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


Bilingual - Gifts in Kind - Partner Relations Coordinator

Are you someone who wants to help bring lifesaving aid to poverty-stricken families? By ensuring that Food For The Poor maintains and strengthens donor partnerships, we can access much-needed food, medicine and other essential items that directly support established partners in the countries we serve. A Gifts in Kind, Partner Relations Coordinator at Food For The Poor furthers our organization’s mission of serving those in greatest need.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and deepen relationships with Gifts in Kind NGO, governmental and corporate partners.
  • Coordinate the logistics and processing of in-kind donations.
  • Identify and coordinate donor initiatives and programmatic donations.
  • Work interdepartmentally to complement in-kind donations with programs and projects.
  • Coordinate a needs-driven approach for donations between the countries and donor partners.
  • Research and contact new donors (donor acquisition).
  • Perform administrative duties and provide assistance as needed to department members.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Previous experience with in-kind donor partnerships and development
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally several times a year
  • Demonstrate ability to coordinate donations and initiatives concurrently
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Good data entry skills and experience with Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Energetic, self-motivated and team player
  • Strong, effective decision-making and multitasking skills within stringent deadlines
  • Detail oriented
  • Internet research skills a must
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
Education:

A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Experience:

At least three years of related experience is required.

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/partner-relations


Bilingual (English/Spanish) Donor Services Representative/Front Desk – Donor Services Department

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 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)
  • Ability to create and compose various correspondence
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/bilingualdonorservicesrep


Bilingual (English/Spanish) Technical Proposal Writer – Projects Department

Are you organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with excellent writing skills and compassion for the poor? Food For The Poor is seeking a dynamic individual with technical writing experience to take on a rewarding position in our Projects Department. Your hard work will result in tremendous blessings for the people we serve in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Overall Responsibilities:

Create proposals and reports according to technical, development and business guidelines. Conduct research and communicate effectively with organization personnel. Travel may be required to conduct research and to meet with involved parties.

In addition to strong writing and editing skills, which include knowledge of grant writing techniques, the candidate should be a detail-oriented team player who possesses strong organizational and decision-making skills. The candidate must be proficient with data analytics and financial analysis, be able to meet deadlines, and be capable of working both independently and in groups. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask are essential for the position. This position will also require researching in-house data and linking work from different departments within the organization.

Qualifications:
  • Must be fully bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Essential to have strong research skills, and the ability to write persuasive and articulate proposals.
  • Must be able to work closely with various departments to understand synergies between them.
  • Ability to interpret data from different development perspectives, and be able to communicate it simply in written form.
  • Ability to evaluate and edit current proposals and reports, and develop innovative approaches for improvement.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with the skill to prioritize effectively.
  • Must be able to independently gather interdepartmental program support information in order to develop, organize and write competitive proposals to be used by Food For The Poor.
Education:

Bachelor’s degree in writing, English, communications, or related field is required.

Experience:

Four to seven years of industry experience as an effective grant writer and researcher is required. Research paper writing experience is preferred.

Skills:
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • QuickBase
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Access
  • Data Analytics
  • Grant Writing
  • Salesforce
  • MS Teams
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/technical-writer


Emerging Channels Marketing Specialist

Food For The Poor is seeking an Emerging Channels Marketing Specialist. This dedicated professional will work with the Emerging Media Director, Emerging Channels Manager, and outside partners to develop and grow assigned digital media marketing, such as peer-to-peer fundraisers, text marketing, SEM/SEO, display, social media and additional digital channels, with the goal of maximizing existing donor cultivation and new donor acquisition through channel conversions.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Well organized, analytical, artistic and creative thinker
  • Deadline driven
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication
  • A high level of proficiency in the following areas: Web design, graphic design, HTML, social media marketing, peer-to-peer fundraising and search engine marketing
  • Knowledge of peer-to-peer text marketing preferred
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Dreamweaver
  • Experience with Luminate Online and WordPress is a plus
Experience:

Minimum of three years in digital marketing field. Should be an accomplished professional in all areas of digital marketing, including social media, search engine marketing and peer-to-peer fundraising. Experience with nonprofits and fundraising is a plus.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts degree is preferred

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/marketing


Bilingual Reporting Specialist – Gifts In Kind

If you are bilingual English/Spanish, organized, detail-oriented and possess great customer service skills, you may be just the person we are looking for to join Food for the Poor’s Gifts In Kind Department. This is a full-time position.

