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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:



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 creation of e-commerce websites and overseeing digital advertising efforts, while providing design and creative support. Your hard work will result in tremendous blessings for needy people in the Caribbean and Latin America!

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extremely organized
  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Deadline-driven
  • Team player
  • A high level of proficiency in all of the following areas: Email and web design, Excel, graphic design, HTML, and social media marketing
  • Javascript, HTML 5, Convio, Google AdWords and WordPress skills a plus

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree required

Experience:

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

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


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


Traffic Assistant – Shipping Department

This is a great opportunity to use your fluency in Spanish, and your skills in vendor relations and shipping to help Food For The Poor facilitate proper delivery of goods to the Caribbean and Latin America.

Overall Responsibilities:

Prepare required shipping documents for purchased/donated goods to various Caribbean and Latin American countries and maintain record of same. Interface with Goods-In-Kind and Purchasing Departments and work with vendors to ensure delivery of goods.

  • Prepare shipping documents, including invoice, packing list and filing/mailing documents to recipients
  • Bill and invoice all shipments
  • Verify containers with shipping lines
  • Prepare shipping instructions for shipments to freight forwarder
  • Maintain inventory of in-house stock items for shipping
  • Log all new purchase orders
  • Coordinate shipping arrangements with DHL and Federal Express
  • Follow up with vendors to verify purchase orders and delivery of goods
  • Receive and prepare donated goods for drop-off
  • Prepare monthly shipment spreadsheet report
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Shipping and Receiving Manager

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of shipping operations
  • Minimum of two years office/customer relations experience in shipping or a related field
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good telephone skills
  • Strong computer and typing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

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


National 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/specialeventsdirector


Donor Processing Clerk – Data Entry

Overall Responsibilities: Research and enter information into the computer from batches. Post money portion of batches to accounts, clean up auto batches, and enter name/address changes. Scan checks, open and sort mail, complete web reports.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Be able to type 60 wpm
  • Accuracy and attention to detail a must
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite programs and AS/400

Education: Minimum High School diploma or equivalent

Experience: At least two years’ related experience

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


Production Coordinator/Print Buyer – Production

Overall Responsibilities:

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

Skills and 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, team player attitude, and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the U.S. approximately 15% of time

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred

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

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


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.

Skills & 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


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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