Lakeview Pantry is looking for a Temporary Holiday Pantry Coordinator.
Lakeview Pantry is looking for additional help due to the COVID-19 response and the upcoming holiday season. This position is temporary beginning immediately through January 4, 2020.
Scope and Responsibilities
The Temporary Pantry Coordinator oversees and ensures a fair and organized system for food distribution and serves as a liaison for all Pantry clients. In addition, this individual will supervise all aspects of procurement, storage, and distribution of goods. This temporary position will primarily work out of our Sheridan location (3945 N. Sheridan) Wednesday 9am to 5pm and Thursday 10am to 6pm. This position will also be “on call” to pick up various other shifts as needed through November and December.
Essential Job Functions
- Within a culture of great respect for our clients, distribute food according to Pantry, state, and federal guidelines.
- Collect and store food according to Pantry, state, and federal guidelines.
- In partnership with Food Acquisition Specialists, manage ongoing food donor relationships.
- Manage inventory and relationships with The Greater Chicago Food Depository, U.S.D.A., F.E.M.A and other partners.
- Maintain Pantry site sanitation that meets or exceeds government and monitoring agencies’ standards.
- Train and supervise volunteers to assist with food distribution.
- Produce necessary reports required by supervisor, donors, and government agencies.
- Create and track benchmarks of the program’s success and make recommendations for improvement.
- Act as an ambassador for the mission of Lakeview Pantry to the larger community.
- High School Diploma or strong work history.
- 1-2 years’ experience in a service environment.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
- Ability to use and maintain Salesforce client database.
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently and exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and be “on call” as needed.
- Familiarity with issues that are common among the population served including, but not limited to, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, mental and physical disability, and the elderly.
- Ability to handle an occasional volatile situation calmly, professionally and respectfully. Experience in Non-violent Crisis Intervention techniques is preferred.
- Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
- Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- An understanding of, and belief in, the importance of food security for everyone.
No calls please!