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Food Bank Name America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc.
Savannah, GA
Post Date November 11, 2016
Job Title Director of Development and Communications
Description Director of Development and Communications position available in Savannah, GA.
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

• Create, implement, monitor and evaluate the strategy and annual plan for all development, communications, and marketing and special event activities.
• Develop annual budget with strategic focus and outcomes. Manage budget for the department to ensure responsible control and utilization of Food Bank’s resources.
• Supervise development staff and work with other divisions to ensure success of donor prospecting, individual donor programs, annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, foundation, corporate, direct mail, database management, special events and grant programs.
• Oversee communications related activities, including marketing, media and public relations, publications, marketing materials and electronic communication.
• Create and staff volunteer Special Event and ad hoc committees to promote and develop volunteer leadership in fundraising.
• Responsible for management of department staff to include year round coaching, professional development and employee evaluations.
• Serve as primary staff liaison to the Development Committee. Provide monthly report on fundraising and related efforts that enables the Board of Directors to monitor the progress of these efforts.
• Represent the Food Bank at events and meetings and in contact with donors and potential donors.
• Coordination of capital campaigns and endowment campaigns under the leadership of the Executive Director, working with the Board, staff and community volunteers to ensure the successful implementation of these programs. Oversees special projects and campaigns, e.g. development of new fundraising programs, restricted or special need campaigns.
• Contribute to strategic planning and other initiatives relating to ASHCG’s mission, vision and integrity as part of the management team.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Application Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• Demonstrated abilities in fundraising to include experience in major gifts and direct mail. Mastery of Donor Perfect or other fundraising/relational management databases.
• Financial management and budgeting experience.
• Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress is a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment with multifaceted demands. Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills. Proven ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet critical deadlines. Results oriented and a passion for creativity.
• Personal leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Strong project management skills and experience directly managing subordinates.
• Experience with preparation of press releases, market research, direct mail campaigns, internet, website and social media.
• Superb writing and editing skills; excellent oral & written communication skills, specifically for interacting with a variety of audiences, including donor communities, senior management, and partner organizations.
• Committed to organizational mission of ending hunger.


We value our employees and offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, generous Paid Time Off, 10 paid holidays plus a company matched Simple IRA.

Deadline December 9, 2016
How to Apply

Interested candidates should email or mail a copy of their letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: Alison Mahoney Human Resources Manager 2501 E President St Savannah GA 31404

About the Organization

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, headquartered in Savannah, GA serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities that are at-risk for hunger throughout southeastern Georgia. We partner with over 300 churches and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia in twenty-one counties. Last year, Second Harvest provided more than 13 million pounds of food to hungry people in our 21 county service area through a variety of programs.

Additional Information

The Director of Development will be responsible for creating and implementing the development strategy for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia in support of its current and long-term strategic objectives; for achieving annual fundraising goals as well as capital campaign goals; for effective management and coaching of staff engaged in all aspects of fundraising including capital campaign, major gifts, foundation and corporate fundraising, planned giving, grant writing, direct mail and  special events.  In addition, this position will lead the effort to increase the Food Bank’s brand and hunger awareness throughout the service area by ensuring that appropriate resources are targeted toward public relations and marketing campaigns.


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