Community Philanthropy Developer - Grants

Food Bank
Community Philanthropy Developer - Grants

As the Community Philanthropy Developer - Grants, you will work both independently and collaboratively to inspire, engage and appreciate funders who take philanthropic action with the Oregon Food Bank.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Grants Management

Manage a portfolio of grant funders with a focus on advocacy/organizing with congressional and state directed spending; develop and cultivate relationships with grant funders, including negotiating awards and/or recognition, while utilizing equity-driven messaging that centers our clients, identifies systemic oppression as hunger’s root cause, and furthers our 10 year vision through an equity lens.

Strategically engage and retain philanthropic partners to make Oregon Food Bank a political home and facilitate donors’ political journey, and help to foster transformational and regenerative relationship development over time.

Act as project lead to define goals, objectives, and activities of grant proposals and Letters of Intent (LOI) to ensure accurate representation of program plans to funders.

Write, submit and manage grant proposals and budgets. Maintains necessary records, files, reports, databases, and resource materials to departmental standard.

Provide stewardship to current donors, including working with the Community Philanthropy Manager - Grants to provide regular written updates to funders.

Engage in prospect research for foundation, corporate, and government grants.


Collaborate with the Advocacy, Volunteer and Organizing Team, particularly on congressional and state funding proposals. Disseminates information on funding opportunities and compliance requirements.

Partners internally and externally by providing timely and accurate information regarding government funding projects and proposals.

Collaborate with internal teams and departments to manage narratives and award reporting and other grant administration; coordinate completion of reporting; maintain necessary records, files, reports, databases and pertinent resource materials.

Create templates, information sources and collateral for the Community Philanthropy Department.

Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:

To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good.

In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:

cross-departmental efforts

work culture activities and programming

advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others

plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.

Other related duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

You’re who we’re looking for if:

You are motivated by OFB’s 10 Year Vision. You care deeply about community, and about people experiencing hunger. You are committed to disrupting systemic social patterns that promote hunger, such as racism, sexism, and cissexism. You take the time to read the entire job description, and if you apply we’ll honor your time with a prompt response.

Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate:

Experience and demonstrated success with effective proposal writing, grants management and/or non-profit fundraising

Knowledge of effective grant research, grant writing practice; project management techniques; post-award compliance best practices.

Deep passion for eliminating hunger and its root causes.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, communicate and apply government regulations and proposal guidelines to departmental standards.

Proven ability to conceptualize, research, and draft funding proposals to departmental and Oregon Food Bank standards.

Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters and a strong sense of ethical conduct to inspire confidence and motivation.

Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office environment (Word, Excel, Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Hangouts) and standard office equipment.

Ability to work a flexible schedule including extended weekend, evening and holiday hours as needed.

Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:

Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem solve, test, fail and adjust.

Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.

Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, meet deadlines and complete accurate work.

Self- directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about the end goal. Clear on personal role in the team, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.

Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with government, advocacy, or civic engagement proposals.

Proficiency with a CRM database, preferably Raiser’s Edge.

Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for social justice.

Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:

Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.

Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.

Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the world view and perspectives of others.

Integration is defined as being able to move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.

Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.

Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.

Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.

About the organization

Oregon Food Bank Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission ;is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and especially encourage you to apply if you can bring personal experience with hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression to our team. Please visit our website to read more about our commitment to equity.

You will join a growing 33+ member Community Philanthropy department focused on developing relationships with community members that extend beyond money. We strive to inspire, engage, and recognize Oregon Food Bank donors, since the true meaning of philanthropy is a love for humankind and any voluntary action for the common good. Together we design practices and policies that reflect philanthropy’s potential as a more just institution. We work closely together to raise funds that support the important work of Oregon Food Bank in meeting direct needs right now and also to reach our 10 Year Vision.

Additional information

The Fine Print:

Covid-19 vaccination records or an exception will be required for employment.

Work environment:

Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computer and phones extensively.

May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur.

Work may require to lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Accommodations may be available upon request.

Background Check:

This position doesn’t require a criminal background check.