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


Social Media Marketing Specialist

Food For The Poor’s Emerging Media Department is looking for a Social Media Marketing Specialist who will be responsible for social media efforts for key departments within the organization. This includes our Missions, Special Events, Church and School, and Planned Giving departments, as well as the events and products that they use to fundraise and cultivate donors through social media, email, Web, e-commerce and mobile channels. We are looking for a team-player who can bring new ideas to the table and also work well with others to implement their ideas.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Well-organized
  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Deadline driven
  • Ability to identify and solve issues
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Team-player
  • Strong entrepreneurial approach with proficiency in html and social media
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office
  • Experienced with Dreamweaver and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of Convio a plus

Education: BA degree, preferably in a related field e.g. marketing, advertising, web design, etc

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years in digital marketing
  • Experience using the major social media platforms and tools in marketing efforts
  • Internet project management and website design and development experience a plus
  • Experience in fundraising, marketing and advertising a plus
  • Experience with search engine marketing is beneficial
  • Experience with nonprofits is a plus

To apply for this position, please visit: www.FoodForThePoor.org/socialmediamarketer


Digital Media Marketing Specialist

Are you an organized, analytical, creative, deadline-driven team player? Food For The Poor is seeking a professional to support donor acquisition and cultivation through the creation and sending of emails, the building of lists, and providing design and creative support for email, mobile, social media and the website. Your hard work will result in tremendous blessings for needy people in the Caribbean and Latin America!

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Extremely organized
  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Deadline-driven
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • A high level of proficiency in all of the following areas: Email and web design, graphic design, HTML, and social media marketing
  • Knowledge of SEM and SEO and additional software programs such as Convio and WordPress a plus
  • Excellent skill level in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Dreamweaver

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years in digital marketing field
  • Accomplished professional in all areas of digital marketing - including email, list management, social media, and mobile
  • Demonstrated performance as Graphic and Web Designer
  • Nonprofit and fundraising experience a plus

To apply for this position, please visit: www.FoodForThePoor.org/digitalmarketer


Copywriter

Food For The Poor is seeking an experienced writer and storyteller for its copywriter position. The copywriter will have excellent communication and written skills and the ability to write evocative copy on behalf of the poor. The copywriter 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 copywriter must frequently travel to the countries Food For The Poor serves to gather research in order to produce compelling, written, direct-response non-profit fundraising copy and other creative and distinctive fundraising materials.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Write compelling and evocative copy across multiple platforms, print and digital
  • Travel to the Caribbean and Latin America to conduct interviews to produce and write direct-response and other fundraising copy reflecting spirituality in a donor-friendly and donor-centric manner
  • Participate in concept development and brainstorming for fundraising campaigns that align with overall organizational brand

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills; a natural storyteller with a sharp eye for consistency
  • Ability to travel at least once a month
  • Agency or in-house creative department experience a plus
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills
  • Tact and sensitivity with a knack for conducting thorough yet compassionate interviews
  • Familiarity with interdenominational Christian beliefs/doctrines and ability to effectively integrate them in messaging
  • Excellent command of grammar, usage, style and spelling with a strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of best practices for writing direct-response nonprofit fundraising copy and web copy specifically for nonprofit organizations
  • Ability to gather, evaluate, interpret, and write information reflecting spirituality in a donor-friendly and donor-centric manner
  • Ability to utilize stories and testimonies to create inspiring communications and create emotional connections with potential and existing donors
  • Ability to manage several competing priorities simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing brand guidelines in writing projects
  • Self-motivated to work independently and as part of a team, with a team-player attitude
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP style a plus
  • Some Creole or Spanish language skills helpful
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications necessary

Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field or relevant experience

Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising or direct response marketing copywriting, preferably in a non-profit environment

To apply for this position, please visit: www.FoodForThePoor.org/copywriter


Training Specialist – Human Resources

Do you thrive on challenges and enjoy helping others? Have you successfully implemented and managed training and development programs while juggling multiple other projects? Does multitasking seem like second nature to you? Food For The Poor is seeking a dynamic and professional individual to handle trainings for our staff.

Overall Responsibilities: This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, and delivering training programs to our most important asset – our employees. In addition, this position will assist the Director of Human Resources with projects to maintain and enhance the Human Resources Department. This is a full-time position.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Self-directed, motivated, proactive thinker with exceptional listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and deliver training programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in public speaking – in front of the room facilitation and training others
  • Strong execution (pragmatic, well organized, efficient)
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of the organization
  • Enthusiasm for innovative HR solutions and process improvement
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills; ability to work well independently with minimal supervision
  • The ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures with a mindset for continuous improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Must lead by example and maintain neutrality when working through HR issues and topics
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, human resources or related field; Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.

Experience: Eight to 10 years of Human Resources experience, including three to five years’ training experience.

To apply for this position, please visit: www.FoodForThePoor.org/trainingspecialist


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.

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


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 

Qualifications:

  • 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: www.FoodForThePoor.org/eventsdirector


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: www.FoodForThePoor.org/fieldrep


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


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

To apply for this position, please visit: www.FoodForThePoor.org/assigment