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Employment Opportunities

Below are Harvest Hope Food Bank employment opportunities as of September 23, 2014.

Employment Opportunities

Title:  Cool Can Sam Character              Locations: Greenville & Columbia

Supervisor:  Food Drive Coor. and Events Manager
Hours: As Needed

The Cool Can Sam character is a fun, educational mascot who helps provide hunger messages to community and children’s groups.  Cool Can Sam is part of a professional team intended to provide education and identification to further the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank which is to provide for hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

Job Duties:

• Portray the reputation of Harvest Hope Food Bank in a manner that is attractive to the audience
• Characterize the seriousness of hunger in a friendly, kind character
• Shake hands with children and further characterize the messages contained in the Cool Can Sam Activity Booklet (act sad when discussing hunger and how being hungry makes his stomach hurt)
• Remain silent while in costume; Cool Can Sam’s accompanying team member will do the speaking on his behalf while Cool Can Sam acts out the appropriate parts


• Applicants must be 18 years or older
• Customer service experience helpful
• Prior mascot experience helpful
• Must be punctual
• Must have a willing attitude
• Must be able to work some evenings and weekends

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to: Human Resource or fax to: 803-254-6011.


Position:Community Development & Events Manager  Location:Greenville
Supervisor: Dir, Donors Relations
Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM – 4:30PM and some nights and weekends

Primary Job Duties:  The Community Development & Events Manager will be responsible for the planning and execution of events as well as marketing Harvest Hope Food Bank to churches, civic organizations, and both community and business partners.  This position will also work closely with the Director of Donor Relations to help build and manage strategic relationships to increase and maintain major gifts to support Harvest Hope Food Bank’s mission.  Events include but are not limited to food drive events, corporate events, media events, signature special events, etc.  The incumbent will assure appropriate printed, electronic and media contact is made to assist in the promotions of the event.

• Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Experience in successful individual and corporate major gifts and planned giving fundraising
• Must be highly skilled professional with proven track record of building donor relationship and closing gifts in the five figure range
• Event planning and community relations experience
• Must be highly skilled professional with proven track record of building donor relationship and closing gifts in the five figure range
• Media experience (generating media and being on camera)
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Excellent oral and written communication skills along with a strong ability to public speak. Ability to write donor proposals, cultivation packets and correspondence to donors.  
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office; Experience in fundraising software, i.e., Raiser’s Edge preferred
• Must be able to synthesize the mission and core values of the organization using a high degree of mature discernment and communicate a consistent, positive message
• Demonstrated leadership skills coupled with the ability to motivate, encourage and supervise staff
• Ability to think quickly and manage multiple priorities
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people, including staff, volunteers and donors

Key Responsibilities:
1. Meet with potential partners, including civic groups, churches and businesses, to determine if there is a charitable interest and explain how these groups could partner with the food bank. This will include public speaking and presentations.
2. Plan, coordinate and implement all local special events which will assist in building resources to include financial friends and food donors. 
3. Develop and implement fundraising/marketing plans to meet yearly operational budget goals.
4. Partner with the Director of Donor Relations in all aspects of the major gifts program to meet fundraising plan goals.
5. Collaborate with Harvest Hope Food Bank co-workers regarding events, presentations, tours, etc. to assure that correct information is communicated in a timely fashion to assure that all responsibilities for adequate support are achieved
6. Track all activities in Raisers Edge fundraising software to document critical contact information
7. Responsible for appropriate and timely recognition to all event sponsors, including letters, plaques, and any other written communication to relay the importance of their participation to the mission and service of the food bank
8. Communicate events to media as well as partner with Development team (Columbia & Greenville)  to ensure information is posted on all media outlets, including print and electronic formats
9. Demonstrate personal leadership skills coupled with the ability to motivate, encourage and supervise other staff
10. Attend weekly development department staff meetings by conference call
11. Work with other development department members to build consistency in printed materials, spoken statistics and other distribution outlets to assist by maximizing donor participation and follow up for cultivation events
12. Oversee the calendar of events maintained by the Development Assistant.  Utilize this and other methods to communicate with all constituents for planning and involvement as needed with as much notice as possible.  This is particularly important to include for volunteers, staff and Board members. 
13. All other duties as assigned

                Harvest Hope Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity EmployerQualified candidates should submit their resume to: Human Resource or fax to: 803-254-6011.

  • Locations:

  • Columbia

    2220 Shop Road
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 254-4432
    (803) 254-6011 Fax
    (803) 223-6111 Agency
    Distribution Fax

  • Florence Pee Dee 2513 West Lucas Street
    Florence, SC 29501
    (843) 661-0826
    (843) 661-0699 Fax
  • Greenville 2818 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864) 281-3995
    (864) 281-3998 Fax
  • Lexington County Emergency Food Pantry 1775 12th Street Ext.
    Cayce, SC 29033
    (803) 794-1627
    (803) 794-1630 Fax