Food Pantry Coordinator @ Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

Food Pantry Coordinator

Position Summary:

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and by treating each client with compassion, integrity, and respect. Our ten different departments are staffed by experts who help over 225,000 clients each year and advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our family violence program to Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 75 food pantries, affordable housing sites and JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

The role of the Food Pantry Coordinator is to manage the food pantry at 5361 Preston Court, Brooklyn, New York. The Food Pantry Coordinator will be primarily responsible for receiving and ordering items for the pantry, assisting clients with the digital system and onboarding satellite sites associated with the Preston Court pantry.

Principal Responsibilities:

Maintain pantry inventory for bi-weekly distributions
Receive and stock items on shelves and in digital system.
Register new clients and maintain existing clients in digital system.
Onboard clients to order food items independently via digital pantry.
Support existing clients with ordering.
Fulfill client food orders.
Coordinate volunteers onsite as available and appropriate.
Create client menus and update as necessary.
Onboard new sites working with Preston Court Pantry
Ensure data integrity in the digital system
Generate and deliver reports to stakeholders as needed

Attention to detail, customer focused, self starter, motivated, planning and organization, good communication skills.

Skill and Education:

Bachelor’s degree preferred
At least two years of work experience preferred
Good computer literacy
Good motivation and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills and the capability to multi-task
Language Skills: Fluent in English, Bilingual preferred.

Mathematical Skills: Basic

Reasoning Ability: Ability to function effectively within a busy environment and to make appropriate and safe decisions

Physical Demands:

Required Constantly: Walking, sitting, grasping, bending, stooping, squatting, computer input, finger dexterity and coordination of hand, eye and foot. Lifting boxes weighing between up to 30 lbs to stock shelves or tables
Required Frequently: Standing and climbing stairs; carrying laptop & files (approx. 8-10 lbs)
Required Occasionally: Reaching above the shoulder, and lifting 5-25 pounds, pushing and pulling

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-06-11
  • Times this job has been viewed: 309 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Other
  • Organization Type: Food & Kosher Services
Job Location
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
5361 Preston Court
Brooklyn , New York 11234


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