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Brown Bag Coordinator



Title:                   Brown Bag Coordinator

Department:       Agency Relations

Reports to:          Director of Agency Relations

Classification:     Exempt

Primary Purpose:

The Brown Bag Program (BBP) is a supplemental food program for low income senior citizens. The main goal of the BBP is to supplement their food budgets through the distribution of nutritious food to approved community sites. Responsibilities include creating monthly menus for bags, scheduling deliveries and pickups, creating monthly newsletter for brown bag clients, and ensuring all records are maintained and updated.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports and promotes the mission of the Capital Area Food Bank;
  • Creates menus based on availability of product and the best use of resources;
  • Monitors program budget and tracks expenses.
  • Collaborates with other food bank departments to facilitate services—transportation staff for delivery schedule, nutrition ed and other programs for nutrition resources and other program services, grants and development to secure funding and report to funders, marketing/pr for promotion of the program, etc.
  • Provides communications and resources to Brown Bag site coordinators and recipients, maintaining regular communications with sites;
  • Ensures and monitors compliance of program regulations and guidelines at the food bank and at sites;
  • Provides written and visual documentation of program activities for promotion and fundraising.
  • Maintains accurate quantitative data and reports regularly through dept and board dashboards and collects qualitative information for reporting and promotion of program;
  • Conducts Brown Bag trainings;
  • Represents the CAFB at community fairs;
  • Serves as a food bank ambassador in the community;
  • Develops and maintains a close collegial relationship with all departments and employees of the CAFB;
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Creates monthly menu for brown bag distribution based on jurisdiction;
  • Secures funding for the Program through collaborations with the Grants Dept;
  • Conducts annual fundraiser for holiday basket distribution;
  • Publishes monthly Bag It Up! Newsletter for brown bag clients;
  • Schedules deliveries with warehouse/transportation manager;
  • Monitors sites/site coordinators to ensure program guidelines are met;
  • Maintains and updates all records pertaining to BBP;
  • Presents BBP trainings on an annual and as needed basis;
  • Performs annual site inspections of all BBP sites on an annual and as needed basis to ensure program guidelines are met;
  • Represents the CAFB at community fairs;
  • Develops and maintains a close collegial relationship with all departments and employees of the CAFB;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in related field
  • 2-3 years of customer service experience in a non-profit environment preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to keep and maintain records.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and the Internet.
  • Ability to network with community and faith based organizations.
  • Exhibits creative approach to meeting challenges.
  • Ability to conduct trainings and make group presentations.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Working Conditions and Hours:

  • Most work is during normal business hours
  • Some events may occur during the evenings or weekends



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