Food Pantry Manager

6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA Req #519
Monday, February 20, 2023

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Reporting to the Director of Student Engagement and Outreach, the Food Pantry Manager is responsible for providing broad administrative oversight and operation of the ASI Food Pantry. This program is aimed at decreasing the impact that food insecurity has on the academic success of Sac State students. Working independently, under general supervision, the position is responsible for providing leadership and support for the ASI Food Pantry. This includes general oversight of the program, supervision of the Food Pantry Coordinator, marketing and communication of ASI Food Pantry programs and support services, and managing donor relationships. The incumbent will build and facilitate connections across campus and in the community and will work to continue to expand and enhance the services provided. The Food Pantry Manager may be expected to report to campus during campus closures to provide ASI services to the students.




  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate Food Pantry Coordinator.
  • Coordinate product ordering by working with local agencies and managing ordering logistics.
  • Pick up and transport food from the Food Bank and/or other vendors to the ASI Food Pantry.
  • Maintain and analyze ASI Food Pantry program/participant data; provide regular reports for assessment/projection needs to the Director and the local Food Bank.
  • Collaborate with partner agencies to create educational and outreach programs, including Free Grocery Pop-Up, and Thanksgiving Food Baskets.
  • Build relationships with faculty and staff to develop an internship and volunteer program which provides a learning opportunity for the students.
  • Maintain positive relationships with ASI Food Pantry donors. Cultivate partnerships with community leaders and other CSU Food Pantry Coordinators.
  • Connect students with low food security to other campus resources and services offered by the CARES Office.
  • Track and help administer the ASI Food Pantry budget, submitting check requests and tracking expenses in budget balance sheet.
  • Assist in fundraising and development for the ASI Food Pantry, including coordination of monetary donations, and food drives.
  • Manage all ASI Food Pantry donation forms and paperwork, in order to properly track and acknowledge all donors.
  • In collaboration with the Food Pantry Coordinator, maintain and update the ASI Food Pantry website, social media, and communications to students, faculty, staff, and off-campus constituents.
  • Stay up-to-date on best practices of the college food pantries and new industry developments.
  • Perform job duties safely and encourage workplace safety for interns and volunteers.
  • In collaboration with the Food Pantry Coordinator, and the Director, develop and implement strategic priorities for the Food Pantry program.
  • Provide operational coverage in the absence of a Food Pantry Coordinator to maintain day-to-day Food Pantry services.
  • Provide operational support for other programs in the department as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Ability to work with current versions of Microsoft Office, email and phone skills.
  • Ability to patiently explain procedures and or the necessity of seeking assistance from the appropriate source.
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to successfully fundraise and outreach to donors.
  • Ability to track organizational budgets.
  • Ability to research, interpret and act based on an understanding of policies and procedures.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on critical review and editing of documents for clarity, readability, and grammar.
  • Strong problem-solving skill.
  • Ability to work through changes and constructive feedback to improve the quality of service delivery.
  • Ability to initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are presented.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret regulations and requirements and apply them in a production process.
  • Ability to lead a team of staff to deliver critical services to students in needs.



  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university at the time of application submission;
  • Three years of related work experience in social services or student services delivery
  • Demonstrated experience successfully supervising staff;
  • Budgeting/fundraising experience consistent with non-profit organizations;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to research, interpret, and act on complex policies and procedures;
  • Considerable judgment and discretion in applying complex administrative policies;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise empathy, compassion and inclusivity when addressing and interacting with individuals.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on critical review and editing of print documents for clarity, readability, grammar, usage, and syntax;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise leadership and work as a team member;
  • Ability to work independently to lead projects to completion;
  • Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are presented.
  • Availabilities to work in the evenings, and weekends as needed.



  • Aptitude and experience working with constituents and employees, generally garnered through two or more years of full-time work experience. 
  • Previous experience working with college students.
  • Foundational knowledge about food insecurity and basic needs services delivery.




  • A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out-of-state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.
  • Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.
  • Additionally, within the first 2 weeks of employment the candidate selected must receive a ServSafe Food Handlers Permit. Within the first 2 months of employment, the candidate must successfully pass and receive a ServSafe Food Managers certification. Both of these certifications will be paid for by Associated Students, Inc.




  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, touch, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must:
  • Regularly move up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to reach overhead



WORK ENVIRONMENT (Choose one only)

  • Office setting with moderate noise level
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Depending on the position for which you apply for, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily after you are offered a position with Associated Students, Inc. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students, Inc. employees who apply for the position.


Associated Students is a nonprofit corporation and an auxiliary organization of California State University, Sacramento providing a wide range of programs and services to the students of CSUS.  Therefore, ASI employees are not state employees.



Associated Student Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.


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Other details

  • Job Family Student Services
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Full-Time
  • Min Hiring Rate $64,480.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $74,500.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA