Food Bank Name The Greater Boston Food Bank
Boston, MA
Post Date July 12, 2017
Job Title Head Of Development & Community Engagement
Description Head Of Development & Community Engagement position available in Boston, MA
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Oversee, motivate and inspire nine full time team members and six part-time team members on duty for evening and weekend volunteering. Manage five direct reports. Oversee strategy and execution of development efforts targeted toward institutional donors including corporations, foundations, organizations and other groups to drive revenue; oversee execution of a new corporate philanthropy program in an effort to grow revenue specifically from corporations. Manage a portfolio of institutional financial donors and volunteer partners, and identify and cultivate new partners to grow revenue. Work closely with the Head of Major Gifts and Director of Marketing & Donor Communications to ensure revenue targets are met. Oversee the management of donor services - development operations including donor management systems, business practices and databases to ensure accurate and timely gift administration, donor records, and major donor tracking. Ensure that each GBFB program and event has the appropriate number of volunteers to be successful. Programs now include sorting product recovery, creating Brown Bags and CSFP Boxes, special projects and off-site volunteer events. Establish volunteer outreach, revenue and retention plans as part of an annual work-plan deepening the perceived value of the organization to the volunteer community. This would include identifying and scheduling those corporations that have "special or annual" engagements with GBFB. Work with Marketing and Communications to regularly update the messaging to donors and volunteers. Represent GBFB at all relevant events, meetings, and speaking opportunities. Oversee annual budgets for institutional giving, donor services and community engagement. Experience and Skills: Strong relationship management and communication skills, with the ability to speak persuasively about the organization. A demonstrated ability to lead, manage and inspire a team of people, emphasizing teamwork, respect and excellence. Proven ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Strong operational and technical skills. Must be detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to analyze data and report on progress.

Application Qualifications

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree a plus. A minimum of 10 years of professional nonprofit employment is required; corporate relations preferred. 7 years of progressive, significant fund raising or related experience, especially with institutional donors, including strategic planning, prospect development and solicitation, team management, forecasting, data analysis, interpretation and reporting. Significant experience in directly managing and developing middle managers. Strong knowledge of and experience with Massachusetts and Boston philanthropic communities required. 3-5 years’ experience in volunteer management, community engagement or related experience. Must be comfortable representing GBFB in various arenas; public speaking experiences a plus. Budget and planning experience required. Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint required. Experience with Raiser's Edge or other donor database required. Excellent work ethic and achievement orientation Ability and willingness to travel. Must be available to participate in external events as needed. Work Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to meet physical requirements related to helping other Team Members. This may include setting up tables and chairs, moving things and lifting boxes that weigh 25lbs. Ability to sit up to 3 hours at a time Ability to work within an open air/cubicle environment


Health; Wellness; Educational Reimbursement; Life Insurance; 401 K

Deadline September 12, 2017
How to Apply


About the Organization

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB’s mission is to End Hunger Here in eastern Massachusetts, and our strategic objective is to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to everyone in need in eastern Massachusetts.

GBFB is looking for a Head of Development and Community Engagement to join our Revenue Team. Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs and Advancement, as part of a dynamic and evolving organization, the Head of Development and Community Engagement will lead a 15-person team charged with responsibility for securing annual support from corporations, foundations and organizations and managing development operations. This person will manage relationships with higher level institutional donors and work to develop new partnerships. The incumbent will also oversee the engagement and management of a community of volunteers. The Development and Community Engagement is responsible for overall corporate engagement and the management of the volunteer program which includes recruitment, orientation, training and recognition to ensure a quality experience for volunteers while meeting the staffing needs of The Greater Boston Food Bank’s various programs and events. The incumbent will oversee corporate off-site volunteer experiences and is a member of the Revenue Management Team and of a cross-functional leadership team.

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