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


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


Help Desk Specialist

Our Information Systems Department is seeking an experienced Help Desk Specialist. If you enjoy providing support to end users on a variety of issues, and are skilled at identifying, researching and resolving technical problems, please apply online. This is a full-time position and the hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Overall Responsibilities:

Responsible for monitoring help desk issues and providing technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, or software. Responds to queries, isolates problems, and determines and implements solutions for user issues.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications required
  • Good knowledge of troubleshooting PC and printer issues
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize issues
  • Team player
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
Education:
  • Minimum high school diploma. Additional post-high school courses preferred.
Experience:
  • Minimum one year help desk experience troubleshooting in a medium to large business environment. Experience with Apple Macintosh and Mitel telephone systems a plus. Experience with creating business intelligence reports a plus.
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/helpdesk-specialist


Service Advisor – Donor Relations

Food For The Poor is looking for a compassionate, upbeat Service Advisor for our Donor Relations Department. A successful candidate is at ease with speaking over the telephone and praying with donors. The ideal candidate is a team player who is not easily discouraged and maintains a positive attitude in an energetic fundraising environment.

This is a full-time position and the hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A passion for prayer is an essential function for the Service Advisor position.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Make follow-up calls to donors to discuss contents of campaign appeals, follow up on Direct Mail pieces, and request donations
  • Respond to questions, inquiries and prayer requests sent in by donors and offer to pray with them
  • Track donor calls in the AS400/Synthesis computer program
  • Stay current on Food For The Poor’s programs and services to convey information to donors in a compelling, heartfelt manner
  • Make calls to donors on special occasions such as holidays, birthdays and anniversaries to congratulate, encourage and offer prayer
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Ability and willingness to pray with donors
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Ability to deal with positive and negative responses, handle objections, and speak with conviction about the plight of the poor
  • Ability to speak persuasively with passion and integrity
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications (Outlook and Excel); AS/400 experience is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and sit in a chair for extended periods of time
  • Ability to speak French, Spanish and/or Creole is helpful
  • Time-management skills are a must
Education:
  • Minimum high school diploma, some college preferred
Experience:
  • At least two years’ related experience in sales/marketing/customer service, preferably in a nonprofit environment. Fundraising experience is helpful.
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/serviceadvisor


Senior Accountant

Are you an organized, decisive and process-driven team player? Food For The Poor, Inc. is seeking a motivated professional to assist with all areas of its Accounting Department. The primary responsibilities include inventory and other GL account reconciliations to facilitate month-end closings, payroll processing support, online payment processing, assistance with special projects and general accounting support to the department. We are looking for an eager, talented and growth-oriented individual to help our organization maintain the highest level of integrity.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, practices and internal controls
  • Assist with AP processing of invoices, printing of checks, and posting of wire and ACH payments
  • Experience working with accounting and/or supply-chain software; knowledge of any Microsoft Dynamics Navision ERP software version between 2009-2016 is a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience and skills are mandatory
  • Experience and proficiency with cloud-based information requiring skilled searching, downloading, manipulating and/or importing of data in CSV format between systems (e.g. online banking systems, online payroll platforms (Paycom Payroll specifically), etc.)
  • Aptitude with information systems and the ability to assist the department with new software development projects (local and/or cloud-based) as needed
  • Comfortable working with electronic data within the context of a paperless workflow that includes electronic approvals, data capture accuracy confirmations, edits and other required data manipulation
  • Ability to clearly and professionally communicate with the department, general staff and all levels of management
  • Must be able to exercise independent judgment and initiative to suggest solutions to processes
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to design personal work plans or processes to accomplish various duties
Education:
  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree in Accounting or related field. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting mandatory if there is little to no experience.
Experience:
  • Three years of related accounting experience or applicable educational experience.
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/accountant


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


Church, School, and Community Development Coordinator

Are you an organized, determined, charismatic fundraiser? Are you passionate about building relationships and helping the poor? Food For The Poor is seeking a talented person with integrity who will serve as a direct link between the organization and churches, schools, and community groups that may wish to partner with Food For The Poor on relief and development projects. Your hard work will result in tremendous blessings for needy people in the Caribbean and Latin America, and also for the groups you will connect with here in the U.S.

Overall Responsibilities:

Initiate, create and develop long-term relationships with groups to foster their commitment, develop partnership arrangements, increase donations and raise funds to help the poor.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills; including the ability to speak clearly and persuasively, with excellent presentation skills
  • Decisive with superior problem solving skills, along with the ability to skillfully gather and analyze information
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and also within a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proficiency working cooperatively with others
  • Ability to proactively identify prospects that support Food For The Poor’s mission and programs
  • Strong understanding of the church and nonprofit sector to enable good networking
  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships for fundraising purposes
  • Ability to travel
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
Education:
  • Undergraduate degree is preferred
Experience:
  • A minimum of one year nonprofit fundraising experience preferred
  • A minimum of three years of sales, marketing, or public relations experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/churchcoordinator


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