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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:



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               


Reporting Specialist

Are you someone who wants to help bring lifesaving aid to poverty-stricken families? By ensuring that large quantities of food, medicine and other essential items are successfully delivered to the poor, a Reporting Specialist at Food For The Poor furthers our organization’s mission of serving those in greatest need.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in all shipment tracking and feedback reporting related matters
  • Communicate on a daily basis with beneficiaries to facilitate clearance and reporting procedures
  • Review and evaluate reports for compliance requirements
  • Manage fulfillment commitments with our donors
  • Provide support in problem solving with our beneficiaries

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Minimum high school diploma;  Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Accuracy, timeliness, attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and also as a team player
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Computer literacy in Internet and Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, Navision)
  • International shipping background preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Competencies in generating reports and producing data presentation

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


Donor Relations Manager

Are you energetic and self-motivated, with excellent managerial skills and compassion for the poor? Food For The Poor is looking someone to take on a rewarding management position in our Donor Relations Department, which supports the organization’s efforts to meet the needs of the poor. Join our team and help us change the world!

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, train and motivate employees
  • Assist in developing and implementing fundraising campaigns to achieve the goals of the Donor Relations Department
  • Collaborate with team leaders on training and daily activities
  • Work with diverse groups, including fundraisers and prayer callers
  • Plan, organize and direct a group of employees who interact with donors on the telephone
  • Ability and willingness to pray with donors

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Associate’s degree or equivalent
  • At least 5+ years of management experience
  • Previous experience working in a call-center environment preferable
  • Experience in planning, organizing and directing a group of employees who work on the telephone
  • Experience in increasing the productivity and efficiency of a group of employees; also, experience in identifying shortfalls and the ability to work with employees to develop a plan for improvement
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook and strong Excel skills
  • Experience with IBM iSeries (AS/400) or similar system preferable
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Experience with basic multi-line phone system operations and TelAthena or similar predictive dialer helpful
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Previous fundraising experience preferable

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


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


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


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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