Community Relations Coordinator

The Arkansas Foodbank is the state’s largest non-governmental provider of emergency food aid. In 2014, the Arkansas Foodbank distributed 22.4 million pounds of food; the highest ever in our 30 year history. The Arkansas Foodbank operates as a distribution hub for 300 member agencies in 33 counties in central and south Arkansas. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, youth programs, senior centers, schools and emergency shelters. Foodbank member agencies service approximately 30,000 people per week --- touching the lives of 280,000 individuals every year.

We are currently seeking a Community Relations Coordinator who takes an active and proactive role in building the capacity of all members, recruiting new members, and increasing Meals per Person in Poverty (MPIP) in underserved counties. Intensive regional travel is required for this position.
Position Summary

The Community Relations Coordinator will report directly to the Chief Program Officer and have the following essential duties and responsibilities:
• Conduct partner research, cultivation, enrollment, and ongoing stewardship to develop prospective partners. Review demographic and geographic data within service areas and counties to inform community capacity building efforts that address hunger.
• Organize and facilitate meetings with colleges and universities to promote and assist with the development of food pantries on college campuses.
• Organize and facilitate community meetings and/or participate in local civic association meetings and events to build working relationships with current and prospective partners.
• Develop workshops for members that contribute to successful agency operations, coordinate and market Arkansas Foodbank University and organize and market regional member meetings.

Education & Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in public service, human services, nonprofit management or community development.
• At least three years Project Management experience.
• Familiarity with computer operations and software, including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
• At least five years’ experience in community development or nonprofit management.
• Successful background preparing and making presentations.
• Or, equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• In order to be successful in this position, the successful candidate must:
• Possess exceptional communication skills, demonstrated through written work and speaking experience with diverse groups.
• Be able to analyze and interpret demographic and geographic data of areas to be served.
• Be able to work independently and to organize and prioritize work.
• Be able to meet deadlines and operate office equipment.
• Be able to lift approximately 20-50 pounds.
• Be able to travel up to 75% of the time.
• Possess current, valid Arkansas driver’s license and proof of insurance.


How to Apply
You may apply in person at the Arkansas Foodbank or send a cover letter and resume to Erika Hadley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please include the job title in the email subject line.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Bookkeeper

Arkansas is consistently among the states with the highest rates of food insecurity in the U.S., with 19.7% of Arkansans not knowing where their next meal is coming form. The Arkansas Foodbank is the state’s largest non-governmental provider of emergency food aid. The Foodbank provides high quality, safe, healthy food to a network of about 300 food pantries and other hunger relief agencies in 33 counties in central and south Arkansas. Of the 280,000 clients we serve; 33% are children under age 18 and 11% are seniors over age 60. We distribute enough food for 67,000 meals a day and 2.1 million visits a year.
We are currently seeking a Bookkeeper who is responsible for maintaining the Foodbank’s general ledger and journals by recording, verifying and maintaining financial records that conform to generally accepted accounting principles.
Position Summary

The Bookkeeper will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and have the following essential duties and responsibilities:
• Analyze and correct current period errors in the general ledger / recommend resolution for report discrepancies and problems.
• Ensure accounts payable and receivables are coded and entered into the financial system according to the Foodbank’s procedures.
• Administer all aspects of payroll utilizing the payroll system, which includes computing and transmitting via personal computer and modem.
• Prepare grants and other miscellaneous reports as needed.

Education & Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting;
• At least four years’ accounting or financial experience.
• Familiarity with computer operations including Microsoft Office Word and Excel;
• Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
In order to be successful in this position, the successful candidate must:
• Ability to make independent judgments which have highly significant impacts on the organization
• Ability to formulate, initiate, and administer policies and procedures for effective fiscal control
• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize work
• Ability to meet deadlines and operate office equipment
• Ability to life approximately 10 pounds


How to Apply
You may apply in person at the Arkansas Foodbank or send a cover letter and resume to Erika Hadley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please include the job title in the email subject line.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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