Employment Opportunities

Bean’s Cafe and The Children’s Lunchbox is a great place to work, offering great benefits and an opportunity to help those in need in our community. Any available positions will be posted below, if you wish to apply please email your resume and cover letter referencing the desired position to HR@beanscafe.org


Volunteer & Development Coordinator

Responsibilities & Duties

Volunteer Coordination
§ Identify program volunteer needs for The Children's Lunchbox and Bean's Cafe (works in concert with Program Managers and Assistant Managers to ensure volunteer needs are met);
§ Must be able to recruit, screen, place, train and track volunteers through a variety of channels;
§ Maintain development, evaluation and implementation of volunteer engagement program, including a recognition/appreciation formal program and marketing/recognition plan;
§ Interview all potential volunteers in person or by phone;
§ Help develop volunteer recruitment and management plans for special projects and events;
§ Create meaningful volunteer opportunities and experiences within the organization to meet multiple needs;
§ Develop a donor centric philosophy for volunteer engagement, to build meaningful relationships with volunteers, and to include tracking volunteer hours, inviting volunteers to participate in multiple organization activities;
§ Perform volunteer screening and background checks;
§ Maintain confidentiality in regards to volunteers;
§ Work with the Marketing and Outreach Manager to create and design a marketing and outreach plan for the volunteer program, including social media, website, and collateral materials;
§ Coordinate volunteer schedules and ensure volunteers have sufficient training;
§ Develop and maintain strong relationships with potential volunteer sources, i.e. youth groups, churches, schools and corporations;
§ Respectfully listen to volunteer concerns and attempt to resolve the issue when possible;
§ Seek additional resources available in the community to support activities;
§ Act as liaison between staff members and volunteers to ensure good communication, compliance with policies, procedures and liability requirements;
§ Maintain volunteer statistics and database; and
§ Coordinate with Marketing and Outreach Manager to utilize social media to recognize volunteers and build organizational awareness in community.

Development Coordination
§ Assist the Marketing and Outreach Manager with the management of donor database program, as needed;
§ Knowledge of donor database systems, such as Abila FR50, preferred; and
§ Knowledge of volunteer matrix and databases preferred.

Marketing/Event Coordination
§ Fulfill a support role during all organization events;
§ Ensure sufficient event volunteers, and marketing of volunteer opportunities;
§ Ensure all event volunteers are trained and prepared for events; and
§ Ensure follow up with volunteers after events: recognition and thank you's are timely.

Skills & Abilities Required:
§ Must be available evenings and weekends when necessary;
§ Ability to work flexible schedule;
§ Must have a valid Alaska driver's license, own vehicle for local travel, and proof of insurance;
§ Must have demonstrated computer skills;
§ Completion of a bachelor's degree, preferably in the area of marketing, communication, social services, business or related fields; relevant experience may be substituted for college degree;
§ Must understand, read, speak and write clearly in English;
§ Must attend and participate in regular scheduled meetings;
§ Completes other duties as assigned; and
§ Competency in graphic design.

Core Competencies:
§ Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision;
§ Work well in a fast-paced environment;
§ Able to manage multiple changing deadlines and priorities;
§ Must be able to follow instructions and be able to direct others as needed;
§ Must be a productive worker that is reliable and punctual; and
§ Must be able to work safely without endangering self or others.

Physical demands:
§ Must be able to lift 25 -- 50 pounds from the ground up;
§ Must be able to climb stairs;
§ Must be able to stand for long periods of time; and
§ Must have manual dexterity sufficient to use hand tools, paint, or lift.

Work environment: Bean's Cafe, Inc. has various sites throughout Anchorage.

Benefits package provided (health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays).

Interested candidates are to email a cover letter, resume, and references to Kim Kovol (kkovol@beanscafe.org). No phone calls please.

NOTE: Any description of work is a picture of the major responsibilities of a position at a given point in time. Jobs are dynamic and assignments/priorities may change. The primary purpose of this description is to outline and communicate key tasks and expectations for the position. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship. Bean's Cafe is an at-will employer.