St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati is a network of neighbors, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness, and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.
Job Title: Food Pantry Manager
Full time, exempt position
Reports To: Outreach Center Program Manager
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati is a network of neighbors, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness, and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need. We have been serving residents of the Cincinnati area for 150 years through a network of staff and volunteers, providing assistance with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, medication, and homelessness prevention.
Scope of Position: This position is responsible for overseeing all functions and operations of our Choice Food Pantry as well as supporting our pantry network within the St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Cincinnati District Council. The Pantry Manager will provide leadership, vision, and guidance as our pantry hub moves into a new space with expanded operating hours by the end of 2019. The Pantry Manager also oversees logistics support to a variety of Outreach Center Programs and events; administers our Bob and Sylvia Rahe Beds Program; and addresses aspects of our Bank St. facilities maintenance. This role is full time Monday-Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours.
- Lead pantry operations consistent with SVDP mission, values & expectations. Specific responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:
- Support the SVDP Pantry Network and Conferences with food/supply sourcing, logistics, expertise, etc.
- Supervise VVC year of service staff member dedicated to pantry operations.
- Work with Volunteer Program Coordinator to integrate Vincentians, Vantage resources & other volunteers to effectively and compassionately serve our neighbors while providing productive, fulfilling volunteer experiences.
- Collaborate with Outreach Center Program Manager to develop annual budget proposal.
- Assure blend & depth of product availability delivers maximum benefit to our neighbors given the resources allocated.
- Source donated and purchased food and supplies to stock the pantry, in conjunction with Community Relations and Development.
- Maintain appropriate storage and distribution of food and supplies as a responsible steward, in accordance with food safety regulations and the directives of Freestore Foodbank.
- Perform periodic inventory counts to assure appropriate supply and meet reporting requirements.
- Build and maintain relationships with other food assistance providers in order to minimize spoilage/waste by sharing surplus resources.
- Utilize our CMS database tool; consistently collect and deliver accurate, timely data to best serve all stakeholders.
- Coordinate our Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Distributions.
- Anticipate, plan & prepare for continuous improvement to our food assistance initiatives.
- Collaborate with community partners and SVDP’s charitable pharmacy to promote healthy lifestyle choices – including a focus on healthy pantry options, nutrition classes, healthy hospitality, meal preparation workshops, and signage in the pantry.
- Oversee pantry sustainability initiatives, including our community garden.
- Coordinate our Bob and Sylvia Rahe Beds Program.
- Assist the Outreach Center Program Manager with building, equipment, and maintenance issues, inside and outside of our property.
- Provide logistics for other programs and events as they pertain to Outreach Center operations.
- Other tasks & duties as delegated.
An associate’s degree and basic computer skills are required. A bachelor’s degree and experience working in a food pantry or supervising volunteers is preferred. Any experience in operations management, health promotion, community health, nutrition education, dietetics, social services, and/or agricultural education is a significant plus. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and a passion to serve our neighbors in need.
Physical demands of this role include: ability to operate a computer keyboard; ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift and carry up to 35lbs; ability to speak, hear, and engage in effective interaction, both in person and over the telephone; ability to meet offsite with existing and perspective partners; and a valid driver’s license with the ability to or willingness to learn how to operate a box truck.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Erin Nowak at enowak@SVDPcincinnati.org. No phone calls please.
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