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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Director, Food Program - Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (New York, NY)
Oversees and coordinates Met Council's kosher hunger relief programs. Our Emergency food programs include bulk food packages, prepared food, produce and a large scale holiday distribution. The Director is responsible for managing the budget, leveraging government emergency food programs and providing leadership for Met Council's anti-hunger programs.
Duties and Responsibilities (including Supervisory):
Manage warehouse, goods and food program staff. Oversee the distribution network of bulk food, prepared food, and fresh produce to member agencies. Ensure contract compliance, proper reporting, and record keeping for all food and goods. Procurement of free and purchased foods. Ensure kashruth of all food. Coordinate relations with government groups, food distributors, vendors, and member agencies. Ensure maintenance of all equipment including van, trucks, hi-lo's, jacks, etc. Serves as liason between kosher agencies and the Food Bank of New York City, City Harvest and governmental agencies such as NYS DOH and NYC HRA. Consultant to all kosher agencies regarding available kosher foods in Feeding America and governmental programs.
Success Criteria and Measurements:
Maintain Met Council's anti-hunger program that delivers food to JCC's and clients in a timely manner; compliance with health and safety requirements regarding food handling; compliance with kashrut requirements; meeting contract deliverables; growing Food Program to extent funding and operational efficiencies permit.
Leadership, management and supervision that promotes team work and cooperation; Decision Making, problem solving and Judgment, Mathematical Reasoning, Accountability & Dependability, Attention to Detail, Good oral and written communication, Ethics & Integrity, Results Focus & Initiative, Safety Focus, Self Management, Tact, Influencing Others, Planning & Organizing, Strategic Vision, Staff Management
Skill and Education Required:
English, BA, Three years management experience, Completion of food safety courses helpful, Rabbinical Degree or other certificate in kashruth law.
Walk around warehouse and occasionally lift boxes up to 35 lbs.
Knowledge of Kashrut laws, Experience in food industry and management experience.