Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Coordinator

JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Department JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Position Summary

The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Coordinator is responsible for the smooth day to day operation of the program, ensuring that activities are conducted consistent with the mission of the Pantry: providing professional, culturally sensitive service to those in need of supplemental food and support services in the community. The Pantry Coordinator assists the Director in the implementation of the program and covers operations in the absence of the Director. As part of the Pantry staff, the Coordinator will participate in planning and evaluation as well as implementation of the program.

About Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) 

The professional staff at JFCS is dedicated to helping people successfully cope with life's changes and challenges. JFCS helps thousands of people every year, through career, geriatric, counseling, refugee and immigrant, adoption and foster care, guardian, scholarship, food pantry and critical need services. JFCS strives to create a caring and respectful environment sensitive to the need for human dignity, privacy and diversity of those served by the agency.


  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience.
  • Must be able to work well with diverse populations: ethnicity, age, economic, social and others.
  • Experience in administration, program supervision or small business.
  • Computer competency.
  • Organized, resourceful and capable of working independently.
  • Capability to adapt to changing work environment and client needs.
  • Capability of interacting compassionately and yet firmly with people in difficult circumstances.  
  • Reliable vehicle and valid driver's license.
  • Willing and able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Willing and able to work a minimum of 1 Sunday a month and evenings when requested.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning and ordering of nutritionally appropriate food and dry good supplies for clients within the budgetary capacity of the program.
  • Complete new client intakes and client recertification annually.
  • Coordinates activities of the program assistants and interns in absence of Director.
  • Coordinates volunteer scheduling, supervision, and training
  • Participate in planning, implementation, tracking, and evaluation of Pantry activities.
  • Maintain client files- paper and electronic.
  • Direct and participate in the pick-up and delivery of food & other items from various sources.
  • Organize and stock food and other supplies.
  • Coordinate food deliveries to seniors and others unable to directly come to the Pantry.
  • Serve as a pantry ambassador and representative in the community, with volunteers, and with clients.
  • Assist in preparation of reports for internal and external use.
  • Participate in training and professional development activities including those which would result in increased responsiveness to the clients served and/or increased cultural awareness.
  • Participate in fundraising activities.
  • Serve as liaison to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • Other duties as required.

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          • Location
            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
          • Department
            JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry
          • Employment Type
          • Minimum Experience