Current Job Opportunities at ALIVE!

Founded in 1969 as a grassroots movement led by faith-based organizations and community leaders in response to growing concerns about poverty and hunger in their City. ALIVE! is a volunteer-governed 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and basic needs support to people in Alexandria. Its recent work to prevent and assist people facing eviction in the City of Alexandria is one of six programs currently run by ALIVE! and has helped people stay housed and recover funds to support their housing. ALIVE! House is the oldest transitional shelter of its kind serving women and their families.

Director of Development

We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven individual to join our team as the Director of Development. The successful candidate will play a key role in advancing the organization’s mission by leading and executing the creation and implementation of comprehensive fundraising strategies.

Fundraising Strategy:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan aligned with organizational goals.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors, sponsors, and partners.

Donor Relations:

  • Manage relationships with existing donors, ensuring timely and personalized communication.
  • Develop and implement stewardship initiatives to enhance donor retention and engagement.
  • Work with Executive Director, and program teams to identify donors and acknowledge contributions.
  • Work with Executive Director and board leadership to create culture of giving and build up base of supporters.

Grant Writing and Management:

  • Research, write, and submit grant proposals to foundations, government agencies, and other funding sources.
  • Oversee the reporting and compliance requirements for grant-funded programs with Executive Director and key program staff.

Campaign Management:

  • Plan and execute fundraising campaigns, including annual appeals and special initiatives.
  • Collaborate with board committees and communications team to create and deliver compelling campaign materials.

Events:

  • Plan and coordinate fundraising events, including donor appreciation events, galas, and community outreach activities.
  • Ensure seamless execution of events, from planning to follow-up.
  • Manage committees and volunteers with enthusiasm and inspiration to action.

Budget Oversight:

  • Provide regular reports on fundraising activities and progress toward goals.
  • Work with Executive Director to establish fundraising priorities.

 Community Engagement:

  • Represent the organization at community events and build relationships with local businesses, community leaders, and other stakeholders with key program staff, leadership, and Executive Director.
  • Collaborate with program staff to integrate fundraising efforts with community outreach.

Qualifications and Attributes

The ideal candidate should have a passion for the mission and drive to grow the organization. They should have a desire to know the community they serve and be ready to create new opportunities for engagement.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., nonprofit management, business, communications).
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising, including major gifts, grants, and events.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in donor relations and stewardship.
  • Knowledge of the human services sector and a passion for the organization’s mission.
  • Positive, proactive, and friendly demeanor.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a small team environment.
  • Ability to work with a diversity of experience and expertise.
  • Experience using Raisers Edge NXT or similar donor management systems.

Compensation:

Salary range for this position is between $80,000-$90,000 annually based on experience. ALIVE! offers health benefits, dental, a 403b plan, and PTO.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to info@alive-inc.org. In your cover letter, please address your experience in fundraising and how your work and experience aligns with the mission of ALIVE!.

Food Program Coordinator

The Food Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations concerning management of main ALIVE! warehouse and executes activities for the ALIVE! food program. This includes, data entry, administrative support, purchasing, receiving donations and orders, coordination and communication to organize distribution events, managing food drives and scheduling with other team members, and managing day-to-day volunteers in warehouse, keeping work areas and inventory in warehouse clean, accessible and coordinated. This position reports to the Program Operations Director and works closely with the Program Manager.

Position Overview:

• Manages Warehouse Volunteers including the sorting and organizing pallets and preparing food for delivery for distribution events.
• Works with other staff and volunteers to ensure safe and efficient loading/unloading trucks, packing pallets.
• Ensures sufficient variety of food is available in warehouse to meet basic nutritional standards and provide a variety of foods to clients.
• Coordinates with the Program Manager Distribution events and their components, including volunteer management, truck rental, ordering and communication with volunteers and site leads.
• Conducts orientation for volunteers on-site and in advance of events, keeps training documents and lists of vendors, sites and schedules updated and communicated to other team members.
• Checks volunteers are signed in and working safely in and maintains safe clean workspaces.
• Works collaboratively to ensure food is available for all programs and volunteers.
• Makes purchases and works with program manage to ensure timely data collection and helps with reports as directed.
• Maintains warehouse equipment and ensures equipment is in good and safe operating condition.
• Ensures trash is removed daily and all open areas are free of debris and are clean and safe.
• Manages warehouse staffing and volunteers.
• Coordinates packing for grocery programs.
• Donation receiving, recording, and sorting.
• Other duties as assigned

Skills

• Be able to work as part of a team
• Take reasonable initiative to problem solve and respond to changes
• Experience working in a Microsoft 365 environment.
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Reliable and trustworthy
• Calm and friendly demeanor
• Positive and proactive
• Bilingual in English and either Spanish, Pashto, Farsi, Dari helpful but not required.

Warehouse/Admin
– Input weekly data for Monthly Reports.
– Assist with coordination of food-drives and special events
– Assist with purchases as may be requested
-Answer emails and warehouse phone
– Ability to be adaptable and work with a diverse range of people and personalities.

