Food Shelf Coordinator

Position Type: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Locations: Dakota County; primary offices in Burnsville and Rosemount

Closing Date: November 6, 2017; preference to applications received by October 20, 2017

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About 360 Communities
Founded in 1970 by a group of volunteers, 360 Communities is a nonprofit organization which provides services to about 18,000 people annually in over 40 locations in Dakota County, Minnesota. Holistic services include a network of five food shelves, two family resource centers, two domestic and sexual violence shelters, and three programs that support school success from birth to high school graduation.

In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, 360 Communities provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency.

Position Overview:

The Food Shelf Coordinator will be responsible for the general operation of the Burnsville and Rosemount food shelves and provide operational support to three additional partner food shelves within Dakota County. Through developing and maintaining a strong volunteer base, the Coordinator will assist the organization in providing healthy food in a dignified and respectful manner to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of food shelf operations to include order placement, coordination of food delivery, and warehouse inventory control
  • Assist volunteers and staff in maintaining a culture of hope, support, appreciation, and dignity when working with clients
  • Create relationships with outside agencies and fellow staff members to ensure appropriate resources are available to clients
  • Stay up-to-date on food recalls, TEFAP regulations, food safety, and training as required for the position
  • Maintain external relationships for community outreach and coordination of food drives
  • Support partner food shelves in answering questions or providing resources when necessary
  • Onboard and manage food shelf volunteers and interns
  • Provide clear written documentation for monthly statistical reporting

Required Skills:

  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, environment, utilizing independent decision making and prioritization skills
  • Proficient communication skills in English – both written and verbal
  • Basic computer knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and database systems
  • Ability to safely lift 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Comfortable working in a social services setting

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; three (3) or more years of related experience in a food shelf setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minnesota Mandated Reporter training; either prior successful completion of, or enrollment and completion of training at the first available opening after hire
  • Have and maintain a valid Minnesota driver’s license, insurance, and acceptable driving record
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with socially, economically and culturally diverse populations
  • Previous, paid or unpaid, experience in food shelf coordination and/or social service settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a secondary language

A complete job description can be requested by e-mailing

360 Communities values racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply.

360 Communities is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.