Current openings:

Advocacy Coordinator

The Advocacy Coordinator will coordinate the planning, implementation, expansion, and evaluation of Feeding Kentucky’s work to address hunger and poverty through sound public policy. The coordinator will lead efforts to advocate for food security through legislative, budgetary, and administrative initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research opportunities and best practices for public policies that affect food security; share best practices and policy recommendations with stakeholders.
  • Develop Feeding Kentucky’s annual public policy priorities in coordination with Executive Director and board public policy committee.
  • Identify key elected and appointed public policy officials and staff at the federal, state, and local levels. Work to build, broaden, and enhance relationships with them in order to educate them on key issues and to encourage them to support anti-hunger policies.
  • Develop and implement a plan for raising the voices of those directly impacted by food insecurity by inviting and facilitating opportunities for grassroots advocates to engage with elected and appointed public policy officials.
  • Build the capacity of impacted individuals and anti-hunger practitioners to lead advocacy efforts.
  • Coordinate site visits to key anti-hunger programming for elected and appointed public policy officials.
  • Research, develop, and issue action alerts on key policy issues.
  • Coordinate convenings such as advocacy action days at both the Kentucky and US Capitols.
  • Lead and/or support coalition work focused on ending hunger in Kentucky. Work to establish local Hunger-Free Community Councils in strategic locations across Kentucky in partnership with key stakeholders. Participate in meetings, conference calls, and other activities of state and national public interest partners, including Feeding America, Share Our Strength, Food Research and Action Center, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, and Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
  • Work with Executive Director to develop and implement a communications plan designed to mobilize the public to take action against hunger, including through earned media, presentations, and various trainings.
  • Support efforts of the Feeding Kentucky network to engage in outreach, enrollment, and consumer assistance in public nutrition programs.
  • Assist with efforts to identify and secure funds to support advocacy efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution required; Master’s degree in public policy or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to hunger, poverty, and/or nutrition.

 Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail and adhering to deadlines.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with public presentation experience.
  • Sound administrative skills and computer/technology proficiency, including MS Office and Adobe Photoshop or similar photo-editing software.
  • Experience with short- and long-range planning; ability to develop a strategy and to translate the plan into measurable results.
  • High integrity and moral character, supporting the mission, philosophy, policies, and ideals of Feeding Kentucky.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation for in-state travel.

Inquiries:

Submit your resume to info@FeedingKy.org. Reference Advocacy Coordinator in the subject line. No calls, please.

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Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will be responsible for working with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to increase the financial resources available to support Feeding Kentucky’s mission.  The primary areas include corporate and foundation grants, individual giving, and special events. Building and preserving trusting relationships with donors and supporters while boosting Feeding Kentucky’s brand will be key.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Grant Solicitation and Administration: Employ innovative methods to find and secure new grant opportunities from corporate, private, and government sources. Research, write, assemble, and deliver grant applications and manage all follow-up processes including status and final reports. Collaborate with colleagues to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
  • Individual Giving: Manage and implement all aspects of direct mail and online giving campaigns. Enter donation data into the donor software system, generate thank-you letters and receipt notifications, and track and analyze campaign results.
  • Special Events: Plan and execute in-house and 3rd party fundraising events including securing sponsorships.
  • Public/Donor Relations: Develop and maintain strong relationships with key funders, influencers, community members, and others to grow our brand and strengthen long-term financial health. Develop and implement action plans for identifying, soliciting, cultivating, and stewarding a portfolio of relationships with individual donors, major gift donors, corporations, philanthropic, and government partners. Work with Executive Director to develop, manage, and execute an annual communications plan. Clearly communicate Feeding Kentucky’s mission and programs to the public and donors in a professional manner in accordance with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics.
  • Reporting: Generate reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors detailing development progress and results, trends, and comparisons with benchmarks.
  • Electronic Marketing: Develop and expand online presence by managing the organization’s social media outlets and website.
  • General: Stay abreast of relevant development opportunities with various community groups and agencies. Identify, research, and communicate giving trends and policy developments. Facilitate and support fundraising efforts by staff, board, and other volunteers. Implement continuous improvement efforts for systems and processes for data management, relationship management, and recognition.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Fundraising certification (CFRE) is an asset.
  • A minimum of three years of related work experience; five years preferred.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment for fundraising success.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with public presentation experience.
  • Aptitude for fostering positive relationships.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain successful collaborative efforts with donors, funders, and other institutions.
  • Experience with short- and long-range planning with measurable results; ability to take initiative and utilize innovative techniques to reach organizational goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail and adhering to deadlines.
  • Sound administrative skills and computer/technology proficiency, including MS Office, donor management software, and Adobe Photoshop or similar photo-editing software.
  • Good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation for in-state travel.

Inquiries:

Submit your resume to info@FeedingKy.org. Reference Development Coordinator in the subject line. No calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Feeding Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.