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


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


Director of Planned Giving

Overall Responsibilities:

Develop, promote, and expand the planned giving program and direct program activities in coordination with the organization’s fundraising efforts to achieve goals, prepare departmental budget, manage departmental operations and staff, and network with outside groups and individuals to promote Food For The Poor’s planned giving programs. This is a full-time, management position in the Planned Giving Department.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge and understanding of planned giving products/programs
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to establish rapport and build relationships with individuals
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Ability to budget and make effective use of monetary resources
  • Computer literacy in planned giving programs and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to travel to visit donors and/or prospects approximately 40% - 50% of the time
Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
Experience:
  • Five plus years’ related experience in a fundraising or direct marketing organization
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/director-planned-giving


Outbound Caller – Church Assignment Coordinator

Are you organized, determined and enjoy talking on the phone? 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. Your hard work will result in tremendous blessings for needy people in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Overall Responsibilities:

Contact churches throughout the United States to obtain, schedule and coordinate weekend visits for clergy speakers to share the plight of the poor on behalf of Food For The Poor.

Qualifications:
  • Goal orientated with a high level of personal motivation, energy and accountability
  • Outgoing and dynamic communicator with excellent listening, speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships
  • Detail oriented with excellent record-keeping skills
  • Must have integrity, enthusiasm, a passion for the mission and the ability to work as a team player
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to prioritize duties, manage time efficiently, multitask, remain focused and determined on reaching monthly goals
Education:
  • Minimum high school diploma; additional education a plus
Experience:
  • Minimum of one year administrative, fundraising, marketing, or customer service experience
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/churchcoordinator


Graphic Design Production 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 Production 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, reviewing design files, photo toning and creating detailed print specifications for projects. The Graphic Design Production Assistant will also assist the team members with other tasks and projects as requested.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Cut, create and lay out mock-ups for graphic design jobs
  • Create detailed specifications for print material
  • Perform prepress checks on design files
  • Tone photos for print
  • 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:
  • More than one year of relevant experience in a graphic design and print production environment required
  • Must be technically and mechanically inclined
  • Must be extremely attentive to detail with a strong commitment to quality assurance
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic, graphic design/production environment
  • Prepress experience a plus
  • Photo-toning experience a plus
  • Familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • 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


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