Food For Free is a Cambridge-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing the Greater Boston community with reliable access to fresh and nutritious food. Food For Free accomplishes its mission through food rescue, partnerships with schools, colleges and traditional food organizations, and our own direct service programs. In 2017, Food For Free distributed more than two million pounds of nutritious food to more than 30,000 people throughout Greater Boston.
Food For Free is hiring a part-time Program Coordinator for our Family Meals program. Family Meals re-purposes surplus prepared foods, donated from local university dining halls and corporate cafeterias, into single-serving frozen meals for people with limited access to kitchens, such as community college students and their families. The Program Coordinator will 1) serve as a kitchen manager; 2) manage incoming Family Meals food donations; 3) manage distribution of meals to Food For Free’s recipient agencies.
The Program Coordinator position is 25 hours/week initially, with the potential to increase in the future as the program continues to grow. There is the likelihood of fewer hours available in the summer months. Our kitchen facility is in Watertown Square, and may relocate to Cambridge in the coming months. Food For Free's office is located in Central Square. The Program Coordinator will report to the Program Director.
Areas of Responsibility
- Meal Production: Working with a team of volunteers, produce approximately 700 meals per week.
- Food Safety: Ensure food safety practices in all aspects of food handling throughout meal production.
- Volunteer Management: Schedule, manage, and help recruit volunteers in the production of meals each week.
- Manage Prepared Food Donations: Identify and sort rescued food suitable for the Family Meals program.
- Record Keeping: Maintain accurate program record and compile a yearly program report.
- Manage Outgoing Meal Distribution: Communicate with Food For Free’s partner agencies and our Operations Department to ensure accurate delivery of meals.
- Other duties as assigned
- Commitment to social justice, and food justice in particular
- Interest in feeding families in need
- Experience in the foodservice industry
- ServSafe Manager certification (can be acquired shortly after hire)
- Ability to work on your feet for several hours at a time
- Ability to lift 40 pounds repeatedly during a shift
- Ability to manage a kitchen production process with a smile
- Comfortability managing and working with volunteers doing meal preparation
- Ability and willingness to identify and implement improvements to the kitchen production process
- Exceptional leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Ability to think on your feet and problem-solve in the moment
- A high level of organization and time-management skills
- Maturity and sound judgment
- A warm and professional demeanor
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send a resume and cover letter to Program Director Fiona Crimmins via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.