Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor

THE FOOD PANTRIES FOR THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

​​​​​​​Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 3.9 million meals annually.

Employment at The Food Pantries 

JOB OPENINGS

Food Pantries for the Capital District, Inc. (The Food Pantries), is  a coalition of food pantries working together, in a spirit of cooperation, to do together what no one of us could do alone.  Our mission is to serve hungry people in the Capital District through member food pantries.  We support our pantries by purchasing, collecting and delivering food.  We provide a forum for networking, coordination of services, education, and training.

Job Title: Special Initiatives Manager
Reports To: Associate Executive Director


Position Summary:
The Special Initiatives Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of The Food Pantries for the Capital District’s special initiatives- Importantly, the Community Food Assistance Network and Food As Medicine initiatives.

In this role, the Manager oversees strategic implementation, external partnership management, and operations as they impact the goals and outcomes of the initiatives. In addition, the Manager works closely in framing and defining the evaluation needs for each effort. The Manager, in collaboration with the Associate Executive Director and Executive Director, leads the joining where advisable of the strategic learnings and efficiencies of the initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Delivery of Services
Operationalizes, adapts and improves CFAN (Community Food Assistance Network) and Food As Medicine theory and strategy
Oversees day to day implementation of the initiatives to ensure consistency and quality of service
Maintains and revises all literature, guidelines, etc related to initiatives
Works actively with partners and staff regarding operational processes related to the initiatives
Works to outreach to new partners to participate in the initiatives
Works closely with internal and external evaluation resources to ensure data collection efforts meet the needs towards defining the initiatives’ short and long term goals, milestones and metrics.
Train participants, staff and volunteers on initiatives’ guidelines, protocols and standards.
Act as liaison with coalition members, community members and community partners

· Outreach Strategies
Develop and contribute to outreach strategy related to initiatives’ communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.

· Database Management as related to Special Initiatives
Track and manage progress on project timelines, deliverables and other tasks. This includes tracking progress of collaborators including internal staff, academic partners and web developers, and providing updates on progress to clients and funders as needed.
Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the initiative or function.

· Personnel
In conjunction with the Associate Executive Director-Responsible for direction and supervision of direct reports and successful results, including administrative, operational and program related services
Manage volunteers associated with program related activities/services.

· All other duties as assigned

Working Conditions
Position can be physically demanding -employee must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs.
Position may require employee to sit and stand for long periods of time
Position may require exposure to the elements: rain, snow, wind, etc.

Job Qualifications
· Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
· Minimum Experience: 2 Years -Public Health or Nutrition related experienced preferred.
· Preferred Experience: 5 Years, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Experience in working independently and cooperative on multiple concurrent assignments.
· Experience co-developing new lines of work in partnership with non-profits and funders.

The Food Pantries of the Capital District does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Program Director, Angie Pender-Fox angie@thefoodpantries.org​


Delivery Person/Truck Driver ​

Status: Hourly
Department: Program Services ​
Reports To:  Program Director
Rate of Pay: Starting at $15/hr

Qualifications: Delivery /driving experience, ability to operate a box truck with a maximum weight of 16,000pounds, driving knowledge and familiarity of the Capital region, great organizational skills, great communication skills and the ability to work as and contribute to a busy team. Position is physically demanding including climbing in and out of vehicle and continual moving and lifting of heavy objects.

General Description:
pick- up and delivery of food orders and donated items to our member pantries.  Coordination, scheduling and administrative work associated with delivery service.

To Apply: 
Submit a cover letter and resume to pantries@thefoodpantries.org . Position open until filled. 

Compensation:
$15/hr.  Paid time off and comprehensive health insurance after evaluation period. 


 

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to pantries@thefoodpantries.org. The position will be open until filled.







​The Food Pantries of the Capital District does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.