products are transported to the right destination

  • Assist with ensuring all distribution  trackers, logs, and administrative paperwork are completed weekly

  • In collaboration with the warehouse team, ensure the appropriate quality, quantity, and variety of inventory is available at all times

  • Serves as a representative of Urban Recipe at vendor locations and distributions

  • Identify innovative strategies for continually improving Urban Recipe’s impact, effectiveness, and overall quality of transportation 

  • Support warehouse team with needs and tasks as needed

  • Wear and utilize all required PPE and safety equipment/tools

  • Carry out administrative warehouse tasks as required to facilitate an efficient working environment

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Forklift license preferred

  • At least 2 years of experience in driving box trucks and or CDL driving


  • Experience with a community-based or nonprofit organization is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with working in a warehouse and delivery driving

  • Experience in driving box trucks and or CDL driving is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Have a deep commitment to the mission of Urban Recipe

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and effectively

  • Excellent planning and organization skills 

  • Detail-oriented

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate and effective techniques to encourage orderly warehouse operations

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Previous experience interacting directly with warehouse equipment

  • Strong problem-solving skills

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The employee will be required to lift and transport heavy items to waist level, up to 40lbs, daily

  • Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, and walking are required

  • Required to wear and utilize all required PPE and safety equipment/tools

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility, competency, and essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements are representative of the qualifications, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This job description supersedes all prior job descriptions and does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee. It should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of requirements, duties, and responsibilities. Management retains the right to add or change the duties of this position at any time.

Non-Profit / Fundraising
Some Experience