Postion: Program Manager
Full-Time with benefits
Grey Bears is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization that promotes nutrition,
activity and social connection as the perfect recipe for healthy aging. Reporting to the Executive
Director, The Program Manager will be a hands-on catalyst helping to drive the success of the
Healthy Food for Seniors program, distributing more than two million pounds of food and
serving 35,000 meals each year. Your proactive leadership will maintain a positive culture that
motivates employees and volunteers, and supports an environment for improvement and
Sources and acquires fresh produce and dry goods through regional co-ops, partnering
agencies, stores, bakeries, distributors, donations, gleaning and the ag community.
Controls weekly food inventory levels by conducting physical counts to ensure quantity
and quality of food matches program needs, maximizing nutrition levels and diversity.
Cultivates strong relationships with community partners, vendors, staff, volunteers and
other stakeholders to ensure success of the program.
Hands-on responsibility for the distribution operation, including the preparation and set
up of volunteers on the weekly brown bag assembly line.
Manages logistics of food rescue program coordinating with local markets and bakeries.
Coordinates with Warehouse Manager and drivers for the maintenance of fleet,
warehouse, coolers, forklifts and associate facilities.
Manages commercial kitchen, maintains ServSafe and other certifications, orders
supplies, and schedules maintenance of coolers and other equipment.
Other duties as assigned.
Achieves program objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures,
analyzing variances, initiating corrective action, and provides short and long range
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops,
reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in
Supervises staff, drivers and volunteers.
Updates and maintains program records, including bag contents, weights, commodity
reports, meals served, inventory records, facilities and program records for vehicle fleet
and forklifts, composting and other food spoils disposal systems, maintenance logs and
other department records.
Coordinates with Office Manager for the efficient management and oversight of weekly
brown bag deliveries and routes.
Assists with the coordination of three annual public luncheon events.
Attends staff meetings.
BA/BS degree and/or 2-3 years equivalent experience in agriculture, nutrition, culinary,
business, nonprofits, or related field.
Skills & Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of operating a food acquisition and
Requisite knowledge and training to promote and teach safety in the workplace,
including safe movement of materials with forklifts and palette jacks, and operation of
trucks and other vehicles.
Outstanding interpersonal skills to establish and maintain relationships with clients,
vendors, donors, staff, volunteers and other professional colleagues, and to occasionally
represent the organization at events, business fairs and other public relations functions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with, advise, consult and
communicate with diverse individuals and groups.
Demonstrated computer competency, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
(Word, Excel, Outlook) and Filemaker Pro.
Bilingual and bicultural (English/Spanish) a plus.
Special Conditions of Employment
Requisite experience, training and certification for the safe operation of a forklift.
Strong working knowledge of state and federal regulatory requirements pertaining to
occupational safety and health.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Must have access to a motor vehicle, valid auto insurance coverage, valid California
Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record for occasional driving on the job.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions typically requiring bending, squatting,
sitting, standing, walking, handling objects, pushing/pulling, reaching above shoulder
level, and using fine finger movements with manual dexterity.
Exempt Position/Full time: 40 hours/week (including weekends as needed), $42,000-$45,000
per year commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Paid medical, dental, vision, sick leave, vacation plus observed holidays; 403b
retirement plan available with employer contributions after one year.
Position is open until filled, initial review June 5, 2019. To apply, please send resume with cover
2710 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95065
Email resume with cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on our organization, mission and programs visit www.greybears.org .
Grey Bears is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or
veteran status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability, or any other
legally protected status.
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