Career Opportunities

Job Title: Development Officer (Special Events & Donor Relations)

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Travel Required: 25%

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt

Direct reports: N/A

Salary: Based on Experience

How to Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to 

Job Description


The Development Officer is a key part of the Development Team that is responsible for coordinating and organizing Special Events; Cause Related Marketing; Public speaking; Donor Relations; Manufacturer Relationships; and organizing Tradeshows/Expos.  As part of a cross-functional team, the Development Officer will also assist with gathering content and photos for publication; as well as maintain donor stewardship by receipting and acknowledging donors through the Food Bank’s accounting/accountability processes.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Organize and implement special events as outlined in the Development Plan.
  • Recruit and manage a Development Council of volunteers to assist with special events.
  • Send Thank You Letters to monetary and in-kind donations in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain accurate records in DonorPerfect, including in-kind donations.
  • Oversee cause-related marketing efforts.
    • Build relationships with local companies that conduct cause-related marketing campaigns that benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.
    • Participate in Feeding America Webinars regarding cause-related marketing campaigns.
    • Promote cause-related marketing campaigns on website, social media, radio, and television.
  • Collaborate with Development Team to grow food and fund drives and other special projects.
  • Maintain and steward a portfolio of donors and prospective donors.
  • Represent the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas in various meetings and events.
  • In cooperation with the Development Team, supply content for newsletters as requested.

Manufacturing Partners & Corporate Giving

  • Maintain regular communication with Feeding America’s product sourcing and corporate partnerships department for updated information about national partners and national CRM campaigns.
  • Ensure all food manufacturing companies & their donations are tracked for results.
  • Work with Food Sourcing Coordinator to develop & manage the Food Advisory Council. 
  • Schedule an annual visit to manufacturing donors who do not serve on the Food Advisory Council.

Public Speaking

  • Make presentations to groups that will increase the public awareness of the organization.

Other Duties

  • Coordinate booths for business expos, trade shows, and other events as needed.
  • Maintain relationships with key hunger relief organizations, other food banks, donors, agencies, and volunteers.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as necessary.
  • Maintain appearance of office.
  • Prepare other reports as needed.
  • Adhere to all Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas policies and procedures.
  • Follow and enforce AIB processes and procedures
  • Complete monthly AIB inspection forms assigned to you.
  • Fulfill job duties as outlined in the Food Bank’s Disaster Plan.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience training individuals and small groups.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.  
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.  
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Background check required.

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, or related field.



Job Title:  USDA Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Operations

Travel Required: 50%

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt

Direct reports: N/A

Salary: TBD

How to Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to 


The USDA Coordinator oversees the execution and maintenance of USDA (TEFAP) and CSFP food distribution programs. Job duties include allocating food, scheduling and organizing mobile food pantries, program compliance, and dissemination of information to the Director of Operations.



  • Schedule four TEFAP mass distributions per year for each location.  Each location should have a minimum of one distribution per quarter.
  • Coordinate with warehouse manager to allocate TEFAP and CSFP foods for each distribution site, including food pantries and mobile pantries.
  • Work with Warehouse Associates to stage TEFAP and CSFP product for volunteers to pack food boxes.  Make tags for volunteer projects.  Assist with volunteer groups as needed.
  • Complete the CSFP multi-food ordering monthly.
  • Assist Warehouse Manager and Director of Operations in TEFAP and CSFP inventory management.
  • Advertise mass distributions for each site, utilizing the appropriate media in that area.  (Always send information to local cable access stations, newspaper, radio, and flyers to the community.)
  • Attend at least one site at each TEFAP mass distribution (when multiple sites occur simultaneously).
  • Maintain records on pertinent information used in reporting.  All files must be maintained for 5 years.  TEFAP and CSFP Egnyte folders should be always kept current and must include:
    • Monthly inventory reports
    • Monthly distribution reports (families & individuals and/or ethnicity report of people served in each county)
    • Monthly reimbursement requests
    • Inspection reports
    • Annual agreement
    • CSFP program letters
  • Maintain good relationships with distribution sites and volunteers.
  • Actively recruit volunteers to help with both programs.
  • Monitor practices and procedures of each distribution site to make sure all rules and regulations are being followed.
  • Maintain required CSFP correspondence with program applicants and recipients.
  • Complete all required monthly reports for TEFAP and CSFP, including the reimbursement requests.
  • Ensure the Relations Coordinator conducts an annual site visit to approved TEFAP food pantry programs and CSFP distribution sites.
  • Respond to email correspondence from Office of Commodity Distribution.
  • Work with CSFP sites to create a nutrition education program for CSFP clients.
  • Attend trainings and meetings regarding programs you oversee.
  • Conduct trainings as needed for programs you oversee.


  • Maintain appearance of office.
  • Follow and enforce AIB processes and procedures.
  • Complete monthly AIB inspection forms assigned to you.
  • Fulfill job duties as outlined in the Food Bank’s Disaster Plan.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel within the service area.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Background check required 


  • Experience in compliance and/or government programs
  • Class B CDL preferred but not required