The Salvation Army

  • Food Pantry Coordinator (Full-time @ $14.75/hr) - Emergency Services

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Compensation Min
    USD $14.75/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.


    The Emergency Services Department has an immediate opening for a full-time Food Pantry Coordinator. This position will assess the needs of clients seeking assistance with housing, food, or other basic needs, will provide direct assistance when able, and/or provide referrals to other agency or community resources when necessary. 


    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition program
    • Eligible Student Loans may qualify for the Federal Government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


    • Provide direct assistance with food, formula, diapers etc.  Responsible for ensuring that all guidelines are followed with the storage and distribution of all items.  Ensure shelves and refrigerator/freezer are stocked at the end of each day.  Pick up food and baked goods as needed.
    • Maintain the cleanliness of the Food Pantry and the EPAS waiting area.  Ensure walkway remains salted during winter months.
    • Ensure that client service information and financial paperwork is accurately completed and recorded in a timely manner.  Maintain all paperwork in an organized manner. 
    • Assist EPAS programs by screening and making referrals, setting up appointments or referring to community resources that can meet their needs. 
    • Provide reception services for all EPAS programs.
    • Train, schedule and supervise clerical and food pantry volunteers to ensure proper conduct and that work assignments are appropriately completed.  Submit bi-weekly/monthly timesheets to SCSD, CNY Works, Jobs Plus and TSA volunteer coordinator.  Conduct bi-weekly supervision with CNY Works and OJT staff.        


    • High School Diploma/GED with one to two years related experience
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task
    • Knowledge of community resources
    • Basic word and data entry skills
    • Valid driver’s license that meets The Salvation Army’s insurance requirements
    • Access to a vehicle


    The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of disability status, veteran status, or any other New York State or federally protected characteristic.


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