The Food Pantry Coordinator is responsible for daily functioning and oversight of the Food Pantry program as well as other pantry/educational services within The Salvation Army Erie County.
Provide direct pantry services to clients.
Place, in cooperation with Social Services, food orders.
Manage the food and supply inventory, maintain program records and equipment.
Attend meetings with community partners.
Assist with seasonal programs, assist with the Salvation Army of Erie County’s voucher program.
Manage, recruit and supervise volunteers to perform pantry operation.
Utilize resources of donations, allocations, and grants effectively.
Provide leadership in the continual development and improvement of our food pantry services, education and other opportunities to serve our clients/community.
Other duties as assigned.
HS Diploma or GED equivalent and minimum of two years prior experience with human/social services, one on one client appointments and food pantry programs.
Valid Driver's License and able to obtain insurance clearances as determined by The Salvation Army's insurance company.
Drive TSA fleet vehicles as needed and assigned.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with strong problem solving skills and good judgment
Detail oriented, flexible, and able to work with minimal supervision
Ability to use materials and finances resourcefully in a non-profit environment.
Ability to enforce The Salvation Army policies and expectations for Family Services clients.
Ability to recruit, train and supervise program volunteers.
Must understand and maintain confidentiality.
Should be self-motivated and exhibit strong initiative and positive communication skills
Ability to build rapport quickly with people from diverse backgrounds
Prior experience using Microsoft Office Suite, email, and entering information into database systems and spreadsheets required
Must be able to stand/walk for 60% of position.
Must be able to adapt and change to meet the needs of The Salvation Army and the community.
ServeSafe, CPR and First Aid Certification within 90 days of employment.
As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every three years thereafter.
Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.
Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.