Food Pantry Supervisor

Job summary: 

The Food Pantry Supervisor reports to the Food Pantry & Thrift Store Manager and is primarily responsible for maintaining operation of community food distribution via FIRC Food Pantries. This involves ordering and transporting food, communicating with volunteers and community members on site at the two FIRC food pantry locations, and guaranteeing compliance with safety standards. This position is also responsible for organizing food pantry operations through task delegation, supervising Food Pantry employees, planning for deliveries, and coordinating volunteer shifts. 

Our benefits include: 

  • Paid training, certifications, professional development, growth opportunities with competitive pay of $20.00-21.00/hr. 
  • Comprehensive health insurance, dental and vision package and retirement plan with company match 
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Centrally located sites in Breckenridge and Silverthorne with both scheduled and flexible working hours, including some evening hours and occasional on call expectations 

The person we are looking for will be: 

  • Personable and able to clearly communicate with volunteers and community members 
  • Organized: able to successfully prepare for food pantries, deliveries and associated volunteer shifts in advance  
  • Flexible: able to both take and give directions based on frequently changing community and agency needs 
  • Reliable and eager to work in a fast-paced and physical environment 

Primary duties: 

  • Gauge needed quantitiesappropriately order foodand facilitate timely invoicing from multiple sources: US Food, Food Bank of the Rockies, TEFAP, etc. 
  • Plan volunteer and staff schedules to effectively align with food deliveries, distribution, and special projects 
  • Supervise food pantry associates: train staff, clearly communicate task assignmentsenforce standards and expectations, and complete administrative tasks associated with employee supervision 
  • Operate as Lead to staff and volunteers during Food Pantry distribution, food preparation, and deliveries, which requires driving between sites on a regular basis 
  • Enforce safety protocols  
  • Build relationships with volunteers; train volunteers and maintain expected standards to ensure a consistent and reliable team 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Oversee the Grocery Store Rescue food donations, including coordinating volunteers involved in pick-up and delivery of food 
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the facilities 
  • Order necessary supplies and maintain essential equipment for Food Pantry operations 
  • Sharinformation about food resources with staff, volunteers, and community members 
  • Communicate regarding Food Bank of the Rockies mobile food pantry and other community food access opportunities  
  • Communicate promptly and effectively with staff and community partners via e-mail, phone, or other communication tools identified by the organization 
  • Check in with the Food Pantry & Thrift Store Manager weekly 
  • Stay current with all required trainings 
  • Willingness to be trained in and take appointments for SNAP and Medicaid applications
  • Participate by invitation in strategic community conversations about food equity and access 

General requirements of the position include: 

  • High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Direct service experience preferred 
  • Effectively demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, ideally in English and Spanish 
  • Pass a background check and E-verify 
  • Have a valid Driver License and reliable year-round transportation 
  • Computer skills including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite, web-based ordering software, volunteer scheduling, and other web-based databases 

Physical requirements of the position include: 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Use of hands to handle, feel, grasp, and operate objects and tools, and reach and lift with hands and arms  
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds 
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment 
  • The employee is frequently required to operate their personal motor vehicle for work assignments 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and twist 

About us: 

Serving its community since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), a non-profit thrift store from which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence. 

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Ruth Hendricks at ruthh@summitfirc.org by Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm. 

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status. 

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

Family Support Coordinator

Job Summary:
The Family Support Coordinator reports to the Supportive Services Manager and is responsible for engaging and
assessing family needs and barriers, coordinating supportive services, and assisting with family needs as they come up.The Family Support Coordinator will build strong client-working relationships and use motivational interviewing
techniques to work with families in family development and goal setting. The Family Support Coordinator will provide
supportive services such as housing counseling, medical and dental assistance, and client advocacy.

Our benefits include:
➔ Paid training, certifications, professional development, growth opportunities with competitive pay of $18-20/hour
➔ Comprehensive health insurance, dental & vision package and retirement plan with company match
➔ Generous paid time off and paid holidays
➔ All employees are eligible for state and federally mandated emergency paid sick leave benefits if criteria are met
➔ Remote work opportunity within Summit County during the time period identified by the Board of Directors due to
health and safety precautions related to COVID-19, with the option to work in the centrally located office in
Silverthorne; schedule that combines Core Hours on Monday-Thursday with flexible working hours

The person we are looking for will:
★ Have case management experience, be organized, and enjoy working with families needing support
★ Show warmth, respect, and empathy to families and clients
★ Demonstrate strong cooperation, punctuality and interviewing skills

Primary Duties:
• Assess family needs and provide ongoing case management and appropriate support, under the supervision of the
Supportive Services Manager and in collaboration with FIRC’s Family Support team
• Demonstrate “strengths-based” approach and used motivational interviewing techniques to create, implement, adjust
and track family goals
• Demonstrate superior time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Set exemplary standards of quality and family outcomes
• Enter weekly data in a timely manner
• Provide one-on-one counseling to families related to housing and financial literacy

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Be available to help coordinate and promote Family Support workshops
• Actively search out and being open to changes within the program based on best practices, grant requirements, and
internal organizational approaches
• Represent the FIRC and Family Support Program at various community events or meetings

Requirements of the position include:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Work, Human Services, or related field preferred; or equivalent experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; bilingual ability in English and Spanish strongly preferred
• Ideally 2 years of experience in case management, social work, family development, or related field
• Pass a background check and e-verify
• Must commit to a full-time, 40-hour work week
• Ability to use a strengths-based approach and communicate with families and clients with honesty, integrity, and a
sensitivity to the needs and differences of diverse cultures
• Ability to develop trusting relationships with clients

Physical requirements of the position include:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Use of hands to handle, feel, grasp, and operate objects and tools, and reach and lift with hands and arms
• Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers
• The employee may be required to operate their personal motor vehicle for work assignments
• The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, and kneel
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
To apply send cover letter and job resume to Ruth Hendricks at ruthh@summitfirc.org by Friday, October 30, 2020 at
1:00 pm.

About us:
Serving its community since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that
aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families,
immigrants and refugees. The FIRC operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), a non-profit thrift store from which all
proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and
advocates for family and cultural competence.
The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national
origin, creed, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status.
FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.