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Employment — Non-profit Career Opportunities

Food For The Poor Employment

Food For The Poor seeks compassionate, capable individuals to help us further our mission of serving those in greatest need. Our organization relies on a dedicated staff to partner with donors in bringing relief to poverty-stricken communities.

If you’re someone who feels a call to serve the poor by offering time and talent in one of the jobs listed below, we encourage you to submit your resume for that position.


Positions Available:



Donor Services Representative

If you have the kind of “gold standard” customer service skills that make people feel valued, and are compassionate, reliable, attentive, and personable, we have a great opportunity for you.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Respond to and/or initiate telephone calls, written correspondence, or email to donors and other individuals who have questions, complaints, or request information
  • Perform front desk receptionist responsibilities, including answering incoming phone calls, utilizing paging system, and greeting visitors
  • Make changes and/or corrections to donor records and follow-up on shipping of orders
  • Correct and update donation information in Convio, our fundraising software program
  • Process donations and requests for memorial cards, Mass offerings, and special occasion events (birthday, anniversary, baptism, illness, wedding, etc.)
  • Generate appropriate thank you and memorial letters to individuals making donations
  • Process various donors’ requests
  • Maintain daily activity log
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Donor Services Supervisor/Manager/Director

Skills:
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • At least three years experience in customer service, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Excellent customer service skills, including telephone and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to successfully complete projects and assignments in a timely fashion
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) and AS/400
  • Ability to create and compose various correspondence

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


Auction / Sponsorship Coordinator (Part-Time)

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Obtain high-end auction items and sponsorships for all Food For The Poor events and national raffles for the use of fundraising in support of the Special Events Department
  • Research items, seek out national partners such as airlines and hotels for prizes and sponsorships, as well as many others in the area of potential sponsorship, and implement a solid plan for each event
  • Solicit goods via phone, in person and by email
  • Research event areas for prize donations and sponsorships via the internet, Chambers of Commerce, local and national magazines and newspapers, as well as in person and be able to think outside of the box
  • Create a database both locally and nationally for these auction items and sponsorships
  • Send letters, make calls, set up meetings and follow up
  • Assist in the event setup on location and working of the auction
  • Assist in the event follow up with the processing of paperwork
  • Arrange to pick up donated items in a timely manner and follow up with thank-you notes
  • Oversee and train volunteers
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by manager and director

Qualifications:
  • Extremely organized
  • Creative
  • Schedule-driven and detail-oriented
  • Team player
  • Proper telephone etiquette and willingness/ability to connect with individuals over the phone
  • Ability and willingness to travel to events

Education: Associate degree preferred or 2-5 years experience in events/marketing.

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


Director of Speakers

Do you have experience with church ministry and management, mission outreach, and knowledge of various clergy? If so, there is an exciting opportunity available at Food For The Poor to enhance church relationships, build new ones, and serve those in the greatest need.

Overall Responsibilities: The Director of Speakers will lead the department to acquire contributions and donors through speaking engagements at churches of various denominations in the United States. The Director of Speakers will measure and hold speakers accountable to achieve fundraising goals at weekend assignments; efficiently and cost-effectively organize travel arrangements for the various speaking assignments; and analyze speaker results for each assignment.

The Director of Speakers will be responsible for putting in place plans to hire Catholic speakers to meet current and planned demand for Catholic assignments. The director is also responsible for acquiring speakers of other denominations to meet the demand of fulfilling all speaking engagements. The director will also oversee training for all speakers to reach desired fundraising performance levels.

The Director of Speakers will also oversee the relationship with Archdioceses, Dioceses and Ordinaries, and work with the Executive Director to create a yearly department budget and develop strategies to improve relationships with all denominations throughout the U.S.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree; degree in Ministry preferred
  • At least five years of management experience in a related field with a proven track record in obtaining results and developing staff
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organization skills and analytical skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with clergy at all levels and across various denominations
  • Ability to create and manage budgets
  • Outgoing, dynamic managerial skills
  • Ability to create/implement projects and training programs to enhance the potential of speakers at assignments

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


Manager of Protestant Speakers

Excellent communication skills along with the ability to create and maintain relationships with clergy across protestant denominations, is what we are looking for to fill this exciting position.

Overall Responsibilities: The Manager of Protestant Speakers will be responsible to initiate recruiting of speakers for Protestant, non-denominational and Evangelical churches as necessary to meet the demand of fulfilling all speaking engagements. This position will be responsible for efficiently and cost-effectively organizing travel arrangements for the various speaking assignments throughout the U.S., and also for developing reports to analyze results of each weekend assignment. The manager will also oversee and help develop strategies and training for speakers to meet the desired fundraising performance levels.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree; degree in Ministry preferred
  • At least three years of management experience in a related field with a proven track record in obtaining results and developing staff
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organization skills and analytical skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with clergy at all levels and across various Protestant denominations
  • Ability to create and manage a budget
  • Outgoing, dynamic managerial skills
  • Ability to create/implement projects and training programs to enhance the fundraising potential of speakers at assignments

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


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 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 three years of sales, marketing, public relations, or fundraising experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment

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


Assignment Coordinator – Speakers Bureau

Our Speakers Bureau 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/assignment               


Champion Program Coordinator

Do you have superb project management skills and a heart for the poor? If you answered “yes,” and are seeking a rewarding full-time opportunity, please apply today. We are currently searching for a dedicated Program Coordinator to maximize donations and foster engagement for our Champions For The Poor program.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent project management and problem solving skills
  • Extremely organized
  • Deadline-driven
  • Team player
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently but also able to lead when appropriate
  • At least intermediate level of proficiency in the following areas: HTML, graphic design, social media marketing
  • Excellent skill level in Word, Outlook, and Excel

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree required

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of project management, marketing or fundraising
  • Nonprofit experience a plus

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


Graphic Designer

Overall Responsibilities:

Responsible for conceptualization and design of direct mail campaigns as well as all other fundraising print materials such as brochures, catalogs, posters, invitations and advertisements. Materials created will support all departments within the organization and must utilize Food For The Poor’s look and identity. Other responsibilities include creating program materials, branding of special events and graphics for the Web, as well as preparing files for high volume print production.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Solid conceptualization, design and artistic ability
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Detail and deadline-oriented with flexible and team player attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Aptitude to take direction
  • Strong skills in Mac platform Adobe CS5 Suite (In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat) – font management, photo archiving systems
  • Strong knowledge of print production and pre-press

Education: Degree in graphic design or related field with ongoing education to keep up to date on all relevant computer programs and trends.

Experience: A minimum of five years’ experience in direct mail/print industry. Fundraising background preferred, but not required.

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


Campaign Advisor – Donor Relations

Food For The Poor is looking for a compassionate, upbeat Campaign Advisor for our Donor Relations Department.  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. The hours for this position are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm; Wednesday and Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

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/TelAthena computer program
  • Stay current on Food for the Poor’s programs and services to convey information to donors in a compelling, heartfelt manner

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma
  • At least two years related experience in sales/marketing/customer service, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Fundraising experience
  • Ability and willingness to pray with donors
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and listening skills
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Ability to deal with positive and negative responses 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) and the AS/400
  • Ability to use TelAthena
  • Ability to work independently and sit in chair for extended periods
  • Ability to speak French, Spanish and/or Creole helpful
  • Time management skills a must

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


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

Share the Gospel * Serve the Poor * Join the outreach of Food For The Poor

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

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