Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) advances the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) mission by leading the fund development, marketing and community relations strategies. The CDO must be a passionate philanthropic leader with 15 or more years’ of progressively responsible experience and a significant track record in developing and implementing annual giving, face-to-face campaigns, foundation and corporate grants, capital development, planned giving, and comprehensive marketing/communication campaigns for a large non-profit organization or equivalent. This includes proven abilities to a data-driven approach to the development and comprehensive understanding of donor management systems and tools (preferably Salesforce). In addition the candidate must have the ability to establish and nurture relationships with major donors, interact with community leaders, key partners, and all levels of staff, volunteers, board members, and media. The CDO assists the CEO in developing an actively engaged fundraising volunteer board of directors and positions the FBSJ toward successful six/seven figure gift requests.
Lead Fundraising Efforts: Foster a culture of philanthropy and lead staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within FBSJ. Ensure a diversified funding base to include individual, face to face, corporate, foundation, government, special event(s), direct mail campaign and internet fundraising strategies tailored to the needs of FBSJ that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors from casual, to connected to committed partners.
Major Gifts Program: Oversee and lead all aspects of major gift cultivation and solicitation strategies which includes creating and growing a pipeline of major gifts from high net worth individuals.
Strategic Partnerships and Advocate FBSJ Within the Community: Be an ambassador for the mission, goals, and values of FBSJ within the communities. 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.
Marketing and Communication: Oversees the marketing team to develop, produce, and implement effective communication strategies and program information necessary to promote and understand the mission and case for support.
Improve Operating Performance: Develops annual fund development and marketing operating goals and objectives as per organizational strategies. Monitors the achievement of this plan, taking appropriate action to ensure that the goals and objectives are met.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required; advanced degree preferred. Fifteen years of progressive fundraising experience and a significant track record in developing and implementing annual giving, face-to-face campaigns, foundation and corporate grants, capital development, planned giving, and comprehensive marketing/communication campaigns for a large non-profit organization or equivalent. Must be a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and/or Professional.
Benefit information can be found at https://foodbanksj.org/benefits/
Interested candidates must apply through: https://foodbanksj.org/careers/. A full description of the position and the application process can be found there.
About the Food Bank of South Jersey
The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. In 2017, FBSJ distributed over 12 million pounds of food to approximately 200,000 South Jersey residents in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties. We recognize that the talent and dedication of our team members are contributing factors to the success of FBSJ, as they work to distribute food, provide nutrition and cooking education, and help food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives. We strive to ensure that our employees’ work experience includes the opportunity for personal growth and professional development.
To learn more about how you can become a valued part of the FBSJ team, dedicated to building community awareness and creating an efficient emergency food distribution network to eliminate hunger, visit www.foodbanksj.org.