Pantry & Donation Coordinator

Pantry & Donation Coordinator

About St. Joseph’s Family Center:

Formally founded in 1981, St. Joseph’s Family Center (SJFC) has been a “lighthouse” agency in South Santa Clara County to low-income families and individuals who are in crisis situations and overburdened by the financial stress of living in Silicon Valley.

We pride ourselves on compassion, responsiveness and creating valuable working partnerships with other nonprofits; small number of employees that can really make an impact; large core of community volunteers.

About The Position:

As Pantry Coordinator, you will help end hunger in our community by connecting neighbors in need to food based resources through grocery distributions and a bagged lunch program.

Employment Type

Full-Time Exempt; competitive salary; health benefits; retirement plan

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate general operational activities in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Family Center’s food assistance programs
  • Recruit, train and oversee all volunteers with their assigned duties; assist in arranging an accurate volunteer schedule to maintain consistency
  • Ability to fulfill all departmental and organizational reports in timely fashion
  • Advocate compassion and sensitivity in the work environment, being specifically sensitive to the people we serve
  • Communicate effectively with volunteers, staff, Executive Director, local businesses and all partners associated with the program
  • Must be flexible; start times change as business needs change
  • Act as liaison to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (SHSV), coordinating deliveries, pickups and orders on a weekly basis
  • Work with the guidance of nutritionists when it comes to allocating quantities and types of food to low-income families
  • Assist with the public relations and promotion of the program
  • Obtain and maintain a current Food Handler’s permit
  • Keep tract of inventory and all supplies associated with program
  • Fiscal supervision of departmental budget
  • Regular maintenance and cleaning of all equipment and facilities
  • Be familiar with SHSV guidelines and the SJFC Personnel Policy Handbook
  • Participate in organizational meetings and fund raising events

Qualifications

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Familiarity of non-profit social service agencies, with a focus on service to low-income and at-risk individuals and families
  • Exercise good interpersonal skills that result in positive relationships between team members
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in the non-profit sector
  • Use of MS Office software including e-mail, Word and Excel
  • Lifting required; standing or walking for up to several hours at a time; handling of moderate weight items weighing (20) to  (50) pounds occasionally and up to (40) pounds regularly; indoor and outdoor work; proficiency in use of pallet jacks and forklifts
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Proven compassion, cultural competency, understanding and awareness to current needs of families and individuals we serve; skills needed to work effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic, language and cultural backgrounds
  • Understanding of local community resources
  • Ability to make frequent changes of routine and pace of activity without loss of efficiency or composure
  • Valid California Driver’s License with a clean DMV record
  • Occasional evening and/or weekend hours
Reports to Executive Director

To apply for this position and become a part of our team, please submit your resume to Vicky Martin

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“So many times you feel helpless on what to do to help others, volunteering and donating to SJFC makes me feel less helpless and that I am making a difference in someone else’s life.”~ Cindy

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    “You are wonderful. My son is in town to visit me and you made it possible for me to cook him a meal. It made me feel good to be able to do that for him. It made him feel like old times.” ~ Brenda (homeless)