Employment Opportunities

The State College Food Bank is looking to hire a part-time Operations Assistant who will support the mission and vision of the Food Bank by supporting the daily operations.

Part-Time Operations Assistant  

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and a resume to info@scfoodbank.org

  • Status: Part-Time
  • Schedule: The chosen candidate must be available to work shifts during the hours of 8:30am and 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Compensation: $15/hour with opportunity for pay raise based on positive performance review.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Assist the Operations Manager in directing and supervising volunteers as they complete daily tasks including sorting and organizing food/product donations, stocking grocery shelves, and carrying out work related to Client Services and grocery distribution.
  • Assist the Operations Manager with volunteer orientation and training. 
  • Assist the Operations Manager in the coordination of pick-ups and deliveries. 
  • Prepare for and oversee daily Client Service operations.
  • Assist with facility opening and closing procedures. 
  • Manage in-kind donation receiving process, donation sorting, and stocking/organization in storage and distribution areas.
  • Assist the Operations Manager with oversight of warehouse and pantry spaces: includes maintaining the cleanliness of product and facility, keeping work spaces functional and organized, making sure all incoming and outgoing in-kind donations are processed and recorded correctly, and managing storage spaces.
  • Monitor product and supply inventory, and notify the Operations Manager of needed items.
  • Work in conjunction with Food Bank staff to coordinate the re-donation of surplus product to other local agencies. 
  • Operate Food Bank vehicle(s) as needed (pick-ups, deliveries, etc.).
  • Organize and maintain food drive registration calendar and coordinate food drive drop-off and/or pick-up schedule. 
  • Assist Operations Manager with coordinating and managing large-scale food drives as needed. 
  • Coordinate and deliver grocery orders to clients. 
  • Maintain accuracy and organization of all client files and information, including an electronic client database and physical forms and files. 
  • Establish and maintain productive, courteous relationships with staff, clients, volunteers, vendors, donors, and the general public.
  • Support and foster an environment that is welcoming and positive for all. Communicate clearly and effectively with clients, volunteers, staff, and community members using various communication methods (in-person, telephone, email) in a respectful and culturally responsive manner.
  • Support outreach programs and other community partnerships as needed. 
  • Support other staff as needed. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience for the Position:

  • The ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and lift at least 50 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Experience working with and supervising others is preferred.
  • Previous non-profit and volunteer experience is desirable.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, to use independent judgment, and to work cooperatively with staff, volunteers, donors, and clients.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record and have the ability to operate Food Bank vehicle(s) as needed (pick-ups, deliveries, etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally work in a non-climate controlled environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional weekend and/or evening hours.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously with effective and efficient time management skills and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact with and serve diverse clientele and colleagues. 
  • Ability to provide equitable services and support to SCFB clients.
  • Proficiency in using a variety of technology is required: including telephone systems, office equipment, computers, email, and Microsoft Office.
  • Food safety training and strong knowledge of food handling practices is desirable.
  • The ability to speak, read, write, and understand the English language.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate degree or higher preferred.

 

NOTE: This position description is intended to provide a general summary of responsibilities and work being performed by the person assigned to this position. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in the position. All employees must follow all organizational policies and procedures set in place by the State College Food Bank as well as those observed in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and government requirements and guidelines. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their typical responsibilities.

 

State College Food Bank provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.