Nonprofit Career Opportunities

Food For The Poor seeks compassionate, capable individuals to help us serve those in greatest need. Our organization relies on a dedicated staff to partner with donors in bringing relief to poverty-stricken communities.

If you are someone who feels a call to serve the poor, we encourage you to submit your resume. Listed below are the open positions at Food For The Poor:

Positions Available


Graphic Designer – Creative Department

Overall Responsibilities:

Responsible for conceptualization and design of multi-channel direct marketing campaigns and fundraising materials that support all the departments within Food For The Poor. The position requires not only creativity, but also a high level of problem solving, critical thinking, and ability work within specified direct mail and brand guidelines. The ideal candidate will be a team player interested in collaborating with a highly skilled creative team and will have a passion for Food For The Poor’s mission. We are looking for an individual that is detail-oriented, organized and can manage multiple jobs at once, while creating out of the box ideas and designs. Designers are responsible for preparing files for high volume print production, and for web usage. Other responsibilities include branding of special events and other programs.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Solid conceptualization, design and artistic ability
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Detail and deadline-oriented with flexible and team player attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Aptitude to take direction
  • Strong skills in Mac platform Adobe Creative Cloud, and fluency in In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
  • Experience working with font management, photo archiving systems and Microsoft Office a plus
  • Photo color correction experience
  • Strong knowledge of print production and pre-press procedures
Education:
  • Degree in graphic design or related field with ongoing education to keep up-to-date on all relevant computer programs and trends
Experience:
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in direct mail/print industry. Fundraising and/or marketing background preferred, but not required. Web design experience is a plus.
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/graphicdesigner


Copy Editor – Creative Department

Food For The Poor is seeking an organized, detail-oriented copy editor to join its Creative Services Department. The copy editor will join an award-winning team that produces a variety of communications to publicize Food For The Poor’s work and impact on the people of the countries it serves in the Caribbean and Latin America. The copy editor will support the managing editor and the division’s editorial staff to produce quality, compelling, on-brand fundraising copy across multiple channels. The copy editor will substantively edit, proofread and check facts for print and electronic communications projects for timely dissemination. The copy editor will use editorial skill, judgment and knowledge of our organization’s values and mission to ensure accurate and compelling content, and consistent use of grammar, style and voice in keeping with fundraising best practices.

    Overall Responsibilities:
  • Participate in concept development and brainstorming for fundraising campaigns that align with overall organizational brand
  • Edits writers’ drafts for style, accuracy, clarity, grammar and fundraising effectiveness
  • Must have a keen eye for detail, but also be able to see the “big picture” in optimizing fundraising and storytelling communications
  • Reviews content, fact-checks information and is able to rewrite copy as needed
  • Ensures the quality and accuracy of projects and communications passing through the department
  • Collaborates with staff writers, fellow editors, internal clients and others involved in editorial process
  • Creates Laser Copy for the use of Mail Services and third-party vendors
  • Responsible for substantial and conceptual editing of the organization's Project Department Projects Reports, Gifts in Kind Department Donor Reports, Public Relations Department Press Releases, and Donor Relations Department Flyers
Qualifications:
  • Excellent grammar skills
  • Ability to recognize and fix grammar, punctuation and spelling errors
  • Strong writing skills
  • Highly organized with compulsive attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing brand guidelines in writing projects
  • Familiarity with interdenominational Christian beliefs/doctrines and ability to effectively integrate them in messaging
  • Ability to evaluate, interpret and edit copy in a donor-friendly and donor-centric manner
  • Knowledge of best practices in direct-response nonprofit fundraising communications
  • Keen eye for the essentials of good fundraising copy
  • Self-motivated to work independently and as part of a team, with a team-player attitude
  • Ability to manage several competing priorities simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP style a plus
  • Good command of Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) necessary
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • Agency or in-house creative department experience a plus
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or a relevant field, or relevant work experience
Experience:
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in editing fundraising or direct response marketing copy, preferably in a non-profit environment
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/copyeditor


Fulfillment and Review Writer – Projects Department

Food For The Poor is seeking a motivated, organized and detail-oriented writer to play an important role in our Projects Department.

Overall Responsibilities:

As a Fulfillment and Review Writer in our Projects Department, you will be responsible for writing status reports, project fulfillments, and solicitation proposals from draft text as supplied by our project managers.

