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Interested in working at Gleaners? The following positions are currently available (EMAIL ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE):

Director of Data Analytics

Posting Date: 10/09/2019

Description: 

This position works with the Development team to manage the relationship aspect of the Gleaners’ donor database (Raiser’s Edge). This position will conduct and oversee prospect research and wealth screening and support all fundraisers by developing targeted lists, setting up regular reporting, helping identify new portfolio assignments for fundraisers, helping evaluate the success of specific fundraising activities, and generally serve as a resource for the organization. This position will work with the Development and Data teams to assure full and accurate utilization of the Raiser’s Edge database to maximize results-oriented relationship management across the organization. .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages entry of all biographical updates, events, stewardship activities related to relationship management;
  • Serve as the main Development liaison with the Data staff, including communication on campaigns, updating appeal codes, and fielding inquiries.
  • Trains, coaches, consults Gleaners’ staff on Raisers Edge processes and procedures in support of fundraising and other relationship management initiatives.
  • Assures accuracy and integrity of donor and prospect information in the database, based on research findings, staff assignments and ratings, and proposal data;
  • Help devise tracking and managing fundraising activity and researching findings for the purposes of assisting all staff involved in fundraising on cultivation/solicitation strategies for prospects;
  • Proactively research, segment, and propose prospect assignments for fundraising staff;
  • Updating information on prospects and reactive research from staff solicitors and leadership;
  • Working collaboratively and cross-functionally, ensures synergy among relationship management and fundraising tools across Gleaners’ departments;
  • Determine how to utilize data base for foundation proposal/grant tracking;
  • Audit all financial donations to ensure accurate tracking, acknowledgment;
  • Serves as lead for all Raisers Edge prospecting reporting for internal use, providing timely and accurate reporting and/or data analysis, contributing to strategic decision making and regular progress monitoring;
  • Manage the information gathering and tracking of fundraising campaigns against budgetary estimates and assist in the creation of donation forecast information for Finance;
  • Work with Data and Finance to ensure proper execution of database best practices.

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Please send resume and cover letter to Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.

Cooking Matters Supervisor – Beaumont Health

Posting Date: 10/01/2019

Description: 

The Cooking Matters Supervisor – Beaumont Health is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cooking Matters Program operated in partnership with Beaumont Health.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach healthy cooking, nutrition and food budgeting to low-income people who are most at risk of hunger and malnutrition.
  • Coordinate and manage the Cooking Matters Program in accordance with stated national program implementation guidelines, which includes but is not limited to:
  • Coordinating four to five CM class series per week (to total 30/year)
    • Introducing and supporting volunteers or Beaumont Health staff assigned instructor roles.
    • Setting up tables, unpacking supplies, washing produce, assembling take-home grocery bags and washing dishes.
    • Coordinate all class logistics including frequent communication and planning in collaboration with Beaumont and Gleaners management.
    • Prepare materials and supplies for classes including buying food, transporting supplies, preparing written materials and completing required evaluations, teach cooking and nutrition lessons as needed.
    • Maintains program storage areas; inventory of program supplies, shopping for weekly groceries and weekly produce pick up for all CM classes
  • Coordinate all aspects of partnering agency relations.
    • Identify, coordinate, schedule and evaluate community based sites for Cooking Matters classes and ensure all agencies comply with required guidelines.
    • Develop relationships with agencies to review their responsibilities and expectations for hosting a class.
    • Coordinate and conduct site visits at approximately 30-36 community agencies annually.
    • Regular communication and problem solving with host site staff and community partners.
    • Collaborate with schools, churches, senior centers and other community groups to deliver programming and assess customer satisfaction at community locations throughout the system.
  • Assist in the management of class scheduling for the Cooking Matters program. Assist in tracking progress to goals and developing quarterly class scheduling targets and outreach plans.
  • Using independent judgement to assess program needs, design and update program protocols
  • Produce monthly reporting of outcomes for program.
  • Represent Beaumont Health on community coalitions and committees to assess needs, develop strategies, create partnerships and identify resources.
  • Participate in interdepartmental staff meetings and cross functional teams at Beaumont Health and Gleaners.
  • Collaborates with departments and committees within the Beaumont Health System to align health promotion and screening initiatives with clinical and strategic goals, and to coordinate services and marketing opportunities at community events.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners and Beaumont Health mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Please send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at kcierpial@gcfb.org.

