Meal Program Coordinator
Full-time (40 hours per week)
About Hunger Intervention Program
Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is a nonprofit organization based in the Lake City neighborhood of North Seattle. HIP’s mission is to increase food security for underserved populations in North King County through nutritious meals, educational programs, and advocacy. HIP’s Senior Community Meal Program provides a low-cost, nutritious, and delicious hot lunch three days a week to seniors 60 and over as well as other members of the Lake City community. If you are looking for experience working with great volunteers, planning menus, and coordinating a non-profit meal service, this is an excellent position for you.
The individual will work with HIP’s Meal Program Manager to coordinate the operations of HIP’s Lake City Senior Community Meal program. The coordinator will create menus that satisfy nutrition requirements, manage weekly food ordering, prepare for prep shifts, and run meal prep and service. Additionally, the coordinator will assist in food production for other HIP programs including After School Meals and various individual community meal opportunities. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with a passion for feeding people, especially seniors and community members experiencing homelessness, and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
- Lead volunteers and staff dishwasher in the preparation, serving, and cleanup of meals
- Ensure the safe handling of food by complying with local health and safety standards
- Create a dynamic and welcoming environment for all volunteers and program participants
- Independently plan monthly menus, recipes, and weekly shopping lists
- Maintain organized food storage spaces and coordinate weekly ordering of food
- Drive the HIP cargo van to deliver food and supplies
- Participate in HIP events throughout the year
- Additional duties as assigned
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- At least two years of hands-on professional or community kitchen experience
- De-escalation skills and an earnest interest in working with challenging individuals from a trauma-informed viewpoint
- Ability to lead and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds including program participants, staff, volunteers, and community partners
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong skills in space efficiency, organization, and time management, both in and out of the kitchen
- Creativity in impromptu problem solving
- Able to work both independently and as part of a team
- Passionate about food and addressing issues of hunger
- Spanish and/or Mandarin speakers encouraged to apply
- Comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
- Comfortable reaching, bending, standing, and/or kneeling repeatedly
- Willing to learn and comply with food safety and sanitation rules
- Pass the Washington State Patrol background check
- Have a current Driver’s License and clean driving record
- Have or obtain a current Washington State Food Worker Card (ServSafe preferred)
- Have basic computer proficiency including MS Word and Excel
This is an hourly position that will pay $19-21 hourly, depending on experience and skills. Additionally, HIP provides a benefits package that includes:
∙ Medical insurance including vision
∙ Retirement contribution matching
∙ Support for professional development and training
∙ Generous paid time off as well as 9 paid holidays
- Orca card (if needed)
How to apply
Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Meal Program Coordinator” in the subject line.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by June 26.
Hunger Intervention Program is an equal opportunity employer. We aspire to be a diverse organization and seek to hire individuals who contribute to our cultural fluency. We value employees who are aware of their own cultural lens, along with the impact it has on their interactions and work, and who can effectively connect across culture and difference, including race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability.