Special Events Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for planning, executing and assessing all special events and fundraising projects under the leadership of the Chief Development Officer.

  • Project management of special and major events to include: a) Serve as primary Arkansas Foodbank point person for fundraising events, including Empty Bowls, Summer Cereal Drive and Fall Event; b) Successfully oversee and coordinate all details of events, including committees and volunteers; c) Produce event management spreadsheets, insuring that all information is accurate and up-to-date; d) work with members of the community conducting events on behalf of the Arkansas Foodbank to assure their success and single point of contact.
  • Develop and coordinate post-event evaluation process to include return on investment analysis, volunteer management, committee structure, public perceptions and other event analysis to ensure continued success of events.
  • Maintain Special Events archives including detailed “How To” notebooks with contacts, schedules and all other pertinent information.
  • Assume a leadership role in the creation of new events, when appropriate.
  • Serve as primary staff contact (liaison) for Special Events Committee (SEC) who is charged with generating community support for Arkansas Foodbank sponsored events. Duties include attending all meetings, proactively supporting all activities and keeping members on track for successful and rewarding membership experiences and events. Takes a leadership role in Committee recruitment, meeting agendas and group outcomes.
  • Assist agency in building and maintaining an effective network of relationships with event donors and potential donors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  1) Bachelor’s Degree. 2) At least three years experience in Development or project Management. 3) Skilled in the use of computer operations and software, including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. 4) Familiarity with event management software, including on-site gift processing. 5) Successful background preparing presentations for financial support. 6) Or, equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: 1) Ability to communicate effectively, oral and written format. 2) Ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize work. 3) Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.   4) Ability to meet deadlines. 5) Ability to lift approximately 10 pounds. 6) Current, valid Arkansas driver’s license and proof of insurance.

SALARY: $40,000 – $50,000 DOE

CLOSING DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

APPLICATION: To apply for this position, submit a resume or an Arkansas Foodbank employment application to: Cassandra Gilbert, Arkansas Foodbank, 4301 W. 65th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Human Resources Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Human Resources Director is responsible for all human resource programs, services and activities to include team member relations, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and personnel transactions. Employee is salaried and works 40 hours a week.  

•  Advises managers on organizational and staffing issues to include effective use of coaching, problem-solving, and other leadership skills to address employee relations and disciplinary issues through strategic problem solving in accordance with applicable Foodbank policies and HR procedures. Assists managers with documentation, employee counseling sessions and termination meetings.
•  Ensures compliance with and adherence to all employment-related laws as well as regulatory mandated programs, such as unemployment compensation hearings, worker's compensation, OSHA, and DOL physical and drug testing requirements.  Serves as Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.  Provides leadership in educating managers on their EEO and other employment related regulatory responsibilities.
•  Provide support for  writing projects to include, writing, editing and proofreading various Foodbank communications materials, writing proposals, articulating in writing  needs from program staff and available reports
•  Leads recruiting to include developing and refining administrative recruiting processes, and identifying effective sourcing resources. Coordinates and conducts candidate screening, interviewing and selection of the most qualified applicants.  Develops strategies to effectively recruit critical and difficult to fill positions. Provides guidance and consultation with managers over proposed staffing needs and changes concerning organizational structure, professional development and skills enhancement.
•  Updates and maintains Position Descriptions for all employees; conducts an annual audit to ensure all positions are classified correctly as per US Department of Labor guidelines.
•  Leads benefits administration and shapes benefits strategy.  Oversees the benefits function, to include group, wellness, fringe, service awards, paid leave and retirement benefit programs. Conducts benchmark studies to measure the competitiveness and effectiveness of the benefits programs to maintain competitiveness and affordability and to identify industry best practices to guide improvements in those programs.  Coordinates employee benefits and open enrollment. Coordinate annual Benefits Fair for Foodbank personnel.
•  Leads the benchmarking, design and implementation of competitive compensation. Manages the administration of the wage and salary program to include the development and maintenance of a compensation policy and procedures manual, development of appropriate wage structures and maintenance of wage and salary records.  Oversees that the processing of pay adjustments are in accordance with approved budgets. 
•  Coordinate the annual performance review process
•  Develops and updates as needed formal orientation process to include onboarding program for new hires, incorporating Feeding America’s four week onboard program, agency visits, and 90-day employee surveys.
•  Monitors agency compliance with federal and state legislation pertaining to all personnel matters. 
•  Identify training needs for each Foodbank position and support managers in the development of individual professional development plans
•  Performs any other related duties as required or assigned, such as, create and distribute weekly organization newsletter and identifying and tracking of warehouse certification needs

QUALIFICATIONS:   1) Bachelor’s Degree and five years Human Resources experience; 2) Professional in Human Resource (PHR) Certification; 3) Basic knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word and Excel; 4) Effective oral and written communication skills; 5) Excellent interpersonal skills; 6) Or, equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Chief Executive Officer.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Ability to communicate effectively, oral and written format; 2) Ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize work; 3) Ability to analyze federal and state legislation; 4) Ability to lift approximately 20-25 pounds; 5) Current, valid Arkansas driver’s license and proof of insurance.

SALARY:  $45,000 - $60,000 depending on experience

CLOSING DATE:  This position will remain open until filled.

APPLICATION:  To apply for this position, submit a resume or an Arkansas Foodbank employment application to: Rhonda Sanders, Arkansas Foodbank, 4301 W. 65th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   

Fall Development Intern

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Development Intern will work closely with the Development department assisting with such tasks as fundraising, donor stewardship and database management.  While assisting with a wide range of fundraising projects, interns will gain substantial hands-on experience and specific training in many aspects of nonprofit development. Intern will work 16 hours a week. The Arkansas Foodbank offers this internship opportunity for interns during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  This is a non-paid position.

  •   Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  •   Update and correct database records
  •   Assist Donor Relations Coordinator with mailing out donor acknowledgement letters
  •   Assist Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator with setting up materials for our Volunteers Orientation
  •   Assist development department by performing miscellaneous administrative activities.
  •   Assist with special events
  •   Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:   1) High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 2) Development interns will be actively enrolled in a university nonprofit management program

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

1) Ability to communicate effectively, oral and written format. 2) Ability to problem solve; 3) Ability to lift approximately 20-25 pounds.

CLOSING DATE:  This position will remain open until filled

APPLICATION:  To apply for this position, submit a resume or an Arkansas Foodbank employment application to: Chief Development Officer, Jennifer Belt, Arkansas Foodbank 4301 West 65th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72209 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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