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Job Opening – Community Food Bank Executive Director

Job Opening – Community Food Bank Executive Director

Job Description


Job Title: Executive Director, Community Food Bank

Status / Work Schedule: Exempt, Part Time, 35 Hours a Week


Job Summary:

Under general direction, the Community Food Bank Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for advancing the mission and programmatic service delivery of emergency food response for Mesa County residents.  Administers Community Food Bank programs; develops and coordinates resources for the Community Food Bank; supervises volunteers; assists in the development and maintenance of the budget, fundraising, public outreach, organization relationships and collaborations.  


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required.


Principle Job Duties:

1 – 60% Manages and supervises Community Food Bank volunteers, operations, facilities and programs.  This includes:

  • Recruits, supervises and trains food bank volunteers including:  Interviewers, Packers for pantry and bulk, Warehouse Stocker, and Drivers for food pick-up.  Delegate to volunteers where appropriate; ensure all laws and contractual agreements are met; and ensure an expectation of high ethical standards among volunteers.
  • Acts as liaison to partners, funders, businesses and collaborators in the community.
  • Assesses food bank needs, identifies available resources; plans, develops; revises food bank services accordingly.
  • Based on best practices and industry standards, develops the Community Food Bank’s Policy and Procedures Manual and Volunteer Handbook.  Trains volunteers on policies and procedures.  Develops and maintains volunteer position descriptions.
  • Develop, implement and oversee various programs in collaboration with the organization’s goals, board direction and the requirements of contracts, grants and agreements.
  • Ensures client food needs are satisfied in accordance with food bank policies and procedures.  Mediates various client situations as appropriate.


2 – 15% Performs administrative duties.  This includes:

  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors, provides input into annual budget, allocates resources and authorizes expenditures.
  • Analyzes food bank effectiveness; provides oversight for maintenance of food bank statistics and databases, evaluation tools, assessments and surveys.
  • Participates in Board of Director’s and volunteer meetings.
  • Maintain donor relationships.  Coordinate with in-kind donors, food drives, and solicit businesses in support of food drives and volunteer appreciation.  Maintain donor and volunteer information; acknowledge and appreciate donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain relationship and liaison with county departments regarding facilities use and maintenance, lease, conference room and safety.
  • Maintain Community Food Bank truck and associated records.
  • Manage food bank keys and credit cards and other sensitive or confidential information.


3 – 15%  In coordination with the Board of Directors, assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive business service plan for the future sustainability of the Community Food Bank, including the following:

  • Researches and analyzes food bank information and data on a national, state and local level to define the areas of need for hunger relief and emergency food distribution.
  • Works collaboratively with other hunger agencies in developing service plans.
  • Makes presentations to policy making boards and commissions.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the Community Food Bank.
  • Stays informed on funding and programmatic issues impacting hunger relief in Mesa County.
  • Creates and implements appropriate volunteer structures and procedures.
  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors fundraising committee, develops and annual fundraising plan.  Supports the board in fundraising efforts.
  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors, research and write grants, seeks out funding opportunities.
  • Assists the Board of Directors in the coordination of public relation information via the local media; assures the Community Food Bank maintains a positive public awareness via written materials, newsletters, constituency building, special events, and press releases.  Attends various service club and community events.


4 – Acts as an advocate and collaborator in the community for hunger relief direct services. – 10%

  • Gives public presentations and provides information and materials to promote awareness of issues related to hunger relief and emergency food distribution.
  • Serves on related committees, task forces and advisory boards.
  • Participates in community collaborations and efforts for hunger relief and emergency food distribution.
  • Assists the Board in the recruitment, nomination and training for new board members.  Schedules and prepares program reports for monthly board meetings and communicates regularly with the board and board committees.

5- Commits to the principle and practices outlined by the Board of Directors; and performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the Community Food Bank and those it serves.


6 – Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents.  Responsible for the safety of self, others, material, and equipment.


Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.


