The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To coordinate the programmatic logistics of The Salvation Army’s Summer Lunch Bunch Program and to oversee and supervise volunteers as they serve community meals.
These logistics include the transporting and servicing of clients and resources as well as effective communication with employees, agencies, volunteers and community sites involved in the program.
• Works with The Summer Lunch Bunch Coordinator to conduct The Salvation Army’s Summer Lunch Bunch Program.
• Coordinates with meal sites for facilities use.
• Coordinates with transportation providers and families that need transportation to facilitate program involvement for families with transportation barriers.
• Assist with recruitment of program participants and volunteers.
• Oversees planning and logistics involved in the provision of served food.
o Conducts pre-operational visits of sites to determine kitchen suitability and what adaptations are needed to serve meals.
o Conduct on-site, work-in-progress training for any volunteers working directly with food.
o Maintain relationship with contracted food vendor, adjusts meal counts in a timely manner and
communicating any service issues.
o Receive food from cooked meal service vendor and bring to correct temperature, assemble items.
o Ensure meals are delivered to sites during approved meal times, served according to Health Department and USDA Food Service standards.
o Re-package leftover food for distribution to clients according to ServeSafe standards.
• Oversee the planning and logistics involved in the provision of boxed (pantry) food.
o Maintain relationship with Gleaners to coordinate pantry food meal distribution.
o Arrange for the pick-up and orderly distribution of pantry items to each family at the end of the
Summer Lunch Bunch session.
o Arrange for the acquiring of pantry items from food bank.
• Provide accurate statistics and ensure compliance procedures to determine program effectiveness:
o Maintain adequate records of meals served and pantry items distributed, to be turned in to
o Summer Lunch Bunch Coordinator.
o Monitor sites to ensure compliance with the program and funding source guidelines, including those related to ServSafe guidelines and USDA requirements.
• Complete end of program reporting requirements, including those needed to complete USDA final reports and end of year report.
Assist in pre-season training as well as ongoing training on location.
• Prepare and plan for additional program enhancement activities, including acquiring guest presenters and materials for craft and activities.
SERVICE COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION:
• Represents The Salvation Army well and makes every effort to improve the reputation and further emphasize the presence of our organization in the community.
• Cooperates, accommodates, and participates in the Corps efforts to approach clients with The Salvation Army’s holistic/spiritual approach as stated in goals.
GENERAL OFFICE AND OTHER DUTIES:
• Creation of data files and other documents needed for effective management of the program.
• Use of internet based reporting systems.
• General filing as needed.
• Coordinating clients and volunteers to maintain cleanliness of sites and vehicles.
• Other duties as assigned by Summer Lunch Bunch Coordinator or Corps Officer.
Education: Minimum High School diploma or GED required.
Some college preferred.
Experience: Experience working with children and supervising others.
Skills: Ability to make independent decisions according to established policies and
procedures. Ability to supervise others, particularly volunteers, and work
as part of a team. Computer proficient, especially Microsoft Office. Ability
to work with adults and children. Pleasant demeanor and upbeat attitude.
Conditions: Clean driving record, chauffeur endorsement is required to drive
The Salvation Army vehicles. Compliance with a criminal background
Investigation protocol and Safe From Harm abuse prevention training are
required. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for up to one hour.