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Soup Kitchen Program Coordinator

March 25, 2018 / Tom Cullen / featured

Our Place Waldorf is looking for a Program Coordinator to help run our twice-weekly soup kitchen. This part-time position will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the soup kitchen, including organizing volunteers and fostering a welcoming environment for our guests. If you are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail a cover letter and your resume to


The full job description and other details are provided below.


DESCRIPTION: The Our Place Waldorf Soup Kitchen Program Coordinator will help to manage the flow of dinner service at Our Place Waldorf. A successful candidate should: understand and manage the day-to-day business inside the soup kitchen; have strong customer service and organizational skills; must be timely and able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment; foster a welcoming, productive, and safe environment, sensitive to the needs of guests; ensure volunteers are placed in appropriate roles and that each station is properly manned; oversee the workings of the kitchen, the food distribution, and donated goods distribution; represent the Soup Kitchen during food distribution hours; report to and communicate regularly and effectively with Executive Director; and open for dinner service at 3:00 and close at 7:00 on Mondays and Thursdays. The Program Coordinator will oversee volunteers; maintain an attendance tracking system; assign duties and enforce protocols; coordinate set-up, meal execution, and clean-up; assist with duties wherever needed; and adhere to all Department of Health Services requirements. The Program Coordinator will maintain the Soup Kitchen’s food closet; organize and track inventory; coordinate with external partners; communicate and maintain relationships with meal sponsors; determine dinner menus; and grocery shop for meals as needed.



A successful candidate must be physically mobile and able to lift up to 50lbs; have a high school diploma, a valid driver’s license, and your own vehicle to use for grocery shopping (mileage reimbursement is available). Management or coordinator experience is preferred. Position is expected to involve 15-20 hours per week, including mandatory attendance at our Monday and Thursday dinners from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Other hours are flexible and include administrative duties such as phone calling, coordinating volunteer hours and dinner sponsors as well as meal scheduling, food pantry organization, and grocery shopping.


TO APPLY: All applications are to be directed via email to with “Program Coordinator Applicant” as the subject line. Applications should include a resume and cover letter. Our Place Waldorf soup kitchen is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state of federal law. Credit and criminal checks are required. Only those applicants who will be invited for an interview will be contacted.

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