Employment Opportunities

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has employment openings for a Director of Development and Corporate Sponsorships, Programs and Experience Manager, and Environmental Services/Maintenance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to . No phone calls, please.

Job Description:

Title:                                    Director of Development and Corporate Sponsorships

Classification:                      Full-time, Exempt, 40 hours/week

Reports to:                          Executive Director and CEO

Salary Range:                      $55,000 - $60,000/annually

Job Summary:

The Director of Development and Corporate Sponsorships is charged with the development and execution of a comprehensive and long-term financial development plan to support the mission of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and CEO to create and execute fundraising strategies that increase FBNI’s support from corporations, foundations and other sources. This position will play a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts for capital and annual gifts and in-kind support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Work closely with Executive Director and CEO to develop and implement fundraising strategies to meet annual and long-range goals.
  2. Meet budgeted fundraising goals.
  3. Research, develop, cultivate, engage, solicit and steward a portfolio of prospects and corporate partners and major donors in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties.
  4. Proactively develops and implements strategies, grant requests, events, outreach and donor calls and fundraising asks as needed to support programs and activities of FBNI.
  5. Develops written cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan for corporate and major gift donors.
  6. Partners with Executive Director and CEO, FBNI board members and others in making solicitations as appropriate.
  7. Schedules calls/meetings and/or submits updates to donors as appropriate to maintain relationships with current and prospective corporate and major gift donors.
  8. Researches public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify other sources of funding for FBNI and may serve as grant writer or collaborate with Executive Director and CEO to pursue these opportunities.
  9. Represents FBNI at community meetings and events and serves as a media spokesperson as appropriate.
  10. Performs all other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director and C.E.O.

Minimum Qualifications for Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Philanthropy, Business Management, Public Leadership, Business Management or related field is required.
  • Previous work experience in a non-profit organization is required.
  • Minimum of six years of demonstrated fund development experience with a proven record of securing visits with prospective donors, and soliciting, closing and stewarding corporate and major gifts.
  • Previous work experience developing and executing signature fundraising events.

Required Background, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:        

  • Self-starter who is goal-driven in initiating donor and sponsorship visits and inquiries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and success in donor cultivation and fundraising techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups with a team approach and successful results.
  • Ability to be a strong team player, work independently and collaborate with others as appropriate.
  • Exhibit strong verbal, written, presentation, planning, time management and organizational skills. Ability to write, edit and proofread correspondence and presentation materials for accuracy and style.
  • Must be detail-orientated, with the ability to plan, prioritize, take initiative, resolve problems, meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Must have high integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and self-supporting as to computer and clerical needs.

Benefits:

  • Eleven holidays – New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Vacation and Sick Days – prorated for the first year based on hire date/available after 90 days.
  • Health Insurance – Available the first month following 60 days of employment. Employee is   responsible for 10% of the premium.
  • Dental Insurance – free to employee regardless if they are covered under health insurance policy.
  • Hearing and Vision Insurance – free to employee covered under health insurance policy.
  • Life Insurance – free to staff member ($25,000 policy).
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement - $60 per month.
  • Short Term Disability Insurance – eligible the first month following 60 days of employment.
  • Simple IRA – eligible after 90 days during open enrollment period which is November 1.

Working Conditions:

This position may require early morning, evening or weekend work or a longer workday as necessary. Requires a valid driver’s license and ability to travel independently by car for work and have reliable transportation. Must be able to lift and move up to 35 pounds.

Employment requires a negative drug screening, Covid test and vaccination verification and successful background check.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger and lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties and is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and United Way.

1/18/2022

Title: Programs and Experience Manager

Salary Range: $35,000 - $38,000/annually

Classification: Full-Time/ Salaried

Reports to: Executive Director and CEO

The Programs and Experience Manager is charged with managing the development of a broad base of community volunteers, who actively support the Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s mission of creating a hunger free community, in addition to managing all programs for the Food Bank to help generate avenues of additional revenue while helping to improve organizational relevance and sustainability.

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position. It is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and management as appropriate may modify this job description.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, develop, evaluate and promote a volunteer utilization program from a diverse pool of active volunteers from the community including but not limited to: individuals, businesses, faith-based groups, civic groups, academic interns and governmental agency referrals.
  • Recruit, cultivate, and evaluate volunteers to ensure that the Food Bank is a volunteer site of choice in the community.
  • Retain current volunteers and work with key staff to develop volunteers into donors.
  • Represent Food Bank at volunteer recruitment fairs, Chamber of Commerce events, and Food Bank of Northern Indiana special events.
  • Create materials related to the volunteer management program.
  • Refresh current and develop new volunteer activities for Food Bank volunteers.
  • Engage in volunteer management best practices.
  • Maintain awareness relative to the field.
  • Assist Agency Relations Director to help Food Bank partner agencies develop and implement effective volunteer management programs.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
  • Engage in financial resource development by actively seeking, soliciting and securing program resources through volunteer contacts and relationships.
  • Engage in organization capacity-building activities.
  • Adhere to Feeding America and Food Bank regulations and guidelines (e.g. food safety)
  • Record keeping and data entry for programs in Primarius.
  • Assist with other departments and activities as needed (e.g. events).
  • Provide excellent customer service to all potential, donors, visitors, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Engage in the following tasks or behaviors that represent excellent customer service: timely responses, punctuality and attendance, treating others with respect, distributing quality product, being knowledgeable and providing accurate information, and using appropriate non-verbal and verbal communication.
  • Ensure the development, implementation and financial health of organizational programs including but not limited to: Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, Healthy Choices Market, Healthy Choices Mobile Markets, Senior Nutrition Program, SNAP, and others as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with the ADA to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  1. Bachelor’s degree or five years equivalent experience in customer service, sales, or program management.
  2. Demonstrated fundraising success.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate (written and oral) and work well with a variety of stakeholders from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  4. Excellent public speaking skills.
  5. Ability to generate enthusiasm and interest from others for working on Food Bank programs.
  6. Ability to adapt to quickly changing business environment including learning and applying new training and knowledge.
  7. Demonstrated ability to problem solve, analyze data, make good decisions, attend to details and manage projects.
  8. Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, email).
  9. Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable through FBNI.
  10. Ability to manage people of all socio-economic backgrounds.
  11. Flexible work schedule which may include occasional early morning, evening and weekend activities and appointments.
  12. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Benefits:

