Job Details

Director of Development

Oregon Food Bank, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 09/30/2019

Application Deadline: September 30, 2019 at 9:00PM PST
Pay Details: The pay range for this position will be from $90,000 to $120,00 DOE

Who We Are:
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We provide food, education and hope to our neighbors experiencing hunger, and we build community action to change the systems that allow hunger to grow.

Who You Are:
You care deeply about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are a senior leader who is ready to lead a large and effective fundraising team and craft its next evolutionary stage. You are intrigued by the concept of a significant statewide fundraising campaign to benefit all members of the OFB Network and excited to be part of creating and implementing such a campaign.

You have proven ability to raise significant funds - personally and through building accountable teams. You are an expert in philanthropy and passionate about using philanthropy to drive social justice. You are committed to using equity as a process and an outcome of your work. You are known for your ability to think strategically and holistically yet also able to drive tactics and projects to fruition.

You have confidence in your skills and knowledge and the humility to reflect, listen to understand, and be changed. You have an empathetic nature and are able to understand the situations, needs and motivations of the individuals, groups and organizations we work with. You are courageous enough to take risks, shoulder responsibility, fail occasionally, and continually learn.
Most of all, you wake up in the morning eager to use your fundraising skills to build a movement to end hunger.
Position Summary
The Director of Development develops and implements the fundraising strategy at OFB, leads a team of 20+ fundraisers, and is a member of the Leadership Team which guides OFB’s overall strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:
Collaborate with CEO, board and staff to define and build consensus for OFB’s funding goals.
In direct partnership with CEO, collaborate to drive new philanthropic support, communicate OFB’s ambitious mission and build a robust principal and major donor gifts portfolio of diverse funding partners.
In collaboration with CEO, oversee the design and implementation of a possible significant statewide fundraising campaign in coordination with the campaign staff. Lead the development and implementation of strategies to cultivate relationships with and investments from institutional philanthropy-- locally and nationally-- with a focus on developing resources to support systems change and root cause program work.
Work collaboratively with the Advocacy and Communications departments to implement a digital program that moves individuals through an integrated ladder of engagement resulting in increased giving and action taking.
Define and articulate funding priorities, support the development of operational plans and help to align resources accordingly.
Achieve overall short/long-range fundraising goals by optimizing a well-established team of annual fundraisers and existing donor base (2019/20 = $16.3M). Directly supervise two Associate Directors; oversee a team of 5 managers driving work within a highly skilled team of 20+ fundraising professionals.
In partnership with the CEO and key Board members, develop and define roles for board in fundraising for OFB. Provide staff leadership for Board fundraising efforts.
Hold a seat at the executive Leadership Team table as part of the collaborative group that drives and shapes the mission, culture and operation of the Oregon Food Bank overall; while representing the needs for philanthropy work as the primary stakeholder for the Development Team.
Foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.
Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate:
Minimum 7 years demonstrated experience, ability and confidence to identify, cultivate and close large gifts from individuals, corporations and/or foundations.
Demonstrated experience with base fundraising activities such as direct mail and digital fundraising.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad and diverse range of stakeholders to build new and expand existing donor pipelines to meet multi-million dollar fundraising goals.
Seasoned skills in managing contributing staff with high levels of experience in a way that promotes collaboration and teamwork.
Demonstrated ability to create, articulate and implement strategy.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills including engaging and effective presentation and public speaking skills; and the ability to move audiences from one point of view to another along a defined education/communication arc.
Working knowledge of best, promising, and emerging practices and innovations in the philanthropic field regionally and nationally; including Food Bank Fundraising. Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information effectively and confidentially.
Demonstrated willingness to reiterate your strategy and approach with the ability to course correct as necessary.
An appreciation of, and enthusiasm for, community presence as an integral part of your role.
Knowledge of the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail.
Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Google G-Suite and standard office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior food banking experience a plus.
CFRE Certification and/or member of AFP or WVDO.
Proficiency in The Raiser’s Edge or comparable donor management software.
Proficiency in a language other than English, bi-lingual and bi-cultural skills.
Personal lived-experience of systemic hunger and/or its root causes (racism, sexism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, ableism, ageism, size-ism, ethnocentrism, and classism)