Employment Opportunities

At the Upper Valley Haven, we are committed to delivering essential human services to the people of the Upper Valley – we are large enough to make a difference while creating a warm, human experience for all we serve.

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About the Upper Valley Haven

Since 1980, the Haven has provided temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults, as well as food to anyone in need. The Haven offers support and fosters independence through four domains of service: Food, Shelter, Education, and Problem Solving. The Haven is open 365 days per year and never charges for any of its services. We serve over 14,500 people per year.

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Our Values

  • We welcome all who enter our doors as equals, respecting dignity and accepting without judgment
  • We encourage those we serve to develop their capacity for independence and self-sufficiency
  • We seek the support and participation of the community
  • We pledge to be thrifty with our resources, generous in our hospitality and accountable to the individuals and organizations that support us

Employee Benefits

*benefits vary depending on FTE status
Multiple Medical Care Coverage Levels
Dental Coverage
Vision Coverage
Generous PTO
Employer Paid Life Insurance
A Robust Employee Assistance Program

Including free financial and mental health support

6 Paid Holidays
403b Retirement Plan
Reimbursement for Medical Expenses

for qualified employees

Employer-paid Contribution

up to 100% of Healthcare Premiums

Additional Perks!

Dog-Friendly Workplace
Upper Valley Aquatic Center Discount
Health and Wellness Programs
Hybrid or Flexible Work Schedule

Open Positions

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking a Food Shelf Manager

Overview 

In 2021, the Upper Valley Haven’s Food Shelf supported 14,443 visits by more than 2,700 households. We are seeking a talented manager with a passion for healthy food and a desire to have an impact on food insecurity in the Upper Valley. The Food Shelf Manager is responsible for all the activities required to efficiently operate our small but busy retail environment for food distribution to the community. Key responsibilities include purchasing food as needed to complement donated food, supervising staff and interns in the Food Shelf, and leading the team on initiatives resulting in program improvement, resource efficiency, and goal attainment. Managing our large base of more than 100 Food Shelf volunteers is a critically important function of this position. This involves, scheduling, training, and overseeing our volunteer pool and keeping them up to date on Food Shelf news and information. The Food Shelf Manager reports to the Director of Food Programs and is a member of the Upper Valley Haven’s Supervisors team.

Compensation  

This is a full-time position. The annual salary is $47,800 to $62,500 depending on experience.

Requirements

Critical to the success of this position include:

  • Proven track record of reliability and punctuality
  • Works well independently and as a team and knows when to ask for support
  • Flexible and adapts easily to constantly changing circumstances
  • Interacts comfortably with people from a wide range of social, economic and religious backgrounds
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and comfortable with business operations software applications and databases
  • Able to lift 40 pounds, move about, and be on one’s feet for several hours at a time
  • Functions as a community ambassador for the Haven
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a Motor Vehicle Record check

Qualified applicants will have 5+ years of experience in management of a retail operation of significant size–preferably in the food industry–including purchasing, inventory management, distribution, supervision, and store operations.

Interested candidates should apply through this link!

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking Per Diem Shelter Staff 

We are seeking per diem shelter staff to cover for our regular staff during first, second, and third shifts all days of the week. Shelter staff assist guests and visitors, facilitate daily operations, and ensure the environment is safe, clean, and welcoming. They are responsible for completing shelter management activities such as meal preparation, laundry, preparation of rooms for guests, and snow shoveling, as examples. They are able to build positive and supportive relationships are respectful and and accepting of people facing challenges in their lives. Reliability and punctuality are vitally important to ensure the smooth operation of the shelter.

Compensation  

The pay rate is $18/hour plus a $1.25 differential for third shift (12:00 am to 8:30 am). A generous on-call stipend is also available.

Requirements

Critical to the success of this position are:

  • Proven track record of reliability and punctuality
  • Works well independently and knows when to ask for support
  • Flexible and adapt easily to constantly changing circumstances
  • An ability to use a strengths-based approach to build relationships and solve problems
  • Works well in crisis situations

Interested candidates should apply through this link.

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking a Family Shelter Support Staff: Weekend

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking a weekend shelter staff member for our Byrne Family Shelter. The shelter operates 24/7 and accommodates up to 8 families. Shelter staff assist guests and visitors, facilitate daily operations, and ensure the environment is safe, clean, and welcoming. They are responsible for completing shelter management activities such as meal preparation, laundry, preparation of rooms for guests, and snow shoveling, as examples. They are able to build positive and supportive relationships are respectful and and accepting of people facing challenges in their lives. Reliability and punctuality are vitally important to ensure the smooth operation of the shelter.

Compensation 

This position provides shelter coverage Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The pay rate is $18 per hour.

Requirements

Critical to the success of this position are:

  • Proven track record of reliability and punctuality
  • Works well independently and knows when to ask for support
  • Flexible and adapt easily to constantly changing circumstances
  • An ability to use a strengths-based approach to build relationships and solve problems
  • Works well in crisis situations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a Motor Vehicle Record check

Interested candidates should apply through this link.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Upper Valley Haven is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace environment that is welcoming and safe for all. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We are committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.