Are you an experienced administrative professional or executive assistant who wants to improve the lives of more than 300,000 Alameda County residents? Are you proactive, self-motivated, and someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Do you want to apply your superb organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail to helping one of the Bay Area’s top non-profits — and a nationally recognized leader in hunger relief — achieve its mission? If so, Alameda County Community Food Bank could be looking for you as our next Development Assistant.
The Development Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support and project coordination to the Food Bank’s development division. Responsibilities include directly supporting the Chief Development Officer and other members of the development and communications departments; as well as serving as department liaison to internal and external stakeholders — including staff, contributors, vendors, community partners, volunteers, and board committee members.
The 2016 Feeding America Food Bank of the Year, Alameda County Community Food Bank is a well-established and multi-faceted organization serving one in five Alameda County residents. Our organization’s success is built on bold decision-making, a culture of equity and inclusivity, and an environment that embraces innovative thinking. Our bold new vision aims to provide 120 million meals annually through food distribution, government assistance enrollment and forceful legislative advocacy – while also looking beyond meals to examine and improve the impact of our efforts in our community. We have received Charity Navigator’s top rating for 12 consecutive years, ranking us among the top one percent of charities nationwide. Please learn more about our efforts at www.accfb.org.
Superior level of computer proficiency including MS Office Suite, internet research, and CRM databases (Blackbaud experience preferred)
Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
Strong prioritization skills and ability to manage conflicting needs; proactive approach with excellent follow through
Flexibility in new and changing situations; ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Excellent customer service skills; ability to work well with individuals from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment
Superior, persuasive verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively within a team
Maturity and ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, and show excellent judgment
Ability to attend occasional evening and weekend events and activities
Valid California Driver’s License with an insurable driving record and access to reliable transportation
Basic understanding of fundraising, donor relations and marketing
Knowledge of issues related to hunger and poverty
Personal Attributes and Values
Passion and enthusiasm for Alameda County Community Food Bank’s vision, mission and values of community, leadership, transparency, and diversity
Strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others
High level of personal integrity and professionalism
A sense of humor deftly combined with a proactive, can-do attitude
Strong work ethic and self-motivated with an orientation towards continual process improvement
Innovative self-starter and problem solver with a bias towards action
This work is located in an open office environment and occasionally in community settings. Physical activities necessary in the performance of this job include: Sitting for prolonged periods, mobility to move throughout the Food Bank in performance of duties, ability to visit community settings, walking, bending, stopping, lifting up to 25 pounds, and squatting. Ability to use a computer to accomplish the duties of the position, including writing and seeing. Ability to occasionally travel to local events and meetings. Ability to communicate in a clear speaking voice in person and over the phone. Ability to interpret instructions/questions when asked. Excellent social skills to facilitate assignments.
Alameda County Community Food Bank is a well-established and multi-faceted organization, which has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts for 32 years. As one of the most efficient, direct-impact organizations in the country, few nonprofits have a bigger impact on the local community than us. We serve 1 in 5 county residents and will provide enough food for 30 million meals this year. We’re forward thinkers who encourage innovation in our efforts. We’re changing lives … we’re proud of our work … and we’re having fun doing it!