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Hand Up Food Pantry Distribution Specialist
at Jewish Family Service
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
posted 12/22/2017 in
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Compensation
    $17.00 - $18.00 Hourly
  • Perks / Benefits
    Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement

Position Title:  Hand Up Food Pantry Distribution Specialist

Organization:  Jewish Family Service of San Diego 

Salary: $17 - 18/ Hour

Position Type:  Full-time (37.5 hours), non-exempt (weekdays and an average of 2 Sundays per month)

Standardized Benefits: Benefits for this position include a 401(k) plan, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, life insurance and generous holiday benefits.

Position Overview 

Jewish Family Service – Hand Up Food Pantry is seeking a full-time Distribution Specialist. This position is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the San Diego community by helping to alleviate hunger. Hand Up distributes food at eight county-wide locations and is supported by community food drives and donations. 

The Hand Up Food Pantry Distribution Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with the      Food Pantry Lead in coordinating three community distribution sites (monthly      near Balboa Park, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, and Murphy Canyon      military housing area)
  • Picking up and       transporting food orders in a standard pick-up truck.
  • Loading supplies on       truck.
  • Overseeing volunteers at       distribution sites.
  • Ensuring food bags are       pre-assembled on schedule.
  • Delivering food bags to       each site.
  • Maintaining relationships       with staff/volunteers at each site.
  • Managing and engaging      volunteers
  • Preparation and ensuring       inventory is adequate for volunteers’ tasks to be completed. 
  • Supervising volunteers in       pantry warehouse weekly and at distribution sites.
  • Supervising the Corner       Market, ensuring it is well stocked and supported.
  • Consistently       communicating with volunteers, being available for guidance and       supervision. 
  • Coordinating food drives      and donations
  • Ensuring ongoing support       of annual community food drivers including communications, dropping off       collection barrels and flyers, and picking up food donations.
  • Soliciting new food       drives, including working with teen leadership program participants to       run community and neighborhood food drives. 
  • Picking up and processing       store donations.
  • Ongoing tasks
  • Reporting monthly       volunteer statistics.
  • Bi-weekly thank you notes       and letters to donors. 
  • Maintaining purchase       receipts. 
  • Weekly supervision.
  • Other responsibilities as       assigned.

Position Requirements 

· High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

· Must be available to work Sundays.

· Experience supervising and motivating volunteers

· Excellent spelling, grammar, and written communication skills.

· Excellent telephone and oral communication skills.

· Ability to read and interpret documents such as memos, general clerical documents, project and grant reports, safety rules, instruction booklets, and manuals.

· Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measurement using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

· Ability to apply common sense and critical thinking to carry out instructions and make decisions within the scope of authority. 

· Ability to deal with problems involving several variables. 

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

· Ability to write clear and concise emails. 

· Physical Demands: 

o The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and listen. The employee often is required to stand; walk; use hands and arms to finger a keyboard, handle papers and reach for the phone. 

o The employee needs to walk, or stand frequently. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

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About Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted partner for individuals and families in search of better lives. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve financial, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Together with our supporters and volunteers, we Empower Individuals & Families To Move Toward Self-Sufficiency, Support Aging With Dignity, and Foster Community Connection & Engagement across San Diego. Many people turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as job loss. And that first contact often leads to a wide range of services, including counseling, nutritious food, transportation, and one-on-one support to achieve long-term goals. Together, we are building a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego. To learn how JFS helps people transform their lives, visit www.jfssd.org

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