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Program Manager, Community Pantry

Employer
Highline College
Location
Highline College 2400 S 240th St Des Moines, WA, WA

Job Details

General Summary

This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Priority screening for applications received by Jan 17, 2024.

The Highline Community Pantry (HCP) provides fresh foods, grocery items, hygiene products, and conducts cooking demonstrations as well as other collaborative events for the diverse Highline College students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The HCP officially launched fall quarter of 2018 and has since become a signature service for the campus serving hundreds of people weekly.

The Highline Community Pantry Manager works to ensure that Pantry operations are efficient, that services are delivered with the utmost quality and effectiveness to support visitors with vital access to relevant foods. The Pantry Manager plans and successfully executes frequent events in collaboration with other departments to include food justice workshops, food demonstrations, and community partner tabling for the campus community. The Community Pantry Manager serves as the primary contact person for essential partnerships with community-based organizations by demonstrating excellent communication skills and community relationship stewardship.

This is a salaried overtime-eligible, at-will position. Schedule: M-F 8:30.a.m.-5:30.p.m., one evening shift per week, occasional Weekends.

Essential Tasks

Reporting to the Director of Student Success, this position will:

  • Coordinate and collaborate with on and off campus partners to ensuring culturally relevant foods are procured,
  • Deliver excellent service to Community Pantry visitors and maintain relationships with Food Bank and farm partners and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinate volunteer staff schedules using online tools and in-person supports including tracking hours for class credits;
  • Comply with standards set forth by the WA State Department of Health and excel in other health and cleanliness related matters;
  • Facilitate daily operations and provide direct service to Community Pantry visitors including people from various diverse backgrounds;
  • Maintain and provide timely and accurate data;
  • Co-lead the Student Success Committee with the Benefits Hub Program Manager;
    recruit, hire, and on-board student employees and Pantry AmeriCorps members;
  • Provide informational presentations to students and staff and facilitate workshops with students;
  • Create and maintain accurate marketing materials virtually, printed and with webpage maintenance;
  • Obtain Food Protection Manager Certification;
  • Ensure weekly Snack Station deliveries are completed;
  • Update and maintain Community Pantry Manual;
  • Monitor Community Pantry requests from campus community;
  • Partner with students on advancing student needs and Pantry goals;
  • Attend regular meetings with United Way of King County (UWKC) for pilot program implementation and Hunger Free Campus strategies;
  • Implement equitable processes, methods, skills and programs in relation to food insecurities;
  • Achieve food access intervention goals and monitor progress quarterly;
  • Contribute to grant applications and implementation processes if/when selected.
Ability to:
  • Obtain Food Protection Manager Certification;
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written) with people of varying English proficiencies;
  • Speak publicly to groups of people;
  • Proficiently use Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and Access;
  • Provide excellent attention to detail and ability to meet multiple deadlines;
  • Update marketing materials;
  • Problem solve for daily and sustainable long-term solutions;
  • Work independently to perform multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrate flexible leadership with attention to detail and strong quality standards;
  • Provide superb customer service;
  • Honor the diversity and inclusiveness standard set by Highline College and nurture a respectful environment to all utilizing the community pantry;
  • Plan events that are thoughtfully organized, well attended, and drive forth the mission of the campus and the Pantry.
Knowledge of:
  • Food insecurity causes, concepts, and relevancy amongst college populations;
  • Food justice concepts particularly within South King County;
  • The mission of Highline College and its support to student success;
  • Food safety requirements.
Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Associate's Degree; AND
  • 4 years' experience working within the food justice field;
OR
  • Bachelor's Degree; AND
  • 2 years' experience working within the food justice field.
Desired:
  • Ability to speak, read, write more than one language;
  • 2 years' experience in the field of higher education;
  • Experience working within higher education supporting students with non-academic services such as food/housing insecurity, financial coaching, or wrap-around services;
  • Project management experience.
Supplemental Information

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.
THE COLLEGE
Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.MISSION AND VISIONAs an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.APPLICATION PROCEDUREYour online application must include the following to be considered complete:1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position;2. A letter of application/cover letter (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the QUALIFICATIONS, and KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES for theposition;3. A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

National Criminal Background Check may be required.APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highlineNEED APPLICATION HELP?Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524- 5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00PM Pacific Time.HIGHLINE COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERHighline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONSThe College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.TITLE IX POLICYHighline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website https://humanresources.highline.edu/faculty-and-staff/policies/title-ix/The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The college provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types).

The Title IX Coordinator, Danielle Slota, can be reached at (206) 592-3600 or DSlota@Highline.edu. 2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198. Building 12, President’s Office.

The 504 Coordinator, Jenni Sandler, can be reached at (206) 592-3474 or JSandler@Highline.edu. 2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198. Building 25, 5th Floor.

The Chief Human Resources Officer, Steven Sloniker, can be reached at (206) 592-3320 or SSloniker@Highline.edu. 2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198. Building 12, Human Resources.

You can receive this information in an alternate format by contacting Access Services (206) 592-3857; TTY (206) 870-4853.

Organization

Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

MISSION AND VISION
As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

Company info
Website
Telephone
2065923270
Location
2400 S. 240th St.
Des Moines
Washington
98198
US

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