Food Bank Coordinator - Dar Al-Hijrah 3


Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center- Social Services Office

The Food Bank Coordinator directly manages all aspects of the center’s food distribution, including food sourcing, logistics of the distribution, volunteer recruitment and management, administration, reporting, and above all, serving community members in need with kindness and compassion.

He/She reports directly to the Social Services Director of the center.

Necessary qualifications include:
• An ability to communicate pleasantly and professionally with clients, volunteers, community partners and other stakeholders of the center
• Strong organization and time management skills
• Knowledge of safe and proper food handling and storage practices
• Physical fitness and ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds as needed
• Resourceful and creative thinking and problem solving skills
• Flexibility and availability to work as needed
• Proven data management and computer skills
• A valid driver’s license and current insurance at required minimums
• Bilingual English/Spanish speaker preferred
• An ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment and high energy

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Work with local food banks, grocery stores, community partners and others to consistently procure needed, healthy food cost effectively
• Collaborate with the Social Services Director and administration to seek and apply for grant funding

• Manage the pick-ups and donations of food
• Oversee the sorting, packing and safe storage of food
• Organize the food distribution and all related details
• Coordinate any home deliveries or emergency walk-ins
• Maintain a clean and well-ordered kitchen, pantry and storage area

• Oversee the enrollment of clients while properly maintaining personal private client information.
• Manage client sign-in on the day of distribution
• Maintain key data points for reporting and create and communicate regular reports to the administration, funders and other stakeholders
• Seek new and creative ways grow the food bank and to meet client needs as they evolve