As a member of the Development Team, the Development Officer is responsible for attracting donors, strengthening relationships, and increasing giving levels. As an integral part of the fundraising team, the Development Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and expand relationships between the organization and its donors at all levels – with a particular focus on mid-level/major donors and prospects $5,000 or greater.
-Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major gift donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and/or foundations, through visits and other forms of direct personal contact in accordance with performance targets.
-Manages a portfolio of approximately 150 – 200 donors and achieves performance targets on calls, proposals, solicitations, and stewardship.
-Leverages donor pipeline through volunteerism, events, virtual food drives, and fundraising events to retain and grow donor giving levels.
-Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with the Senior Leadership Team, development colleagues, and appropriate board members and/or other constituents to maximize total gift revenue, plan solicitation strategies, and leverage joint solicitation efforts.
-Research and analyzes individual donors and prospects in order to develop strategies for gift growth and acquisition – including post-event follow up and conversion.
-Research, writes, edits, and/or oversees the preparation of persuasive, accurate, and grammatically and syntactically correct solicitations, proposals, case statements, reports, correspondence, and other development-related communication materials in support of the unit's fund-raising activities.
-Maintains integrity of donor database (Salesforce) as it relates to donor relations prospect file.
-Represents FTB in the community and to other local, statewide, and national organizations as directed.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
-Bachelors/4-year college degree and 3–5 years of related sales and or fundraising experience.
-Ability to manage projects with attention to detail and accuracy.
-Cheerful, outgoing personality and great telephone “presence”.
-Proficiency in creating and editing documents using Word and Excel and utilizing Outlook for electronic mail - communications.
-Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
-May require working some weekends and/or adjust work schedule.
-Committed to the organizational mission of ending hunger.
Generous benefits package that includes enrichment opportunities that empower you in the areas of work, life and health.
Focused on uplifting our neighbors toward long-term sustainability, Feeding Tampa Bay nourishes human potential by providing access to food and then leveraging that access to connect those we serve with empowering resources. With a commitment to end hunger in our region by 2025, our work is driven by the desire to create health and capability in every family, child and senior we serve.
At Feeding Tampa Bay, we are on a united path to transform our community. We thoughtfully drive change while embracing and celebrating our collective impact, as well as the impact of each individual. Through our Grow Code we strive to honor all, conquer together, be imaginist, speak with truth, and stay rooted in the mission of Feeding Tampa Bay.
If you would like to learn how you can make an impact as part of our dedicated team in the Development Officer role, we want to hear from you!