EFN is Seeking an Events Coordinator!

Emergency Food Network’s mission is to “Provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no one goes hungry.” We are committed through strategic partnerships that our neighbors will have access to food; what, where and when they need it.  In 2015, with a budget of just over $2,000,000, we distributed $21,000,000 worth of food. Our staff of 19, our Board of 17, and more than 2,700 volunteers are committed to social equity and community-building. We are actively seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds who hold a deep orientation and commitment to making a difference in the fight against hunger.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Emergency Food Network is seeking an experienced Events Coordinator who will have primary responsibility for overseeing events and executing plans based on the strategic initiatives of the organization.  This includes planning, coordination and implementation of all aspects of patron and donor related events, including a major annual fundraising auction and a new county wide Hunger Walk.  

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE:

  • A collaborative and resourceful person who can deliver measurable results and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Nice to others
  • In search of a professional home
  • A passionate advocate for access to nutritious food as a key social justice strategy   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Collaborate with the Deputy Director and Event Contractor to vision and plan the annual auction (400 guests, 2015 net $350,000).  Coordinate with auction committee, work inter-departmentally and oversee aspects of the event.  
  • Oversee planning logistics of patron-related events, including but not limited to: Signature Events – Empty Bowls, Breaking Hunger and Hunger Walk (new in 2017). Donor events – Recognition Breakfast as well as 3rd party fundraisers.  
  • Work with Development Team to track event participation in Donor Perfect.
  • Work closely with Development Team and the Board designated event chairs and relevant staff as required.  
  • Create event progress reports and final reports as needed and assist with post-event analysis to inform future event improvement and growth.  
  • Secure and maintain relationships with in-kind donors as needed.
  • Track in Donor Perfect all donated items.
  • Collaborate with Development Team to maximize sponsorship dollars and in-kind potential.    
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communication to ensure that all print/digital collateral related to events aligns with event themes as well as manage related print/digital timelines.

EMERGENCY FOOD NETWORK IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO:

  • Brings special event experience (development/fundraising event experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in event concept and design
  • Demonstrated ability to budget and manage income and expenses to meet net revenue goals
  • Demonstrated ability of superior time-management and prioritization skills
  • Is flexible and enjoys working in a diverse, entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment with passionate, talented and committed people
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to organize work and set appropriate priorities
  • Strong networks in Pierce County (preferred)
  • Has the ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively as needed
  • Will work nights and weekends when needed  
  • Strong and effective oral and written communications and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Windows-based computer software, donor database systems (Donor Perfect), Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be willing and able to travel via automobile and have a valid driver’s license

COMPENSATION:

Salary DOQ; generous benefits package.

Please send resume to efnjobs@gmail.com and reference Events Coordinator Applicant.

EFN is Seeking a Deputy Director

Emergency Food Network’s Mission is to “Provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no one goes hungry.” We are committed through strategic partnerships that our neighbors will have access to food; what, where and when they need it. In 2015, with a budget of just over $2,000,000, we distributed $21,000,000 worth of food. Our staff of 19, our Board of 17, and more than 2,700 volunteers are committed to social equity and community-building. We are actively seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds who hold a deep orientation and commitment to making a difference in the fight against hunger.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Emergency Food Network is seeking an experienced leader to work closely with the Executive Director to provide strategic direction and management of our fund development department and key programmatic initiatives as we grow our organizational capacity. The Deputy Director will be a mission-focused, strategic and process-minded leader with experience leading a high performance staff team.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE:

  • A collaborative and resourceful leader who can deliver measurable results and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • A strategic thinker committed to continual learning, growth and innovation
  • In search of a professional home with long-term leadership growth opportunities
  • A passionate advocate for access to nutritious food as a key social justice strategy

KEY FUNCTIONS:

Organizational Leadership (20 – 30%):

  • Partner with Executive Director on institutional priorities, organizational culture development, and long-range planning.
  • Provide staff support to the Board of Directors.
  • Lead a collaborative process with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and its committees, support the board to perform and lead with confidence, execute decisions effectively and ensure that the Executive Director, Board and its committees are informed of critical developments in a timely and effective manner.
  • Advance deep understanding of Emergency Food Network’s vision and programs among staff, Board of Directors, donors and key volunteers, and work collaboratively with them to integrate fund development strategies throughout the organization. Enhance board members’ ability to identify fundraising opportunities and encourage and support their ongoing participation as donors and solicitors.
  • Generate, analyze and present regular updates to the Executive Director and to the Board of Directors on fundraising progress and create special reports as needed.
  • Staff the Board of Directors Development Committee and other ad-hoc committees as needed.
  • Support organization’s strategic and annual planning effort. Serve on the organization’s leadership team and build cross-organizational relationships and support for development efforts.
  • Represent the agency as a key spokesperson in the community.
  • Stand in for Executive Director.
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Fund Development (60 – 70%):

  • Manage a fund development team to develop and achieve fund development goals including growth of individual, corporate, government, and foundation giving strategies
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and implement a comprehensive, strategic fundraising plan with specific measurables that will enable Emergency Food Network to meet its future goals.
  • Initiate, cultivate, manage, and steward relationships with the organization’s portfolio of individual, foundation and corporate supporters.
    Identify, research, and investigate new opportunities for funding from a wide variety of philanthropic and individual sources to expand Emergency Food Network’s donor base.
  • Build and refine operational and technological infrastructure to maximize the potential of the development department, with a particular focus on leveraging Donor Perfect for pipeline management and donor cultivation.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES (10%):

Manage development of key strategic and capital initiatives including our current Capacity Building Campaign.

