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Gifts Officer

Company: Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
Date Posted: December 4, 2017


Position Title: Gifts Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Development
Employees Supervised: None
Position Summary: Cultivates donors who give mid-level gifts. Helps develop and implement strategies to effectively cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops and cultivates donor relationships to build the mid-level donor program ($500 to $4,999 level) by updating, appreciating, and asking mid-level donors to deepen their partnership with HCFB, including solicitation of gifts.
  • Manages a portfolio of at least 300 donors.
  • Executes strategy through phone, email, mail communications
  • Documents all interactions with donors in donor database and captures new information (e.g., relationships, interests, giving capacity, etc.) in donor’s database record.
  • Identifies triggers regarding high capacity potential for referral to HCFB’s major gift program.
  • Meets budgeted fundraising goals.
  • Schedules and conducts donor calls to engage donors in HCFB’s mission.
  • Helps develop written cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for donors on his/her portfolio.
  • Assists in writing and processing acknowledgements and reports associated with mid-level giving program.
  • Conducts prospect research and generates prospect profiles in coordination with the Development Director and Major Gifts Officer(s).
  • Conducts tours of the Food Bank for mid-level donors, prospective donors and ensures follow up with each tour participant to cultivate a relationship.
  • Represents the Food Bank at speaking engagements, fundraising events (e.g., High Holy Days tithing event at Temple Shalom), and check presentations as assigned by the Director of Development.
  • Performs other related duties and assignments, as needed.
  • Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in Southwest Florida
  • Ability to relate effectively other staff, volunteers, agency representatives and the general public.
  • Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of the HCFB.
  • Ability to complete work in an accurate, effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to perform physical labor as necessary to assist in achieving HCFB Mission.
  • Valid FL Driver’s License
Specific to Position
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Experience in the non-profit field related to capacity building, advocacy, emergency food services and/or stakeholder development and networking
  • Established track record in donor cultivation, stewardship and attainment of financial goals.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects/events and adhere to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills
  • Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Commitment to serving vulnerable populations
Working Conditions:
This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.
Equal opportunity employer.
While the responsibilities of this position are primarily performed in an office environment, it is expected that the employee is able to support the food drive and food sorting activities, and that the employee is able to periodically withstand long work days in support of the HCFB mobile pantries and special events.