Development Director

Development Director

The Development Director is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive fundraising strategies and an annual fundraising and marketing plan in support of SHFB’s mission and strategic plan. This includes, but is not limited to, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate and foundation gifts, major individual gifts, planned giving, special events, grant writing, and direct mail.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

•Collaborates with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the Development Committee, and other leadership team members to develop and implement fundraising and program strategies to reach annual organizational revenue requirements and build a reserve to support future organizational growth.
•Develops, manages and evaluates all fundraising activities to ensure annual revenue goals are achieved, including supervision of all development staff.
•Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors and prospective donors; actively manages a portfolio of approximately 10,000 donors and prospective donors.
•Develops and executes a comprehensive donor cultivation and stewardship plan.
•Oversees the preparation and submission of grant applications and other funding proposals as required to meet fund development goals.
•Oversees the planning and execution of fundraising events.
•Oversees administration of the donor database. Utilizes donor reports and data to inform fundraising strategies and maximize revenue.
•Evaluates the effectiveness of fundraising activities and programs. Develops and implements innovative strategies for continuous improvement of fundraising strategies and operations.
•Coordinates direct mail activities with third party fundraising firm to maximize direct mail revenue opportunities.
•Coordinates the design, publication, and distribution of marketing and communication materials for resource development purposes.
•Builds and maintains relationships with key community stakeholders to advance the mission and resource development goals of the organization. Attends community and networking events to promote the organization. Serves as a spokesperson for SHFB as appropriate or assigned.
•Development of a planned giving program and promotion of program.
•Serves as a member of the leadership team to provide leadership in decision-making, vision building and strategic guidance in all areas.

Application qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
•A minimum of five years’ experience in fund development for a nonprofit organization.

•A successful track record of identification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of major gifts and increased annual gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
•Experience managing and analyzing donor data to improve fundraising outcomes.
•Outstanding written, verbal, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
•Demonstrated excellence in organizational and managerial skills.
•High level of reasoning, with the ability to use judgment and experience to plan and accomplish goals.
•Ability to effectively manage numerous projects simultaneously and work independently.
•Ability to build relationships with distribution partners and professional organizations as critical to effective work.
•Ability to effectively communicate required standards in a style of coaching and employee support, engagement, and recognition.
•Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner and consistently follow through on projects and issues.
•Demonstrated skills in effective communication and listening.
•Demonstrated ability to record and provide written reports.
•Flexible, adaptable, and responsive to change and modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.
•Personal appearance that always reflects self-respect and professionalism.
•Valid state issued driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
•Some travel required.


As part of our compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan. Benefits include:

Health Insurance (we pay 80% of premium for full-time employees and family)
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Simple IRA plan with 3% match
Long Term Disability Insurance (SHFB pays)
Life and AD&D Insurance (SHFB pays)
Vacation and Sick Time
8 Paid Holidays per year

How to apply

Email resumes to [email protected]

About the organization

Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign, and Logan Counties' mission is to alleviate hunger in Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public to support hunger relief. We have been serving the tri county area since 1981 by sourcing, collecting, storing and distributing over 8 million pounds of food to 65 non-profit member agencies who feed people experiencing food insecurity directly.
We reach nearly 50,000 neighbors annually.

The Second Harvest Food Bank community - staff, board, agency partners, volunteers, sponsors, food program participants, and supporters –are committed to advocating for those who are food insecure in our communities. Our vision is to have a strong community where every child, adult, senior, and family has access to nutritious food. We recognize that systemic injustices exist – such as racism, classism, and sexism – and that these injustices contribute to poverty and hunger.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties is committed to serving rural and urban community members of every race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, age, language, physical ability, religion, or other personal characteristic. We are committed to building an environment where social and cultural needs are honored and provided.

Second Harvest Food Bank honors and celebrates diversity in our community and are eager to serve our neighbors. Communities are stronger through hunger relief.