Job Openings


 Application for Employment at The Council of Churches


Send application and resume to:  Rosemarie Kleitz, Broome County Council of Churches, 3 Otseningo St, Binghamton, NY   13903


Two positions available at the Council of Churches!!

First Opening:

POSITION TITLE:              CHOW/Broome Bounty Agency Liaison

POSITION STATUS:           Part-Time (20 hrs), Non-Exempt

PROGRAM:                       CHOW/Broome Bounty

SUPERVISOR:                       CHOW and Agency Relations Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Receives general supervision. Supports the smooth operation of the warehouse by processing food orders, assisting with client referrals and maintenance of agency compliance files.


  •  Pulls off food order forms for CHOW pantries and Broome Bounty agencies from Primarius and sends to agencies to meet ordering schedule.
  • Oversees annual & semiannual CHOW pantry visits for monitoring and compliance purposes.
  • Assists with CHOW pantry referrals.
    • Receives referrals for food assistance from county agencies
    • Inputs referrals into CHOW referral database
    • Works with the family in need to connect them with available CHOW pantry
    • Sends referral to selected CHOW Pantry
  • Oversees the processing and distributing of WIC referrals.
  • Provides back-up to CHOW & Agency Relations Manager.
  • Maintains agency files and takes corrective action when they are out of compliance.
  • May be required to drive Council vehicle.
  • Other duties as assigned.


 Requires the ability to read, write, understand job instructions, and use a variety of software packages such as for spreadsheets and databases.  Needs to have a high school diploma or GED.  Valid clean NYS drivers license is required.  Needs to have good communication skills including ability to persuade others in securing cooperation and/or resolving problems.  Needs to be able to work in a team environment and demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and dependability.  Needs to be able to cope with stressors and demands that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable and defined levels of performance are maintained.


 Works in an office setting.  Is required to sit or stand for extended periods of time.  When required, needs to be able to spend significant amounts of time in front of a computer terminal keyboarding data. Driving and site visits required.


Second Opening:

EFFECTIVE DATE:            April 3, 2017 

POSITION TITLE:              CHOW and Agency Relations Manager

POSITION STATUS:          Full-Time, Exempt

PROGRAM:                           CHOW /Broome Bounty

SUPERVISOR:                      CHOW Director           

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Receives limited supervision. Oversees management of the Pantry/Broome Bounty Programs, warehouse and logistics.

Agency Relations: 

  • Ensure a professional and prompt response to inquiries to requests for information or requests for services.
  • Provide an exceptional experience in all phases and aspects of verbal and written communication
  • Provide appropriate education and follow-up about food insecurity and related CHOW/Bounty programming
  • Develop, improve and administer a professional process for accepting and soliciting assistance with providing services to the community
  • Follow-up with communication and inquiries in a timely and professional manner
  • The recognition that every communication should be mission-driven
  • Thorough knowledge of existing community services


  • In partnership with the Director, develop, monitor, and enhance all aspects of staff development and service delivery
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with all BC3 staff, volunteers and those associated with the Council
  • Ensure the efficient use of BC3 staff and resources
  • Develop a working understanding of all CHOW/Bounty positions and enhance departmental cross-training to ensure the consistent effective and efficient delivery of services.


 Ensure that all Feeding America FBST partnership contractual obligations are met and that the systems for compliance are up-to-date

  • Ensure the proper intake and output of donated product is documented
  • Ensure that all local, state, and federal safety standards are in compliance
  • Ensure that all BC3 policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure that all donor requests regarding donated product are respected

Warehouse Responsibilities:

  •  Provide management of day-to-day activities of the CHOW and Broome Bounty Warehouse
  • Oversee ordering, tracking, and inventory of various food items in the CHOW and Broome Bounty Warehouse
  • Ensure that all inventory, labeling and warehouse conditions are according to Feeding America Standards
  • Supervise warehouse staff, volunteers and assigned workers
  • Schedule pick-ups and drop offs of various food items to agencies, congregations, and businesses throughout Broome and neighboring counties
  • Serves as a member of the BC3 staff; actively participating in staff meetings, training, and other related Council functions
  • Develop networking relationships with outside agencies to donate perishable goods to Broome Bounty
  • Act as contact with current Pantry/Broome Bounty donors
  • Oversees CHOW® Works programming on CHOW® Farm, in warehouse and on CHOW® Fresh Mobile Markets

Facility Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee and carry out the day to day facility operations, security requirements and maintenance needs of the Broome County Council of Churches’ buildings and grounds. 
  • Establish and oversee security systems associated with facility, key and lock security, fire alarm, electrical system, heating/cooling, security cameras, etc. and advise Executive Director in maintaining full compliance with safety, fire, environmental and OSHA related regulations and requirements. 
  • Utilize available volunteers and staff to assist with facility operations and advise Executive Director as to need for outside support in correcting problems and ensuring excellence in the maintenance, cleaning and safety operations of the facility. 
  • Maintain a presence on the Broome County Council of Churches Facilities Committee. 
  • Other duties as assigned    


  •  The ability to create and maintain a client/employee focused environment that focuses on recognizing strengths and the utilization of mentoring to assist with personal development
  • The ability to appreciate and recognize the strengths of other team members in a non-threatening manner
  • Requires experience and/or willingness and ability to fully implement a comprehensive approach to managing the hunger advocacy and relief distribution warehouse
  • Ability to interpret regulations associated with the facility
  • Ability to become familiar and functional with facility operations and maintenance of the building and grounds
  • Ability to understand, review and improve the standard operating procedures of CHOW®

Work Setting:

  •  Will work in an office, warehouse and community settings. Will involve nontraditional work hours and work weeks