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Download PDF Application here (4-21-11)

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

or fax: (956) 682-7921


Americorps VISTA

Development and Volunteer Services Associate


The Development and Volunteer Services Associate (DVSA) has the responsibility of working to visit and recruit potential sources of volunteer support, create and distribute volunteer related marketing material along side with the Manager of Development and Volunteer Services. The individual will Improve the capacity of community organizations to generate a diversity of funding streams.  VISTA Member will participate in fundraising systems creation, partnership development and create a catalog system where the organization can track potential and available funding streams.



• Assist Manager of Development and Volunteer Services in recruiting potential volunteers for Food Bank RGV programs.
• Research Food Bank RGV’s needs to properly identify potential volunteers.
• Create and distribute volunteer related marketing material
• Create and provide a training module for the organization’s volunteer targeting key components identified by programs.
• Represent the Food Bank RGV during Volunteer/Community Involvement Fairs. 
• Create a catalog of resources of different potential or available funding streams.
• Develop a database detailing list of grants procured, received, and disseminated.
• Assists Chief Programs Officer in grant development and research.
• Works with partner agencies, school districts, Health and Human services offices, and other community based organizations in order to accomplish monthly and quarterly goals.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending training and workshops.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Performs additional duties as assigned by the Chief Programs Officer and Manager of Development and Volunteer Services.


1. Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in the Rio Grande Valley.
2. Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of FBRGV.
3. College degree preferred.
4. Personal experience in community service and an understanding of the role volunteerism
5. Ability to train others in various procedures
6. Ability to politely be firm and decisive. Good judgment and discretion
7. Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, and agency personnel
8. Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision
9. Knowledge of correct way to lift heavy items and physical ability to do so
10. Orientation to detail, accuracy and the meeting of deadlines
11. Ability to present a professional demeanor under a variety of conditions
12. Possession of current Texas Class C driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle. Must have a clean driving record for at least three years prior to employment.
13. Bilingual preferred (English and Spanish)


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, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile, forklift, electric and manual pallet jack.


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.


You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.  The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment.


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.