Education, Experience and Skill Requirements:

Degree in public administration, human services, education, counseling, social sciences or related field and minimum of five years progressively responsible management experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated successful administrative, planning, supervisory and volunteer coordination experience.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated ability to make public presentations to broad range of groups.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with administrators, agencies and community members.  Grant writing, fund raising and community collaboration experience.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Knowledge of and sensitivity to hunger relief needs and issues.  Demonstrated competence in using standard office technological tools.  Valid Colorado driver’s license.


Jop Opening – Recruitment Specialist

Jop Opening – Recruitment Specialist

Internal candidates should send a resume and Transfer Request Form to
The link  to the form is

All resumes and transfer request forms must be submitted by September 20, 2017 to be considered.

MarillacHealth- Position posting for Family Physicians

MarillacHealth- Position posting for Family Physicians

Join our team-based care model of Primary Care / Integrated Behavioral Health. MarillacHealth(Marillac Clinic) is the only FQHC in Mesa County, Colorado which has a population of 150,000+. Our nationally-recognized healthcare model is designed to care for the whole patient through our services of primary medical, behavioral health, optical and dental. Two full sites. One site adjacent to a Hospital / Regional Medical Center and the other site is co-located within the Mesa County Public Health Dept. Newly renovated clinics. Physicians are employed working Monday-Friday. Our medical providers work in teams (pods) four, 10-hour days. The medical department cares for approximately 6,000-7,000 patients annually.

For more information, MarillacHealth Physician Recruitment.

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is excited to announce that we are hiring for resident coordinators

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is excited to announce that we are hiring for resident coordinators

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is excited to announce that we are hiring for resident coordinators. If you know of anyone looking for a part time position and would like to make a change in the lives of others, please send him/her our way!

Here’s the job description:
HomewardBound Homeless Shelter is seeking P/T Shelter Resident Coordinators.   Individual(s) must enjoy working with the public, be available for evening and weekend shifts and have a valid driver’s license.  Competitive wages offered.  Resume can be faxed to 970-256-7049, Attn: Director, emailed to or mailed to HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, 2853 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO  81501.  E.O.E.  Please no phone calls.

Mesa County RSVP is announcing that we are taking applications for Board of Director’s openings

Mesa County RSVP is announcing that we are taking applications for Board of Director’s openings

Mesa County RSVP is announcing that we are taking applications for Board of Director’s openings.  If you want to help RSVP strengthen our community by engaging volunteers ages 55 and older, then please join our team of community leaders.  The services RSVP volunteers provide are essential to many seniors and individuals with disabilities in our community.  We are looking for great individuals who can help RSVP through fundraising, marketing, and development.

If you are interested in applying for the RSVP Board of Directors, please see attached RSVP Board of Directors Application Package.

Mesa County RSVP Inc Board of Directors Application Document Package - Updated 01-25-17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)- Regional Gift Planner job opportunity

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)- Regional Gift Planner job opportunity

Profile – ELCA Regional Gift Planner – Rocky Mountain 2016

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

8765 West Higgins Road

Chicago, IL 60631



The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) seeks a Regional Gift Planner for Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas

Territory includes: ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod


The Regional Gift Planner is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals in support of churchwide ministries, congregations, synods and related ELCA ministries.  The Gift Planner works in partnership with synods, ELCA related organizations and institutions to expand the network of prospective donors and increase support for all Lutheran ministries.


Reporting to the Director for Planned Giving, this position is part of a nationwide network of eighteen professional Regional Gift Planners.  Each Gift Planner lives and works within their assigned territory (home office).  The Gift Planners are part of the ELCA Foundation and an integral part of the ELCA’s Mission Advancement Unit.


Applications (resume and cover letter) and inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search (651-490-9550).  Electronic submissions are strongly preferred and should be sent to

Please highlight your participation in an ELCA congregation and/or experience with an ELCA organization in your cover letter.




THE ELCA at a Glance

The ELCA is one church with three expressions – a churchwide organization in Chicago, 65 synods throughout the country, and a network of nearly 10,000 congregations.  The three interdependent parts work together to form the ELCA.  In addition, the ELCA works with a number of partner institutions including 285 social ministry organizations and other entities that address human needs, 26 colleges and universities, 8 seminaries, 2 extension courses and a variety of camps, retreat centers, schools and early childhood education centers.


