The Food Depot seeks Event and Outreach Coordinator

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Download the application: The Food Depot Job Application

Email application and/or resume to; fax to 505-471-2025.

JOB TITLE: Events and Outreach Coordinator


REPORTS TO: Development Director
SALARY RANGE: $16 – 22/Hour


JOB SUMMARY: To coordinate and support events and food drives to benefit The Food Depot, in support of its mission and in accordance with approved policies, strategies and plans

Principal Responsibilities:
• Coordinates events hosted by other entities to benefit The Food Depot
• Updates and implements fundraising and event guidelines
• Supports coordination of major events sponsored by The Food Depot
• Coordinate and oversee all food and product drives
• Schedules, tracks and enters data for food and product drives and issues letters of appreciation to their donors
• Develops website content and maintains The Food Depot’s website pages related to special events and food drives, such as the calendar, special events, and food drive pages.
• Develops newsletter content related to special events and food drives
• Maintains regular communication and a close working relationship with the Marketing Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure excellent event execution
• Expands relationships with external constituents and key sectors including individual donors, foundations, businesses and corporations, the media, elected officials, government entities, associations, and other hunger organizations and community groups to expand The Food Depot’s presence in the community.
• Partners with other entities, as appropriate, for mutual benefit to accomplish The Food Depot’s mission and leverage resources
• Solicits, schedules, and executes outreach opportunities to raise awareness about The Food Depot
• Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests
• Complies with all The Food Depot policies, procedures and systems
• Is consistently at work and on time
• Performs related duties as required or assigned; assists other departments as requested; may work evenings and weekends, as needed

Requirements of the Position
• Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of relevant work or internship experience (fundraising, event coordination, communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit management)
• Previous non-profit experience preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
• Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Experience with desktop publishing (Adobe) and web-based software preferred
• Proficiency in managing a website platform for simple website updates, WordPress experience preferred
• Must be a self-starter and well organized
• Must be effective at interpersonal communication and a team player
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment to meet established goals and deadlines
• Detail-oriented as well as big picture-focused
• Must be able to multi-task
• Excellent time management skills
• Must have access to the Internet/email when not in the headquarters
• Must be willing to work some overtime, evenings and weekends
• Must be willing to occasionally travel and use personal vehicle as necessary in the performance of work-related activities; travel and mileage expenses will be reimbursed
• Must be committed to The Food Depot’s mission and be able to maintain strong, positive, collegial working relationship with staff, Board members, donors, volunteers and partner agencies
• Must be willing to contribute to maintaining an ethical, smooth and efficient working environment with staff, Board and others. A sense of humor is appreciated.
• Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests
• Complies with all The Food Depot policies, procedures and systems

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.
This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.