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Shelter Meal Coordinator

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Hunger Intervention Program


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Published 20 days ago

March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021
$19-21 hourly, depending on experience and skills

Shelter Meal Program Coordinator

30 hours per week, with the potential to grow to full-time

Permanent position

Seattle and Shoreline, Washington

About Hunger Intervention Program

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is a nonprofit organization based in the Lake City neighborhood of North Seattle. HIP’s mission is to increase food security for underserved populations in North King County through nutritious meals, educational programs, and advocacy. Our newest program will serve homeless neighbors at a newly opened shelter in Shoreline, WA. This meal program will be in collaboration with the shelter staff and Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness. If you have a talent for planning menus, cooking for groups, and working with the homeless community, this is an excellent position for you.

Position Summary

The individual will work with HIP’s Meal Program Manager to coordinate the operations of HIP’s new shelter meal program. The coordinator will create menus that satisfy nutrition requirements, manage weekly food ordering, prepare for prep shifts, and run meal prep and service. This individual will be primarily based out of a satellite kitchen, and so the ability to work independently is a must. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with a passion for feeding people, especially community members experiencing homelessness, and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead volunteers in the preparation, serving, and cleanup of meals
  • Cook and safely store heat & serve meals for the days HIP is not on site
  • Ensure the safe handling of food by complying with local health and safety standards
  • Create a dynamic and welcoming environment for all volunteers and program participants
  • Independently plan monthly menus, recipes, and weekly shopping lists
  • Maintain organized food storage spaces and coordinate food delivery
  • Participate in HIP events throughout the year
  • Additional duties as assigned

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • At least two years of hands-on professional or community kitchen experience
  • A strong ability and inclination to work independently, as well as working as a team
  • Comfort driving a van in the event pick up of food or supplies requires it (orientation provided)
  • De-escalation skills and an earnest interest in working with challenging individuals from a trauma-informed viewpoint
  • Ability to lead and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds including program participants, staff, volunteers, and community partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong skills in space efficiency, organization, and time management, both in and out of the kitchen
  • Creativity in impromptu problem solving
  • Passionate about food and addressing issues of hunger

Requirements

  • Comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Comfortable reaching, bending, standing, and/or kneeling repeatedly
  • Willing to learn and comply with food safety and sanitation rules
  • Pass the Washington State Patrol background check
  • Have a current Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Have or obtain a current ServSafe Food Manager Certification
  • Have basic computer proficiency including MS Word, Excel, and the Google Suite

Compensation

This is an hourly position that will pay $19-21 hourly, depending on experience and skills. Additionally, HIP provides a benefits package that includes:

  •  Medical insurance including vision
  • Retirement contribution matching
  • Support for professional development and training
  • Generous paid time off as well as 9 paid holidays
  • Orca card (if needed)    

How to apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to jobs@hungerintervention.org with “Shelter Meal Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by Feb 26th.


Hunger Intervention Program is an equal opportunity employer. We aspire to be a diverse organization and seek to hire individuals who contribute to our cultural fluency. We value employees who are aware of their own cultural lens, along with the impact it has on their interactions and work, and who can effectively connect across culture and difference, including race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Personal experience with homeless will be considered an asset. 

Shelter Meal Program Coordinator

30 hours per week, with the potential to grow to full-time

Permanent position

Seattle and Shoreline, Washington

About Hunger Intervention Program

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is a nonprofit…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

  • Medical insurance including vision
  • Retirement contribution matching
  • Support for professional development and training
  • Generous paid time off as well as 9 paid holidays
  • Orca card (if needed)   
  • Medical insurance including vision
  • Retirement contribution matching
  • Support for professional development and training
  • Generous paid time off as well as 9 paid holidays
  • Orca…

Location

On-site
16357 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133

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Instructions:

Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to jobs@hungerintervention.org with “Shelter Meal Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by Feb 19th.

Hunger Intervention Program is an equal opportunity employer. We aspire to be a diverse organization and seek to hire individuals who contribute to our cultural fluency. We value employees who are aware of their own cultural lens, along with the impact it has on their interactions and work, and who can effectively connect across culture and difference, including race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Personal experience with homeless will be considered an asset. 

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