Job Opportunities

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If you are interested in joining our team and helping improve the lives of the thousands of hungry people we serve every day across the East Valley and eastern Arizona, check out the opportunities we have below. We are looking for dynamic employees to join our team and help us accomplish our mission. United Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer, and an employer of National Service. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

 

Job Title:                    Chief Development Officer (CDO)

Department:              Development

Reports To:                Chief Executive Officer

Supervises:                All resource development personnel

FLSA Status:             Exempt, Full-time

SUMMARY:

Plan, Implement, and direct all aspects of comprehensive fundraising for UFB in order to perform the mission of Nourishing Arizona Communities.  This will include but not be limited to: Corporate/Foundation Gifts/Grants; Major Gifts (over $1,000 one-time gift); Planned Giving; Fundraising Events; Donor Database Management: Direct Mail and Donor solicitation; and Policies and Procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Grants and funding applications –  from Corporations, Foundations, Businesses and Associations – Grant identification, preparation , submission, and tracking/reporting once received.  Cultivate business and corporate donor prospects; Recognize corporate, business and association donors at appropriate times during the year; remain current with foundation and other interests to  engage with UFB; work with CEO, grant writing consultant, and Board members to attend and be present at community
  • Major Donors – Individuals  $1,000  or more total gifts in a year –  Develop, implement and track Major Donor Annual Plan – that includes identification, cultivation and donation generation, tracking and thanking to assure donors are moved forward in their giving and commitment to UFB.  Regular reports of progress made to the UFB Board of Directors.  Engaging Board Members to assist in cultivating Major Donors and thanking them when they contribute.
  • Planned Giving – Identify those UFB donors interested in learning more about Planned Giving and designating in wills or bequests, or other methods of transferring assets UFB as the recipient.  Be knowledgeable about these methods of giving and create ways, UFB donors can engage in this type of giving.
  • Fundraising Events – Board initiated and supported fundraising events, as designated in the Annual Fundraising Plan and  Board Strategic Plan to net a designated amount of funding annually; Set annual budget and track performance, reporting to the Board of Directors monthly in the Fund Development Report, Minimize costs for the event by maximizing in-kind donations of all types to support the events; Create events with broad appeal to the donating public that also engage them beyond the transaction of the event to become long-term donors to UFB. (Utilize Consultant and Board to assist with this task)
  • Donor Database Management – Utilize Donor Database to manage information about UFB donors in order to appropriately thank and recognize donors, cultivate donors, engage donors, and communicate with donors effectively.
  • Direct Mail Annual Plan – Working with contracted service and Donor Relations Specialist, develop annual plan to reach existing and prospective donors in the service area; Create solicitations that are timely and reflective of UFB’s work and hunger relief efforts;  utilize the Donor Database to develop solicitation lists and record donations.
  • Policy and Procedures – Purpose to have effective policies and procedures in place for this Department that reflect effective and ethical fundraising practices that honor the donor and their gift with excellent stewardship, accountability and transparency.  Review policies and procedures at least annually.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and five years of fundraising experience at a nonprofit organization.
  • Strong leadership skills, to include delegation, strategic management, managing conflict, coaching/counseling, mentoring, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, socio-economic levels and staffing levels.
  • Exhibits qualities of maturity, good judgment and tact.
  • Ability to effectively analyze and resolve routine and complex problems.
  • Ability to work in a team management environment.
  • Adept at handling multiple tasks and concurrent projects.
  • Possession of a valid Arizona driver’s license, current auto insurance and reliable transportation.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.

Supervisory Functions:

Directly supervises employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competencies:

  • Values Focused – emphasizes organizational values in their work activities and inspires co-workers to follow their lead.
  • Analytical – synthesizes complex and/or diverse information.
  • Problem Solving – makes timely and sound decisions based on logical presumptions that reflect factual information; prioritizes work tasks, goals and objectives; considers confidentiality of information before sharing with others.
  • Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Delegation – delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
  • Leadership – inspires and motivates others to perform well, accepts feedback from others.
  • Management Skills – includes staff in planning, decision making, facilitating and process improvement; is available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
  • Quality Management – looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions. From a leadership perspective, considers issues and/or opportunities by rising above the day-to-day activities, the standard or usual way of operating, conflicting personal and organizational goals and personal relationships and loyalties.
  • Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Safety and Security – actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

 Interested candidates should send a cover letter of introduction and capabilities, copy of current resume with references, & salary requirements to Linda Willis, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, at lwillis@unitedfoodbank.org 

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Job Title:                  Donor Relations Specialist

Department:             Development

Reports To:             Chief Development Officer

Supervises:             Non-Applicable

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt, Hourly

 Interested candidates should send a cover letter of introduction and capabilities, copy of current resume with references, and salary requirements to Linda Willis, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, at lwillis@unitedfoodbank.org.

