Washington D.C., Pasadena, California, Pittsburgh, PA
About the Program
The FOCUS Summer Feeding Program is a national program aimed at reducing the “silent crisis” of child hunger in America. Childhood hunger is a problem that affects every community in our country. During the school year, approximately 21 million children in the United States receive free and reduced-price lunches, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National School Lunch Program. But, when school is out, many of these children go hungry because they have no consistent access to healthy meals. The FOCUS Summer Feeding Program is designed to provide children in need with nutritious meals all summer long and to engage our vast volunteer network in this effort to help children.
About This Role
To support Summer Feeding activities, FOCUS seeks to hire a Site Supervisor. This is a part-time position of approximately 24-30 hours per week, for a fixed period of time – approximately from May 15th to September 2nd , 2017. The Site Supervisor will manage day-to-day activities of FOCUS’ feeding program in Washington D.C., Pasadena, or Pittsburgh. Working with FOCUS’ corporate and institutional partners, the Site Supervisor will engage local volunteers and parishes to prepare and serve approximately 40 to 150 (city/site dependent) cold meals each weekday to a pre-identified group of children in need. With morning and afternoon hours and an hourly pay rate in the $12 – $15 per hour range, this position is ideal for school teachers or college/grad students on summer vacation. FOCUS also encourages stay-at-home parents or energetic retirees to apply for this position.
- Coordinate food deliveries with FOCUS National Office Operations Manager
- Coordinate meal preparation and assembly
- Using tools provided by FOCUS National Office, recruit local volunteers to assist with meal preparation and delivery
- Together with FOCUS National staff, work to train volunteers in program activities
- Implement meal delivery to location that has been designated by FOCUS National Office
- Ensure safe and sanitary conditions at meal preparation and delivery sites
- Supervise meal service on-site
- Supervise clean-up of meal preparation and service sites
- Participate in FOCUS-sponsored safe food handling training
- Ensure compliance with local health and safety standards
- Compile and maintain detailed records showing number of meals prepared and served
- Participate in outreach and marketing to local Orthodox parishes and people to engage volunteers and program support
Knowledge and Skills: Advanced communication skills (writing and speaking); familiarity with record keeping using spreadsheets and databases; basic understanding of Orthodox Christian Church doctrines and traditions; computer proficiency.
Competencies: Cultural and local area sensitivity; ability to understand and work with disadvantaged children and vulnerable communities; ability to build volunteer relationships between FOCUS and Orthodox churches, lay people and leaders; ability to represent FOCUS professionally and respectfully; foster a sense of teamwork among volunteers.
Education: No minimum required.
Experience: None required.
Certifications: Background clearances required including clearances to work with children.
Stationed in Washington D.C., Pasadena, or Pittsburgh, FOCUS will not provide permanent office support facilities though FOCUS can assist with request to area Orthodox parishes to provide office space/support if necessary. Must be able to lift boxes/crates of food, load/unload vehicles with heavy food items.