Community Philanthropy Coordinator - Events & Special Projects

Food Bank
Community Philanthropy Coordinator - Events & Special Projects

Applications will be accepted through September 5, 2021 9:00PM PST. Please include a cover letter for consideration. This position will be hybrid (remote/on-site) through October 2021. The pay range for this role is $24.73-$27.37 per hour.

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 applying 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 - Events & Special Projects 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 civic engagement 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.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:
-Coordinate and support implementation of all aspects of OFB Community Philanthropy’s event engagement and high-profile stewardship priorities, outcomes, deliverables, and phasing for both annual and campaign programs.
-Coordinate events and high-profile stewardship projects as a donor engagement, education, and cultivation program that all Community Philanthropy Teams utilize to advance transformational and regenerative relationship development strategies.
-Work in close coordination with Community Philanthropy Assistant Manager-Events & Special Projects on all Oregon Harvest Dinner (annual gala) activities to establish and meet related goals, including task management, stakeholder communications and coordination, vendor support.
-Collaborate cross-departmentally and across Community Philanthropy teams to coordinate and seamlessly operationalize event and hallmark donor stewardship and recognition projects.
-Partner on the coordination and implementation of events and engagement opportunities related to Equity -Champions and other emergent programs centering equity, love, and community power-building to achieve OFB's mission.
-Coordination of annual donor relations stewardship systems and special stewardship events and projects.
-Coordination of annual and campaign donor engagement events and hallmark stewardship projects.
-Provide event consultancy and support for team-specific and portfolio-specific events and stewardship projects.

Application qualifications

Skills and Experience:
-Deep passion for eliminating hunger and its root causes.
- 2-3 years of experience or demonstrated success in event support, project support, or program coordination and working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
-A commitment to working effectively in an environment that values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.
-Experience in modeling cultural proficiency and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
-Experience working cooperatively within and across teams; belief in the value and power of participatory decision-making; demonstrated ability to work well with others in a dynamic & interdependent team environment
-Written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate technical information so that it is easy to understand.
-A collaborative and agile approach to work, with a learning orientation. Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
-Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative and use good judgment; ability to maintain -confidentiality. Ability to develop, organize, implement, and maintain office procedures and systems, problem solve and seek innovative solutions.
-Project management and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce timely, accurate work.
-High level of proficiency with current GSuite, Microsoft Office, and standard office equipment; ability to quickly master new software and online tools.
-Available for some weekend and evening responsibilities.

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 management 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 fast-paced culture.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Proficiency with The Raiser’s Edge or similar database.
-Proficiency with Asana or similar project management software.
-Knowledge of and appreciation for Community-Centric Fundraising principles and practices.
-Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for social justice.

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 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 provided.

How to apply

Please apply directly through our website.

About the organization

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. That’s why 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

Additional information

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/personal vehicle use /work outside normal hours. This position does not require a background check.