FLSA: Non-Exempt/Overtime Eligible
Hours Per Week: 16-20/Part-time
Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and by treating each client with compassion, integrity and respect. Our ten different departments are staffed by experts who help over 225,000 clients each year and advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our programs range from 100% affordable housing at 21 locations to our family violence program to Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 75 food pantries, affordable housing sites and JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.
The Manager, Boro Park Food Program is responsible for utilizing Met Council’s digital system to support the ordering, packing, and pick-up of emergency food packages in Boro Park. The Manager will leverage community partnerships to create a volunteer base in service of supporting ongoing emergency food delivery in the community, with the hopes of dramatically scaling the operation post-COVID.
Develop and maintain a functional emergency food space that supports our program goals and activities.
Support ordering and packing of clients’ emergency food packages;
Implement and maintain inventory control;
Identify and nurture partnerships with volunteers, donors and community groups to support volunteer activities out of Boro Park hub;
Identify and engage with non-profit partners and communal institutions to identify individuals and families who would benefit from emergency food packages.
Superior customer service skills
Significant knowledge of and experience within Boro Park
Must be responsive to the particular needs of the Boro Park community
Must be closely familiar with local community groups
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Solid problem solving skills
Exceptional time management skills
Exceptional communication skills—both written and verbal
Strong knowledge of Windows 10 and all Microsoft Office programs
Ability to work independently and manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously
Significant organization skills, with an ability to stay focused on assigned tasks
Skills and Education:
Associates degree (required); Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
Fluent in English and Yiddish (required); additional languages helpful
Knowledge of Kashrut laws (required)
Travel around Brooklyn
Required Constantly: Walking, sitting, grasping, bending, stooping, squatting, computer input, finger dexterity and coordination of hand, eye and foot
Required Frequently: Standing and climbing stairs; carrying laptop & files (approx. 8-10 lbs)
Required Occasionally: Reaching above the shoulder, and lifting 5-25 pounds, pushing and pulling