Food Bank Manager FamilyWorks
- Date Posted February 09, 2024
- Location Seattle, WA
- Category Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
FamilyWorks partners with families to alleviate food insecurity and ensure they have resources and support to overcome systemic barriers to equity, build stable communities, and thrive.Job description FamilyWorks Food Bank Manager
The Food Bank Manager is responsible for the overall management and smooth operation of FamilyWorks’ Food Access Programs: Food Bank physical locations (Wallingford and, in partnership with The Salvation Army, Greenwood), Mobile Food Pantry and Home Delivery Programs, and our Student Weekend Power Pack Program. The Food Bank Manager leads staff and volunteers to ensure that the needs of food bank participants are met in a welcoming, safe, and respectful manner, with a food justice-focused approach. They will lead the implementation of FamilyWorks’ strategic objectives for alleviating food insecurity in our community, which includes new technology integration, program expansion, and reducing barriers to food access. Reports to the Executive Director and will later transition to reporting to a newly hired Director of Programs.
Recruit, train, support, schedule, and supervise six paid staff, a full-time AmeriCorps volunteer, and provide leadership and oversight of 400+ annual volunteers to meet program needs and objectives;
Oversee ongoing inventory management including weekly food orders, deliveries, and donation pick-ups, rotation of inventory, packaging, and processing;
Provide for optimal delivery of services for food bank participants; conduct periodic program evaluation;
Ensure a safe, healthy and welcoming food bank environment;
Develop, cultivate and steward program partnerships within the broader community, including farm and vendor partnerships, Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest, and local community and business association food drives;
Learn and lead skill development for food bank staff and volunteers that advance anti-racism, racial equity, and cultural competency;
Participate in grant-seeking, fundraising, and communications strategies specific to the Food Bank, and support the achievement of the organization’s overall resource development and fundraising objectives;
Assist in the preparation and administration of annual program budget;
Ensure all contractual obligations are met with regard to government grants, including but not limited to program activities, outcomes, audits, site visits, and monthly reporting;
Facilitate optimal communication among staff, volunteers, and program participants, and support feedback and input platforms for participant-led and participant-focused programming
Maintain and adhere to all local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations pertaining to safety, sanitation, and food service;
Utilize current data management system Link2Feed; and support new technology and optimization efforts for improved data capture and reporting.
Participate as an active member of the Seattle Food Committee and work to advocate for food bank participants through local and state initiatives.
Attend staff meetings, management meetings and other meetings as required.
Promote and foster a work environment typified by inclusion, collaboration, transparency and appreciation;
Maintain global awareness of the organization’s status, adjusting priorities in an ongoing fashion,
Utilize strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to interact well and develop rapport with individuals of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and those experiencing mental illness;
Keep organized and centered in an evolving and hectic environment;
Ability to de-escalate and resolve conflict in a variety of interpersonal situations;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Willingness to proactively seek supervisory input, resources, and information needed to accomplish the job.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Professional degree required (or equivalent life experience) with 3 to 5 years’ experience in hospitality, social work, or other related field; Two to five years’ experience in nonprofit program management, with responsibility in areas of service delivery and supervision;
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office applications;
Ability to obtain valid food handlers permit within one week of hire;
Ability to learn and operate warehouse equipment;
Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and understand the needs of low-income families and individuals;
Valid driver’s license needed to fulfill job duties;
Comfortable operating a truck (step van); some professional driving experience preferred;
Must be able to pass a background check. All employees and interns for FamilyWorks must complete a background check. The services that FamilyWorks provides involve interactions with minors. So, to ensure that we are compliant with regulations, as well as for the safety of all parties, we require a background check as part of our hiring process.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) desired;
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Works closely with a diversity of people on a daily basis;
Work is primarily in a warehouse setting; exposure to machinery/vehicles, high noise;
Position involves significant physical exertion on a regular basis, including heavy lifting and carrying (50 lbs. or more) and occasional stair climbing;
Position requires occasional travel within metropolitan area.
HOURS AND COMPENSATION
Compensation Starting salary of $70,000 to $85,000 depending on experience. This is a full-time, exempt position.
Hours are generally scheduled Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (with the exception of later closure for Thursday evening food bank hours and occasional mobile food pantry events.)
Medical and dental benefits, general leave and holidays
Public Transit benefit
Closing Date: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 5 PM.
FamilyWorks provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Compensation this position is : salaried, 75k-100k Application instructions