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Gifts Officer

Company: Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Date Posted: October 9, 2017

Job Title             

Gifts Officer


Job Description           

Cultivates donors who give mid-level gifts. Helps develop and implement strategies to effectively cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts.


Job 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, mailed 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.


Application Qualifications

•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

•Bachelor’s Degree in related field

•3-4 years minimum experience in the non-profit field related to capacity building, advocacy, emergency food services and/or stakeholder development and networking   



Employee Paid - Medical, Dental, Basic Life Insurance & AD&D, and Group Long-Term Disability Insurance. Voluntary - Short-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, Vision, Supplemental Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D, Pre-Paid Legal, Critical Illness, Home and Auto, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Educational Assistance, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Dependent Care Reimbursement (Sec 129), 401(k) company match.


Deadline           10/20/2017


How to Apply

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About the Organization          

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida was opened in 1983. Formerly known as the Lee County Food Cooperative, the Harry Chapin Food Bank has served as the only Feeding America food bank in Southwest Florida. We’ve partnered with more than 150 agencies that provide direct services to those in need, including church food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, disaster relief agencies and more. Today, the food bank provides food for more than 28,000 individuals each week. In fiscal year 2016-2017, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 22.3 million pounds of food, provided 18.6 million meals, and turned every $1 into $8 worth of food for those in need.