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Food Pantry Coordinator

Southern NH Services

On May 21, 1965, the Hillsborough County Community Action Program was chartered in the State of New Hampshire to serve the City of Nashua and the twenty-nine towns in Hillsborough County, in accordance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. In 1969 the organization became the Community Action Agency for the City of Manchester as well, which meant that its service area included all of Hillsborough County. The agency’s name was officially changed to Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (SNHS) in 1974.  On July 1, 2011, Rockingham Community Action was merged with SNHS, expanding the service area to include both Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties.

SNHS’ Board of Directors is comprised of 18 members, with representatives from both Hillsborough County and Rockingham County.  The Public, Private and Low-income Sectors are each represented by one third of the total board membership. Members of the Board of Directors are unpaid, volunteer community leaders and representatives who formulate the agency’s policy and direction. 

As a Community Action Agency, it is SNHS’ purpose to provide social service programs and advocacy activities for the economically disadvantaged, elderly, youth and other specialized populations in the organization’s service area.  To that end, SNHS operates more than 50 programs, contracting with the Federal, State and local governments as well as other social service agencies and private entities. The programs offered include Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start, the New Hampshire Employment Program, several initiatives under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Adult Basic Education services, Women Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC), Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Energy and Utility Assistance, Weatherization, Financial Capability, Elderly Housing, Supportive Housing for the Homeless, Homelessness Prevention/Intervention programs, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  Between 35,000 and 40,000 individuals are assisted through these programs and services each year.

SNHS administers between $35 and $40 million in financial resources on an annual basis.  Of that amount, 80% or more of funding comes from federal grants.  Private resources, including utility companies, foundations and other local sources account for approximately 18% on average, and state funds make up the remainder, generally 2% or less.


Job Summary: 

The incumbent of this position is responsible for the daily functions of the RCA Outreach Food Pantry program, including: maintenance, organization, and coordination of all Community Action Center Food Pantries and Food Pantry Volunteers (including Seabrook, Salem and Raymond), and pickup and delivery of Food Pantry items to the other RCA Community Action Centers, as well as supplemental janitorial responsibilities for the Seabrook Center.

Requirements:

* The candidate will have a minimum of High School diploma or GED;

* Knowledge of basic food safety procedures;

* Valid New Hampshire driver’s license, current adequate car insurance, and a reliable vehicle for transportation of food.

* Ability to relate well with clients; ability to work well with others in a cooperative and respectful manner; ability to comply with schedule, policies, and job responsibilities;

* Proficiency with computers and basic program requirements;

* Ability to lift and carry seventy-five (75) pounds.

Responsibilities:

* Oversee, organize, and coordinate maintenance all RCA Food Pantries on a regular basis. Including: monitoring of shelf dates; rotating stock.

* Responsible for record keeping and compiling of information such as inventory records, food package quantities and composition;

* Responsible for providing regular detailed reports to management as directed.

* Responsible for ensuring cleanliness of storage areas, freezers and refrigerators;

* Responsible for ensuring that daily, routine custodial and janitorial tasks for the pantries (per Food Pantry Checklist, such as discarding left over perishable breads and pastries at the end of each day) are completed.

* Collect pantry stock from local donors, including but not limited to: supermarkets, community partners, and agency programs.

* Transport pantry stock to and from area RCA Community Action Centers, as necessary.

* Prepares Food Packages, with some modification based upon family size or other requirements based upon application(s).

* Be available to assist with TEFAP distributions as directed by supervisor.

* Responsible for working with Site Supervisor for volunteer recruitment, selection, and the completion of all required paperwork (Volunteer Package).

* Responsible for maintaining a volunteer schedule at the Seabrook Food Pantry.

* Initiate the process to work with the Work Skills Work Experience Program of CAP to recruit volunteers.

* Provide backup reception support as required.

* Perform supplemental cleaning of the Seabrook Community Action Center per Cleaning Checklist.

* Will maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients, and maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with SNHS policy and procedure.

* Abide by all SNHS Safety policies and procedures.

* Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.

* Responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and will gather sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs which are beneficial to the client and his/her family.

* Some weekend or evenings hours required when need to pick up donations or attend a donation event.

* Perform other related duties as required.

SNHS is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply:

~<b>Apply online at: http://www.snhs.org/jobs/</b>

Job Location:

Seabrook

Date Added: July 16, 2018

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