Job Details

Food Bank Name Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
San Jose, CA
Post Date September 19, 2016
Job Title Vice President of Development and Marketing
Description Vice President of Development and Marketing position available in San Jose, CA.
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

The Vice President of Development and Marketing is responsible for achieving annual philanthropic revenue goals, while also preserving and building the Second Harvest brand. In partnership with the CEO and other organizational leaders, this position builds high-trust relationships with major supporters, while effectively coaching a team of talented development and marketing professionals. The VP will formulate strategy, implement plans, and continuously improve the fundraising and marketing eco-system to achieve Second Harvest’s short- and long-term financial goals. The Second Harvest Development and Marketing team is a fast paced group, populated by self-starters who communicate readily and have a strong bias for action. The Vice President of Development and Marketing will prize collaboration and organizational achievements while successfully driving forward and accomplishing department objectives. Because more than 250,000 people rely on the Food Bank every month, the Vice President of Development and Marketing will be resolute in driving the organization forward in the fight against hunger.

Application Qualifications

An undergraduate degree is required for this position as is five to seven years of experience in major gifts fundraising and non-profit marketing. An advanced degree is preferred.


The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties offers a competitive benefits and compensation package.

Deadline November 18, 2016
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About the Organization

Based in Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (“Second Harvest”) is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Currently providing food to more than one quarter of a million people every month, Second Harvest is a trusted community-based organization that was founded in 1974. Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive. The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than any other food bank in the country, through a network of nearly 320 nonprofit partners at more than 850 sites. Second Harvest is pursuing innovative efforts to increase access to food resources, as it seeks to feed an additional 100,000 hungry people each month. To reach more people, it advocates for anti-hunger policies and connects those in need to federal nutrition programs and other food resources. Second Harvest enjoys the trust of more than 50,000 local donors who continue to invest in its mission year after year. It is consistently recognized as a charity of choice from multiple sources. Charity Navigator has granted Second Harvest a 4-star rating for 10 years in a row, placing it in the top 1% of charities nationwide; in fact, in 2016 Charity Navigator ranked Second Harvest as one of the top 50 charities in the United States. Readers from “Metro’s Best of Silicon Valley” voted Second Harvest as the Best Organization Making a Difference. In 2012, ranked Second Harvest as the top nonprofit to work for in the country. Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks, where it ranks as the top fundraising food bank in the country. Second Harvest is a nearly $130 million revenue generating organization (including value of donated food) with a $41 million cash budget. The FY2017 philanthropic revenue goal is $37 million. Ninety percent of the annual operating revenues are raised from private sources.

Additional Information

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in the search for a Vice President of Development and Marketing.


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