Working with Food for People
Food for People is the official food bank for Humboldt County. As we grow, we are in search of dedicated, energetic and motivated individuals to join us in our mission to help fight hunger and improve the health and well-being of our community.
If you would like to apply for one of our positions and become part of our team, download the employment application and follow the instructions included in the job description of your interest.
Executive Director: Food for People is looking for a strong, innovative individual to replace our outgoing Executive Director, who is retiring after a remarkable 22 years with the organization. If you are a dynamic, strategic leader who enjoys being hands-on and working collaboratively to help us create a stronger, healthier Humboldt County, this is a great opportunity for you.
The Executive Director holds the top management position and is responsible for the human and financial resources of Food for People in order to achieve the organization's mission and vision. The Executive Director works collaboratively with an engaged Management Team and staff, a diverse pool of volunteers, a Board of Directors, a diverse network of community partners, and the community. To that end, the Executive Director is responsible and accountable for all operational aspects of the organization and for implementing the policies set by the Board of Directors.
We seek a leader with the ability to passionately follow Food for People’s mission; an excellent working knowledge of available financial resources and grant program opportunities available to food banks; and who possesses the knowledge and skills to efficiently administer our programs. Candidates should have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with an oversight Board. We value a leader with proven integrity, innovative leadership qualities, and the ability to foster cooperation and a sense of empowerment amongst our diverse staff, volunteers, and community partners. Openness, compassion, and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness is a must.
A complete job posting, including the qualifications we are seeking and application instructions, can be found in the full job posting. In addition, a list of specific job duties and responsibilities can be found in the job description.
Communications & Events Coordinator: Food for People is seeking a motivated individual with excellent communication and written skills for the position of Communications & Events Coordinator to provide support for our fundraising and communications efforts. This multi-faceted position includes coordinating events and assisting with newsletters, social media, media outreach, and ongoing donor recruitment and stewardship. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply in order to strengthen communications efforts for the Spanish-speaking community. There is potential for a Bilingual Differential Pay as an augmented hourly rate of pay for this position. The person hired must be comfort working collaboratively with diverse groups. The level of personal satisfaction is tremendous if you are looking for work that will make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
A complete job posting, including the qualifications we are seeking and application instructions, can be found in the full job posting. In addition, a list of specific job duties and responsibilities can be found in the job description
If you would like to be a part of what we do at Food for People, please consider becoming a volunteer! We rely on a diverse pool of volunteers daily to provide support for each of our programs. If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with us, visit our Volunteer page to learn more and start the process. We will do our best to find the best possible match for your skills and interests.
Looking for our internship page? Click here for postings, information, and instructions specific to applying for an internship.