Food Bank Name Food Lifeline
Seattle, WA
Post Date October 2, 2017
Job Title Donor Relations Director
Description Donor Relations Director position available in Seattle, Washington
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops processes and systems in support of strategies to engage key stakeholders across the organization.
  • Defines strategies and objectives for development services including data basing, gift processing, donor stewardship and recognition. Ensures consistent use of database (Raiser's Edge) across the organization.
  • Creates strategies with organizational peers to identify, recruit, develop relationships with and retain donors, and promote stewardship; ensures donor solicitations, donor retention and funding objectives are achieved.
  • In conjunction with other peers and team members within Development, creates strategies and work plans for executing all individual giving activity.
  • Coordinate with Corporate Relations and Volunteer Engagement to develop an integrated corporate employee engagement strategy that creates and supports paths of engagement for key constituents.
  • Provides support for department-wide reporting of KPI's and targets specific to the strategic plan and for detailed fundraising and relationship management monitoring reports, queries, and data analysis related to fundraising and relationship management.
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Communications to implement the comprehensive communications plan.
  • Ensures donations of money, food, in-kind and volunteer time are processed and reported timely and accurately. Ensures database and processes are updated and maintained to track, analyze and report on fundraising and donor and volunteer recruitment, solicitation and retention activities.
  • Performs supervisory functions for Department including; establishing staffing needs; recommend/approve hiring; establish work schedules; orient, train, develop, and assure continuing education for staff; assign work; access and manage performance; advocate for employees; resolve complaints; counsel, coach, and mentor; recommend/approve terminations.
Application Qualifications

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, non-profit management or related field required. Minimum 7 year’s experience in managing annual giving programs, including major gifts, online donations, special campaigns, direct solicitation and other fundraising techniques required. Experience with direct contact with donors and with the planning and managing of major campaigns required.


Food Lifeline has a comprehensive benefits package including 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision and disability insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan with company match after 1 year employment.

Deadline October 22, 2017
How to Apply

Apply here.

About the Organization

Every year, nearly 40% of our country’s food ends up in landfills, while millions go hungry. Food Lifeline has a solution for both problems. We rescue millions of pounds of this surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants. We then deliver this healthy and nutritious food to 275 food banks, shelters and meal programs across Western Washington. Thanks to your support, we provide 90,000 meals to our hungry neighbors every day. This, combined with our policy and advocacy work creates a sustainable solution for ending hunger. That’s why we say “Hunger Doesn’t Have to Happen.” Food Lifeline is regularly recognized for our innovative programs, such as Grocery Rescue, Seattle’s Table and Mobile Food Pantry which are finding new and sustainable ways to redirect surplus food to people in need. Founded in 1979, Food Lifeline is led by a board of directors that represents our community and the food industry. Food Lifeline employs a staff of more than 80 dedicated team members, from truck drivers to food industry specialists, who all bring a passion to stopping hunger to their work. Food Lifeline is a proud member of the Feeding America network. This relationship allows us to bring hunger-stopping best practices, relationships with national food brands and food surpluses from sister agencies back to Western Washington.

Additional Information

The Donor Relations Director is responsible for leading the efforts to operationalize a relationship management strategy across the organization to build a movement to end hunger. This position directly oversees the individual giving team and is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive giving program, including the oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of donor and development services to build the capacity to effectively and consistently engage the organization's stakeholders.


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