The Salvation Army

  • Food Pantry Program Assistant

    Job Locations US-CT-New Britain
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department: New Britain Corps (New Britain, CT)

    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Part-time

    Hours Per Week: 25

    Schedule: Mon & Fri, 9 am – 1 pm; Wed, 9 am – 2 pm; and Tues & Thurs 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


    Work with Corps Officer(s) to coordinate aspects of the food pantry in accordance with established policies and procedures.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Order all foods and related items for the food pantry.
    • Receive all foods when delivered, check all deliveries for accuracy, and give food invoices to the Office Manager.
    • Perform necessary errands to procure sundries and other foods as needed, including weekly trips to Food Share to purchase and pick up food.
    • Store all foods, as scheduled, neatly upon delivery in the kitchen or storerooms.
    • Maintain accurate, detailed, and up-to-date client files.
    • Attend community meetings to become familiar with local partner agency services to provide adequate referral resources to our consumers.
    • Provide supervision of volunteers.
    • Provide clients with information on external referrals to other social services agencies to meet their needs, as well as; referrals to appropriate Salvation Army programs and services.
    • Assist with planning, preparation, and implementation of all holiday assistance programs.

    Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: _X__ Yes ___ No (may need to supervise volunteers at times)


    • Minimum of two years of work experience
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to clear The Salvation Army’s DMV background check
    • Knowledge of the community
    • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
    • Ability to organize responsibilities and function independently
    • Excellent time management skills required
    • Demonstrate excellent ability to engage with diverse populations
    • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
    • Must have a high energy level and solid work ethic, as well as the ability to respond to changing conditions
    • Must work well in a team atmosphere
    • The individual will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

    Work Environment/Physical Demands:



    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance




    Lift up to 20 pounds




    Lift up to 50 pounds












    Use hands




    Use sight/vision




    Walk, bend, kneel





    Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army

    Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for voluntary term life insurance, short term disability coverage, supplemental insurance coverage options, employer-funded pension plan, and paid absence time.


    The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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