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Community Relations Coordinator

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)

Job Title: Community Relations Coordinator

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Philanthropy or management designee Employees Supervised: N/A

General Description/Position Summary

The Coordinator Relations Coordinator interacts with the community with a focus on fundraising events and cause marketing. The team member will support department goals by building relationships with new donors and strengthening relationships with existing donors. As a member of a fast-paced philanthropy team, this position supports a variety of efforts and must be highly organized, detail oriented, and a self-starter.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning and executing Foodbank fundraising events, cause-marketing campaigns, virtual food drives and other third-party fundraisers.
  • Develop annual calendar of events, including individual project plans.
  • Conduct post-event analysis and generate accurate and timely internal event reports for philanthropy staff.
  • Partner with various departments to drive success of community fundraisers.
    • Coordinate event promotions & collateral materials with Communications Department.
    • Collaborate with teammates to identify and secure appropriate sponsorship funding levels for special events.
    • Assist with event acknowledgements.
  • Attend relevant meetings and speaking engagements that help strengthen the Foodbank's fundraising efforts and visibility in the community.
  • Research and identify prospective corporate and business donors, compile donor portfolios, and coordinate and implement approved strategies for relationship building.
  • Develop and maintain databases for special event participants, vendors, sponsors, donors.
  • Compile and present special event status reports, including timelines and event reviews as requested.
  • Generate event correspondence.
  • Assist with tours, check presentations, data entry and mail processing.
  • Grow and enhance Foodbank's memorial and tribute program
    • Generate handwritten tribute cards
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Four-year degree with major coursework in English, public relations, communications or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a non-profit development department is required
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and a desire to excel in fundraising and development work.
  • Strong public speaking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work
  • Effective communication skills (oral & written)
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to guide effective decision making
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check

Special events and other projects related to this position may require evening and / or weekend work. Meeting attendance may require overnight travel.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

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