The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action — in millions of ways, all over the world.  “God’s work.  Our hands.”

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world together.

We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work.

We are a church that is a catalyst, a convener, and a bridge builder.

We are a church that believes Jesus is God’s “Yes” to us.   Our lives can be a “Yes” to others.

We are a church that belongs to Christ.  There is a place for you here.


The organization encompasses three offices and three churchwide units:  Congregational and Synodical Mission, Global Mission, and Mission Advancement:

  • Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit: The Congregational and Synodical Mission unit fosters and facilitates the work of synods, congregations and partners in making congregations vital centers for mission and in creating coalitions and networks to promote justice and peace.


  • Global Mission Unit: The Global Mission Unit provides integrated support of this church’s work in other countries and is the means through which churches in other countries engage in mission to this church and society.


  • Mission Advancement Unit: The Mission Advancement unit is responsible for coordinating the church’s communication, marketing, public relations, mission funding, major gifts, planned gifts and constituent services and data management.  It also oversees the work of the Lutheran magazine and the Endowment Fund of the ELCA.


The churchwide organization has a staff of approximately 300 people.  It also has separately incorporated ministries such as Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Portico Benefit Services, Lutheran Men in Mission, the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA and Women of the ELCA.



Mission Advancement / ELCA Foundation / Planned Giving

The ELCA Foundation, an integral part of the Mission Advancement unit, sustains and grows ministries of the ELCA.  It is responsible for major gifts and deferred giving programs for individual donors and pooled investment opportunities for ELCA related ministries.


The Planned Giving team works with individuals, congregations, synods and Lutheran institutions in exploring the different ways legacy goals can be fulfilled.  Examples include the giving of assets, bequests, life income gifts, charitable gift annuities, and memorial endowments.


Regional Gift Planner (Partnership) Responsibilities

The Regional Gift Planner is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals in support of churchwide ministries, congregations, synods and related ELCA ministries.



  1. Meet with prospective donors to conduct discovery interviews; present gift plan proposals and ask for planned gifts on subsequent meetings.


  1. Make follow up calls to attendees to schedule appointments for discovery interviews, as well as calls to prospective donors from lists generated by CRM reports.


  1. Meet with pastors and key congregational leaders to explore vision and mission goals of their congregations. Present multi-faceted programs to congregational decision makers, resulting in workshops, events and additions to ELCA Pooled Trust endowment vehicle.


  1. Lead planned giving workshops in congregations, synod assemblies, and for other ELCA-related organizations.


  1. Complete Weekly Tracker for activity metrics. Update Pipeline Report for current stage and potential gift type/size and close date.  Participate in weekly one on one activity calls.  Enter all contacts and meeting notes in CRM.


  1. Ensure timely activity reporting to all partners through maintenance of prospect and donor information in the ELCA constituent information system.


  1. Work with Director of Foundation to ensure regular communication with partners and coordination of partnership meetings.


  1. Coordinate and plan regional visits within assigned territory.


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.



  1. Demonstrated commitment to the missions of the ELCA, its institutional partners and the donors who support Lutheran ministry through outright and deferred gifts.


  1. Seven years’ experience in resource development, planned giving, marketing or related careers.


  1. Excellent communications skills with the ability to relate one-on-one and in large groups. Ability to effectively interview potential donors about their passions for ministry and available assets, as well as present proposals, and ask for planned gifts.
  2. Demonstrated ability to listen to a potential donor, picking up on queues and directing the conversation towards a successful completion of a gift.


  1. Ability to utilize a constituent information system as an integral part of the moves management strategy.


  1. Willingness to work independently in home office environment.



Physical Requirements

Travel:  Approximately 3 days/week on the road (not necessarily overnight).  Will drive to meet with donors within assigned territory.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. This position requires sitting for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Application Process

Applications (resume and cover letter) and inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search (651-490-9550;



Fall/Winter 2016





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