PRC is hiring a Supervisor for the Wheaton Food Pantry to work 37 hours/week to supervise the daily operations of the food pantry according to program procedures including but not limited to supervision and coordination of volunteers, purchasing and restocking inventory, providing excellent customer service and maintaining a clean and organized pantry.
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. daily and be able to work the following schedule:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PRC offers a generous compensation and benefits package to our full time employees, including:
Medical insurance – HMO, PPO
Dental insurance – PPO
Flexible Spending Account participation
Short Term Disability
SIMPLE IRA retirement plan
Paid Time Off (PTO)
12 paid holidays
Maintain and manage food inventory and budget to meet changing food supply by placing and receiving orders with the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) and other vendors for food and non-food items and by accepting and receiving community donations and rescued food
In collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator, identify food pantry and other food service volunteer staffing needs for recruitment
Train, schedule and provide daily supervision of food pantry volunteers
Supervise home delivery service by screening, selecting and training volunteers, identifying qualified clients, matching volunteer drivers to selected clients and scheduling volunteers to shop and deliver
Assist clients while shopping for food, as needed
Implement food pantry and organizational policies and procedures
Drive PRC vehicle to pick up food from area retailers or community organizations, as needed
Record food and client data and produce reports as requested
Maintain a clean and organized pantry
Monitor and maintain food pantry equipment for proper and safe operation (refrigerator, freezer, pallet jack, vehicles, etc.) including but not limited to scheduling preventative maintenance, inspections, handling emergency repairs, and cleanliness
Education and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent credentials
5 year’s work experience in a supervisory role required
Experience supervising volunteers preferred
Experience with logistics and operations management preferred
Experience operating warehouse equipment, pallet jack and/or driving company van preferred
Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Commitment to PRC’s mission, values, and community focus
Enjoys working in a not-for-profit social service organization
Able to work effectively with people from diverse racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds
Able to work effectively with a volunteer staff
Organized and detail oriented; self- starter
Able to work independently with some guidance and direction
Computer Literate: Basic knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Excel; comfortable using a computer and online reporting applications
The mission of People's Resource Center is to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources.
People’s Resource Center will be recognized in DuPage County for excellence of service, for w...ell-integrated support services, for our neighborhood partnerships, and for advocacy that promotes just and sustainable communities.
• Dignity and Respect: Recognizing the dignity of each person who comes to us, we create a welcoming and respectful environment in all of our programs and communication.
• Creative and Innovative: We express our mission directly. We try things in the community. We are willing to jump in to new areas in order to address an unmet need.
• Responsible Stewards: We welcome those who need resources, as well as those with resources to share.
• Compassionate: We listen, we encourage, we try to get to know our families, we provide some help and guidance, we advocate, in a spirit of kindness and compassion.
• Integrity: We place a high priority in living out of our principles, in our relationships, programs, and organizational practices.
People's Resource Center (PRC) is a grassroots organization in DuPage County, Illinois, founded in 1975 by community members looking to help neighbors who were facing financial hardship. Inspired by social justice heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Jane Addams, founders Dorothy McIntyre, Father Tom Peyton and a group of volunteers sought to do more than start a local food pantry. They wanted to build an organization across DuPage County that would help people overcome the isolating experience of poverty in the suburbs. In a small house on a quiet street in Wheaton, Illinois, they asked their friends to bring sacks of groceries and opened the doors. That first year they shared food with 125 local families.
Today, PRC operates one of the largest food pantry programs in the western Chicago suburbs, providing nearly 32,000 low-income DuPage County residents with basic human services and relationship-based educational programs to create paths to self-sufficiency. PRC’s programs include the following: full choice food pantries, clothes closets, social services, homeless prevention services, job search coaching, adult and family literacy instruction, computer technology access and training, citizenship classes, and art enrichment classes for children and adults. All PRC services are provided FREE to client families, eliminating cost as a barrier to access.
Basic needs assistance and empowerment programs are provided from two owned facilities - Wheaton, IL and Westmont, IL. Empowerment programs also deliver services from over 30 partner locations throughout DuPage County.
PRC’s 2016 demographics indicate that 29,959 neighbors were assisted at PRC through one or more of its programs; 37,512 grocery carts filled with food were distributed to neighbors in need visiting PRC’s pantries; 1,684 families were assisted in social services; 415 households received financial assistance; 1,529 families received clothing through the Clothes Closet; 1,453 students participated in the computer training program; over 680 students participated in art programs; and 583 students studied in literacy and education.
In 2015, PRC was recognized as the United Way Partner of the Year. That same year they also received the Neighborhood Builders Award from Bank of America, making them the first agency outside of the city of Chicago to ever receive this award.
The Board of Director’s is currently comprised of 17 highly committed members of the community that abide by term limits. PRC has a staff of 42 paid full and part-time employees and a dedicated volunteer base of approximately 2,400 individuals. PRC’s operating budget is currently $5.9 million.