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Operations Management Consultant position (Short-term, LINKS/AmeriCorps)

The Sunshine Pantry is a 501c3 non-profit emergency food pantry serving primarily Beaverton and the surrounding communities, founded and directed by Sharon Straus. The Pantry began as a needy family project for her son’s Cub Scout pack in 1982, and now assists over 700 families, but has been growing steadily over the last few months.  Originally, the Pantry was located in the Straus family garage; in 2007, it moved to a 1,000 square foot warehouse space, but has already outgrown this space.  Our “clients” are first generation immigrants as well as seniors, those with disabilities and special dietary needs, and the working poor.  All are welcome without prequalification or documentation – “Nobody chooses to come to a food pantry”, says Straus, “and no child should go to bed hungry.” 

We are looking for a creative, innovative, and organized person to serve as Operations Management Consultant approximately 30 hours per week for 15 weeks.  In addition to qualifying for an education award of $1,250 which can be used to repay qualified student loans or for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, the Consultant will gain valuable skills and experience in operations management/non-profit management.  

Project Location: 7795 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005

General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):

1. Assess existing operations (including food collection, storage, processing, and distribution).

2. Complete and submit all necessary LINKS AmeriCorps Program paperwork and reports in a timely manner.

3. Attend and complete LINKS AmeriCorps Program orientation and enrollment session.

4. Wear an appropriate LINKS identifier and required safety gear while performing service or attending official events.



1.  LINKS members must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment in the program.

2.  U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

3.  Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award.

4. Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.

5. Submit to a criminal history background check and National Sex Offender Registry search.

6. Regular and reliable attendance.


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Education and/or experience in business management.

2. Experience with non-profit organizations.

3. Good verbal and written communication skills.

4. Ability to move and lift up to 50 lbs.

5. Fluency in Spanish or Russian.

Member Benefits Include:

· Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $1,250. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or for trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.

· Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay a portion of the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).


How to apply:

Email your résumé to [email protected] and to [email protected]


Erika Johnson

Coordinator-LINKS Program

 2500 NE 65th Ave   

Vancouver, WA 98661  

p 360.750.7500 x 114   n   f 360.694.2491 n   www.esd112.org/links

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