The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Officer Manager / Social Ministries Coordinator in Riverhead, New York
Reporting to the Commanding Officers, the Office Manager/ Social Ministries Coordinator will serve in an vital community ministry role for this corps service area. She/ He will be integrally involved in the ministry of the corps and in the promotion of the Mission of The Salvation Army. The Office Manager/ Social Ministry Coordinator should remain teachable and possess a passion to further the cause of The Salvation Army.
The role will oversee all aspects of the food pantry program including but not limited to ordering, stocking shelves, preparing bags and scheduling of client appointments, under the direction of the Corps Officers. This role will manage the soup kitchen program including but not limited to ordering, stocking, equipping the program with food supplies and resources which also includes scheduling and training volunteers. This role includes managing volunteer opportunities for community stakeholders at The Salvation Army Riverhead Corps. She/ he will assist in growing social ministries program here at The Salvation Army Corps as indicated below in general/ specific responsibilities.
The OM/SMC will be responsible for but not limited to interviewing clients, seeking assistance and making referrals to other area agencies.
Maintain client records including statistical information.
It is expected that the OM/SMC will keep the front office and food pantry organized and stocked, as well as in compliance with local and The Salvation Army standards.
The OM/SMC should expect a schedule with varying hours based on schedule events understanding that evenings and weekends may be included.
Must be able to liaise with external (Food Bank, United Way, City harvest, etc.) and off-site (DHQ) personnel.
Promote the Mission of The Salvation Army in all endeavors
Daily operations of food pantry and soup kitchen, including inventory of ordering food from vendors
Answer and direct phone calls appropriately; handle clients inquires
Assist in program area including but not limited to Christmas seasonal assistance, summer camp recruitment and registration, community relation, and volunteer recruitment
Oversight of program components, including building scheduling and security, fees, budget, property etc.…
Assist with identifying and drafting grant proposals and funding sources
Organized clients files; establish community resources booklet
Maintain statistical reports of activities; enter into monthly reporting database
Arrange for pick-ups of donation
Ensure that all communications and concerns related to operation of the OM/SMC, handled in accordance with the proper protocols.
Attend mandatory department in-service training meetings, supervisory meetings.
Supervise and train volunteers as needed.
Present The Salvation Army program to the public or civic groups
Contact other social service agencies regarding the client situation for the purpose of making interagency referrals and for the development of resources for the client
Other related duties as assigned.
Fluent in English and Spanish
Bachelor’s Degree in ministry related field or a minimum of 3-5 years of related experiences preferred.
Committed to the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army
Abide by the policies and procedures of The Salvation Army
Experience in office management
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong time management, communication and organizational skills including computer skills.
Ability to understand the obligations, functions, programs, and services of the agency and their relation to staff, clients, community, and general social welfare, and ability to appraise these relationships
The ability to express and to maintain relationships within and outside the agency in a professional manner.
Ability to use supervision constructively for one’s own professional development and growth
Must be detailed oriented, self-starter who is capable of creative multitasking while adhering to deadlines.
Possess a driver’s license with the willingness and ability to drive a 12- passenger van
Compensation MinUSD $15.00/Hr.
Compensation MaxUSD $18.00/Hr.