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


SQL Programmer – Information Systems Department

Our Information Systems Department is seeking a SQL Programmer. If you have programming experience and enjoy writing or modifying new programs, analyzing specifications and performing testing solutions, this position is for you. This is a full-time position and the hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Write new programs or modify existing programs, as necessary, adhering to known corporate programming standards
  • Analyze system specifications into appropriate computer language
  • Execute trial/testing runs to verify accuracy of programs and correct errors
  • Assist in analysis of specific organizational and procedural problems in the design or modification of computer programs to implement computer applications
  • Develop, test, refine, and deploy technical solutions
  • Provide support to troubleshoot and resolve issues
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to successfully complete projects and assignments according to deadlines
  • Good analytical and programming skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Able to multitask efficiently and effectively
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications
Education:

Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field with preferred major in Computer Science or Management Information Systems

Experience:

Minimum two years’ programming experience in SQL

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/sql-programmer


Church, School and Community Development Coordinator

Are you an organized and determined 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 United States.

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 and presentation skills; including the ability to speak persuasively
  • Decisive with superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and also within a team
  • Proven relationship-building skills in a professional capacity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency working cooperatively with others
  • Ability to proactively identify prospects that support Food For The Poor’s mission and programs
  • Strong understanding of the church and nonprofit sector to enable good networking
  • Former work experience on a church staff or diocese is advantageous
  • Ability to comfortably converse with pastors and priests
  • Ability to connect relationally with students, principals and teachers
  • Proven hospitality skills for leading groups internationally
  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships for fundraising purposes
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
Education:

Undergraduate degree is preferred

Experience:
  • A minimum of one year nonprofit fundraising experience preferred
  • A minimum of three years of sales, marketing or public relations experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Experience in public speaking and making presentations
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/church-school-coordinator


Administrative Assistant - Direct Mail Department

Our Direct Mail Department is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant who is proficient with MS Office, with an emphasis in Excel and PowerPoint. Candidate must be detail-oriented, organized and able to multi-task while meeting deadlines. This is a full-time position. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Assist Strategic Analysts and the Director of Direct Mail with administrative and clerical duties as assigned in a fast-paced office environment
  • Compile reports for daily distribution
  • Participate in strategy meetings and prepare accurate meeting notes
  • Generate emails and reports when appropriate
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Respond to questions and requests for information as necessary
  • Maintain filing system of direct mail appeals and acquisitions
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced office environment
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Adobe Acrobat Reader)
  • Experience with DonorDirect donor management software or equivalent CRM system a plus
Education:

Minimum high school diploma required

Experience:

Previous administrative experience required

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/administrativeassistant


Donor Services Representative/Front Desk Receptionist

If you have the kind of “gold standard” customer service skills that make people feel valued, and you 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 emails from/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
  • Multitasking responsibilities, including answering incoming calls, making outbound calls and processing outbound correspondence using mail merge
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Donor Services Supervisor/Manager/Director
Qualifications:
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • At least three years’ experience in customer service, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Must be fully bilingual English/Spanish
  • 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


Accounting Assistant – Accounting Department

Overall Responsibilities:

Support the Accounting Department and enhance the integrity of its operations by managing the completion of multiple simultaneous projects. These projects may include accounts payable data entry, and invoice processing that includes scanning, filing, batching and final check preparations. Additionally, this position will coordinate departmental interactions with donors to include correspondences regarding stock donations and return-check notifications.

Duties:
  • Accounts payable invoice entry or upload into Microsoft Dynamics NAV software
  • Scanning of invoices into Accounts Payable scanning software
  • Handling of paid check information for archiving, including scanning and filing
  • Creation and transmission of donor acknowledgment letters
  • Maintain spreadsheets of data required by other Food For The Poor departments
  • Assist accounting staff with daily processing duties and other projects
Skill & Qualifications:
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while meeting deadlines
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office suite of products, especially Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Resourceful, self-motivated with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently using good judgement, and as a team player
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, listening, and client service skills with the ability to effectively communicate with and work well with others in order to manage projects
  • Must exude professionalism
  • Ability to work with cloud-based platforms and online processing demands
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work with finite deadlines
  • Must be able to be entrusted with confidential information
Education:

Minimum high school diploma

Experience:

One to two years accounting experience is preferable

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/accounting-assistant


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Specialist

Put your fundraising and people skills to use in this exciting opportunity as part of Food For The Poor’s Emerging Media Team. If you can easily build relationships with donors as well as internal colleagues and teams, while providing leadership, training and support for our Champions For The Poor Program, please apply today!

Overall Responsibilities:

Primary focus is to maximize revenue and engagement for the Champions For The Poor Program.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Well organized
  • Deadline driven
  • Team player with excellent project management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multitask and have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, but also able to lead when appropriate
  • Minimum intermediate level of proficiency in the following areas: HTML, graphic design, and social media marketing
Software Requirements:
  • Microsoft Office Suite with excellent skills in Word, Outlook and Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with fundraising and content tools, such as Classy, Luminate Online or Wordpress a plus.
Education:

Bachelor of Arts degree required

Experience:

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

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/fundraising-specialist


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


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, please call toll-free 877-654-2960 or email speakers@foodforthepoor.org

Location: Throughout US Relocation: Not necessary Travel: Yes