Community Engagement Coordinator – Meridian

Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Department: Development
Reports to: Development Manager
Location: Meridian, ID

Job Summary:
The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and developing The Idaho Foodbank’s community events, cause-marketing campaigns, and food and fund drive activities with guidance provided by the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. The Community Engagement Coordinator predominately focuses on activities in Southwest Idaho through overseeing and growing third-party events, fundraising events and partnerships, and food and fund drives. This position will also take the lead in cause-marketing and some partner campaigns statewide.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Third Party, Cause-Related, and Online Fundraising Events

  • The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for coordinating external event activities in partnership with a variety of community partners, and collaborating internally with teams and departments to facilitate successful event logistics.
  • Define annual event goals, strategies, timeline, budget, promotions, and recognition opportunities.
  • Identify event partners, sponsors, volunteers, and guests.
  • Manage on-site event logistics, vendors/contracts, and in-kind services agreements.
  • Measure event performance to include return on investment analysis and public perceptions.
  • Archive event materials for future reference and succession planning.
  • Lend support to community partners conducting events on behalf of The Idaho Foodbank.
  • Ensure alignment with Feeding America to maximize exposure of national awareness and engagement opportunities.
  • Maintain a calendar of events/drives for planning, coordination, and promotional purposes.
  • Cultivate donor relationships for deeper engagement.
  • Work cooperatively with internal team members to develop marketing materials, media promotions plans, gift receipting, and donor acknowledgement.

Food and Fund Drives

  • Responsible for managing traditional and virtual food and fund drive activities in partnership with community entities, and collaborating internally with teams and departments to facilitate successful event logistics.
  • Define annual drive goals, strategies, timeline, budget, promotions, and recognition opportunities.
  • Manage the virtual food drive web-based environment to capture financial donations.
  • Identify, engage and provide excellent customer service and support to food/fund drive partners.
  • Work cooperatively with Operations team to facilitate food/fund drive logistics, and Programs team for statewide food distribution.
  • Supervise temporary staff member during the holiday season.

Public Relations

  • Identify new organizations, corporate and civic engagement opportunities to advance the work of The Idaho Foodbank in communities statewide.
  • Conduct public presentations, informational booths, and/or tours of the warehouse with community groups interested in partnering with The Idaho Foodbank.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or three year’s professional experience preferably in Fundraising/Development, events or sales customer service capacity.
  • The successful candidate will be professional, self-motivated, individually compelling, and conscientious.
  • The position requires that the individual be a good listener with strong communication, writing, analytical and research skills.
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced, high-energy environment and be willing to work varied hours and attend off-site events and meetings.
  • Capacity to think strategically, as well as creatively.
  • Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Certification is a plus.
  • Proficient MS Office Skills required.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle required.

Working Conditions
This work is performed primarily in an office environment including sitting at a computer terminal for extended periods of time. May involve periodic lifting and carrying of items that may weigh up to 50 pounds. May work outside normal working hours and drive own vehicle for various projects on a daily basis.

All Employees

  • Commit to upholding policies, principles and best practices for food safety.
  • Understand the personal responsibility to follow all safety policies and health rules, programs and procedures, to report all unsafe acts, environment or behaviors immediately and to always report safety issues, incidents or accidents immediately.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


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