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


Administrative Assistant – Major Giving

Food For The Poor’s Major Giving Department is looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant who is organized, has excellent communication and computer skills, has the ability to multitask, is flexible and willing to support a team with a multitude of responsibilities. We are looking for a team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, possesses the ability to interact with staff at all levels, and is resourceful and efficient while maintaining a high level of professionalism. This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday.

Overall Responsibilities:

Provide administrative support to the Vice President of Major Giving and five team members.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Ability to work successfully in a high energy, fast-paced and deadline driven environment
  • High level of proficiency in all Microsoft applications
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Professionalism in appearance and actions with ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to identify and solve issues
  • Team player with positive “can do” attitude
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • AS400 experience is a plus
Education:
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience:
  • Minimum of three years' related experience
  • Previous administrative experience required
  • Experience with donor databases and providing high-volume team support in a non-profit environment is strongly desired
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/admin-majorgiving


Events Manager – Special Events

If you are a motivated, dynamic individual who can coordinate galas and events for 400 or more people, all while achieving fundraising goals and acquiring new donors, then Food For The Poor has a wonderful opportunity for you.

Overall Responsibilities:

The Event Manager's primary responsibility is to produce financially and operationally successful events while meeting budgetary goals. The Events Manager works under the direction of the Special Events Director in creating and achieving the goals established for each event, while keeping with the organization's missions, values and vision. These events include, but are not limited to: galas, 5K walks/runs, black-tie cocktail affairs and other third-party fundraisers.

For each event, the Event Manager is responsible for developing new leads and sponsors, recruiting committee members, and planning and production, which result in raising funds. The Events Manager must coordinate elements of multiple events at one time. A successful candidate is responsible for building teamwork, must be detail-oriented, and able to multitask and delegate when possible.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills, including public relations and diplomacy
  • Willing and able to work additional hours at night and/or weekend
  • Strong organizational, time-management and negotiating skills
  • Schedule driven and detail oriented
  • Creative and self-motivated
  • Flexible with ability to travel up to 50%
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and AS400 database systems, plus Internet and social media proficiency required
  • Experience working with Greater Giving software strongly preferred
  • Sponsorship sales and major gifts experience in a nonprofit setting is preferred
  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and able to work well under pressure/tight deadlines
  • Skilled in prioritizing work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, public relations and event coordination with a successful track record in a wide spectrum of events
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/eventsmanager


Graphic Design Administrative Assistant – Creative Department

Food For The Poor, Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, technically adept person to immediately fill our entry level Graphic Design Administrative Assistant position. The primary responsibilities of this position include specific pre-production functions, such as creating mock-ups for print material, dry-mounting art prints to boards, and creating detailed print specifications for projects. The Graphic Design Administrative Assistant will also assist the team members with other tasks and projects as requested. Must be technically and mechanically inclined; have a strong commitment to quality assurance; be extremely attentive to detail; be comfortable working in a fast paced, dynamic, graphic design/production environment.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Cut, create and lay out mock-ups for graphic design jobs
  • Create detailed specifications for print material
  • Scan and file artwork
  • Collect, distribute and archive final printed samples
  • Update Creative Wall Calendar
  • Check inventory on office supplies
  • Take care of other sundry administrative duties as needed
  • Perform Project Manager duties when Project Manager is not in office
Experience & Skills:
  • One plus years relevant experience in a graphic design and print production environment
  • Familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design a plus
  • Mock-up or crafting experience a plus
  • Ability to take direction
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/graphicassistant


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