Food Distribution Assistant

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Food Distribution Assistant

Website SEAMAAC, Inc.

JOB TITLE: Food Distribution Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Food Distribution Coordinator

JOB SCHEDULE: Regular Part-Time


General Description

SEAMAAC welcomes applications for the regular part-time position of Food Distribution Assistant. SEAMAAC (founded in 1984, as the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc.) was established by refugees from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The founding vision was to unite several of Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian organizations into a dynamic refugee-led coalition. This allowed small ethnic communities to share resources, and created a unified voice and effective advocacy for the city’s Southeast Asian community. Because of SEAMAAC’s excellent track record in service delivery, in 1998, after 14 years of exclusively serving Southeast Asians, SEAMAAC was asked by its funders to expand its services to other immigrants/refugees as well as to native-born Philadelphians of every ethnicity. Today, SEAMAAC is a well-established, well-respected nonprofit organization providing education, health, social services, community development, and civic engagement programming to 17,000 community members per year across ethnic, cultural and racial groups. SEAMAAC’s mission is “to support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities, as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.

Primary Function

Under the direction of the Food Distribution Coordinator, the Food Distribution Assistant operations of the food pantry, including but not limited to, maintaining adequate food pantry inventory, quality control of food pantry and ensuring safe site.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains adequate food pantry inventory.
  • Ensure work site is clean before, during and after each day of operation
  • Packs food pantry orders and stocks shelves
  • Candidate should have experience working within a non-profit organization.
  • Skills in verbal and written communication and the ability to plan and organize multiple work tasks as well as good interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Must have basic knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and database software.
  • All other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Services, Food Service or related field.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in the Food Service industry.

Language Requirement:

  • Fluency in English is required. Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual in English and another language(s).


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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. There will be some lifting, carrying, unloading and moving of food products involved.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


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. Inside and outside work with exposure to weather conditions.


This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. A job offer with SEAMAAC is contingent upon being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and providing proof of this vaccination before your start date.

Salary and Benefits:

Hours: Flexible, and primarily during business hours. This position may require some nighttime or weekend assignments.

Salary: $15.00 per hour

Benefits: This position offers paid sick leave.


SEAMAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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