SUMMARY:

Primarily responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of donors, the administration and integrity of Development’s Donor database, managing the donor thank-you system through accurate and timely recognition of gifts/pledges and donations made to the United Food Bank and processing, recording and reporting related information as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Database Administration: Manages all users’ security access, donor record protocols and data integrity. Manages data migration to/from database. Creates new codes, queries and reports, as needed. Performs or oversees all file maintenance including change-of-address imports. Stays abreast of best practices.
  • Gift/Pledge/Donation Processing: Enters or oversees entry or import of all gifts, donations, contributions and pledges with their codes and notations into the donor database. Identifies and utilizes varied manual and electronic processes for recording gifts by cash, check, credit card, electronic funds transfer, stock, or in-kind. Manages the donor thank-you system and gift acknowledgement process in a timely manner which involves letters, receipts and postcard, donor packets, brochures, fact cards, etc. that reflect seasonal language, and donor history. Maintains acknowledgement supplies inventory. Documents changes in gift processing protocols.  Processes all matching gift confirmations and pledges. Handles tribute-giving data, correspondence and record keeping.
  • Reporting: Generates routine revenue reports including daily, weekly and/or monthly summaries for Accounting; weekly and monthly summaries for the Development team, Executive Team and Development Committee; and special gift information as needed. Works with stakeholders to design or oversee design of customized reports as needed. Assists in preparing quarterly information for Feeding America QPR, annual 990 Tax Return Schedule G and annual Feeding America NAR reports.
  • Direct Mail Support: Generates data files for mail appeals, phone campaigns, acknowledgements, invitations, newsletters and other publications, as needed. Creates or imports new audience segmentation codes for all appeals. Checks coding proofs as required.
  • Special Events Support: Facilitates online events ticket purchases and sponsorship gifts. Generates guest lists for event registration; provides on-site registration support, including liaison with Accounting to accommodate cash and credit card transactions.  Enters post-event donor and prospect information.  Coordinate activities with event planner
  • Donor Relations Liaison: Handles most initial donor inquiries and complaints, via phone, email or letter, including problems with checks, credit cards, EFT and stock gifts. Serves as primary liaison for monthly members. Acts as primary contact for donor’s questions and requests for information, providing excellent customer service to help resolve donor-related problems.
  • Reconciliation with Accounting Department: Responds to requests from Accounting staff and/or auditors for back-up documents or verification of gift intent or timing.
  • Support to the Development Department: Serves as an active member of the Development team, contributing to goal setting and the refinement of processes and procedures. Collects and shares donor notes and information for appeals, proposals, newsletter articles and other projects. Participate in the Development Committee meetings; provide on- and off-site support for Food Bank events and other activities as needed.
  • Other: Recommends and, with approval, implements changes and enhancements to donor database. Engage donors and community partners through tours of the food bank, presentations and targeted invitations to food bank events and activities and other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college; focus on nonprofit management, communications, or community engagement is a plus.
  • Minimum proficiency in fundraising at a nonprofit is required, developed experience is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Software, specifically Word and Excel; should be comfortable using mail merges, and manipulating spreadsheets   Knowledge in Access is a plus.
  • Experience in working within a donor database.
  • Experience in using credit card processing platforms preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate superior customer service.
  • Able to effectively communicate and interact with diverse clientele and staff.
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated individual.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to the needs of the food bank.
  • Ability to effectively analyze situations and resolve routine and complex problems.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Adept at handling multiple tasks and concurrent projects.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

 

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and database software.

Competencies:

  • Values Focused – emphasizes organizational values in their work activities and inspires co-workers to follow their lead.
  • Analytical – synthesizes complex and/or diverse information.
  • Problem Solving – makes timely and sound decisions based on logical presumptions that reflect factual information; prioritizes work tasks, goals and objectives; considers confidentiality of information before sharing with others.
  • Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Leadership – inspires and motivates others to perform well, accepts feedback from others.
  • Quality Management – looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions. From a leadership perspective, considers issues and/or opportunities by rising above the day-to-day activities, the standard or usual way of operating, conflicting personal and organizational goals and personal relationships and loyalties.
  • Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Safety and Security – actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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Job Title:      Driver/CDLClass A

Department: Operations/Transportation

Reports To:   Director of Operations

Supervises:    N/A     

FLSA Status: Hourly – $15.00 to $16.00

SUMMARY:

Completion of daily duties and successful public relations with the use of a company vehicle and by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Operations, Warehouse & Transportation Manager, Chief Operations Officer and/or  President & CEO.

  • Load truck and deliver food to partner agencies in the UFB service area
  • Pick up grocery rescue on assigned route and deliver to UFB warehouse, unload, sort and receipt
  • Pick up assigned food drives at locations throughout the Maricopa County area
  • Ability to maneuver, with the assistance of pallet jacks, pallets of product within the confines of a box truck weighing up to 800 pounds
  • Ability to lift and stack boxes of food, lift and set up gaylord storage units, lift and stack wooden pallets, (50 lbs)
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Current fork lift certification or ability to obtain.
  • Practice safe food handling procedures at all times.
  • Practice safe driving procedures at all times.
  • Obey all traffic laws at all times.
  • Conduct vehicle safety checks as required
  • Maintain good public relations with all contacts.
  • Maintain DOT log books for transportation.
  • Help coworkers of different job titles whenever possible
  • Take full responsibilityof product during transportation.

Qualifications:

  • Arizona Food Handlers Card
  • Current ADOT long form physical
  • Valid Arizona Class A Drivers License
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, and socio-economic levels.
  • Exhibits qualities of maturity, good judgment and tact.
  • Ability to effectively analyze and resolve routine and complex problems.
  • At least three years of Commercial Driving, familiarity with Arizona terrain.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, and percentages.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Competencies:

  • Values Focused – emphasizes organizational values in their work activities and inspires co-workers to follow their lead.
  • Analytical – synthesizes complex and/or diverse information.
  • Problem Solving – makes timely and sound decisions based on logical presumptions that reflect factual information; prioritizes work tasks, goals and objectives; considers confidentiality of information before sharing with others.
  • Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Safety and Security – actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Motivation Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Planning/Organizing Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • QualityDemonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to Daniel Kaminski, Director of Operations, at dkaminski@unitedfoodbank.org