Community Kitchen Coordinator

Programs · Bellevue, Idaho
Department Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $50,000-62,000 annual salary

JOB SUMMARY:

The Community Kitchen Coordinator (CKC) will build and oversee a community kitchen program reflecting the interests and needs of community members, partners, volunteers and The Hunger Coalition. The CKC will build and manage a schedule to accommodate diverse programming. The CKC will focus on strengthening community centered power and inclusivity to address root causes of food insecurity by researching, designing, and implementing programs that meet our mission to build a healthy community through good food. The CKC will assure all participants are trained in kitchen safety and maintain shared space responsibilities. This role requires solid experience in kitchen management and a strong interest in food security and community-based goals. The CKC reports directly to the Director of Strategic Initiatives.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Has mid-level experience managing a commercial kitchen, community organizing and/or community education.
  • Is fluently bilingual in Spanish and English, with the ability to communicate clearly in both languages.
  • Works well with persons of varied sexual orientation, gender identity, racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, and with individuals who are differently-abled.
  • Has personal experience with food insecurity or a commitment to social justice and/or community service through previous employment and/or volunteer experience.
  • Is willing to embrace and work to improve a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is central to the work we do.
  • Has strong leadership skills. Is personable, flexible and sees themselves as a mentor for safety and community building.
  • Has the ability to maintain a calm, creative, problem-solving mentality in a busy environment with many moving parts and a variety of interactions with people.
  • Is highly organized with excellent computer, writing, administrative and communication skills.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Kitchen and Operations

  • Maintain organized calendar of commercial kitchen use. Communicate and coordinate with all staff regarding scheduling.
  • Coordinate all staff to receive orientation and training to kitchen building use, food and kitchen safety at appropriate levels. Maintain safety policies and protocols.
  • Ensure maintenance of all equipment, supplies, shared central food items and cleaning and safety items in the kitchen space and pantries.
  • Oversee budget and collaborate with leadership to establish and oversee a cost of goods system.
  • Pursue additional creative outcomes for the kitchen, including revenue streams, incubator/entrepreneurial opportunities, and more.
  • Work with directors to rent cafe for annual monetary goal.
  • Manage all aspects of recruiting renters, managing food safety, managing schedule, managing equipment wear and tear, and inventory system. Obtain relevant restaurant licensing.

Program Supervision

  • Oversee Community Meals program.
  • Work with staff teams to pilot food waste into food program. Explore cost savings for our Community Meals program and Smart Choice program.
  • Oversee education initiatives in the kitchen.
  • Oversee and coordinate volunteers in the kitchen, including scheduling, waivers, education, safety parameters and tracking hours.

 

WORKPLACE VALUES: Working at The Hunger Coalition means showing up each day ready to do what we do well. Everyone has a leadership role here. Supervisors and managers are viewed as coaches and advocates, and employees are encouraged to dream big and bring ideas to the table. The following internal values were carefully handpicked and defined by our staff and represent our agreement to each other to be excellent team members.

 

Communication - We listen to understand. Our words are kind, honest and constructive.

Growth - We are here to make change. We encourage each other to dream big.

Community - Employees make space to gather each week. 

Respect - We accept and honor each other.

Compassion -  We see each other as humans as well as coworkers.

Transparency - Knowledge and power are shared. Decisions are made as a group.

Teamwork - We celebrate collaboration.

Integrity - We do what we do well.

Freedom - Employees have latitude over their projects.

Diversity - We intentionally center the voices of people who are black and brown, immigrant, differently abled, LGBTQIAA+, non-binary, and women. 

Equity - We practice equity because we know one-size-does-not-fit-all.

Enthusiasm – We bring passion, innovation, and lightness to our serious work.

 

SALARY, HOURS & BENEFITS:

40 hours per week possible.  Potential flexibility in schedule. Hours extend into the early evenings twice a week.  $50,00-$62,000 for full 40 hours. Benefits include flexible, fun working environment with staff wellness program. Professional development stipend, group health insurance, matched savings account, and generous personal time off.  Specialized training as needed. 

 

The Hunger Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Interested individuals can submit resume and cover letter to rshinn@thehungercoalition.org (Rachel)

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  • Location
    Bellevue, Idaho
  • Department
    Programs
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $50,000-62,000 annual salary