Development Associate

The Development Associate is a full-time position designed to provide leadership and support for the development efforts of Shepherd’s Table. The Development Associate carries out the details of the annual Development Plan which includes grant writing and fundraising from individuals, corporations, foundations, places of worship and workplace giving. In addition, the Development Associate assists with annual funding requests from government agencies and grant reporting related to all of Shepherd’s Table’s organizational donors.

Classification: Exempt                      

Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000

Reports to: Director of Development & Communications                             

Supervises: N/A

Date: April 2022

How to Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected]     

Organizational responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Development Team implementing the development plan of ST in collaboration with the Executive Director, Director of Development & Communications, the Board of Director’s Strategic Development Committee and other staff and volunteers
  • Serve as a staff representative on the Board’s Strategic Development Committee and on the Host Committees of annual fundraising events

Donor Relations

  • Execute and manage the Donor Management program (Salesforce) including data entry and generating regular reports
  • Complete weekly donor gift deposits, enter all financial donations into system
  • Generate and mail donor thank you letters
  • Oversee portfolio of major donors, and manage monthly donor program
  • Conduct presentations in the community to encourage support from workplace giving programs and houses of worship
  • Generate new donor partnerships through community outreach activities
  • Assist in the creation of at least 3 fundraising appeal letters per year with Director of Development & Communications

Grants

  • Assist in grant research, grant writing and grant reporting
  • Manage ST’s grant portfolio of about 50 grants per year
  • Assist in the maintenance of an accurate database of all grants which adheres to the annual grant writing cycle for applications and reports
  • Maintain grants calendar to ensure timely submission of applications and reports

Events

  • Provide staff leadership/support for all fundraising events
  • Provide staff leadership for event host and program committees
  • Provide staff support for organizing our annual Table of Friends event to recognize and celebrate our major donors

Communications

  • Assist in the production of the Board toolkit for development & communications outreach in coordination with Directors
  • Assist with producing appeals and newsletters in conjunction with the Communications Associate and Directors 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Donor Management software
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred
  • High energy, positive can-do attitude, flexibility, ability to work as member of a team, attention to detail, high degree of initiative
  • Strong grant writing skills
  • Strong time management skills

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5 years grant writing/fundraising experience

Disclaimers

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Shepherd’s Table is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other discriminatory factors prohibited by law.

Shepherd’s Table requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless the employee is entitled to accommodation for reasons related to a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief.  Qualified applicants must comply with this vaccine policy as a condition of employment.

Chef

Compensation: $18- $20 hourly

Job Type: full-time

Application Instructions: email resume and cover letter to Christina Moore at [email protected]

Classification: Hourly

Reports To: Director of Meal Services

Date: January 2022

If you are interested in leveraging your culinary expertise to compassionately serve our neighbors experiencing homelessness, you might be a perfect fit for this role. Among a team of skilled professional chefs, this hire will be responsible for ensuring that hot, nutritious meals are prepared and served at Shepherd’s Table 365 days a year. They will closely with the Program Assistant and Security Officers to provide a welcoming and safe environment for all our meal guests and volunteers. In addition, each Chef is responsible for assigning tasks to volunteers and maintaining a clean, healthy food service area at all times. They must follow all food service regulations and County health code requirements.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for meaningful work, serving others, and honoring the dignity of all people in addition to proven experience in food service. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Meal Preparation Service

  • Work with the Director of Meal Services to plan weekly food menus
  • Ensure hot, nutritious meals are prepared and served each day
  • Provide food service coverage during regular scheduled service and in emergency situations, such as inclement weather
  • Ensure meal guests receive warm hospitality with each meal
  • Ensure that meal service policies are followed
  • Ensure that the dining room is a safe and welcoming environment for meal guests and volunteers
  • Help support security personnel during mealtimes
  • Supervise or perform post-meal cleaning in kitchen, dining room, dish room and hallway
  • Ensure that the kitchen/equipment/food/staff/volunteers are fully in compliance with health regulations during the shift
  • Ensure that food deliveries are stored and rotated for current and future use.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the kitchen, dining room, dish room, kitchen prep room and all food service equipment
  • Monitor and respond to Meal Program communications via the telephone and e-mail on a regular basis. Return calls and e-mails within 24-48 hours.
  • Secure the building at the end of food service. Ensure no clients are in the building or on the grounds
  • Capture stories and photo for newsletter and social media coverage

Personnel Management

  • Greet, supervise, assign duties, and support volunteers throughout the meal prep, service and clean-up
  • Encourage volunteers to engage in other service and giving opportunities at Shepherd’s Table
  • Perform all prep service and clean up duties in absence of volunteers

Resource Management

  • Alongside the Director of Meal Services, engage in the community food rescue process in receiving and donating rescued food
  • Receive, organize and rotate donations
  • Ensure that health regulations are met at all times
  • Support Shepherd’s Table fundraising efforts through participation in events, kitchen tours, media interviews and other ways as needed

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of food and safe food handling skills
  • Knowledge of people experiencing poverty and homelessness
  • Food safety knowledge
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to supervise a team of paid and unpaid support staff including volunteers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • 3 years food service preparation experience
  • Food safety certification or ability to acquire it within 30 days of employment

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

 

Communications Intern

The Development and Communications internship at Shepherd’s Table is an opportunity to dive into social media, fundraising, and donor engagement at a mission-driven, community organization. Our interns are passionate about food and housing security for everyone in our community and are ready to leverage communication and fundraising to this end. The internship will specifically center on social media but will entail broad engagement with different components of nonprofit development, including event planning, storytelling, donor relations, data entry, and more.

Compensation: $15 hourly

Date: Summer 2022

To apply, send your resume and introductory email to our Communications Associate, Holly Harris at [email protected]

This is an in-office for Summer 2022 based in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

Specific roles and responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the planning and strategy of social media across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Writing social media copy
  • Creating on-brand graphics for social media posts
  • Responding to messages and comments from our audience across platforms
  • Writing and sending donor acknowledgements
  • Data entry and maintenance within Salesforce
  • Assisting with internal newsletters
  • Assisting with event planning for fundraisers and donor gatherings
  • Outreach around event sponsorships

Competencies and skills the position will be evaluated on include:

The ideal applicant is organized, collaborative, creative, a multitasker, and eager to learn and develop professionally. Attention to detail, specifically in application of brand and design, is also key.

Qualifications: (i.e. Education, Certifications, Experience Level)

  • College students studying marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field.
  • Internet Access for remote work, when not in the office
  • General computer knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, and/or Premiere Pro is a plus.
  • Experience with photography and/or videography is a plus

Compensation/Credit//Hours:

  • Compensation: $15/hour
  • This internship can count toward college credit pending our review and approval of the rules/qualifications provided by your institution.
  • Maximum of 20 hours per week. (Start Date: May/June 2022).

To apply, please send a resume and introductory e-mail to Holly Harris at [email protected]. Please write “Intern, Communications” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Shepherd’s Table is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other discriminatory factors prohibited by law.

Shepherd’s Table requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless the employee is entitled to accommodation for reasons related to a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief.  Qualified applicants must comply with this vaccine policy as a condition of employment.



 

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