Overall Responsibilities:

This position provides support and supervision to our GIK in country beneficiaries. The Reporting Specialist tracks GIK shipments to ensure a timely clearance process to avoid costly expenses. The Reporting Specialist is responsible for examining beneficiary reporting to maintain compliance with our donor commitments, and keeping management informed on a continual basis.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications and advanced skills in spreadsheet and database management
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Exceptional communication skills and teamwork oriented
  • Ability to adapt to a diverse office environment
  • Proficiency in both English and Spanish a must.
Education:

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience:

At least five years of related experience

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/reporting-specialist


Bilingual Administrative Assistant – Gifts In Kind

Our Gifts In Kind Department is seeking an experienced bilingual Administrative Assistant who is well organized, flexible and will enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting this diverse department. Our Gifts In Kind Department ensures that large quantities of food, medicine and other essential items are successfully procured from nonprofit organizations and corporate donors. The candidate should possess the ability to interact with staff at all levels, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be resourceful and efficient while maintaining a high level of professionalism. This is a full-time position.

Overall Responsibilities:

This position provides administrative support to the Gifts In Kind Department including, but not limited to, telephone work, composing correspondences and special assignments. This position reports to other department managers when the Director is out of office.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Good data entry skills with attention to detail
  • Internet research skills
  • Excellent writing skills in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) and the Internet
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Energetic, self-motivated and team player
  • Strong initiative and solid judgement
Education:

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience:

At least three years of related experience preferred

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/assistant


Bilingual Editor/Writer

Food For The Poor is seeking an experienced English-Spanish Editor/Writer who has a keen eye for detail and has the ability to see the “big picture” in optimizing fundraising and storytelling.

Overall Responsibilities:

Participate in concept development and brainstorming for fundraising campaigns that align with overall organizational brand.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Native Spanish speaker, preferably educated in a Spanish-speaking country, but who doesn’t struggle with the English language
  • Strong writing skills in both English and Spanish
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills, including strong knowledge of grammar and punctuation, in both English and Spanish
  • Highly organized with compulsive attention to detail
  • Familiarity with interdenominational Christian beliefs/doctrines and ability to effectively integrate them in messaging
  • Good command of Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is necessary
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing brand guidelines in writing projects
  • Ability to work individually and in a collaborative team environment, managing multiple projects with attention to detail, and commitment to accuracy and time deadlines
Education:

Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience

Experience:

Minimum of two years of experience writing and editing (English and Spanish), and translation (English to Spanish)

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/writer


Business Analyst – Information Systems Department

Are you an organized, analytical, project-driven team player? Food For The Poor is seeking a professional to identify the information and processing needs of our departments company-wide, a person who can bridge the gap between the Information Systems Department and business functions. This is a full-time position in our IS Department.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Understanding the information and processing needs of departments company-wide
  • Facilitating identification and resolution of day-to-day business challenges
  • Facilitating the negotiation of requirements amongst multiple stakeholders
  • Identifying and documenting the current and future state business processes
  • Helping the business stakeholders envision the future and how their work will need to change to support the future
  • Creating, analyzing and validating detailed functional specifications
  • Facilitating design sessions with the implementation team to define solutions
  • Delivering elements of systems design, including data migration rules, business rules, wireframes, or other detailed deliverables
  • Design and development of ad hoc reports in response to user/department information/processing needs
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to successfully complete projects and assignments according to deadlines
  • Presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Able to multitask efficiently and effectively
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft collaboration tools and applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and Visio
  • Data stewardship with strong sense of ownership
Education:

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

Experience:
  • A minimum of three years of hands-on experience working and performing activities in a business analyst role.
  • Experience working with large data sets, identifying and resolving data issues and finding commonalities between disparate data sources.
  • End-User training experience
  • Facts finding meeting facilitation and coordination
  • Data mining/analysis using Excel, SQL (SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Access, etc.)
  • Microsoft Project experience a plus
To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/businessanalyst


Outbound Caller – Church Assignment Coordinator

Are you organized, determined and enjoy talking on the phone? 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. Your hard work will result in tremendous blessings for needy people in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Responsibilities:

Contact churches throughout the United States to obtain, schedule and coordinate weekend visits for clergy speakers to share the plight of the poor on behalf of Food For The Poor.

Qualifications:
  • Goal orientated with a high level of personal motivation, energy and accountability
  • Outgoing and dynamic communicator with excellent listening, speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships
  • Detail oriented with excellent record-keeping skills
  • Must have integrity, enthusiasm, a passion for the mission and the ability to work as a team player
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office ( Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to prioritize duties, manage time efficiently, multitask, remain focused and determined on reaching monthly goals
Education:

Minimum high school diploma; additional education a plus

Experience:

Minimum of one year administrative, fundraising, marketing, or customer service experience

To apply for this position, please visit:

www.foodforthepoor.org/outboundcaller


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