Community Engagement Coordinator

City
Palisade
State
Colorado
Title
Community Engagement Coordinator
Description

Summary

We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented team player who can provide meaningful and rewarding experiences to connect the community to Food Bank of the Rockies’ mission to nourish those facing hunger. The Community Engagement Coordinator will support the ongoing fundraising strategy for the Food Bank of the Rockies Western Slope Distribution Center. This role will support community outreach efforts, stewardship of volunteers, individual and corporate donors, and event coordination. Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to work a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends.

Opportunity type
Job
Category
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Essentials Functions:

Community Relations

Steward donors in collaboration with the Development Manager & Development Coordinator
Maintains individual, association, and corporate records in Raiser’s Edge and NXT
Coordinates community experience efforts across our 12-county footprint
Research opportunities to expand Food Bank of the Rockies’ presence on the Western Slope
Coordinate community opportunities to recruit volunteers and donors
Recruit and manage a team of volunteer brand ambassadors to represent FBR
Work with the Development Team to proactively cultivate and coordinate promotions, 3rd party fundraising events, and virtual and physical food drives
Executes physical and virtual food drives and works with participants to ensure successful utilization of the online platform
Support the Development Team in achieving annual fundraising goals
Provide exceptional customer service to potential donors, volunteers, visitors, clients, and stakeholders
Attend networking meetings, when applicable.
Provides tours of the facility to the general public and potential partners.
Other duties as assigned

Volunteer Relations and Recruitment

Work closely with the Volunteer Operations team to provide an excellent overall volunteer experience
Utilize and manage Volunteer Hub for accurate reporting, updating shifts, and data integrity
Recruit and schedule new groups and individuals for volunteer shifts, i.e., dehydrator room, packing, mobile pantries
Helps support the execution of cultivation opportunities at special volunteer events
Work with the Development Manager to create volunteer sponsorship opportunities for corporate and community groups
Develop and incorporate thoughtful stewardship practices for volunteers

Event Coordination

Ability to create and maintain a budget for fundraising and outreach events
Manage vendor relationships
Maintain the Western Slope events calendar
Coordinate event logistics; oversee the execution of fundraising and cultivation events
Work with the Development Manager to fulfill sponsorship benefits and participate in donor cultivation at events

Application qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Commitment to fulfilling the Food Bank of the Rockies’ mission and positively representing the brand both internally and externally
Strong attention to detail
Work independently with minimal supervision
Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-through skills
Proactive and independent problem solver
Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks
Show strong teambuilding and interpersonal skills
Exercise independent judgment, think critically and strategically, collaborate with others, and follow through to execute projects and program requirements
Strong customer service orientation
Ability to manage budgets
Experience working within databases, maintaining records
History of maintaining budgets
Project management experience
Ability to communicate persuasively and articulately both verbally and in writing

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work-related experience preferred
Prior event planning and coordination experience
Strong customer service background
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and online technologies (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Previous experience working in non-profits preferred
Knowledge of working in Raisers Edge, NXT, or other CRM programs preferred
Previous experience in event fundraising and sponsorship solicitation preferred

Benefits

Food Bank of the Rockies offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off; paid sick leave; 10 paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 6 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, and vision, including maternity/paternity leave. We offer 8 hours of volunteer time.

About the organization

About Food Bank of the Rockies

Founded in 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies was originally known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900-square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected bread from a nearby Safeway store, our first food donor, and distributed it to Little Sisters of the Poor, our first partner agency. Today, Food Bank of the Rockies has extended its reach across northern Colorado, providing food and supplies to more than 800 hunger-relief programs.

Since 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies has provided more than 700 million meals for people in need. In 2021, through our direct service programs and partners, we have distributed over 66 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 54 million meals annually or 226,000 meals every day to children, seniors and families in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America and of Feeding Colorado, a consortium of the five food banks operating in Colorado.

Food Bank of the Rockies has a staff of nearly 200 employees at distribution centers in Denver, Wyoming and the Western Slope.

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