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Return in person at: 724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas

or fax: (956) 682-7921


FOOD BANK OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, INC.        FULL TIME EQUIVALENT: 1
JOB DESCRIPTION                                                                EXEMPT

POSITION: Manager of Corporate Engagement and Events

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Chief Executive Officer

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Develops and maintains relationships with corporations / businesses to support FBRGV activities and events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluate the giving history of current corporate / business donors and work to increase their giving by getting to know them, their preferences and giving them opportunities to invest in the work of the FBRGV.
 
Study the community; seek corporations / businesses with likeminded mission. Work to know them, their preferences and sell them on the opportunity to invest in the work of the FBRGV.

Work with Corporations / Businesses to become annual and multiyear Corporate Sponsors.

Develops and manages, under the direction of the CEO, the over-all planning and managing of events, logistics, creative services, solicits in-kind donations and sponsorships, etc.

Develops and works with volunteer leadership and staff on committees to plan, implement, and execute successful events.

Accountable for tracking all bids and expenses and inventory of event supplies. 
 
Obtains help to accomplish objectives by recruiting, scheduling, training and supervising volunteers in cooperation with the Development Manager.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Provides opinion, offers support, and gathers information by professionally representing the organization at public, social, and business events.

Produces information by formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, transmitting text, data and graphics. Maintains records of all contacts and correspondence, etc.

Keeps a calendar of all events that pertain to the FBRGV.

Participates in inter and intra department projects.

Performs additional duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

   QUALIFICATION:
    Bilingual English/Spanish helpful
    College degree in field appropriate for this position or enough years of experience
    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    High degree of professionalism, flexibility and able to Multi task
    Ability to communicate tactfully with donors, volunteers, public, other staff members
    Ability to present a professional demeanor under a variety of conditions
    Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    Attention to detail, accuracy, meeting of deadlines and follow-ups
    Excellent creativity skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop,      
    Publisher, In Design, Illustrator, etc.
    Reliable transportation and reliable cell phone.

ACCOMMODATION
1. Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
2. Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
3. Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce.        
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FOOD BANK OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, INC.        FULL TIME EQUIVALENT: 1
JOB DESCRIPTION                                                                NON-EXEMPT

POSITION: Development Specialist

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Manager of Development, Manager of Communication & Advocacy, Manager of Marketing & Social Media, and Manager of Corporate Engagement and Engagement and Events.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Develops enhance the department’s effectiveness by providing information management support to the Development Department Managers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides an overflow of secretarial services for the Development Department: typing, filling, invoicing, copying, mailing, covering front desk, etc., as directed by the Development Management team

Produces information by formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, graphics, etc.

Establishes and maintains correspondence, makes phone calls in regards to promoting positive community relations

Assists in designing, maintaining and updating sponsor packets

Assists in collecting, reporting, transcribing and editing stories for web site, and other internet sites as needed

Assists in web site maintenance as needed

Uses cameras and scanners to capture photographs, images or art as digital data that can be incorporated into electronic page layouts or further manipulated with the use of computer software

Assists in cultivating individual donors through direct mail, phone calls, letters and other donor engagement activities

Assists in the setup of special events and exhibits

Plays a role in making events happen by the preparation of decorations, set up and clean up arrangements before and after event

Receives RSVP calls and ensures attendance of invited people by various means of communication (phone call, email, in person, etc.)

Ensures all donations are accurately posted in Donor Quest on a daily basis

Maintains records/files of all donors, donations and correspondence
Inputs acquisition donor data and maintains updates of all cultivation donors

Generates and distributes donor and donation reports, as directed by management

Assist in answering questions pertaining to donations by following FBRGV policies and procedures

Assist with the mailing of thank you letters and donation receipts for all contributions

Excellent communication with all organizations working directly or indirectly in support of the Food Bank RGV

Maintains customers confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential

Assists in maintaining updated records for all donors, media, event sponsors/volunteers, etc.

Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval system recording meeting discussions

Assist in organizing special events by advising Development Management team of potential guests, sponsors, develops announcements and invitations, etc.

Assists in designing and producing promotional materials associated with events, capital endowment, annual giving, planned giving campaign, etc.

Assist in developing and maintaining a positive relationship with other programs, businesses, volunteers, donors, organizations, etc.

Assist in the evaluation of donor files on a monthly basis to increase donor giving

Assist in reconciling monthly donations to ensure accuracy on Donor Quest

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Performs additional duties as assigned by the Development Management team

   QUALIFICATION:
    Bilingual: English/Spanish
Excellent Communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to understand and follow instructions on moderately complex matters
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Orientation to detail, accuracy, meeting of deadlines and follow ups
High degree of professionalism, flexibility and able to multi task
Ability to communicate tactfully with staff members, volunteers, agencies and the public
Reliable transportation a must

    ACCOMMODATION
1. Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment. May spend long periods sitting and using office equipment and computers.
2. Conditions may include working inside, occasional outdoor activities, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone.
3. Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce.        
372014



If you enjoy helping others while making a living, this is the place.

Pick up an application at 724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas or call 956-682-8101 for more information.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, political belief, age or disability.  The Food Bank RGV conforms to all applicable federal and state laws, rules, guidelines and regulations and provides equal employment opportunity in all employment and employee relations.

The Food Bank RGV assures that all applicants for employment and all Food Bank RGV employees are given equal consideration based solely on job-related factors, such as qualifications, experience, performance and availability.  Such equal consideration applies to all personnel actions, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, appointment, job assignment, training, transfer, promotion, merit increases, demotion, termination, pay rates and fringe benefits.  The Food Bank RGV reviews, evaluates and monitors all personnel matters to ensure that they are in accordance with this policy.

The Food Bank RGV takes seriously and will investigate promptly and thoroughly all charges of alleged discrimination in employment, and inform the Food Bank RGV employees of their rights in regard to equal employment.

The Food Bank RGV requires its personnel to act in conformity with the principles outlined in this statement through strict adherence to the above statements and recognizes that the effective application of equal opportunity in employment must involve more than a non-discriminatory statement.  The Food Bank RGV recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political belief, age or disability status.  The Food Bank RGV takes positive steps to eliminate any discrimination from its personnel practices, and creates an environment that encourages equal opportunity for all of its employees.

The Food Bank RGV distributes information regarding equal employment opportunity through the employee handbook and various publications.  Equal Employment Opportunity related complaints may be made to your supervisor or Department Director.