Objective: Under the direction of the Director of Food Programs, this role assists with the operations of Pantry food programs, including but not limited to supervision and coordination of food pantry volunteers and client activities, the purchasing, procurement and restocking of food pantry items, data entry, quality control, monthly statistics and reports as required. This Position supports all Lakeview Pantry food programs.
Essential Job Functions:
Assist food program coordinators with carrying out their duties.
Assist with program activities including new client in-take, client announcements, and/or direct food distribution, and Home Delivery.
Assuring units of service are recorded in Salesforce and updating volunteer data entry training when needed.
Manage Food Supply as needed including the Greater Chicago Food Depository and other donors and vendors.
Supervise volunteers participating in food programs. Duties may include volunteer training, recording attendance, coordinating shift calendars, crisis intervention and following up with absent and first-time volunteers.
Assist with administrative duties of program staff including the tracking of activities and production of reports.
Identify and address program efficiency needs and make changes accordingly.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
2-5 years experience in a Social Services setting and Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Valid driver's license and ability to drive a van is preferred but not required.
Strong human relations skills, including a demonstrated ability in non-violent crisis intervention and crisis management.
Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
An understanding of, and belief in, the importance of food security for everyone.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including Saturdays and Mondays with the possibility of additional hours.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: HR@lakeviewpantry.org, and include "Pantry Coordinator" in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.
About Lakeview Pantry
One of Chicago’s largest and longest-operating food pantries, Lakeview Pantry’s mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs; and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.