Qualifications:
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to draft and rewrite reports in an accurate, concise and compelling fashion
  • Demonstrated skill in excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to write clear, structured, and articulate reports, and make appropriate editorial changes including correcting grammatical errors and inconsistencies
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is essential
  • Comfortable with independent problem-solving and using research to achieve successful resolution of problems and questions
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to locate and verify accurate information and/or statistical data for pertinent application
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to successfully complete projects and assignments in a timely fashion
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience:
  • At least two years’ writing experience; five years of administrative experience preferred
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/review-writer


Outbound Caller – Church Assignment Coordinator

Our Church Assignments Department is seeking an individual with excellent customer service skills who is comfortable making outbound telephone calls to clergy and churches throughout the United States.

Overall Responsibilities:

Obtain, schedule, and coordinate weekend assignments for Speakers to share the plight of the poor on behalf of Food For The Poor.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum High School Diploma; additional education a plus
  • Experience in customer service, fundraising, marketing or the equivalent
  • Excellent telephone communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Good office skills
  • Ability to work with or without supervision
  • Ability to prioritize duties, manage time efficiently, multitask, remain focused and determined on reaching monthly goals, and work as a team member
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications (including Excel)
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/outbound-caller


Vice President of Fundraising

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance. Over the last 10 years, fundraising and other administrative costs averaged less than 5 percent of our expenses; more than 95 percent of all donations went directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Key Responsibilities:

Food For The Poor, Inc. is seeking a dynamic professional to execute a strategic fundraising plan to increase annual growth and lead the fundraising team in developing and implementing these initiatives while carrying out the mission and vision of the organization.

Professional Experience:

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 15 years of successful fundraising and nonprofit management experience. Candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of success in donor acquisition, retention, cultivation and upgrading of donors in a multiple channel environment, with an emphasis in direct mail and Web. Candidates must exhibit a high degree of professionalism and integrity, possess excellent management, leadership, interpersonal, mentoring and presentation skills, and be able to handle several projects within multiple fundraising departments in a growing organization. Experience leading a capital campaign or similar project is a plus.

Qualifications:
  • Deep commitment to the mission of Food For The Poor
  • Analytical skills to be able to interpret gift reports, fundraising reports and long-term value
  • Creative and innovative approach to fundraising
  • Experience with local and national fundraising campaigns
  • Proven ability to create constructive partnerships among diverse constituencies, to strengthen existing donor relationships and build new ones
  • Strong record of fundraising program direction, development and management in order to effectively lead multifunctional and diverse groups
  • Working knowledge of the creative process – writing, graphic design and editing
  • Phone center experience is a plus
Education:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Post graduate work a plus.
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/vpfundraising


Planned Giving Advisor

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Develop, promote, maintain and expand Food For The Poor’s planned giving program in coordination with the organization’s fundraising efforts
  • Contact planned giving prospects, identify appropriate planned giving product and provide related materials
  • Interact with Food For The Poor’s tax attorney, charitable planned giving attorney and bank trust officer
  • Collaborate with donors’ attorneys, brokers and bank trust officers
  • Initiate and participate in related communications and meetings with involved parties to build long-term relationships and achieve donors’ planned giving goals
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and understanding of planned giving products/programs
  • Knowledge of charitable giving techniques
  • Familiarity with estate tax and gift tax laws
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to establish rapport and build relationships with individuals
  • Ability to make effective use of monetary resources
  • Accounting experience desirable
  • Ability to travel approximately 40 – 50% of the time
  • Computer literacy in planned giving programs and Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel)
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Director
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
Experience:
  • Minimum five years of related experience in a fundraising or direct marketing organization
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/plannedgiving


Clergy for our Speakers Bureau

Are you interested in preaching in the U.S. on behalf of Food For The Poor’s ministry to destitute families throughout the Caribbean and Latin America? As opportunities become available throughout the year, we hire English-speaking and bilingual (Spanish/English) Catholic and Episcopal priests and Lutheran pastors.

Your participation will open hearts to the gospel message and create public awareness of the Third World’s plight.Through your involvement, you will help Food For The Poor provide needy families with food, medicine, basic housing, education and more.

  • Commitment is only for weekends
  • Salary/stipend, travel and expenses provided
  • No relocation necessary
  • Must have permission from Bishop or Major Superior

Join the outreach of Food For The Poor today.

For more information,call Joan Vidal toll-free 877-654-2960 ext. 6419 or email speakers@foodforthepoor.org

Location: Throughout US Relocation: Not necessary Travel: Yes