Food Bank Name Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Concord, CA
Post Date October 5, 2017
Job Title Special Events Assistant (part-time)
Description Special Events Assistant (part-time), Position available. Concord, CA
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

• Involvement in all administrative aspects of event planning, management, and execution
• Assist with community event partner acknowledgments and recognition
• Provide training to volunteer event staff
• Work closely with the Communications and Development departments to coordinate logistical needs
• Follow up with event report upon conclusion of event
• Other duties as assigned

Application Qualifications

• AA degree preferred and 1-2 years event planning, marketing, or project management experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience required.
• Superior written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, professionally rigorous environment and manage multiple demands and deadlines
• Self-motivated, flexible, and able to multi-task and work independently in a hands-on work environment
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to deal courteously, effectively and tactfully with Food Bank staff, Board Members and Committees, the general public, outside organizations and groups
• Fluency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and web applications
• The ideal candidate will possess the ability to wear many hats, be a team player, be proactive, and have excellent communication skills.
• Must be able to identify and resolve problems independently, creatively, and timely
• Valid California Driver’s license and insurance and ability to be covered under company auto insurance required
• Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Deadline October 19, 2017
How to Apply

Please send your resume and any supporting documents to the subject line: “Special Events Assistant.” Email submission is preferred. Or by mail to: Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Attn: Human Resources 4010 Nelson Avenue Concord, CA 94520

About the Organization

Started over 40 years ago, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need. An alarming 1 in 8 people within Contra Costa and Solano counties turn to the Food Bank for emergency and supplemental food. The Food Bank has developed programs that address the size of this need as well as nutritional needs of the people we serve. From program specialists to fundraisers, nutritionists to warehouse workers, the Food Bank’s 70+ staff members and our Board of Directors are a diverse and dedicated group. We run an efficient organization; 96 cents of every dollar donated goes towards food distribution and we earned our seventh consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. We rely on volunteers, who last year donated 96,232 hours of time – the equivalent of 46 full-time employees! The Food Bank embraces diversity through a supportive, creative, and inclusive work environment where each employee has the opportunity for personal and professional development. We look for candidates who care deeply about our mission and values. For more information, please visit:

Additional Information

The Special Events Assistant is integral in helping to maintain our community partnerships through administrative and project management support. This position assists the Special Events Manager with special research and project management responsibilities related to departmental initiatives, strategic planning, community partnership-building, and projects targeted to improve customer service. This position requires a high level of customer service skill, knowledge of event management, crisis management, and a professional approach.

This is a part-time position and requires the flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.


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