Food Pantry and Vegetable Garden Coordinator @ Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey

Food Pantry and Vegetable Garden Coordinator

Non-sectarian health and social service agency seeking a Part-Time Program Coordinator to work with our Food Pantry and Community Vegetable Garden.
Overview: JFS of Central NJ is seeking someone who is outgoing, organized, and self-driven to assist with managing the active volunteer programs. The Program Coordinator should be organized and capable of managing multiple projects in the Food Pantry and Vegetable Garden. The candidate needs to have strong skills working with and presenting to volunteers, individually and in groups.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and training volunteers to work in the Food Pantry, and the Community Vegetable Garden. This includes corresponding with volunteers and managing ongoing list of tasks and items needed in the Food Pantry. The coordinator assists with regular management of Food Pantry and Vegetable Garden. This includes placing orders, tracking statistics, managing client lists, and addressing various issues as they arise. Additionally, he/she is responsible for entering and tracking data for the programs he/she is involved with. He/she is also responsible for managing the Community Vegetable Garden and ensuring regular maintenance of the garden.
Essential Duties & Tasks:
• Coordinate individuals/group of volunteers to match them with needs in the various programs
• Send out regular emails to update volunteer base with the new needs
• Work with staff and volunteers to ensure intended services are provided
• Present to and work with diverse groups of volunteers of all ages
• Manage daily Food Pantry needs and ensure the Pantry is organized and properly stocked.
• Manage all needs for the vegetable garden including purchasing supplies and garden maintenance
Skills Required:
• Excellent writing skills including emails and other marketing material
• Excellent communication skills for interacting with individuals and groups (youth through older adults)
• Strong organization skills, including organizing teams of volunteers with lists of different tasks
• Sensitivity towards working with different ethnic and religious groups, including minorities
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently
• Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize efficiently
• Knowledge of and ability to provide hands on maintenance in Vegetable Gardens
• Ability to use web-based platforms for organizing volunteers and tracking data
• Computers: Efficient in Microsoft office, Facebook and other social media
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Previous non-profit experience preferred
• Valid driver’s license & reliable means of transportation
• Ability to lift packages in the Food Pantry that are potentially 30 pounds
• Ability to work in the vegetable garden including bending down and reaching in garden beds
• 20-28 hours per week
• Familiarity with Kosher Dietary Laws preferred
• Applicants must undergo a criminal background check and drug test

Mask required in all communal areas.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Email resume and cover letter to [email protected]
[email protected]

Job Summary

Job Location
Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey
655 Westfield Ave
Elizabeth , New Jersey 07208


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