  • Eleven holidays – New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Vacation and Sick Days – prorated for the first year based on hire date/available after 90 days.
  • Health Insurance – Available the first month following 60 days of employment. Employee is responsible for 10% of the premium.
  • Dental Insurance – free to employee regardless of if they are covered under health insurance policy.
  • Hearing and Vision Insurance – free to employee covered under health insurance policy.
  • Life Insurance – free to staff member ($25,000 policy).
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement - $60 per month.
  • Short Term Disability Insurance – eligible the first month following 60 days of employment.
  • Simple IRA – eligible after 90 days during open enrollment period which is November 1.

Working Conditions:

This position may require early morning, evening or weekend work or a longer workday, as necessary. Requires a valid driver’s license and ability to travel independently by car for work and have access to reliable transportation should the company vehicle not be available for use. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

Employment requires a negative drug screening, Covid test and vaccination verification and successful background check.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger and lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties and is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and United Way.

03-25-2022

POSITION TITLE:                                          ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES / MAINTENANCE  

POSITION PURPOSE:                                     Responsible for heavy-duty cleaning and facility maintenance inside and out.

EXEMPT / NON-EXEMPT:                              Full-time non-exempt, hourly

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:                    Volunteers as appropriate

POSITION REPORTS TO:                                Warehouse Manager

SALARY RANGE:                                           $11.00 - $14.00/hour depending on experience

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position.  It is not all inclusive.  Other duties may be added as needed and management as appropriate, may modify this job description.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:

  • Performing general cleaning of building flooring/steps by sweeping, mopping, shampooing rugs, floor scrubber and floor buffer and vacuuming.
  • Washing walls and windows.
  • Removing waste and emptying all trash throughout warehouse.
  • Maintain cleaning chart indicating areas that were cleaned and inspected.
  • Maintain and keep clean all basic equipment used to perform duties including vacuums, scrubbers, buckets, etc.  
  • Organize janitorial storage areas (outside yard tools, inside staging area of brooms, dry mops, wet floor signs, etc. in all janitors’ closets).
  • Maintaining cobweb control and dusting throughout the building.
  • Ensuring proper usage and understanding of all chemicals used to perform job.
  • Checking mouse traps on a bi-weekly schedule, logging any findings, replace any glue boards or traps if needed.   
  • Notifying management about unsafe conditions or concerning the need for repairs or maintenance.    
  • Overseeing volunteers when assigned to assist with projects from beginning to end.
  • Inspecting all fire extinguishers monthly; log and report any findings.
  • Inspecting all exit lighting monthly; report any findings or change any light bulbs if needed.  
  • Changing all furnace filters monthly. 
  • Maintain the Safety Data Sheet Book.
  • Seasonal: manage routine upkeep of exterior areas including, green space and parking lot.  Example: outside maintenance including grass cutting, weed control, brush trimming, debris picked up on property, snow shoveling/plowing on sidewalks and entry ways, spreading of salt/sand to prevent ice buildup.  
  • Handling any emergency clean up and upkeep requests.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor.  

SECONDARY DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Clean all bathrooms, boardrooms, breakrooms, and front office area (dusting, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning windows, etc.) including all touchable areas.
  • Touchable areas consist of but not limited to chairs, cabinet handles, door handles, flusher handle on toilets, light switches, paper towel dispensers, sinks, soap dispensers, stall locks, tables, water coolers, window ledges, etc.
  • Clean all tables and chairs in boardrooms and breakrooms.
  • Clean and stock necessary supplies in supply designated facility areas.
  • Empty all trash from designated facility areas (bathrooms, boardrooms, breakrooms, and front office).  Wipe down trash cans as needed.
  • Refill paper towel and toilet paper dispensers, bar towels in the kitchen and soap dispensers.
  • Follow health and safety regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND OR TRAINING:

  • A janitor is of good character, works independently, is physically fit, has good communication and time management skills, can multitask, maintain work schedule while responding to incidents as needed.  Knowledge of cleaning supplies and their proper usage.  History of good attendance and performance is required. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent, self -motivated with the ability to see what needs to be done and to follow through until all work is satisfactorily completed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position is required to do physical work and must be able to bend, twist, stand, and/or walk on concrete floors for extended periods of time, as well as areas of cold or warm for short periods of time.  Operate power equipment normally found in janitorial operations.  Be able to pick up a minimum of 20 pounds. 

BENEFITS

  • Paid uniforms.
  • Paid holidays after introduction period based on work schedule.
  • Vacation, personal days and sick days pro-rated based on hire date for first year.
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits.

Employment requires a negative drug screening, Covid test and vaccination verification and successful background check.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger and lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties and is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and United Way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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