Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Community Harvest Food Bank Philosophy

Community Harvest Food Bank embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.

Current Employment Opportunities

GRANT WRITING ASSISTANT

  • Department: Resource Development
  • Reports to: Grant Writer
  • Full-time: 30 hours per week
  • Please send cover letter and resume to Katie Savoie: ksavoie@communityharvest.org
  • No phone calls, please.

NOTE: Candidates will be required to submit a writing sample.

Additional Job Functions, Responsibilities, and Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Compose cover letters and letters of inquiry to potential funding partners
  • Complete grant proposals for request amounts below $20,000
  • Complete final reports for grants detailing expenditures from grant awards
  • Communicate with funders regarding grant awards, deadlines, and other inquiries
  • File necessary grant paperwork such as applications, reports, purchase receipts, and correspondence
  • Maintain grant status files and ensure accuracy for annual file audit
  • Maintain calendar of grant and report due dates
  • Research new grant opportunities, interpret an IRS Form 990 (Exempt Organization Income Tax Return) and determine if funder focus aligns with Community Harvest mission
  • Attend grant meetings and workshops if offered by funders
  • Meet with Community Harvest department leaders to determine funding needs for specific grant requests
  • Obtain facts and figures from various resources, including internal service data and external data from hunger studies, census statistics, financial documents, and other resources
  • Follow up internally with grant expenditures to ensure that guidelines are met and funding is spent within the designated time period

This list is not all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend and participate in all appropriate meetings as scheduled
  • Assist in other areas of the food bank as needed

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Strong reading comprehension
  • Ability to interpret and connect data and ideas from a variety of sources
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and clarity in all work
  • High level of computer competency, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to read and understand budgets and basic financial documents
  • Must be a self-starter and have creative initiative
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • A pleasant team-oriented personality and an ability to work in an unsupervised environment

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree desired or work related equivalency
  • Willingness to receive all necessary or desired training or certification, including submission to a criminal background check
  • Working knowledge of local social service programs

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Community Harvest Food Bank to provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability and to promote the full realization of that policy. Community Harvest Food Bank will assure equal employment opportunities in all personnel actions and procedures including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, and benefits.