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Job Description


OCWCOG manages a variety of local, State, and Federal programs to serve residents, local governments, and businesses in our tri-County Region. OCWCOG is recognized by the State of Oregon as an Area Commission on Transportation (ACT) and a Type B Medicaid Transfer Agency. Additionally, the association is recognized by the Federal Government as an Area Agency on Aging (AAA), an Economic Development District (EDD), an Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund Coordinator, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Revolving Loan Agency, and staffs the two Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in the Region. These designations increase OCWCOG’s ability to serve our communities’ needs.


As an Oregon intergovernmental entity, in addition to the programs and services that OCWCOG is required by State or Federal contract to provide, OCWCOG helps businesses find appropriate capital; facilitates seniors and persons with disabilities plan for independent living; coordinates local road improvement priorities; and assists with administration and technical support for its member governments.


Each program works towards OCWCOG’s mission of helping the Region’s communities collaborate to solve problems and connect member governments, businesses, and individuals with a wide array of resources.


TITLE: Meal Site Manager

CLASS: Meal Site Manager

Program: Community Services Siletz and Toledo Location

Regular Part Time (18 hrs/wk) Monday/Wednesday/Friday



Manages the day-to-day operation of a meal site serving three days per week for Dining Room and Meals on Wheels.  Coordinates all meal related activities including volunteer recruitments and training, community relations, record keeping and fund-raising.



Performs position duties in a manner that promotes customer service and harmonious working relationships, including treating all persons courteously and respectfully.  Engages in effective team participation through willingness to assist and support co-workers, supervisors, and other work related-associations. Develops good working relationships with division and agency staff and supervisors through active participation in accomplishing group projects and in identifying and resolving problems in a constructive manner.  Demonstrates positive acceptance of constructive feedback and suggestions, in an effort to strengthen work performance.  Contributes to a positive, respectful and productive work atmosphere.  Regular attendance is required to meet the demands of this job and to provide necessary services.

-     Recruits for responsible site volunteers.  Trains, delegates and supervises volunteers to perform, efficiently and effectively, a variety of duties.

-     Directs the receiving, holding and serving of all foods following proper health and sanitation procedures, and Senior Meals policies as outlined in the Senior Meals Policies and Procedures Manual.

-     Arranges and directs the process for meal delivery for homebound persons, including planning delivery routes, recruiting and training volunteer drivers and kitchen help.

-     Monitors quality, appearance, and menu adherence of food.

-     Responsible for creating a welcoming atmosphere in the dining room, including decorating, hosting/greeting, party planning, etc.

-     Conducts criminal history background checks on volunteers.

-     Plans and coordinates support service activities with advice and assistance from participants, the Senior Meals Supervisor.

-     Oversees and monitors collection and deposit of contributions.

-     Maintains meal site records and prepares meal site reports on computer.

-     Plans, develops and monitors fund-raising activities.



Work is performed in a busy dining room and kitchen setting.  Work requires the ability to stand for long periods of time along with lifting and carrying large hotel pans of hot food.  Occasional travel is required in order to attend meetings, deliver meals, or to pick up supplies.



Receives direct supervision from the Senior Meals Supervisor through written procedures, staff meetings and consultation.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: While direct supervision of staff is not a responsibility of this position, the incumbent is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and supervising the work activities of non-paid volunteers.



Experience & Training

         Graduation from high school or equivalent and minimum two years’ experience in a volunteer or paid supervisory position, plus experience in working with adults; OR, a satisfactory combination of equivalent education, training and experience which demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.        


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the community in which the dining center is located;

Knowledge of spelling and business grammar;

Knowledge of and ability to operate, a personal computer;

Knowledge of basic clerical and telephone skills;

Ability to understand the differing needs of the elderly and to relate to older adults with respect, patience and a sense of humor.

Ability to work independently, diplomatically, and handle multiple projects and a high volume of work;

Ability to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers;

         Ability to exercise good time management skills in order to accomplish both daily tasks and on-going projects;

Ability to get along well with others demonstrated by excellent interpersonal skills;

Ability to maintain accurate records;

Ability to stand for long periods of time;

Ability to lift and carry large pans of hot food;

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;

Skills in composing standard business letters;

Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate and prioritize work.


Licenses, Certificates, & Other Requirements

Possession of a Valid Oregon Driver’s License, or have the ability to obtain reliable transportation in order to travel throughout the three-county area.


Must obtain a Food Handler’s permit within 30 days of employment.


Must successfully complete a criminal background check.


Must obtain DHS certification to conduct background checks within 60 days of employment.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position.  Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities.  To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.


SALARY and BENEFITS:  $14.97 - $20.06/hr., plus generous paid leave; tax deferred plans; and fully-paid retirement benefits
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), pursuant to Article 14 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

You must submit the following application materials to be considered as a viable candidate:

1. A completed application and current resume that clearly describes your experience, skills, and/or knowledge related to the requirements of the position and demonstrates that you meet qualifications of the position listed above.

2. A cover letter explaining how your background, experience and training qualify you for this position. Please describe your experience and training specifically as they relate to the Minimum Qualifications.

If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans’ preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans’ preference points, you MUST attach to your application materials the following required documentation:

• A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
• A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veteran’s disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

OCWCOG provides veterans’ preference in employment to all eligible veterans.  For more information, please go to the State website:  

Veterans Information

OCWCOG is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce.  Assistance will be provided in the recruitment, application and selection process to applicants with disabilities who request such assistance.  Please call (541) 967-8720 as early as possible regarding any assistance you may require.
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The Posting Number for this position is 202108.