Job Opportunities

Communications Specialist

Allen Community Outreach (ACO) is seeking a Communications Specialist for a part-time (30 hours) position.  The Communications Specialist will assist with internal and external communication projects, including: newsletters, website content, social media, e-blasts and media relations.  This individual will work collaboratively with members of the Fund Development department to assist with special events and communication initiatives, and to write, edit and produce newsletters, annual reports, and collateral marketing materials for a variety of audiences.  This position will work closely with the Fund Development Director to develop and implement an integrated communications and fundraising plan.

Responsibilities include:

– Provide strategic and effective content for ACO website, social media profiles, press releases, newsletters, annual report, testimonials and letters.

– Write, design and coordinate distribution of ACO collateral marketing materials.

– Build and maintain media relations.

– Assist with Community Outreach and Fund Development efforts through storytelling in writing, video editing (a plus) and presentations.

– Support other ACO teams and organization activities as assigned.


– Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Marketing with 3-5+ years of experience, preferably.

– Self-starter, friendly, creative and forward thinker.

– Proficient in social media, networking website user and familiar with digital communication strategies.

– Excellent written and verbal communication, attention to detail and strong storytelling.

– Experience with website management, SEO, research and nonprofit communications best-practices.

– Customer service and good phone etiquette.

– Strong technical skills and proficient in Microsoft Office suite, (Adobe Acrobat or Creative Suite a plus), Constant Contact, and electronic communications technologies.

– Fundraising experience preferred.


*Email cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples to



Title:                            Receiver

Supervisor:                 Receiving Lead

Manager:                     Director of Processing Operations

Classification:             Non- Exempt, Part -Time

Hours:                         20 – 30 per week

The Receiver is responsible for accepting and handling donations in a responsible and efficient manner.  Position starts at $8.00 an hour with flexible hours and Sunday’s off.


  • Receive donations in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Provide receipts to donors
  • Maintains product by identifying, labeling and placing materials in proper locations
  • Prepares finished stock for shipment by identifying, pulling, crating, wrapping, loading and securing product
  • Load and unload trucks safely by using the proper equipment
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment


  • No Experience necessary
  • Must be able to read and write legibly
  • Ability to lift 35-50 lbs. frequently
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, twist and climb
  • Must have a friendly, courteous attitude
  • Must be able to work Saturdays


Title:                                        Driver

Supervisor:                            Logistics Manager

Classification:                       Non-Exempt, Part–time

Hours:                                                30-36 hrs. per week

The Driver is responsible for picking up local donations at donor households and/or companies in a responsible and efficient manner.


  • Pick up scheduled donations in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Secure donations to prevent breakage using proper equipment
  • Load and unload trucks safely using proper equipment
  • Transport donations to Warehouse for processing
  • Transport merchandise to retail stores
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment



  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Must have clean driving record
  • Must be able to read and write legibly
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds or more
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, twist and climb
  • Preferred experience in driving box trucks
  • Must have friendly, courteous attitude




Allen Community Outreach
Main Offices
Food Pantry
Resale Shop

801 E Main St.
Allen TX 75002
(972) 727-9131

ACO Boutique
On The Road

Watters Creek Shopping Center
Bethany & Highway 75
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Treasure Chest

301 W. Boyd Dr.
Allen, TX 75002