We’re hiring a Development Assistant!

With Veronica off to other adventures, Michelle is looking for some help.  We'll be collecting applications throughout January (or until we find the right fit) and hoping to bring someone on board in early February.

Food For Free is hiring a part-time Development Assistant to 1) manage our email and social media communications; 2) provide administrative support to the Development Director; and 3) support fundraising and marketing events for the organization. This position is 12 hours/week and reports to the Development Director.


Email/Social Media/Website:
  • Write, format, and schedule emails
  • Manage email list
  • Manage and write social media content, with input from Development Director and other staff
  • Update website content, as needed
Administrative Support:
  • Enter contributions into fundraising database (Fundraiser Select)
  • Generate and mail thankyou letters
  • Support direct mail (appeals) and other correspondence
  • Prepare and deliver bank deposits
  • Other duties as assigned
Event Support:
  • Provide on-site support for events, including Empty Bowls (Apr. 22, 2017) and the Party Under the Harvest Moon (Oct. 20, 2017)
  • Recruit, schedule, and manage volunteers for events
  • Maintain event supplies
  • Support Auction Manager with item solicitation, donor correspondence, data entry, and night-of-even logistics
Skills & Qualifications
  • Commitment to social justice, and food justice in particular
  • Personal honesty and integrity
  • Maturity and sound judgment
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity
  • A warm and professional demeanor, in person, on the phone, and in written communications
  • A high level of organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Attention to detail
  • Solid prose
  • Ability to craft engaging and appropriate content for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with, or the ability to learn quickly, content management systems (WordPress)
  • Familiarity with, or the ability to learn quickly, fundraising software (FundRaiser Select)
  • Familiarity with, or the ability to learn quickly, email marketing platforms (Constant Contact)
  • Ability to get to events in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings, including the Food For Free office, and loud, crowded events
How to apply
Send a resume and cover letter to Michelle Holcomb via email to development@foodforfree.org.  
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