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


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


Administrative Assistant – Gifts In Kind

Our Gifts In Kind Department is seeking an experienced bilingual Administrative Assistant who is well organized, flexible and will enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting this diverse department. Our Gifts In Kind Department ensures that large quantities of food, medicine and other essential items are successfully procured from nonprofit organizations and corporate donors. The candidate should possess the ability to interact with staff at all levels, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be resourceful and efficient while maintaining a high level of professionalism. This is a full-time position.

Overall Responsibilities:

This position provides administrative support to the Gifts In Kind Department including, but not limited to, telephone work, composing correspondences, special assignments and maintaining the pharmaceutical database. This position reports to other department managers when the Director is out of office.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Good data entry skills with attention to detail
  • Internet research skills
  • Good writing skills in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word) and the Internet
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Energetic, self-motivated and team player
  • Strong initiative and solid judgement
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience:
  • At least three years of related experience preferred
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/giftsinkind


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