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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:


Laser Print Shop Associate

Food For The Poor is seeking a Print Shop Associate with experience in BCC Mail Manager software. The primary responsibilities will include processing data files for in-house print production and direct mail efforts.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent understanding of data
  • Must have strong customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment
  • Team player
  • A high level of problem solving and analytical skills
  • Patience and professionalism
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Education: Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience: At least one year experience with laser printing, direct mail software or variable data digital print software (Maxprint or similar variable data digital print software). BCC Mail Manager experience or similar presort software. Print production experience preferred.

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


Fulfillment and Review Writer

Overall Responsibilities: As a Fulfillment and Review Writer in our Projects Department, you will be responsible for writing status reports, project fulfillments, and solicitation proposals from draft text as supplied by our project managers.

Qualifications:

  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to draft and rewrite reports in an accurate, concise and compelling fashion
  • Demonstrated skill in excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to write clear, structured, and articulate reports, and make appropriate editorial changes including correcting  grammatical errors and inconsistencies
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is essential
  • Comfortable with independent problem-solving and using research to achieve successful resolution of problems and questions
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to locate and verify accurate information and/or statistical data for pertinent application
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to successfully complete projects and assignments in a timely fashion

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience: At least two years’ writing experience; five years of administrative experience preferred

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


Staff Accountant

Are you an organized, decisive, process-driven team player? Food For The Poor is seeking a professional to assist with all areas of its Accounting Department. The primary responsibilities will include accounts payable, fixed asset and special inventory accounting, online payment processing, assistance with special projects, and general accounting support to the department. We are looking for eager, talented and growth-oriented individuals to help our organization maintain the highest level of integrity.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, internal controls and financial standards
  • Experience working with accounting software; knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a plus
  • Extensive Microsoft Excel experience and skills are mandatory
  • Experience working with cloud-based information systems and online banking platforms
  • Experience downloading, manipulating and formatting data from CSV files or similar formats
  • Aptitude with information systems and ability to assist department with transitions to new software platforms (local and/or cloud-based) as needed
  • Ability to clearly communicate with all levels of management
  • Must be able to exercise independent judgment and initiative to suggest solutions to processes
  • Must be highly organized, with the ability to design personal work plans or processes to accomplish various duties

Education: Minimum Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting mandatory if there is little to no experience.

Experience:Three years related accounting experience or applicable educational experience.

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


Photographer

Would you like to use your photojournalism expertise to help less fortunate children and families in developing countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America? As a Staff Photographer, you’ll travel throughout the countries we serve to document the need that exists, and work with the Creative Department to create compelling fundraising materials through storytelling. Your work will play a key role in furthering Food For The Poor’s mission to provide emergency aid and long-term development projects for the impoverished.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Participates in planning story gathering trips.
  • Travels to countries served by Food For The Poor to photograph and document the plight of the poor.
  • Travels with members of the Creative Department and other departments to take photographs for fundraising materials.
  • Takes photographs and provides photos for internal and external use as needed.
  • Processes photographs and creates/maintains digital photo library. Responsible for all photographic editorial functions: selections, scanning, preparing files, etc. for use in fundraising and other marketing functions.
  • Applies critical thinking to photo selection, story content and general fundraising ideas with the Creative team.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Expert knowledge of photography and photographic processes
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Detail and deadline oriented
  • Flexible 
  • Team player attitude
  • Ability to work in a multitude of different environments, including potentially challenging and sometimes extreme conditions in developing countries
  • Ability to travel internationally on a regular basis
  • Computer proficiency in Macintosh platform; Photoshop and related applications
  • Strong ethical principles in story telling
Education:
  • College degree in photography, graphic art, journalism, or related field.
Experience:
  • Photojournalism, journalism or documentary background preferred
  • Newspaper experience preferable
Requirement:
  • Valid U.S. passport.

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


Donor Services Representative ―Donor Services

If you are bilingual English/Spanish, 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, concerns, or request information. Perform front desk receptionist responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • 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
Education:
  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience:
  • At least three years experience in customer service, preferably in a nonprofit environment

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


Donor Processing Clerk ―Donor Processing

If you are a detail-oriented person with great data entry skills and a heart for the poor, we have a great opportunity for you in our Donor Gift Processing Department.

Overall Responsibilities:

Maintain database by entering new donor information and updating existing donor’s information accurately. Scan checks, open and sort mail, complete reports.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Be able to type 60 wpm
  • Accuracy and attention to detail a must
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • 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


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               


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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