2022 Board Member Application

Serving on the Shepherd’s Table Board is an incredible opportunity to steward your expertise for the benefit of our community. As a member of the board, you will provide personal and professional expertise to help shape the organization as we seek to live out our mission. For more information, download the application below.

To apply, email your completed application and resume or short biography by Thursday, September 30, 2021 to Paul Kaplun and Chaz Brooks at [email protected] and [email protected]. 

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Chef

Compensation

$18- $20 hourly

Job Type

Full-time

Application Instructions

Email resume and cover letter to Christina Moore at [email protected]

Full Job Description

Position: Chef
Classification: Hourly
Reports To: Director of Meal Services
Date: September 2021

Position Summary

The Chef is responsible for ensuring that hot, nutritious meals are prepared and served at Shepherd’s Table 365 days a year. He/She is also responsible for working closely with the Program Assistant and Security Officers to provide a welcoming and safe environment for all our meal guests and volunteers. In addition, the Chef is responsible for assigning tasks to volunteers and maintaining a clean, healthy food service area always. He/She must follow all food service regulations and County health code requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Meal Preparation Service

  • With the Director of Meal Services plans weekly food menus
  • Ensures that hot, nutritious meals are prepared and served each day
  • Provides food service coverage during regular scheduled service and in emergency situations such as inclement weather
  • Ensures meal guests receive warm hospitality with each meal service
  • Ensures that meal service policies are followed
  • Ensures that the dining room is a safe and welcoming environment for meal guests and volunteers
  • Help support security personnel during mealtimes
  • Supervises or performs post meal cleaning in kitchen, dining room, dish room and hallway
  • Ensures that the kitchen/equipment/food/staff/volunteers are fully in compliance with health regulations during his/her shift
  • Ensures that food deliveries are stored and rotated for current and future use.
  • Ensures the cleanliness of the kitchen, dining room, dish room, kitchen prep room and all food service equipment
  • Monitors and responds to Meal Program communications via the telephone and e-mail on a regular basis. Return calls and e-mails within 24-48 hours.
  • Secures the building at the end of food service. Ensures no clients are in the building or on the grounds
  • Captures stories and photo for newsletter and social media coverage

Personnel Management

  • Greets, supervises, assigns duties, and supports volunteers throughout the meal prep, service and clean-up
  • Encourages volunteers to engage in other service and giving opportunities at Shepherd’s Table
  • Performs all prep service and clean up duties in absence of volunteers

Resource Management

  • With the Director of Meal Services engages in the Community Food Rescue process in receiving and donating rescued food
  • Receives, organizes and rotates donations
  • Ensures that health regulations are met at all times
  • Supports Shepherd’s Table fundraising efforts through participation in events, kitchen tours, media interviews and other ways as needed

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of food and safe food handling skills
  • Knowledge of people experiencing poverty and homelessness
  • Food safety knowledge
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to supervise a team of paid and unpaid support staff including volunteers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • 3 years food service preparation experience
  • Food safety certification or ability to acquire it within 30 days of employment

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Program Assistant for Beyond the Table

Salary

$37,000 – $40,000 a year

Job Type

Full-time

Application Instructions

Email resume and cover letter to Christina Moore at [email protected]

Full Job Description

Position: Program Assistant for Beyond the Table
Classification: Hourly
Reports To: Director of Special Programs
Supervises: Volunteers
Date: June 2021

Position Summary

Are you passionate about good food and looking for meaningful, mission-driven work? If so, you might be a good fit for Shepherd’s Table. The Beyond the Table Chef / Program Assistant will manage all the logistics of the program from the kitchen to transportation and security in addition to directly cooking, driving, and serving meals. The Program Assistant will prepare and load meals into the van, drive the van to distribution locations in Montgomery and Prince George’s County and ensure the safety and security of staff, volunteers, and meal guests at delivery sites. They will also serve as a Kitchen Assistant to assist with the regular meal program as necessary.

About the Program

At Shepherd’s Table, our mission is to improve quality of life, create a pathway towards self-sufficiency, and inspire hope for the most vulnerable experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, and poverty. We welcome all to our community table for meals and access to social services, provided with compassion and respect. We’ve served daily meals for nearly four decades, but in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched Beyond the Table to bring our meals out in the community. Our meal distributions directly address the food insecurity crisis and serve an entirely different clientele than our on-site services. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Meal Service

  • Cook and transport prepared meals to fixed sites, distribute meals and maintain the safety and security of everyone at distribution sites
  • Ensure the safe operation of Shepherd’s Table’s delivery vehicles
  • Assist with all logistics related to Beyond the Table including receiving donations and maintaining inventory
  • Assist with the regular meal program at Progress Place as well as the Urban Food Garden Program
  • Supervise volunteers as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Experienced cook
  • Safe driving record
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and crowd control
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work on weekends

Education and Experience

  • Driving experience and clean driving record
  • 1- 2 years cooking
  • High school diploma
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of normal responsibilities from time to time as needed

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $37,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year

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If you are interested in volunteering at Shepherd’s Table, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marcy Merti, at [email protected]. For other ways to support Shepherd’s Table, visit our ‘Get Involved’ page.

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