Employment Opportunities

Posted – February 22, 2016

 FRB’s Mission Statement: As a Christian response to hunger, FRB links the grassroots energy and commitment of agricultural communities around the world with the capability and desire of smallholder farmers in developing countries to grow lasting solutions to hunger.

FRB intends to hire a person to provide leadership in the area of resource development.  Further, this individual will be engaged with all staff, board and volunteers to integrate their efforts with all key areas at FRB, US growing projects, overseas programs and communications.  This role has been created and supported through board and staff level discussions regarding where additional opportunities for growth exist for FRB.

FRB raises money to help people, most often smallholder farmers, in developing countries to grow their own food. By helping farmers learn new techniques, gain access to water, land, tools and improved seeds to overcome the challenges they face, we are making a positive impact on world hunger.  We see agriculture as the solution to hunger experienced in much of the world.  

FRB builds networks that transform individuals and communities around the globe through agricultural development. We seek individuals who can take leadership roles in all aspects of our work, whether in the U.S. or overseas – on farms and in churches; in Washington D.C. and corporate/foundation settings; with the people who implement our food security programs, local officials, or the smallholder farmers and their families striving to flourish in some of the world’s most challenging circumstances. Successful applicants will be able to leverage the multiple skills of all stakeholders: growing project leaders and participants, FRB staff members, board directors, member organizations, overseas partner staff, program participants, partners, donors, etc.

FRB’s approach with this staff addition is to find an outstanding individual who can provide fundraising focus and leadership to help further our mission.  Applicants must be aware of the worldwide complexities of agricultural development and the many players, large and small, within the sector. FRB is both a global and local non-profit organization and needs leaders who understand the big picture and are able to make good decisions, often with limited information.  Those involved must develop strategic and tactical abilities and understand when and how to apply their various skills to achieve our goals.
Four attributes are essential in candidates for these positions within FRB:
•    A leadership mindset
•    Innovative ideas for engaging people in our experiential model
•    High level of comfort with IT and usable knowledge of systems and programs
•    The ability and willingness to travel frequently in the U.S. and overseas

FRB currently seeks individuals in the following area:

Development/Fundraising: FRB continues to look for innovative, cost-efficient, and inspirational ways to raise money for all aspects of FRB’s work.  Successful candidates will have proven fundraising experience and a clear sense of the needs, importance, and ministry of our food security work. They will be able to articulate our goals, inviting and motivating individuals, corporations, foundations, and community groups, to support FRB financially.

The Director of Resource Development provides leadership, strategic direction, oversight, coordination and priority setting to further the engagement and retention of current and prospective donors and to foster long-term relationships with volunteers, donors, board and staff.

The Director of Resource Development must be an excellent relationship-builder who is able to adapt his or her communication style to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders with multiple priorities.

Under the supervision and with guidance from the COO, the Director of Resource Development is responsible for supporting FRB’s resource development plan by developing and executing strategies that ensure diversified funding of FRB’s programs and services. The Director of Resource Development engages and develops individual, foundation and corporate donors and is effective in interacting with FRB’s growing project stakeholders.

Next Steps…

Please review the job description.  If you feel you have the right experience coupled with the above characteristics, and are interested in seeking a full- or part-time position with FRB to help us fulfill our mission, please send your cover letter and resume to: steve@foodsresourcebank.org

FRB will use a search committee structure to review candidates and conduct interviews for this new position.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to bring about lasting solutions to hunger!