Food Bank Manager

Job Type

Full Time




United States


JFS is a 126-year-old non-profit organization providing effective social services to individuals and families of all backgrounds in the Puget Sound region. We help people achieve well-being, health and stability. For more information about JFS, please visit


We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Food Bank Manager to join our team. This position will manage all aspects of the Polack Food Bank program. As a member of the of the Food Bank team, the Food Bank Manager will carry out the program’s vision of serving food-insecure households by making sure there is adequate food supplies, enlisting the help of volunteers, supervising food bank staff and volunteers, and tracking food bank usage. The position is based in Seattle at the JFS Capitol Hill campus. Must be available to work on occasional evenings and weekends to meet applicable deadlines.


·        Purchase food and arrange for food donations to ensure a well-stocked operation.

  • Monitor food bank usage on a daily and monthly basis and work in conjunction with Data Services to track client services and implement client outcome measurement.

·        Supervise Food Bank Specialist and Home Delivery Specialist positions. Duties include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues.

·        Supervise volunteers; schedule adequate volunteer support and track volunteer hours.

·        Engage directly with clients using professional social work principles and provide information and referrals as needed.

·        Actively participate in local food bank coalitions.

·        Participate in special projects, including the annual JFS Food Drive and Food Sort, Passover Food Bank, and Chanukah program.

·        Give occasional presentations to community groups as requested.

·        Other duties as assigned. 


·        Undergraduate degree or at least two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·        2+ years program management and/or supervisory experience.

·        Excellent analytical, public speaking, communication and computer skills. 

·        Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required

·        Knowledge of issues relating to poverty in our society such as institutional racism

·        Ability to drive a commercial van and a current Washington State driver’s license required

·        Proven ability to track expenditures, and gather statistical information

·        Demonstrated knowledge of basic food safety practices

·        Ability to operate a pallet jack and to carry material weighing up to 50 lbs.  


Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit resume and cover letter to