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Offer: Meals on Wheels Coordinator:Western Communities Action Network

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Meals on Wheels Coordinator

Western Communities Action Network


Organization Summary:

Organization Summary:WeCAN is a community nonprofit that provides support services empowering individuals and families to reach stcapability and self-sufficiency. The clients that WeCAN serves are at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. In our service area of western Hennepin County, made up of 12 cities, we are the only comprehensive social service provider. Our service offerings provide clients a holistic approach to address the many layers connected with poverty and homelessness. Please visit our website at for more info.

Job location: Twin Cities Metro
Activity Area: Food and/or Housing Related
Job Category: Program Management
Closing Date: open until filled
Employment Type: Part Time
income: $15 per hour
Hours: 30 

Primary tasks:

Primary tasks and Job responsibilities:Program Summary: The WeCAN Meals on Wheels program provides hot noontime meals and a well-check delivered to seniors and adults with disabilities by community volunteers.
Position Summary:
Responsible for day-to-day coordination of the WeCAN Meals on Wheels program conformity with the plans, policies and procedures of WeCAN and in a manner that provides optimum service and quality to clients.
managery Job responsibilities: Volunteers
Hours (30 hours per week):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am-2:30 pm (including 30 min. unpaid lunch)
Tuesday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm (including 30 min. unpaid lunch)
Friday: 8:00 am-12:30 pm (including 30 min. unpaid lunch)
Major tasks and Performance Standards:
Food Programs Operations
•Complete intakes for new Meals on Wheels (MOW) clients.
•Coordinate MOW meals with caterer and prepare everyday deliveries.
•Maintains Meals on Wheels program records, supplies and files, including daily, weekly and monthly schedules of client meals.
•Maintains monthly payments, billings and accounts receivable for Meals on Wheels self-pay customers and coordinates waivered billing with Metro Meals on Wheels.
•Works closely with clients, their families and volunteers to provide well-checks, as well as liaison between case managers and other health care providers to maintain client well-being.
•Create MOW delivery schedule and deliver meals as needed.
•Train new Meals on Wheels volunteers on policies and procedures.
•Prepare and submit monthly statistics and reports in timely manner to ensure we are able to continue our food orders, collaboration with other community resources and delivery of information to the Board of Directors
•Assist Executive Director in preparation of program budgets and maintain program expenses within the approved budgets.
•Assist Executive Director in grant writing for program specific fundraising.
•Manage Meals on Wheels Loves Pets Grant funds and assist with application.
•supervise Mobile Market Program when MM Coordinator is absent.
•supervise the Walk to End Hunger fundraiser.
•supervise the Senior Gifts Program.
Program Development
•Coordinate and collaborate with community members identify opportunities to further meet the needs of potential Meals on Wheels clients.
•Attend workshops, conferences and classes in order to keep current on trends in programs, services and expertise. (at least once per quarter)
•Maintain collaborative relationships with other organizations that relate to the food programs.
•Monthly check-ins with the Associate Director.
Overall WeCAN Operations
•Cover WeCAN programs and filling in for staff absences as needed.
•Participate or attend community events as a representative of WeCAN.
•Assist in making contributions to WeCAN social media to share positive contributions of Meals on Wheels and other programs.
•Other tasks as assigned.


practice and Appropriate qualifications:•Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication expertise.
•Strong computer expertise with MS Office Suite, (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher) and general Internet.
•practice in managing office records and files.
•Self-motivated with practice working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
•capability to maintain client confidentiality.
•practice working with low-income, senior aged, and clients with disabilities in a non-judgmental, valuable, and respectful manner.
•practice working with volunteers.
•expertise of human services agencies, programs and services.
•Have a mission for social justice and human integrity.
•Be a person with high energy, proactive, innovative and an independent problem solver.
•Have the capability to formulate, implement and facilitate a plan to justify cost vs. benefit (short term and long term).
•Be comfortable providing feedback and training to volunteers.
•Have a valid driver’s license and insurance.
•Be proficient in computer programs using Microsoft Office Suite
•2+ years working in human services agency preferred.
•capability to work occasional evenings or weekends


Additional Info:

Additional Information:This position is benefits eligible.
Physical Requirements:
•capability to continuously sit, stand or walk.
•capability to bend, squat, push, pull and lift often
•capability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
Work Environment:
The majority of work completed at WeCAN will be in an office environment and include regular interactions with clients receiving services, volunteers, donors and other community members. Information technology is expected that each of these interactions is done so with the highest levels of professionalism and confidentiality as required in the parameters of those relationships. These interactions may occur in person, on the phone, via e-mail or through the use of social media.
•May occasionally work outside of the office within the community in places such as churches, restaurants, schools, community centers, and clients’ homes.
•Will be required to interact with community members and may require small amounts of public speaking, being photographed for media use as well as appropriate use of social media as a marketing tool.
•May include activities indoors as well as outdoors.
•May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces.
•May climb ladders
•May be required to drive as a condition of their employment. This aspect of the position may include driving the Mobile Market van or driving your own personal vehicle for work purposes

Application Process:

Application Process:Deadline to Apply: November 4, 2018
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:
Samantha Smetana
Associate Director
5213 Shoreline Drive Mound, MN 55364
Phone: 952-472-0742 ext. 238
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Western Communities Action Network, Inc. (WeCAN) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran.
Employment Type: Part-time, 30 hours per week, benefits eligible
income: $15.00 /hour



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