Part-Time Customer Service – FREC Southwest

Posting Date: 10/01/2019

Description: 

The Customer Service Associate will serve as a receptionist/phone operator to offer customer service support to internal staff and external stakeholders including FREC partner organizations, members of the community, volunteers, and vendors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing relief services to the Senior Managing Director, of the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at Mexican Town Mercado.
  • Responsibilities include operating a two line office phone, directing and offering accurate information to callers for successful completion of their inquiry, and returning messages.
  • Responsible for responding to e-mails and preparation of other written documents, as requested.
  • Responsible for directing guests to their correct destination and facilitating walk-in inquires, ensuring that proper connection is made between visitor and partners.
  • Spanish as a second language is required. There will be some translation.
  • Responsible for keeping an outlook calendar, and website calendar of all ongoing/special requests/events.
  • Responsible for helping with set up and take down of equipment for events.
  • Flexibility in working schedule is required.
  • Responsible for filing, relaying messages to partners, routing interoffice mail and managing other paperwork, including monthly reports.
  • Management of storage areas, allocations, keeping track of keys via a report.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission and work with our community partner Ford Engagement and Resource Center, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Flexible Schedule a need to work some Saturdays and Sundays for Special Events.
  • Attending Meeting, Scheduling Tours and Giving Tours and History Background of Facility when Senior Managing Director is not available.
  • Keeping Program Boards and Community Boards updated at all times (update weekly)
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Please send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at kcierpial@gcfb.org.

Major Gifts Officer

Posting Date: 09/06/2019

Description: 

Gleaners Community Food Bank is committed to ending food insecurity in SE Michigan. With 45,000 annual active donors and more than $16 million in revenue raised each year, the Gleaners team manages a robust annual fundraising plan that leverages multiple channels, tools, and solicitation strategies. 

The Major Gifts Officer will represent Gleaners Community Food Bank in the five-county area: Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Monroe, and Macomb and will work to develop and manage a portfolio of prospects and donors capable of ultimately giving major and planned gifts of $25,000 or greater to the mission of Gleaners. The Major Gifts Officer will report directly to the VP for Development and will work closely with key professionals in the Development Office. The emphasis of this position will be on the management of existing donors, discovery visits and portfolio building. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements donor-centered goals and plans for their caseload of donors, cultivating and soliciting support in a way that pairs the donor’s philanthropic interests with the organization’s highest priorities.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of Gleaners’ case for support, mission, annual fundraising opportunities, and community needs to articulate the top priorities and fundraising objectives to donors and prospects.
  • Identify, and formally qualify new major and planned gift prospects by developing and executing long-range and short-range strategies and plans to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects, producing a continuous stream of donors capable of making gifts of $25,000 or more to Gleaners.
  • Conduct 120+ face to face visits with prospects and donors each year, working closely with V.P. to identify solicitations and put cultivation plans in place.
  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and life-time giving potential of individual prospects.
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship.
  • Maintain accurate and current records, document activity, and share with VP of Development.
  • Participate in and leverage other fundraising activities and events as a piece of an individual cultivation strategy.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Please send resume and cover letter to Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.

Director of Donor Engagement

Posting Date: 07/22/2019

Description: 

Gleaners Community Food Bank is committed to ending food insecurity in SE Michigan. With 45,000 annual active donors and more than $10 million in revenue raised each year, the Gleaners team manages a robust annual fundraising plan that leverages multiple channels, tools, and solicitation strategies.