Schedule: Monday- Friday, with some evenings and weekends. It is expected that at least one weekend will be working, with the option of teleworking one day a week, or floating one day off if weekends are worked.
Status:
Full-time, exempt.

Compensation:
$50,000-$55,000 per year depending on qualifications.

To apply:
Please send resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications and experience to info@alive-inc.org
Health and Dental Benefits, options to participate in 403B, PTO.

Food Operations Coordinator

The Food Operations Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, tracking inventory, communicating purchasing and inventory needs, and ensuring food is prepared for delivery. This includes but is not limited to managing relationships and scheduling for pantry deliveries, working with a team to prepare food for delivery to distributions, keep track and reporting inventory in and out under direction, and working as part of team to ensure procurement and appropriate storage and delivery of nutritional foods.

The Food Operation Coordinator engages in any or all the following tasks as assigned by the Program Operations Director.

• Prepares pallets for distribution events as part of the food team.
• Details a purchase schedule with warehouse coordinator and Program Operations Director and updates when orders are received.
• Manages inventory storage at overflow facility, Warehouse and Food Hubs including sorting and organizing pallets and preparing food for delivery for distribution events.
• Directing drivers, volunteers and warehouse workers as assigned by Program Operations Director.
• Works with volunteers to ensure safe and efficient loading/unloading trucks, packing pallets.
• Responsible for safety and organization of inventory in location and communicating needs.
• Works as part of team at distribution events and ensures items and equipment for distributions are organized, in good condition, ready for delivery and returned.
• Assesses and coordinates needs and deliveries to pantries each month.
• Drive and deliver food around Alexandria City to partners or to distribution events as needed or in coordination with other team members.
• Checks volunteers are signed in and working safely in and maintains an exceptionally clean and safe workspace.
• Maintains refrigerator units and ensures they are cleaned regularly.
• Assists with the maintenance of trucks as assigned.
• Maintains warehouse equipment and ensures equipment is in good and safe operating condition.
• Works collaboratively with Warehouse Coordinator, and Food Warehouse Assistants and Food Program staff.

Skills/Assets
• Be able to work as part of a team
• Take reasonable initiative to problem solve and respond to changes
• Experience working in a Microsoft 365 environment
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Reliable and trustworthy
• Calm and friendly demeanor
• Positive and proactive
• Bilingual in English and either Spanish, Pashto, Farsi, Dari language skills are helpful but not required.

Warehouse/Admin
Manages inventory.
Assist with coordination of food-drives and special events.
Assist with purchases as may be requested.

Schedule: Flexible (Tuesday through Saturday) some days late shifts on weekdays
(e, g.,11am-7pm).

Status:
Full-time

Compensation:
$50,000-$55,000 per year depending on qualifications.

To apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to info@alive-inc.org
Benefits include PTO, holidays, 403B, Health and Dental Insurance. This full-time exempt position.

Warehouse Assistant and Delivery Driver

Position Overview:
ALIVE!, an interfaith nonprofit based in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking a dedicated and motivated Warehouse Assistant and Delivery Driver to join our team. As a Warehouse Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the efficient operation of our food program. Your responsibilities will include picking up, delivering, organizing, receiving, sorting, distributing donated food items, and ensuring that our food program operates smoothly to aid those in need.

Responsibilities:

  • Pick up and deliver food donations.
  • Ensure proper storage of food.
  • Work with management to organize and maintain inventory shelves, ensuring that items are labeled, categorized, and easily accessible.
  • Assist in sorting and packing food items according to established guidelines, including perishable and non-perishable goods.
  • Collaborate with team members to assemble for distribution to ALIVE! Food Hubs, partner agencies, shelters, and community centers and at distribution events.
  • Load and unload delivery trucks, ensuring the safe handling of food items.
  • Keep accurate records of inventory levels, incoming donations, and outgoing distributions.
  • Maintain a clean and organized warehouses environment, including regular cleaning and sanitization of workspaces and maintenance of equipment.
  • Support the implementation of food safety and sanitation procedures to maintain the quality and safety of food products.
  • Contribute to maintaining a positive and respectful work atmosphere, fostering a sense of teamwork and collaboration among staff and volunteers.
  • Work with Volunteers.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle physically demanding tasks, including lifting, bending, and standing for extended periods.

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to collaborate effectively with staff, volunteers, and partner agencies.
  • Understanding and commitment to food safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • Compassionate and respectful attitude towards individuals and families facing food insecurity.
  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to established protocols.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to operate safely a pallet jack and drive a 16-foot box truck with lift gate.

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families in need.
  • Positive and inclusive work environment that values teamwork and community engagement.
  • Training and professional development opportunities to enhance skills in warehouse operations and food handling.
  • Health and retirement benefits, and PTO.

Status: Full-time, hours may be variable depending on need and include some weekends and evenings-expected work week is 40 hours.
If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to our mission of fighting hunger and food insecurity, we encourage you to apply for the Warehouse Assistant and Driver position at ALIVE! Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our team to info@alive-inc.org.