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

Church, School, and Community Development Project 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.


  • 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


  • 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:

Production Coordinator/Print Buyer – Production

Overall Responsibilities: Execute, coordinate and manage the production of direct mail appeals and acquisitions to insure a cost effective, high quality product with on time delivery.  Responsible for the entire production process from inception to completion, including but not restricted to specifications, quoting, negotiating, purchasing, proofing, job coordination (internal & external), mail tracking, reconciliation of invoices and cost analysis reports.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of printing, direct mail and USPS procedures and regulations
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Aptitude for figures
  • Self starter
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Detail and deadline-oriented with flexible and team player attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 15% in U.S.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience: A minimum of five years’ experience in a production environment with the graphics industry with a strong background in direct mail and the purchasing of printing matter, preferably as a CSR (Account Manager) or Production Coordinator

To apply for this position, please visit:

Bilingual Clerical Assistant – Purchasing Department

If you are a bilingual, detail-oriented person with great communication skills, we have an exciting opportunity in Food For The Poor’s Purchasing Department. The hours for this full-time position are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Overall Responsibilities: Provide administrative support to the Director of Purchasing and the Administrative Assistant. This includes processing purchase orders, reviewing vendor documents, and corresponding with suppliers and beneficiaries in both English and Spanish.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office
  • Good work ethic
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail with accuracy
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently 

Education: Minimum high school diploma. Additional post-high school courses preferred.

Experience: At least two years of related experience.

To apply for this position, please visit:

Director of Special Events

Do you have a proven track record of managing a Special Events team, planning and implementing cost effective, event-driven fundraising campaigns through corporate sponsorship, committees, and private donations, all while also working to acquire new donors? If so, we have an opportunity of a lifetime for you!

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Special Events Department’s activities and staff  
  • Oversee all administrative aspects of the department, including development, strategic planning, and cost control/budgeting
  • Direct and oversee the department’s event activities throughout the country, with an emphasis on acquiring new donors (both individual and corporate), while also attaining a higher level of commitment, participation, and charitable giving from existing donors
  • Help create a positive awareness of Food For The Poor through event activities
  • Expand existing events, create new events, and develop new opportunities in the Florida market 


  • BS or BA degree in marketing or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, public relations, or event coordination with a successful track record in a wide spectrum of events
  • Major gifts and nonprofit experience highly desirable
  • Knowledge of fundraising, marketing, finance, major gifts solicitation, and donor relations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, including public relations and diplomacy
  • Strong organizational, time management and negotiating skills, schedule driven, detail oriented
  • Creative and self-motivated 
  • Strategic planning skills 
  • Supervisory skills, including hiring, training, and motivating staff 
  • Flexible with ability and willingness to travel 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook and AS400 database systems, plus Internet and social media proficiency required 

To apply for this position, please visit:

Assignment Coordinator – Church Assignments

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.


  • 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 on goals, and work as a team member
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications (including Excel)

To apply for this position, please visit:

Public Relations Associate

Food For The Poor is seeking an experienced public relations professional with knowledge of social media outlets to cultivate media relationships locally, regionally and nationally, in addition to handling promotional activities.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Create, edit, and manage distribution of media-oriented materials, including press releases
  • Research, build, and maintain an active media database
  • Update, maintain, and distribute media kits
  • Generate coverage for special events in South Florida and regional markets
  • Plan opportunities for media travel
  • Manage the scheduling and the execution of press interviews

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Extremely organized
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work after hours and on weekends as needed
  • Detail and deadline-oriented with flexible, team player attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to effectively use social networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to communicate news about Food For The Poor
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Spanish language skills a plus

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations or related field preferred

Experience: A minimum of five years’ experience in public relations field

To apply for this position, please visit:

Field Representative – Major Giving

Food For The Poor FFP seeks a seasoned Major Gifts professional to work with top-tier donors to assist them in identifying and fulfilling their philanthropic goals. Through this important role, you can make a positive impact and be the change you wish to see in the world!

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for soliciting major gifts to FFP
  • Manage relationships with approximately 100 - 125 donors, and identify, cultivate, solicit and inspire these friends of FFP
  • Work collaboratively with and in support of donors/volunteers, other development staff, and other representatives of FFP to work toward organizational priorities
  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the five-figure range
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards
  • Demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of donors

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major-giving donors in order to develop lasting relationships
  • Must have excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload, manage and complete multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Interest in all aspects of serving the poor and a dedication to promoting FFP’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with donors/staff /volunteers at all levels
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments
  • Computer savvy; knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications; donor software experience highly recommended
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally to visit donors
  • Licensed driver

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced Degree preferred

Experience: Five years of successful fundraising or similar experience

To apply for this position, please visit:

Data Entry/Support Coordinator – Gifts In Kind Department

Do you have superb data entry and time management skills? Are you an ace with Excel? If you enjoy handling a large volume of work, answered “yes” to these questions and are seeking a rewarding full-time opportunity, please apply today. 

Overall Responsibilities: Input data into Microsoft Navision to process donations and inventory information for the Gifts in Kind coordinators, send faxes and emails, maintain electronic files, and Internet research as needed.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Excellent data entry skills, with accuracy, timeliness and attention to detail
  • Good administrative skills
  • Competency with figures a must
  • Flexibility and willingness to adjust work priorities as requested
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Education: Minimum high school diploma, additional post-high school courses preferred

Experience: At least two years of related experience

To apply for this position, please visit:

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

Location: Throughout US Relocation: Not necessary Travel: Yes