Campus Cupboard Coordinator

Position Overview

The Campus Cupboard Coordinator oversees daily operations for the Campus Cupboard. The CCC manages pantry inventory, facilitates food distribution, supervises student employees and is responsible for ensuring the Campus Cupboard runs smoothly and efficiently so that enrolled students, staff and faculty have the necessary food and hygiene resources available to them if needed.

The Campus Cupboard is a food pantry for KU students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. It was created to address and reduce food insecurity among our campus community. The Campus Cupboard is located on Level 4 of the Kansas Union and accessible from both the Student Involvement and Leadership Center and the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center.


The University of Kansas Campus Cupboard's mission is to reduce food insecurity among our campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and university affiliates in need.

The University of Kansas offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, 9 paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a great retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. The University of Kansas also offers employees educational opportunities and is a great place to work!

About Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, a community of about 95,000. Only 35 miles west of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, you will never be far from barbecue, jazz, museum culture, and more. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence locals covet the numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of locally-owned restaurants

Job Description

Supervisory/Administrative Duties 50%
  • Supervise student employees, volunteers, and GA(s) in the CC’s daily operations. Coordinate schedules, conduct trainings, and assist GA(s) in scheduling and supervising volunteers.
  • Communicate updates, scheduling adjustments, and operational changes efficiently to staff, volunteers, and customers.
  • Assume the role of advisor for the Campus Cupboard.
  • Coordinate donation drives and pickups.
  • Conduct or supervise presentations to student groups and community entities upon request.
  • Host tabling and informational events around campus.
  • Participate in food safety, food insecurity, and partner (Big 12, Just Food) trainings.
  • Collaborate with Campus Dining in a food recovery program.
  • Participate in donor events.
  • Conduct outreach to community resources that can help diversify the CC’s shelves with respect to dietary and cultural need.
  • Grant writing.

Oversee Daily Operations 35%
  • Monitoring pantry inventory, coordinating with partner food distributors, assisting with customer and staff questions and needs, stocking shelves, making food-runs, ensuring CC information is relevant and advertised, keeping the space clean and organized.

Other Duties As Assigned 15%
  • Create and oversee programming and educational events related to food insecurity and hunger justice.
  • Track developing trends as reported by national organizations working to alleviate food insecurity: Stop Hunger Now, Feeding America etc.
  • Generate campus and community awareness programs.
  • Establish a resource hub for alternative organizations in the community and on campus.
  • Be versed in barriers facing students, faculty, and staff experiencing food insecurity.

Position Requirements

  1. This position requires working on-site.
  2. Occasional evening and weekend work.
  3. Lift up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master's Degree OR Bachelor's Degree PLUS three (3) years of related experience.
  2. Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite.
  3. Customer service experience.
  4. Program planning and/or coordinating experience.
  5. Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree.
  2. One (1) year of relevant experience involving food procurement, management related to social services, and/or higher education.
  3. Interest in the development of a program that finds sustainable, inclusive, and person-centered ways to reduce food insecurity and hunger on campus.
  4. Experience working with diverse populations both in a campus and community setting.
  5. Experience planning and leading events, record keeping, managing a budget, grant writing, data collection, coordination of employee and volunteer schedules.
  6. Experience managing volunteers and employees.
  7. Prior work experience requiring problem-solving skills.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:

1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
3. Contact information for three professional references.
  • Application review begins Monday, June 5, 20233 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Sarah Ross,

Advertised Salary Range

Starts at $45,000, final determination commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm with Occasional evening/weekend work.

Application Review Begins

Monday June 5, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday June 26, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25158BR
  • Department:  Student Affairs
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  05-Jun-2023

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