The SLO Food Bank is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. We serve our neighbors who are food insecure, not knowing where their next meal will come from, as well as those at potential risk of hunger. Each year we supply an average of 4 million pounds of food to residents in San Luis Obispo County through a network of agency partners – including food pantries, homeless shelters and school-based programs. We believe every human being has the right to nutritious food, which is why 50% of the food we distribute is fresh produce. The SLO Food Bank prioritizes employee fulfillment and retention, offering competitive pay and benefits and opportunities for promotion.

​The SLO Food Bank is an at-will, equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, genetic information, disability, sex, marital status, age, or any other protected status covered by federal or state law. The job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement and are subject to change.

Chief Executive Officer

Reports to: Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Applications Due By: February 15, 2020 by 5 pm PST
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Job Overview

The CEO is responsible for overall administration and management of the SLO Food Bank, including, program development, fundraising, business operations, and community relations. The CEO manages a staff of approximately 30 people and provides overall leadership to a large group of volunteers. This is a full-time position, hired and directly accountable to the board of directors through its elected board chair.

Administrative Assistant

Department: Administration
Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Hourly; Part-time
Date: January 2020
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Job Overview

The Administrative Assistant provides support to the Chief Executive Officer and senior management team, volunteers, and visitors to the Food Bank by handling a variety of clerical and administrative tasks in order to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of our front office.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Handle administrative requests from the CEO and senior management team
  • Organize and schedule appointments
  • Welcome and assist volunteers and visitors
  • Plan recurring meetings and take detailed notes
  • Direct phone calls and messages to appropriate staff
  • Maintain filing systems, both physical and electronic
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures
  • Order supplies and research new suppliers
  • Maintain contact lists


Desired Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; comfortable leading small groups
  • Attention to detail and effective at problem solving
  • Ability to work in a busy office with constant interruptions
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment like printers, phone systems, and fax machines
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Recognized as someone who cultivates teamwork as a fundamental organizational practice
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, and the Google Suite


Education and Experience

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Prior administrative experience required
  • Some college preferred
  • Experience supporting executive level positions preferred
  • Customer service experience and/or community based nonprofit experience preferred


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle, clean driving record, and proof of insurance.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout San Luis Obispo County.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasional lifting up to ten lbs.
  • Vision must be good or corrected to normal to perform normal job duties.
  • Hearing must be good to have the ability to understand information to perform job duties.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Variable work environment between office and warehouse with varying environmental conditions.
  • Indoor office is climate controlled, but warehouse facility is kept at cold temperature.
  • Noise level varies from quiet office environment to very noisy warehouse.
  • Forklift exhaust and dust will be present in the warehouse.