Food Bank Name Southeast Missouri Food Bank
Sikeston, MO
Post Date August 25, 2017
Job Title Chief Advancement Officer
Description Chief Advancement Officer position available in Sikeston, MO
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Chief Advancement Officer Job Title: Chief Advancement Officer

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer FLSA

Status: Exempt

Department: Development

Job Summary: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and working with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is a key member of the Leadership Team and will help advance the mission, programs and services of Southeast Missouri Food Bank (SMFB) through development and implementation of effective fundraising, volunteer and donor relations programs to ensure both immediate and sustainable funding and in kind donations that support the mission of SMFB.

Application Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Fundraising, Public Leadership, Business Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Fundraising certification (CFRE) is an asset.
  • Five years of fundraising experience with nonprofits of comparable size.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions.
  • Experience in short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, verbal and written communication skills, marketing and financial management, organizational behavior and development and governance.
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas: philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering; research and cultivation practices; fundraising techniques, including face-to-face solicitation; proposal writing; special events; telephone solicitation and direct mail; and development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories and fundraising reporting.
  • Excellent management, organizational, planning, presentation and time management skills.
  • Commitment to and skill in building collaborative and constructive internal and external relationships that have the potential to generate resources in support of the organization and its mission.
  • Ability to deal with high levels of stress and meet critical deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with: IRS regulations, proposal writing formats, non-profit fundraising strategies, and program planning.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills using MS Office (Word, Excel and Access), Publisher Software, Fundraising/Development Software, Internet software, project management software preferred, and network system(s).
  • Valid drivers’ license

Ten paid holidays Retirement Plan with Employer Match Generous Salary and Vacation Package Opportunities for Professional Development

Deadline October 31, 2017
How to Apply

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About the Organization

Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Food Bank is the Feeding America network food bank for southeast Missouri, serving more than 180 hunger-relief organizations across 16 Missouri counties. We are also a part of Feeding Missouri a coalition of six food banks serving the state. SEMO Food Bank reaches nearly 58,000 individuals each month with food assistance and distributes more than 8 million pounds of food annually. SMFB has earned the Better Business Bureau accreditation and follows their set of standards for charitable accountability. Our distribution facility in Sikeston Missouri has also received “superior” AIB International food safety certifications. Founded in 1985, Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s basic purpose is to Reach More, Help More, Feed More. The simple statement serves as a visionary and meaningful summary of Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s goals, while expressing exactly what it is The Food Bank does. In addition to food distribution and services to 180 nonprofits, SEMO Food Bank has direct-service programs such as the Backpack for Fridays Program, Truck to Table Mobile Food Pantry, ABC (A Better Childhood) Pantry and more

Additional Information

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the CEO and to develop and implement fundraising and volunteer program strategies to support SMFB’s mission, vision, values and goals.
  • Evaluate the impact of internal and external forces on SMFB and its fund development; recommend short and long-term fund development plans and programs. 
  • Keep informed of developments in philanthropy and fund development as well as the general fields of management and the not-for-profit sector; inform the CEO on current trends, issues, challenges and activities in order to facilitate policy making. Recommends policy positions concerning fund development.
  • Develop strong relationships with key funders, board members, staff, influencers, community members, fundraising and marketing consultants, and others critical to individual and institutional fundraising efforts.


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