The Director of Donor Engagement will drive the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Gleaners’ mid-level donors and identify prospects and current donors capable of supporting Gleaners with a greater level of giving. This position will effectively manage and grow Gleaners’ annual major events as highly sought after opportunities for mid and major donors to support and advance Gleaners’ highest priorities. In partnership with the Senior Director of Marketing and the VP of Development, this position will facilitate a team environment that supports all levels of giving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Starting with a pool of 1,600 donors and $4.6 million in revenue, the Director of Donor Engagement will develop and advance strategies that will acquire and significantly increase contributed income from donors with a primary focus on annualized gifts of $1,000 to $25,000.
  • Effectively manages an assigned mid-level donor segment and sets aggressive annual revenue and activity goals.
  • Ensures that timely steps are taken toward qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and closure, making appropriate personalized contact with donors that focuses on retention and upgrade.
  • Develops and implements donor-centered goals and plans for their caseload of donors, cultivating and soliciting support in a way that pairs the donor’s philanthropic interests with the organization’s highest priorities.
  • Analyzes and understands the donor segments below and above the mid-level segment and identifies opportunities for donors to move up within the pipeline.
  • Creates effective donor proposals by working across departments to secure appropriate project information.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of Gleaners’ case for support, mission, annual fundraising opportunities, and community needs to articulate the top priorities and fundraising objectives to donors and prospects.
  • Owns the strategic and logistical oversight of major annual events with focus on donor revenue growth and donor experience.
  • Provides execution support for specific signature events.
  • Researches, identifies, and utilizes best practices from successful non-profits and similar industry organizations for use in achieving optimal results for Gleaners.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Accomplishes staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; conducting training; enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates and supports the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Please send resume and cover letter to Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.

Brand & Content Specialist

Posting Date: 09/04/2019

Description: 

This position is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to maintain company brand and develop content for marketing and fundraising purposes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver compelling content to support the defined stewardship process, help increase brand awareness, education and build personal connections to the Gleaners brand.
  • Research and write various articles on topics relevant to the organization’s mission.
  • Manage the content generation and creation of the company’s annual report publication.
  • Use audience insights, personas, keyword research, messaging themes, campaign plans, competitive information and content performance analytics to create and maintain an editorial calendar.
  • Assist in the production of content for email campaigns, the organization’s website, landing pages, social media campaigns, infographics, and video assets.
  • Develop and maintain organization’s Voice and Tone Guidelines.
  • Manage the organization of and distribution of content assets (written articles, photos, videos, logos, etc.).
  • Assist in compliance with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Assist with initiatives and cause-related marketing programs on a national level with Feeding America as well other national and local partners.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Please send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at kcierpial@gcfb.org.

Gleaners Internship Opportunities

Gleaners is pleased to announce it's new internship opportunities! Internships are unpaid and are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please take a look at the openings below to see what Gleaners internship is a fit for you! 

Summary:

Gleaners operates a number of programs involving direct client interaction including My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG), Food Hub at the Mercado, and Henry's Groceries for Health. MNMG is a nutrition-focused pop-up grocery for people with limited access to affordable, healthy foods in Madison Heights, Center Line, Southfield, Detroit and Highland Park. Food Hub is a client choice emergency food pantry operated in southwest Detroit. Henry's Groceries is a partnership with Henry Ford Health System offering home delivery of healthy food to patients experiencing food insecurity. Interns will have the opportunity to experience all three programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients at emergency food pantry with shopping and encourage healthy food choices/cooking methods
  • Ride in van with Gleaners staff member to help deliver boxes of food directly to people in their homes
  • Orient new clients and assist returning clients at pop-up grocery locations
  • Answer questions about My Mobile Money and Double Up Food Bucks incentive programs
  • Enter client information into spreadsheets for documentation, follow up, and tracking purposes
  • Track trends in order to give feedback to leadership
  • Show interest and concern for all clients, treating them with respect and care

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