Join Our Team: Meal Program Coordinator

by | Jun 21, 2021 | Blog, Jobs, News / Press Release | 0 comments

This position has been filled.

Position Type: Full-time, exempt

Hunger Intervention Program’s (HIP) 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 a great team of coworkers and volunteers, planning menus, and coordinating a non-profit meal service, this is an excellent position for you.

HIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, queer, gay, lesbian and/or bisexual people, transgender, genderqueer, and/or non-binary folks are encouraged to apply. 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 cultures and differences, including race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

Position Summary

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.

COVID-19 Statement

HIP follows all local and federal health and safety regulations with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Being a food service provider, an essential service during the pandemic, this is an in-person position that requires interacting with community members. All needed PPEs are provided, and everyone must be fully vaccinated to work.

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 welcoming environment for all volunteers and program participants
  • Independently plan monthly menus, recipes, and weekly shopping lists
  • Maintain organized food storage spaces, inventory, and coordinate weekly ordering of food
  • Drive the HIP cargo van to deliver food and supplies
  • Participate in HIP events throughout the year
  • Additional related duties as assigned

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • A culinary degree and/or two years of hands-on professional or community kitchen experience
  • De-escalation skills and an earnest interest in working with individuals from a trauma-informed viewpoint
  • Lived experience or demonstrated 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
  • Committed to social justice, anti-racism, and the process of ongoing unlearning and relearning
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Passionate about food and addressing issues of hunger


  • Comfortable lifting up to 40 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 computer proficiency, including MS Word and Excel


This is a full-time, exempt position with a pay range of $39,520 to $43,680, depending on experience and skills. Additionally, HIP provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive 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 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 30th.

Written by hungerintervention

June 21, 2021

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