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Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Coordinator

Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Coordinator


  • 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.

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.

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

About JFCS:

JFCS is a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to challenges facing families and individuals in the Pittsburgh region. The work we do includes counseling, workforce development, guardianship, critical needs assistance, and refugee and immigrant services. We also have a scholarship program and operate the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

We believe that when people with diverse experiences come together, problems can be solved.


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