Internship/Employment

Volunteer Coordinator & Guest Relations Specialist

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) seeks a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, outgoing, and creative individual to oversee the coordination of DESK’s volunteer corps, as well as serve as the primary host most evenings for our Evening Meals program.  The successful candidate will have experience in human services, with demonstrated ability to coordinate and supervise volunteers.

25-30 hours per week
Afternoon/Evening hours, Sunday through Thursday

  • Volunteer Scheduling – The VC oversees all scheduling of volunteers via an online platform.
  • Volunteer Coordination/Communication – The VC communicates with volunteers, answering questions and ensuring that DESK always has the appropriate number of volunteers.
  • Volunteer Supervision – The VC supervises volunteer work when appropriate.
  • Evening Host – The VC serves as the point-person in the evening, welcoming guests at dinner, making announcements, and ensuring that volunteers and guests alike are happy and safe.
  • Guest & Client Relations – The VC helps connect guest and clients to onsite services and outreach workers when appropriate, and addresses any issues that may arise.
 

Must-haves Nice-to-haves Not needed
·         Bachelors degree OR equivalent relevant experience

·         2+ years experience in human/social services

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Excellent social/”people” skills

·         Comfort with MS Office and Google applications

·         Enthusiasm and outgoing personality

·         Experience in social work and/or a masters degree in social work or public health

·         Comfort with Excel, Google Sheets, Google Forms

·         Ability to work well under stress

·         Creative thinking and problem solving skills

·         Experience in public speaking

·         Strong culinary skills

·         Nutritional background

·         Restaurant experience

·         Advanced research skills

·         Data analytic background

·         Graphic design skills

·         Finance background

·         Experience working in a nonprofit or small business setting

 

This is a salaried, management position (FLSA exempt), with generous paid time-off benefits and competitive compensation that will be commensurate with demonstrated skills, experience, and background.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to Steve Werlin at [email protected] with “VC Application” in the subjection line, and please indicate in the email how you learned about this position.

DESK is an equal opportunity employer who affirms and values greatly the role of diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles.

Fall 2018 Program Intern

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) seeks a dedicated and passionate intern who will be responsible for overseeing our weekly Food Pantry program.  You must be an advanced undergraduate or graduate student, or burgeoning professional in a field related to social work, nonprofit administration, public health, or nutrition.
  • Program Execution – The Program Intern will be in charge of ensuring that the weekly Food Pantry program—serving up to 150 people weekly—is carried out under the standards and guidelines set forth by DESK staff.  You must be available on Wednesdays between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.
  • Client Relations – The Program Intern will work directly with clients to ensure that their immediate needs are met (within program parameters).
  • Volunteer Management and Supervision – The Program Intern will supervise up to 10 volunteers at a time.
  • Performance Measurement and Quality Assurance – The Program Intern will work with Executive Director to develop the standards and metrics to determine program success, and ensure that all requisite data are collected in an appropriate manner.
 

Must-haves Nice-to-haves Not needed
·         In pursuit of a relevant degree, or a recent graduate

·         Strong leadership & communication skills

·         Strong social/”people” skills

·         Comfort with MS Office and Google applications

·         Enthusiasm and outgoing personality

·         Comfort with Excel, Google Sheets, Google Forms

·         Ability to work well under stress

·         Experience as a volunteer

·         Creative thinking and problem solving skills

·         Experience in public speaking

·         Strong culinary skills

·         Nutritional background

·         Restaurant experience

·         Advanced research skills

·         Data analytic background

·         Graphic design skills

·         Finance background

·         Experience working in a nonprofit or small business setting

 

 

This is an unpaid internship position.  The primary benefit will be in the form of direct services experience and university credit, if applicable.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to Steve Werlin at [email protected] with “Program Intern Application” in the subjection line.

DESK is an equal opportunity employer who values greatly the role of diversity in the workplace andStrongly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles.