Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

 
 


AAFB staff work together to strengthen Arizona communities so that all people are well nourished.  Below is a list of current job openings.  Interested candidates must follow the instructions below to apply.

AAFB Staff Openings:

Director of Development & Marketing

The Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), a non-profit organization serving 5 member regional food banks and a network of nearly 1,200 food pantries and agencies is dedicated to a hunger-free Arizona. AAFB addresses hunger by managing the collection and distribution of donated and purchased food through the Arizona Statewide Gleaning Project, advocating at the state and federal level for the improvement of policies and programs that address hunger and poverty, and partnering with organizations to improve access to school meals and other nutrition programs. This is a full-time position in Phoenix reporting to the President & CEO. The position is available immediately.

Overview of the Position

AAFB is seeking an experienced leader who can develop and guide two key strategies: an annual fundraising plan and a communications plan. A successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, successful fundraising experience, and statewide knowledge of Arizona philanthropic leadership, media and communities.

Primary Responsibilities

• Develop and manage an annual fundraising plan, including securing funding from foundations, corporations and individuals to support the programs of AAFB.
• Develop and strengthen relationships with existing and potential donors.
• Organize a direct mail campaign to secure donations from existing and potential contributors.
• Encourage individuals and foundations to establish or contribute through endowments, trusts, bequests or designated funds.
• Research and develop grant proposals to support AAFB programs.
• Manage fundraising database and constituent advocacy database.
• Coordinate with development staff at five member food banks.
• Develop and manage an annual communications plan and public relations materials, including an annual report.

Required Background, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• A strong commitment to AAFB’s vision and mission.
• Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse group of people with a team approach and successful results.
• Demonstrated fundraising skills, both oral and written, with people of a variety of social backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to handle a multi-task work environment and remain focused.
• Excellent organizational skills demonstrated through experience and proven abilities in funding research techniques, donor software, etc. Familiarity with Donor Perfect is preferred.
• Exceptional writing and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated problem-solving ability.

An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts or Science in communications, nonprofit management or other relevant field and five years of experience in a non-profit environment, with fund development for at least four of those years. CFRE preferred.

Compensation

• Salary range $70,000 to $78,000 depending upon experience and qualifications.
• Leave policies for vacation, sick and personal days.
• A flexible spending account for child care or health care expenses.
• Retirement contributions to a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan.

Position will remain open until filled.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Kala Weinacker
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Association of Arizona Food Banks
2100 N Central Ave Ste 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Email: kala(at)azfoodbanks.org
Fax: (602) 528-3838

Children/Youth Outreach Manager Position Available

The Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), a non-profit organization serving 5 member regional food banks and a network of nearly 1,200 food pantries and agencies, is dedicated to a hunger-free Arizona. AAFB addresses hunger by managing the collection and distribution of donated and purchased food through the Arizona Statewide Gleaning Project, advocating at the state and federal level for the improvement of policies and programs that address hunger and poverty, and partnering with organizations to improve access to school meals and other nutrition programs. This is a full-time position in Phoenix reporting to the President & CEO. The position is available immediately.

Overview of the Position

AAFB is seeking a professional, well-organized person who values our vision of ending hunger, to serve as the Children/Youth Outreach Manager. Through a collaborative approach, the chosen candidate will lead AAFB’s initiative to expand children’s access to school breakfast, lunch and summer feeding programs, by promoting efforts to fund school meals through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or other options.

Primary Responsibilities

• Understand and communicate the requirements, advantages, successes and implementation issues of all options for increasing student participation in school breakfast and school lunch using information from AAFB, Arizona Department of Education, USDA, national advocates, and state and community resources.
• Recruit and maintain relationships with breakfast partners, and key school and district level personnel for school meal projects.
• Distribute information packets for schools/districts interested in pursuing Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) or the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
• Brief school staff at various levels about the requirements for and advantages of increasing access to school meals and provide technical support, including problem-solving and programmatic alternatives to schools.
• Maintain calendar, schedule meetings and produce agendas, notes and follow-up communication to participants.
• Monitor potential for and record reasons for success, barriers and solutions.
• Provide support to AAFB’s President & CEO and other staff by developing reports, forms, and statistical materials in a professional and timely manner for grant applications and reporting, public awareness or other special purposes as requested.
• Understand and be accountable to a limited budget.
• Assist with special projects and activities, as assigned.

Required Background, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Demonstrated initiative and creativity in developing, implementing and managing new projects.
• Excellent verbal, written and phone communication skills.
• Ability to recruit and maintain relationships with diverse organizations, institutions and individuals.
• Strong public speaking skills and ability to communicate complex nutrition policies to a variety of audiences and adult learners.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Problem analysis and proactive problem-solving skills.
• Ability to analyze data, determine priorities and develop plans.
• Demonstrated knowledge of databases and Excel functions is critical.
• Knowledge of current issues in child nutrition.
• Ability to work with little or no supervision, independently or in groups with excellent time management skills.
• Bachelor’s degree plus five years of progressive job-related experience at the management level.
• Valid Arizona driver’s license and willingness to travel routinely in Maricopa County and occasionally in other parts of the state. Must have reliable transportation.
• Flexibility in scheduling. Ability to work with schools during non-business hours, such as after 5 pm or an occasional Saturday.
• Availability to attend one to two out-of-state meetings per year, as necessary.
• Education/experience in program development, a school setting, social services or school nutrition services a plus.
• Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.

Compensation

• Salary range $40,000 to $45,000 depending upon experience and qualifications.
• Leave policies for vacation, sick and personal days.
• A flexible spending account for child care or health care expenses.
• Retirement contributions to a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan.

Position will remain open until filled.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Kala Weinacker
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Association of Arizona Food Banks
2100 N Central Ave Ste 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Email: kala(at)azfoodbanks.org
Fax: (602) 528-3838


Volunteer at AAFB or a food bank near you: 
  • AAFB occasionally has a need for a front office volunteer to answer phones and perform light office work for 3-4 hours per day, on various days during the week.  Email kala (at) azfoodbanks.org with a copy of your resume if you are interested.
     
  • Search for food banks in your area who may have volunteer opportunities.  Please contact the specific organization for information on current opportunities.
     
  • The Mesa Cannery, located at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road in Mesa, has ongoing volunteer opportunies to help repackage bulk food for food banks, such as beans or pasta.  Perfect for groups of 10-40.  Contact 480-967-8551 for more information.
The Association of Arizona Food Banks is an Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.