Job Details

Food Bank Name Alameda County Community Food Bank
Oakland, CA
Post Date April 14, 2017
Job Title Major Gifts Officer
Description Major Gifts Officer position available in Oakland, CA
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

As a member of the Food Bank’s development department, the Major Gifts Officer plays an integral role in achieving our increasingly ambitious fundraising goals by planning and implementing our major donor development strategy. Reporting to the Director of Leadership Gifts, this position collaborates with members of the 21-person development team, Board of Directors, Donor Relations Committee, Executive Director and other members of the Food Bank’s leadership team. The ideal candidate is a seasoned fundraising professional with experience managing a portfolio of major and legacy donors and prospects, with a primary focus on the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals with the capacity to make gifts of $5,000 or more.

Application Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three plus years demonstrated effectiveness in major gifts fundraising with a successful track record of securing 4- to 5-figure gifts from individuals
  • Experience managing multiple prospects/donors, utilizing a moves management approach
  • Strong knowledge of the Bay Area’s philanthropic community
  • Experience in engaging and training high level volunteers and volunteer solicitors
  • Expertise in the best practices and methodologies of major giving including a working knowledge of charitable gift planning and various planned giving vehicles
  • Ability to independently drive projects and build effective, collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
  • Intellectual curiosity, inquisitive nature, excellent listening and problem-solving skills and a sense of humor • Strong planning, organizational and project/time management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects, remain flexible and work effectively under pressure
  • Respect for confidentiality of donor information and a deep understanding of donor ethics
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to creatively engage others in the organization’s work; skilled public speaker
  • Significant level of computer proficiency including MS Office and relational databases (Blackbaud CRM a plus) as well as prospect research tools
  • Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record; access to vehicle for attending off-site meetings and events; ability to attend functions/activities outside of normal work hours Personal Attributes and Values
  • Passion, enthusiasm, focus and creativity around Alameda County Community Food Bank’s vision, mission and values of community, leadership, transparency and diversity.
  • Impeccable integrity and honesty
  • A sense of humor deftly combined with a can-do attitude
  • Strong work ethic with an orientation towards constant innovation and process improvement
  • Innovative self-starter and problem solver with a bias towards action
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances

Physical Requirements: Work is located in an open office environment with shared space among co-workers. Involves some need for a flexible schedule to accommodate Food Bank meetings and events. Physical activities necessary in the performance of this job: sitting for prolonged periods, mobility to move throughout the food bank in performance of duties, event set-up and break down, ability to read and write in English. Ability to use a computer to accomplish the duties of the position. Ability to travel to local events and meetings with donors.


This is a full-time exempt position working 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this position is $80,742 annualized. We offer an outstanding benefit package including:

  • Medical (100% coverage for employees, 93% coverage for dependents)
  • Dental (100% for employees and their dependents)
  • Vision (optional)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (optional)
  • Commuter Benefit Account (optional)
  • Supplemental life, ADD & LTD insurance (100% coverage)
  • 403(b) plan available on the first day with employer match after 1 year of service
  • Employee Assistance Program (100% coverage for employee and dependents)
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday leave accruals
Deadline June 16, 2017
How to Apply

If you meet these qualifications, please apply electronically with a cover letter and resume through our Careers page located at Due to high volume from our open positions and our limited capacity, we are unable to accept phone inquiries at this time. Thank you for your interest! ACCFB offers equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACCFB complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the ACCFB has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

About the Organization

Alameda County Community Food Bank is a well-established and multi-faceted organization, which has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts for 32 years. As one of the most efficient, direct-impact organizations in the country, few nonprofits have a bigger impact on the local community than us. We serve 1 in 5 county residents and will provide enough food for 30 million meals this year. We’re forward thinkers who encourage innovation in our efforts. We’re changing lives … we’re proud of our work … and we’re having fun doing it!

Additional Information

Are you…

  • An outgoing and creative development pro with proven major gifts success?
  • Passionate about engaging donors — and would-be donors! — through high-touch personal relationships?
  • Longing to work at a highly-respected non-profit organization leading social change?
  • Interested in working at an organization that highly values its employees and offers rich benefits, ample professional development opportunity and great work-life balance?

If you have answered “YES” to these questions, then we’d love for you to you apply to be our next Major Gifts Officer!

Alameda County Community Food Bank has achieved notable success in recent years, including being voted 2016 Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. How have we been able to achieve this? It starts with dedicated, mission-driven colleagues, including a Leadership Gifts team passionately striving to raise funds that ensure every child, adult and senior in Alameda County knows where their next meal will come from.


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