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Assistant Food Pantry Manager

Community Assistance Center
Sandy Springs, Atlanta
$18/hr, full-time + benefits
Closing date
Oct 21, 2022
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The Community Assistance Center (CAC) is the primary human services organization for Sandy Springs and Dunwoody neighbors that are facing financial hardships or unexpected emergencies. Founded in 1987, CAC prevents homelessness and alleviates hunger by providing basic needs assistance while continuously engaging clients to work towards greater self-sufficiency. CAC employs a team of ~20 full-time employees to manage efforts, and coordinates the efforts of over 400 community volunteers to fulfill its mission. With four operating sites, including satellite locations in Dunwoody and South Sandy Springs, CAC hopes to continue to expand its services to better serve the 20,000 individuals living below the poverty line in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.


The Assistant Food Pantry Manager contributes to CAC’s mission by coordinating pantry efforts at our two branch locations (Dunwoody and South Sandy Springs) on alternating weekdays and some Saturdays. They are responsible for managing volunteers to, and also participating in, keeping a food inventory, restocking the pantry, and distributing food to clients. They also keep records and produce reports. The Assistant Food Pantry Manager reports to the Branch Manager and coordinates with the Food Pantry Manager, playing an integral role in feeding our neighbors in need.

A successful candidate possesses managerial skills, project management skills, manages their own time, keeps track of data, and interacts with staff, volunteers, and clients in a friendly, collaborative manner. Likely backgrounds include grocery store experience, inventory/stock experience, logistics experience, food service management experience, etc. This role is a customer-facing, management-style position.


Food Pantry Operations

    Assure stability by promoting a working environment that is rewarding to staff and volunteers Help plan and manage food pantry inventory and maintain it in compliance with safe food guidelines Monitor the quality and expiration date of food inventory Ensure inventory turns over on a FIFO basis, reducing food waste Coordinate daily organization of donated food items and incorporate into existing stock Help to manage food cost efficiency, identify ways to increase efficiency, and fully utilize the food items ordered or donated Maintain all temperature logs Help coordinate food donation pickups and deliveries Help plan and coordinate community food drives Coordinate food delivery and distribution programs (including daily pantry distribution, weekly satellite pantries and seasonal programs) Coordinate all food pantry equipment maintenance Work with facility maintenance staff to keep the food pantry areas clean and organized, including waiting room, corridors, market, bathrooms, and processing area Drive truck, van, and forklift as needed Other duties as assigned by Food Program Manager or Programs Director, including but not limited to supporting CAC special programs and representing CAC at special events
Strategic Planning

    Work continuously with Branch Manager to improve CAC food service to meet the needs of those experiencing food insecurity Help Food Program Manager identify and address issues that challenge and support the Food Program Participate in discussion of policy positions concerning the Food Pantry
Human Resource Development

    Help train, place, coordinate and supervise pantry volunteers, interns, and work study students Help identify, cultivate, and recruit food pantry volunteers and leadership
Reporting & Communications

    Responsible for capturing and recording food service provided to clients Responsible for capturing and recording food inventory Participates in staff meetings

Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites

    Superior interpersonal skills with a diverse community Operates at a high level of personal responsibility and optimism Adheres to the highest ethical standards in management Demonstrates sound judgment Anticipates, plans for and meets deadlines Is able to manage and prioritize last-minute requests and/or projects Evaluates processes and procedures and develops suggestions for change Possesses excellent customer service, communication and time management skills Demonstrates initiative and works as a team player Has the ability to lead, coach, and manage others Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking ability is desired Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds (essential) Demonstrates experience driving large vehicles, such as truck, sprinter van, etc. (essential)
Education & Experience


- Supervisory experience

- Experience and competence working in diverse ethnic communities and with groups of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds

- Strong computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and database applications

- Proven leadership ability, including inspiring and motivating others

- Demonstrated success managing individuals and teams

- A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record

- Ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds



    Bachelor’s degree Experience recording and analyzing data Experience working with volunteers Inventory/warehouse experience
Job Type & Rate:

Full-time, hourly: $18/hour.

The working conditions for this position take place in both indoor and outdoor environments. Duties include driving and offloading trucks, working with refrigerators and freezers, lifting and moving heavy boxes, and using the manual pallet jack.


    Health Insurance Access to Dental and Vision insurance (self-paid) Retirement plan – 403B Paid time off

Monday-Friday, with some Saturdays required.

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and a cover letter to for consideration, with the job title in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!


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