Community Philanthropy Individual Giving Developer

Food Bank
Community Philanthropy Individual Giving Developer

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with first review on August 22, 2022.

A cover letter is required for consideration.

This position is currently remote with preference for candidates residing in Oregon or SW Washington.

The pay range for this role is $61,076 - $68,928

Note: Proof of COVID-19 fully vaccination status or exception per OFB policy will be required as a condition of employment.

Out-of-state selected candidates will be required to relocate to the Oregon/SW Washington area within 30 days of their start date.

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

As a Community Philanthropy Developer – Individual Giving, you will work both independently and collaboratively to inspire, engage and appreciate community members who take philanthropic action with the Oregon Food Bank.

Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Donor Relationship Management (~50% of role)
Successfully develop and engage with a broad portfolio of 100-200 individual donors (giving mid to major gifts between $1,000 and $10,000) with a focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, and work to deepen relationships and advance OFB’s 10 year vision.
Develop solid understanding of OFB programs and priorities so you can strategically engage donors engage and retain philanthropic partners, make Oregon Food Bank a political home and facilitate donors’ political journey, and foster transformational and regenerative relationship development over time.
Maintain donor records in a detailed and timely fashion in our database to department standards in quantity and quality of information entered in philanthropy systems and technology - Raiser’s Edge NXT.
Leverage technology and social media knowledge to recommend activities for improved fundraising.
Collaborate with other departments, organizations and groups to build partnerships to enhance collaborative fundraising activities and opportunities. Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for OFB.

Project Management (~25% of role)
Lead and track progress of one or more projects from our annual department work plan. For example, our current plan includes building on our successful Monthly Sustainers program, eradicating white supremacy from donor engagement and records management, designing new donor engagement programs, and more.
Facilitate vendors and other team members as needed to accomplish team projects.

Organizational level responsibilities of all exempt employees (~25% of role)
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 your supervisor, actively contribute to:
Cross-departmental efforts
Work culture activities and programming
Advisory and consultative groups such as affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
Proactively develop knowledge and skills that strengthen your capacity to perform your specific role, as well as to contribute to and advance OFB’s goals, vision and mission.
Other duties as assigned; we know it's impossible to convey every single task or responsibility for the job description. Our hope is that as we work together to fulfill the job responsibilities above as essential job functions, should the primary duties evolve with significant job responsibility changes over time, EPCA will periodically evaluate the updates through the job evaluation and classification review processes.

Application qualifications


You have a combination of experience and/or demonstrable growth in some combination of the following areas, or others you believe are related:

Donor relationship management, community organizing, or volunteer/client/member services.
Interacting with a diversity of individuals personably and respectfully to OFB standards.
Proven record of soliciting, cultivating, and stewarding major gifts.
Demonstrated ability to use persuasive communication to engage current and future donors to raise funds for OFB through the development of proposals, grants, and advocacy calls to action.
Ability to generate and personalize phone calls, emails and letters to donors, and respond to donor inquiries in a timely manner for increased communication resulting in greater donor engagement.
Demonstrated experience with planning and leading effective meetings and/or events for donors.
Record of securing individual gifts between $2,500-$10,000.
Proficiency with Google Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and databases.
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; meet deadlines, ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely, accurate work.
Self-directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about results and end goals. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; provides role clarity, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success, comfortable working in an office environment and remotely.
Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.
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 “code-switch” or 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 experience with hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.


Comprehensive benefits package provided.

How to apply

Please apply directly through our website.

About the organization

Who we are:

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:

Work Environment

Work is performed in a Hybrid onsite/remote office environment with in-person and video conference meetings. Work involves use of a computer screen/and or phone for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank.

May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends.

This role requires travel/valid Oregon/Washington driver’s license and ability to maintain a safe driving record/work outside of normal working hours with occasional travel outside the greater Portland metro area.

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 does not require a criminal background check.