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    Posted: 07/01/2022

    Job Posting for Special Events Coordinator
    The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, a branch of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and a member of the Feeding America Network, is offering an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for fighting hunger and food insecurity in our region.
    The Special Events Coordinator plans and executes fundraising, community outreach activities, and other special events. The Coordinator works with committee members and recruits potential volunteers. And identifies sources of funding and in-kind contributions. The coordinator also serves as a technology lead providing assistance with technology, website maintenance, and online ordering.
    Job duties:

    • Develops new events or modifies existing events to meet the fundraising needs of Food
    • Bank and ensures the success of each event.
    • Works with event committee members to obtain sponsorships and auction donations.
    • Identifies and trains committee members for special events.
    • Recruits and trains volunteers for events.
    • Monitors and controls event expenses.
    • Coordinates event publicity.
    • Evaluates events and prepares reports summarizing event activities; provides recommendations for future events.
    • Works with outside organizations interested in hosting events to benefit the Food Bank.
    • Assists with cultivating new and current donors.
    • Manages social media platforms.
    • Bachelor's degree (preferred) and related experience in fundraising, public relations, or marketing.
    • Strong speaking and writing skills.  
    • The ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Strong computer literacy skills.
    • The ability to lift up to 30 pounds. 
    • A valid NYS Driver's License.
    About Us: The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to alleviating hunger while preventing the waste of wholesome food. It is a branch of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and a member of Feeding America, the national food bank network.
    The Regional Food Bank, based in Latham, New York, was created by a group of food pantry coordinators and anti-hunger advocates which began its operation in June of 1982. At that time, pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters for the homeless were experiencing a tremendous increase in the number of people requesting emergency food assistance because of government budget cuts and difficult economic times.
    To serve agencies in the lower Hudson Valley, food was initially transported from the Regional Food Bank and distributed off the backs of trucks at a handful of member agency locations in the Hudson Valley area. As the need for food and agency membership increased, a physical presence was deemed necessary for greater efficiency and food safety. As a result, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley was founded in 1990 in Newburgh, New York. This branch warehouse allowed increased donations from food companies and improved service to member agencies in the Lower Hudson Valley area.  In 1994, the Food Bank outgrew its rented Newburgh location and moved to a larger, improved facility in Milton, New York. Member agency numbers continued to grow, and the amount of food distributed increased steadily.
    In 1996, a 55,000-square-foot warehouse in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York was donated to the Food Bank. This location also houses the Food Bank’s administrative offices.
    Working in partnership with the food industry, the Food Bank collects large donations of unmarketable but still edible food and distributes it to charitable agencies feeding hungry people in a six-county region. In 2020, the Food Bank provided more than 22 million pounds of food to 400 member agencies in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, and Putnam counties.
    COVID-19 precautions: The Food Bank follows current CDC guidelines.
    The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    Other information for the job posting:
    Job Type: Full-time
    Pay: From $37,500.00 per year
    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Flexible schedule
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance
    8-hour shift
    Monday to Friday
    Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
    Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
    Work Location: One location – Cornwall-on-Hudson
    To apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to sgunn@foodbankofhudsonvalley.org