EMERGENCY FOOD NETWORK IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO:

  • Brings 4+ years of experience as a senior organizational leader including staff management, strategic planning and Board interface in a non-profit or comparable setting
  • Has extensive fund development experience with an emphasis on expanding individual and corporate giving strategies as well as foundation and government funding
  • Brings leadership experience in marketing and communication
    Is flexible and enjoys working in a diverse, entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment with passionate, talented and committed people
  • Effectively delegates and avoids micromanagement
  • Maintains Strong networks in Pierce County (preferred)
  • Has the ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively as needed
  • Will work nights and weekends when needed

COMPENSATION:
Salary DOQ; generous benefits package.

Please send resume to Helen McGovern-Pilant helen@efoodnet.org.

EFN Seeks an Office Coordinator

Emergency Food Network is seeking an experienced, self-driven Office Coordinator who excels in customer service and attention to detail while in a fast paced environment.
The Office Coordinator staffs the front desk, providing customer service to incoming guests, answering phone calls and maintaining calendars and e-mail correspondence. The position assists the Executive Director, Director of Development, and Director of Finance and Administration, holding general responsibility for office operations and supplies, daily processing and recording of donations, inputting donor and financial data into the Donor Management database, correspondence with donors, and various reporting and support for senior staff and board. The position may also give assistance to short-term student interns from various job training programs working at the reception desk area.

The Office Coordinator also assists the Development department in event planning and communications, represents EFN at public fundraising events by staffing information tables and providing logistical support, and upholds the friendly and welcoming culture of EFN.

Qualifications:

  • Self-directed and thrives in a results oriented environment
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Ability to multitask and comfortable with frequent interruptions
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, & Internet
  • Must attend EFN fundraising events to manage registration about 6-8 times per year, some events may occur outside of regular business hours
  • Preference given to candidates who have experience with Donor Perfect or other donor database systems
  • Proficient writer and proof reader
  • Able to quickly and accurately process gift entry and adhere to money handling policy and gift acknowledgement standards
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with donation and personal information records
  • Basic understanding of accounting processes
  • Attention to detail and adept in the anticipating needs of the team
  • Preferred experience working with volunteers and familiarity with nonprofit organizations
  • Have a passion for service to the community and the mission of Emergency Food Network

Status:
40 Hours, M-F, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hourly position- $15.00hr with benefits

How to apply:
Please email your resume to efnjobs@gmail.com by Wednesday July 27, 2016, and reference Office Coordinator Applicant.

Associated Ministries transfers Hunger Walk to Emergency Food Network

Hungry neighbors in need throughout Pierce County will receive more than 50,000 pounds of food as a result from the Pierce County Hunger Walk.

Hunger Walk Collage

Emergency Food Network reports that 34% of households are low-income in Pierce County. In 2015, food banks and meal sites responded to 1.4 million visits from residents in need and more than 50% of people seeking assistance were working families with children as well as seniors. Each day, 10,000 citizens in the United Sates turn 65 and the number of people seeking food assistance in the age group will continue to grow. Through partnership with 70 food programs in Pierce County, Emergency Food Network provides a much needed safety net for these families and individuals in need.

This year’s Pierce County Hunger Walk marks a transition year where Associated Ministries will “pass the torch” to Emergency Food Network as the new host of this annual walk and run.

The two organizations have a long history of partnership starting with the inception of Emergency Food Network in 1982. Associated Ministries recognized a great need in the community to resource emergency food. Originally designed to meet a temporary need caused by the economic recession of the 1980’s, the Emergency Food Network program was created by Associated Ministries in partnership with other hunger relief efforts in the area. The need in the community continued to grow, so in response, Emergency Food Network became its own independent 501c3 non-profit organization.

“Emergency Food Network has been involved with the Hunger Walk since the very beginning,” said Helen McGovern-Pilant, Executive Director of Emergency Food Network. “This annual event contributes to the more than 16 million pounds of food we give out each year. We are excited to take the reins and strengthen our work through the continued success of the Pierce County Hunger Walk.”

The annual 10K/5K run and walk draws nearly a thousand participants each year who come together to combat hunger in Pierce County by walking, running, and fundraising – all while having a great time. Associated Ministries and Emergency Food Network have teamed up to co-host this year’s event on October 2 at Fort Steilacoom Park as the transition begins.

“This is a timely and important transition,” says Mike Yoder, Executive Director of Associated Ministries. “It will allow Associated Ministries to remain focused on raising funds and awareness for homelessness and housing, and Emergency Food Network on food security. In a sense we are ‘right-sizing’ the Hunger Walk, enabling it to live where it makes the most sense.”

In 2017, the transition will be complete with Emergency Food Network taking on the event in its entirety.

“The goal is to bring together all 70 hunger relief programs served by Emergency Food Network for a united voice to help our neighbors in need,” said, McGovern-Pilant.

For more information about the Pierce County Hunger Walk, please visit www.associatedministries.org/hungerwalk