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PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Job Announcement: February 9, 2017
Application Due Date: February 23, 2017

HOW TO APPLY

1) Complete application, which can be found at https://goo.gl/cL6OLW

2) Submit application with a cover letter and resume to:

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
179 1st Avenue SE
Issaquah, WA 98027

or email (preferred method) at cori@issaquahfoodbank.org

POSITION:

For hundreds of families the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is the first place they visit when they need a little extra help. We not only provide our community with the most basic of needs; food, clothing and financial assistance for eviction prevention, we provide heart, hope and comfort. If you care about this mission, we are looking for a qualified candidate to join our team. We are a thriving nonprofit, filled with positive energy and endless potential. The essential role of the Food Bank Program Assistant is to oversee the food bank functions Tuesday through Saturday including: leading volunteers, working with clients, receiving donations, cleaning facility and assisting with food drive events.  Position is primarily in a warehouse like setting and requires the ability to regularly lift items of up to 50 pounds.  Candidates must be independent, self-motivated, organized, effective leading diverse large groups and individual volunteers and skilled at interfacing with the public.  Position hours are part time and standard hours will be 8am-3pm Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-2pm Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday. The pay rate is $15.00 per/hr and is benefits eligible.  Position is under the day-to-day supervision of the Food and Clothing Bank Manager.

STATUS:  Part Time – 30 hours per week.  Benefits eligible
LOCATION: Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY:

Provide assistance in the operation of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank warehouse, including the food pantry and clothing bank programs. Assistance includes intake and distribution of food and clothing, along with maintenance of physical layout of the space to ensure efficiency, cleanliness, safety and security. This position will also provide leadership for volunteers and will be available to support staff and volunteers during client opening hours throughout the week and weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist in the daily operations of IFCB warehouse areas including:

A. Supporting the process for intake and distribution of goods and food products.

B. Ensuring the health, safety, cleanliness and security of the work environment.

C. Leading teams of volunteers in the completion of their assigned duties.

D. Providing staff support during client opening hours.

2. Assist with staff support during food drive events.

3. Develop and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with volunteers and other community organizations.

4. Stay informed in all areas of food safety standards and warehouse safety and security standards. Perform all duties in conformance with appropriate cleanliness, safety and security standards.

5. Act as an ambassador for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

6. Participate in disaster or emergency-related duties, as needed.

7. Provide support to fellow department team members, as well as outside departments, as needed.

8. Attend training as requested.

9. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Associate’s or bachelor’s degree and two years of warehouse or team leadership experience preferred.

Experience working in a food pantry or similar operation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

A. Knowledge of warehouse organization.

B. Knowledge of intake and distribution practices and procedures.

C. Knowledge of food safety and warehouse operations safety.

E. Ability to organize, set priorities and meet deadlines.

F. Ability to supervise and motivate volunteers.

G. Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion; maintain confidentiality of clients, co-workers and agency.

H. Ability to relate well to individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic levels.

I. Ability to communicate effectively with clients, donors, volunteers, and coworkers verbally and in writing.

J. Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.

K. Ability to operate and use general office equipment and basic computer knowledge.

L. Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, work occasional evening and weekend hours, as required.

M. Ability to safely lift 50 pounds.

N. Experience with conflict resolution.