NOW HIRING- Pantry Operations Manager &

Pantry Driver/ Associate 

 

Pantry Driver/Associate- Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community 

Are you looking for a position to give back to the community and serve those in need? Johnston Partnership has the perfect opportunity for you. The Johnston Partnership, located in Johnston, Iowa, is seeking a Pantry Associate & Driver to support operations at our non-profit Food Pantry/Clothing Closet facility. This person will help with pantry order pick up, delivery, and other pantry operations. Ability to lift 50-80 lbs continually, driving, loading, unloading of our box truck and working 1-2 Saturdays per month is necessary; averages around 15-20 hours a week. Other hours are flexible as assigned by the management. This position works closely with our Pantry Operations Manager, allowing us to provide human services to Johnston and surrounding communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

● Drive to pick up and unload weekly orders for pantry inventory.
● Coordinate with Pantry Operations to utilize volunteers as needed for unloading and shelving of weekly orders, food rescue, and other donations.
● Communicate vehicle maintenance/needs to leadership.
● Work with the Pantry Operations to organize food rescue and other partner agencies for the driving toand picking up food.
● Log/track food, clothing, and other donations for reporting purposes.
● Use best practices during transport for food safety, as well as health and safety around vehicle operations.
● Be available during Tuesday/Thursday operating hours and  two Saturdays a month to facilitate pantry operations and assist volunteers and clients with donations, inventory, stocking, and logistics.
● Provide monthly updates to the Program Director of current needs and successes.
● Work with Pantry Operations and Executive Director on future planning and implementation for the distribution of services in the community.
● Perform any other duties associated with the orderly operation of the Food Pantry/Clothing Closet and/or assigned by the Director.

Required Personal Qualifications

● Ability to work as a part of a team as well as individually.
● Valid driver’s license and clean driving record with no suspensions in the last 5 years, no DUI citations in the past 7 years, no more than 3 accidents in the last 5 years, and no more than 3 traffic tickets in the last 5 years.
● Proven experience as a driver, preferably with large vehicles is preferred.

● Ability to safely operate a box truck, pallet jack, and lift gate.
● Easily read and follow maps and directions.
● Experience working in non-profit setting is preferred; but not required.
● Computer skills in data entry, Microsoft products, and Google platforms preferred but not required.
● Requires heavy lifting (lifting up to 100 pounds; normal lifting will be 30-50 pounds continually).

Pay rate will be between $15-18/hour.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and references to Andrea Cook, Executive Director at Johnston Partnership at andrea@johnstonpartnership.org.

 

 

Pantry Operations Manager – Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community

Are you looking for a position to give back to the community and serve those in need? Johnston Partnership has the perfect opportunity for you. The Johnston Partnership, located in Johnston, Iowa, is seeking a Pantry Operations Manager to manage our non-profit Food Pantry/Clothing Closet operations. This person will oversee all aspects of day-to-day pantry operations consistent with our missions, vision, and values, ensuring us to provide human services to Johnston and surrounding communities. This work averages around 25-30 hours a week during pantry stocking/open hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays. Other hours are flexible as assigned by the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

● Coordinate appropriate pantry inventory with pickup/delivery of orders from partner organizations, including weekend food for schools.
● Ensure food is sorted and stored in a safe & sanitary manner, consistent with policies and procedures.
● Train & direct staff to create a safe, efficient, welcoming pantry environment.
● Check-in clients using a web-based intake system.
● Coordinate, train and effectively communicate with volunteers to ensure efficient, compassionate client-centered daily pantry operations.
● Analysis of client patterns, seasonal needs, donations, and current inventory to ensure we are filling current and future client needs.
● Direct clients to other services, as requested.
● Answer phone and return messages.
● Collect & report data on food, clothing, and other donations for reporting purposes.
● Daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning duties, such as vacuuming and mopping.
● Report on maintenance of facilities & equipment.
● Present updates to the Board of current pantry needs and successes.
● Perform any other duties associated with the orderly operation of the Food Pantry/Clothing Closet and/or assigned by the Director.

Quality Assurance

● Assure confidentiality of client, staff, and volunteer information.
● Pantry organization, ensuring food and supplies are within date and safe for consumption.
● Ability to work as a part of a team as well as individually.
● Regular review of intake data for accurate demographics and services.

Required Personal Qualifications

● 3+ years of experience as a manager or supervisor preferred.
● Work with a diverse clientele in a compassionate, equitable, and professional manner.
● Strong organization and time management skills.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills to work with a diverse population.
● Experience working in a non-profit setting is preferred; but not required.
● Computer skills in data entry, Microsoft products, and Google platforms.
● Requires some heavy lifting (lifting up to 60 pounds; normal lifting is 20-30 pounds), and ability to work a flexible schedule.
● Valid driver’s license and clean driving record with no suspensions in the last 5 years, no DUI citations in the past 7 years, no more than 3 accidents in the last 5 years, and no more than 3 traffic tickets in the last 5 years.
● Foreign language skills are a plus.

Pay rate will be between $22-24/hour.

If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities, please submit your resume and references to Andrea Cook, Executive Director at Johnston Partnership at andrea@johnstonpartnership.org.