Employment

The families in our Maine communities are facing enormous challenges around food, isolation, and health care. Working with the Mission is a way of helping to make important change in the lives of good people. The work is rewarding, and the people we work with are inspiring. Our region of Maine is a wonderful place to live and work, known for safe, neighborly towns and a wide array of natural resources perfect for outdoor adventures.

For a career with the Maine Seacoast Mission, please see below for current openings.

Food Pantry Coordinator

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Current Job Openings

Food Pantry Coordinator 

The Maine Seacoast Mission, one of Maine’s oldest and most trusted nonprofits, seeks a capable and welcoming team member to join the Mission Downeast team. An integral part of the Mission team based at our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, the Food Pantry Coordinator coordinates, administers, and supports a comprehensive food security program focused on increasing access to food and expanding knowledge in healthy eating that support youth, families, adults, and seniors’ awareness of food and Mission Downeast programs. The position is responsible for collaborating with school and community partners, evaluating pantry programs, and supporting Mission Downeast community engagement programs.  

Responsibilities  

Core Responsibilities  

  • Oversee daily operation of the food pantry, including but not limited to unloading delivery truck with volunteers, stocking shelves, cleaning equipment, inventory, and organizing backstock product as directed by Downeast Director 
  • Coordinate and manage targeted food programs including school-based programs, senior commodities, Summer Meals and home deliveries 
  • Transport food and deliveries as needed 
  • Ensure food related programs adhere to local, state, and federal policies and procedures 
  • Partner with Mission Downeast community engagement and educational staff and programs to support youth, families and neighbors 
  • Partner with other local community organizations to help provide pantry neighbors access to their services and opportunities 
  • Mentor, support, oversee, and evaluate volunteers 
  • Participate in food network and other community meetings 
  • Utilize various research and evaluation methods to measure program quality; establish metrics; collect student, family, and partner feedback to determine program direction and goals within Mission Downeast and Mission goals and initiatives. This includes identifying appropriate metrics and overseeing data collection, organization, presentation, and analysis.    
  • Work with Downeast Director to adhere to food pantry budget  

As Part of Maine Seacoast Mission  

  • Promote and embody the Mission as a welcoming and inclusive organization, where all people are valued and respected.  
  • Support the values and purpose of the Maine Seacoast Mission as expressed in the mission statement and other guiding documents. 
  • Uphold the reputation of the Mission and honor the trust built over generations between the Mission and the communities with which we work. 

    Qualifications 

    Core Qualifications  

    • Willingness to obtain Cooking for Crowds and complete Good Shepherd Food Safety Training  
    • Strong interpersonal skills 
    • Knowledge of basic nutrition guidelines and food preparation and basic food storage    
    • Knowledge of community and government resources   
    • Strong organizational skills  
    • Clear written and verbal communication skills  
    • Basic computer skills including Microsoft’s 365 programs  
    • Valid ME driver’s license and working vehicle   

    Required Education and Experience  

    •  Some college, or skill related training or experience  

    Preferred Education and Experience  

    •  Bachelor’s degree   

    Special Qualifications and Certifications  

    • ServeSafe certification; ideal but not necessary  

    Position Conditions and Requirements  

    Work Environment    

    • Able to drive a transit van  

    Physical Demands  

    • Work in a stationary position for extended periods at desk or in pantry 
    • Lift up to 25 pounds 
    • Move boxes in and out of vehicles at different heights 
    • Able to move and shift heavy boxes for extended periods 
    • Able to restock shelves at different heights 

    Travel Requirements  

    • Travel throughout service area for deliveries   

    Compensation
    Rate is $22/hour for a 40-hour a week position with excellent benefits.  

    To Apply
    Please apply through our application form and include your cover letter and resumeApplication review will begin on June 15 and continue until the position is filled. Cover letter and resume are required.   

    Equal Employment Opportunity  

    The Maine Seacoast Mission believes diversity makes us stronger and is an equal opportunity employer.

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