Who You Are:
You care deeply about community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to apply equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger such as racism, sexism, and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.
Position Summary: The Community Philanthropy Coordinator - Corporate & Community Relations will join a growing Department of 33+ dedicated, collaborative, values-driven, and effective philanthropic development professionals who are passionate about resourcing an end to hunger and hunger’s root causes. Together we raise more than $20MM in annual support for Oregon Food Bank’s mission while we undertake a $50MM+ transformational campaign to realize our 10-Year Vision. We innovate, risk, learn and refine as core practices. We value relationships and aspire to shape Oregon Food Bank into a political home for donors. We believe philanthropy should be accessible to all facets of our community and, in how we work, we reclaim philanthropy’s true meaning - a love for humankind and any voluntary action for the common good. We vanguard practices and policies that reflect philanthropy’s potential as a more just institution. And we design resource and relationship development programs rooted in equity.
Support team efforts to engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate and community partners with a focus on deepening relationships and advancing OFB’s mission while utilizing equity-driven messaging that centers our clients, identifies systemic oppression as hunger’s root cause, and furthers our 10-year vision through an equity lens.
Support team efforts to strategically engage and retain philanthropic partners to make Oregon Food Bank a political home and facilitate donors’ political journey, and help to foster transformational and regenerative relationship development over time.
Help manage and coordinate corporate and community philanthropic efforts, including digital fund drives, cause-related marketing campaigns, support from new donors, and partner events (such as but not limited to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger and Governor's State Employees Drive) with external and internal stakeholders including intake, planning, implementation, evaluation, and supporting efforts to move relationships from transactional to transformative.
Facilitate and coordinate assistance for donors raising support (fund and food donations) for Oregon Food Bank and its network of partners.
Help cultivate and solicit donations and manage events and drives that influence significant revenue as well as in-kind donations and non-monetary support. Help contribute solutions for partnerships that meet the needs of OFB, our community, and our donors, using an equity lens.
Coordinate team and cross-departmental project initiatives and contribute to development of project execution and production.
Raise awareness of OFB’s mission and promote new corporate and community partnerships and resource-generation initiatives aligned with a just transition.
Efficiently manage direct interaction with donors through speaking engagements, in-person meetings, volunteer events, and attending outside events with the network, and by soliciting financial and in-kind contributions.
Manage volunteers engaging in corporate & community fundraising events, such as speaking engagements, tabling and partner events.
In collaboration with team members, plan, create, update, and improve donor facing resource materials, including sponsorship packets, brochures, posters, and toolkits. Help craft messaging for external publications and community use, aligned with OFB’s 10 year vision.
Document and track donor activity through the use of The Raiser’s Edge, Tableau, and Classy, including accurate, timely, and appropriate documentation of all engagement activities.
Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
Be an ambassador and leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good.
In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:
Work culture activities and programming
Advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.
Other duties as needed, in consultation with the supervisor.
Skills and Experience:
Two years of demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising, development, corporate relations, marketing communication, sales, project management, social services or similar.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to contribute in developing long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving objectives.
Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice work.
Willingness to innovate, problem-solve and seek innovative solutions.
Ability to think strategically, take initiative and use good judgment; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Project management and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to produce timely, accurate work.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
Collaborative approach and a strong team-oriented style.
Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Google suite, PowerPoint, Asana) and donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
Dedicated to ending hunger and its root causes.
Available for some weekend and evening responsibilities.
Committed to a workplace that values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability.
Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem-solve, test, fail and adjust.
Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, meet deadlines and complete accurate work.
Self-directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about the end goal. Clear on personal role in the team, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and dynamic culture.
Proficiency with a Customer Relationship Management or donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge and Classy.
Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:
Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.
Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.
Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.
Comprehensive benefits package provideded.
Please apply directly through our websit at www.oregonfoodbank.org
Who We Are:
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. We work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger. We foster community connections to help people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good. We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.
Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.
Applications will be accepted until filled.
Please include a cover letter for consideration. The salary range for this rle is $51,428-$55,102. This role will be hybrid through October.
The Fine Print:
Work environment: Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computer and phones extensively. May occasionally work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur. This role occasionally requires travel during and outside normal working hours.