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Working at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) turns an interest into a passion, a hobby into a calling, an idea into reality. As a multi-faceted social services agency, with over 17 unique service areas spanning 6 different locations throughout the state, we let our mission guide the way. Regardless of your faith, we’re seeking highly committed, high-energy leaders to serve our members and bring our programs to life. Sound like something for you? Read on.

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) is seeking an organized, team player for the role of Pantry Warehouse Coordinator. This position supervises program volunteers to coordinate all aspects of securing food donations and receiving food for the Jewish Community Pantry. Additionally, this position is responsible for inventory management, food distribution, and assisting in the development of an annual food budget.

The Pantry Warehouse Coordinator is expected to work from the Jewish Community Pantry (at 29th and Center St.) as needed and remaining hours and location to be determined in partnership with the Pantry Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • In partnership with the Pantry volunteers, monitors and maintains records of Pantry inventory.
  • Ensure that Pantry is adequately stocked with a variety of food (grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables, and dairy).
  • Assists in unloading food deliveries and sorting food products.
  • Ensures proper & safe food handling and storage best practices.
  • Coordinates the receipt of donations from drives and other community resources; ensure that volunteers inspect expiration dates, packaging damage, etc.
  • Works with local food banks to order and/or purchase food.
  • Solicits the donation of food from local businesses.
  • Keeps informed about state and partner food storage regulations and parameters.
  • Serves as first response for facility needs.
  • Drives the JCC van to pick up food orders, diaper orders, and other Pantry purchases.
  • Actively seeks ways to improve our service model in order to better serve residents and best use available resources.
  • Establishes operational procedures for activities, such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current.
  • Recommends changes to existing safety policies and procedures for all activities; maintains current knowledge of and implements existing applicable federal and state safety and health requirements.
  • Works with Coordinator to recruit, supervise, and train volunteers to pick up, deliver, and stock food.
  • Inspects physical condition of the warehouse and equipment and prepares work orders for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment; reports on and corrects problems.
  • Establishes operational procedures for activities, such as verification of incoming and outgoing donations, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current.
  • Recommends changes to existing safety policies and procedures for all activities; maintains current knowledge of and implements existing applicable federal and state safety and health requirements.
  • Participates in and conducts training.
  • Inspects physical condition of the warehouse and equipment and prepares work orders for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment; reports on and corrects problems.
  • Performs the MOD duties as assigned on a weekly and annual basis.
  • Actively promotes and practices the organization’s Positive Rules of Communication.
  • Assume responsibilities as assigned for JCC special events.
  • Performs other duties and assumes additional responsibilities as needed.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Qualifications — Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements (KSAs)

  • Knowledge and experience with food pantry management and/or transferrable job experience.
  • Familiarity with under-served communities.
  • Demonstrated skill of effective team building and supervision of volunteers.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse staff and populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate cargo vans and 10 ft. box trucks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer software: including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; customer-service orientation with specific strength in diplomacy and discretion strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a warehouse coordinator or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • 1-2 years of community outreach experience preferred.


The JCC has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. This policy requires that all JCC employees verify they are fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call (414) 964-4444 or contact us at hr at jccmilwaukee dot org.

Working at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) turns an interest into a passion, a hobby into a calling, an idea into reality. As a multi-faceted social services agency, with over 17 unique service areas spanning 6…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 29, 2022
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
Compensation
USD $23 - USD $25
/ hour

Benefits

The Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC offers a challenging, dynamic, multicultural work environment with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. The JCC is committed to a culture that supports work-life balance, and invests in our culture by offering a generous paid time off package to full time employees. These include paid time for vacation, personal or sick days and paid observance of secular and religious holidays. Our benefits package includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance coverage, participation in our defined contribution 403B pension, and Group Life and Disability Insurance after one year of service. Additionally, every JCC Employee receives a free membership to our state-of-the-art fitness and aquatics facilities in Whitefish Bay, including our seasonal outdoor water park in Mequon.

Uniquely JCC Benefits

  • JCC Membership: Every active staff member receives full JCC membership at no cost, which includes member access to our state-of-the-art fitness and aquatics facilities in Whitefish Bay and summer membership to the JCC Water Park in Mequon.
  • JCC Program Discounts: Employees receive significant discounts on virtually all programs offered at the JCC and are actively encouraged to participate in our early education, wellness, camping, cultural, and enrichment programs.

The Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC offers a challenging, dynamic, multicultural work environment with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. The JCC is…

Location

On-site
2930 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53210, USA

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