Job Title: Food Pantry Manager
Reports To:Pastor and Chairperson of Trustees
Job Status:Non-Bargaining (Part Time – 100 hours per month)
Location:On-site (East Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 9990 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44104)
Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Pastor and Chairperson of Trustees oversees the Lifeline Food Pantry. Provides oversight, management, and administrative support to ensure the food pantry, food pantry services, and volunteers continue serving the community.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Lifeline Food Pantry Manager will be responsible for:
In addition, the part-time Lifeline Food Pantry Manager will be responsible for:
- grant writing, soliciting contributions, and special event planning designed to generate additional financial resources needed to accommodate the expanding food subsistence needs of Ward Six residents.
- re-negotiating existing and pursuing new vendor agreements for food, transportation services, and packaging materials;
- establishing a community outreach workers program designed to build trustworthy and healthy relationships between the Food Pantry delivery team and their food pantry clients. The delivery team, as opportunities arise, will utilize their unique access to inform residents of available resources and services through East Mt. Zion Baptist Church’s (EMZBC) non-profit agency and other providers. The community outreach workers/food pantry drivers will complete a training program that informs them about:
- o the past and present history of Ward Six communities and the families/individuals residing there;
- programs, services, and opportunities that may be relevant/of value to the residents; and
- appropriate relational and communication skills enabling the community outreach workers to interact with residents.
- recruiting college students, young professionals, area churches and residents, and suburban congregations to participate in the volunteer workforce; and
- advocating on behalf of Ward Six residents regarding food shortages and other city, state and national issues impacting them.
- Three to five years of experience operating a food pantry or similar social service organizations.
- At least one year of progressive supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated, strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrated, strong administrative, management, interpersonal, and budget management skills.
- Available approximately 100 hours per month on-site (20 hours per week for 3 weeks of the month and 40 hours the last week of the month).
- Ability to successfully complete a background check.
- Salary commensurate with experience.
- Passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with Christ through community.