P-T Community Outreach Coordinator, JBJ Soul Kitchen (Red Bank)

Job Title: P-T Community Outreach Coordinator, JBJ Soul Kitchen (Red Bank)
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NOW HIRING Community Coordinator JBJ Soul Kitchen Part -Time Position¬ Days, Nights and Weekends $20.00 - $25.00 Hourly Rate JBJ Soul Kitchen is a nonprofit Community Restaurant with no prices on the menu. Customers either pay for their meal by donation or if unable to donate they may volunteer in exchange for a meal for themselves and their family. JBJ Soul Kitchen is a program of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. JBJ Soul Kitchen is in search of a part-time Community Outreach Coordinator to work at our location in Red Bank, New Jersey. The chosen candidate will be become part of a dynamic community program that is a model of empowerment and community sustainability. Individuals applying for this position should have a strong background and a proven track record in community relations, and an understanding of community resources. The ideal applicant should have a background in the human services field, i.e., case management, addiction counseling, mental health training, program coordination or nonprofit help and education systems. Bilingual ¬ Spanish/English is helpful but not required. Specific Responsibilities: ● Work with Volunteer Host to (1) identify in¬-need clientele and guide them through the volunteer process, insuring that the tasks equal the volunteer(s) ability and (2) insure seating of guests in an appropriate manner that is mixed yet comfortable for all present. ● Be present at Soul Kitchen the first time organizations and/or their clients begin to utilize the kitchen to ensure a comfortable dining experience. ● Track distribution and use of Dining Certificates in a report. ● Maintain files and all pertinent documents, logs, and/or copies ensuring confidentiality. ● Fill in appropriately with front of house duties as the need arises, including set¬up, busing and cleaning of tables and dining area. ● Monitor and coordinate in-¬need volunteer opportunities with multiple staff. ● Respond to inquiries of large groups regarding volunteering in exchange for a meal. ● Act as liaison between the “community” and staff regarding positive and negative feedback during the dining experience. ● Assistance in facilitating regular staff meetings and provide administrative support, correspondence, and meeting coordination when needed. ● Attend meetings (1) in the community as they relate to partnerships and community involvement with Soul Kitchen (2) in house as they pertain to program, development, staff development and special events. Accurately document outcome of meetings and calls that pertain to outreach, volunteering and local events. ● Implement strategy and coordinate reciprocal partnerships with local service providers, schools, or churches to identify individuals’ in-need in the community. ● Initiate outreach to local community to increase participants in Soul Kitchen meals and events. ● Help facilitate Community Events, either as fundraisers or community awareness once on site events are permitted. ● Engage local corporate community in the work of Soul Kitchen as it pertains to the community issues involving hunger as well as areas regarding corporate service days or “givebacks” to the community through Soul Kitchen. ● Ability to strategically think about the outreach and community education needs of the organization. ● Ability to work collaboratively with multiple staff members/volunteers on a variety of tasks. ● Deep belief in the JBJ Soul Kitchen mission and determination to grow the organization to be the best in class. Job Requirements/Experience Requirements: ● Excellent organization, interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills. ● Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines and manage time effectively. ● Strong emotional intelligence, with the ability to listen and communicate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external constituents. ● Flexibility combined with the ability to multi¬task; comfortable in a fast-paced restaurant environment. Education Requirements: ● Bachelor’s Degree in human services field or related field. ● Five years of experience in a nonprofit or local government setting, or the equivalent of special training plus experience in a community setting; such as Addiction Counseling, Case Management, Program Coordination, etc. ● Certified peer support specialist or recovery coach experience will also be considered. TO APPLY: Please forward a cover letter outlining your proven track record and resume to hr@jbjsoulfoundation.org Only those candidates that meet our qualifications will be contacted. No phone calls please. No staffing agencies please. JBJ Soul Foundation/JBJ Soul Kitchen is an equal opportunity employer. WDB 11/6/20


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