Seawolf Pantry Manager

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Do you have a passion for helping others and supporting student success? The Dietetics & Nutrition Program within the School of Allied Health is seeking applications for a Seawolf Pantry Manager. The Seawolf Pantry Manager will be a key player in the establishment and operations of a new, on-campus food pantry for UAA students. In this role, you will work with faculty to form community partnerships for food donations and fundraising, create marketing and advertising content, oversee volunteer activities, and use your organizational skills to manage daily operations once the pantry is open.


20Collaborations and Partnerships: Act as a liaison between Pantry Board, staff, and campus and community stakeholders. Volunteer Coordination: Maintain and update all volunteer materials; oversee recruitment of volunteers; run orientation training for volunteers; maintain volunteer contact list.Essential
30Food Drives and Fundraising: Coordinate food drives; work with the UA Foundation to coordinate on- and off-campus fundraising events; connect with food service establishments in the community to establish food recovery operations; send thank you cards to donors. Marketing: Create and update marketing materials for the pantry; update pantry website and/or social media accounts; publicize special events; reach out to on- and off-campus media outlets; manage pantry email account. Meetings: Attend weekly meetings with supervisors and facilitate a bi-weekly Seawolf Pantry team meeting; maintain meeting minutes.Essential
50Management: Oversee opening and closing of the pantry; manage the inventory of food and supplies; purchase food and supplies as needed; establish standards for staff and volunteer performance and customer service; ensure staff and volunteers comply with risk management; schedule staff and volunteer shifts. Assessment Support: Maintain accurate spreadsheets that document food distributed and students served; maintain pantry budget; ensure reports from the pantry are filed in a timely fashion; work with supervisors to on research initiatives to better identify program improvements and changes; support supervisors in developing reports and materials to communicate assessment data for appropriate stakeholders; develop assessments to ensure the pantry continues to meet the needs of students.Essential

Position Summary:
The Seawolf Pantry Manager will be a key player in the establishment and operations of a new, on-campus food pantry for UAA students. In this role, the incumbent will work with faculty to form community partnerships for food donations and fundraising, create marketing and advertising content, oversee volunteer activities, and use organizational skills to manage daily operations once the pantry is open.


  • Ability to perform and train others in basic customer service
  • Ability to perform and train others in basic marketing and publicity strategies
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and delegate to others as needed
  • Ability to manage a volunteer and/or employee team to include selection, training, supervision, evaluation, and scheduling
  • Possess knowledge of/ability to manage inventory
  • Possess knowledge of/ability to manage events
  • Possess good organizational skills 
  • Possess strong time management skills
  • Possess exceptional attention to detail
  • Possess exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Possess familiarity with running interviews and focus groups
  • Ability to work with only occasional, indirect supervision and to take initiative


  • Possess prior experience and/or strong interest in working in a food assistance program setting
  • Possess experience managing multiple projects in a collaborative team setting
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience supervising staff and managing multiple projects with strong written and verbal communication skills

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must have the following requisites:

  1. Be an undergraduate student enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; and
  2. Have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  3. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the
    Senior Student Services officer.
  4. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.

Hourly Rate: $10.50 per hours ill work up to 20 hours per week for the spring semester

Conditions of Employment:
Be based in Anchorage and able to be physically present on campus most weekdays.

Application Procedure:
Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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