The Greater Chicago Food Depository is hiring a Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
The Director will lead the overall strategic direction, management and expansion of the major gifts and planned giving programs at the Food Depository; as well as manage relationships and secure support from donors who are capable of making gifts of $25,000 and above.
The Food Depository has grown steadily since its founding 40 years ago. But in recent years, the pace has accelerated; more people have turned to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters for food access and since 2001 the Food Depository has more than doubled its annual distribution of food. Today, this food is received by more than 812,000 families, children, older adults, veterans, people with disabilities and many other vulnerable members of the community -- one in six people in Cook County.
The Director will manage a personal portfolio of approximately 80-100 prospects, as well as a team of 2-3 gifts officers. S/he will work with the Director of Individual Giving to develop and implement a plan for expanded major gift/planned giving fundraising and promote the acquisition of major and planned gifts as well as significant leadership gifts ($100,000 and above) while managing an annual revenue goals of $6 millions our of a $20 million individual giving revenue goal.
Striving to end hunger requires that we seek strong, knowledgeable staff members who are prepared to work under our mission and values. Full-time staff enjoy a competitive benefits package along with substantial training and development programs.
Highlights (see full job description for full list)
The successful candidate will be someone with a rich development background, who has had progressive and successful experience in major / planned giving.
- 5 or more years of development experience
- Min 2 or more years of experience managing small, efficient teams
- Experience working with high-level donors, volunteers and colleagues on collaborative activities
- Experience with development programs such as capital campaigns, planned givings and major gift solicitation
About Greater Chicago Food Depository
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