Development Officer - Major Gifts

Las Vegas
Development Officer - Major Gifts

The Development Officer, Individual Giving (Major Gifts Officer) is responsible for the oversight, coordination and strategy development for the solicitation of individual major gift donors and prospects with capacity of $10,000+ in support of Three Square Food Bank. This position also develops strategies and manages all elements of planned giving. This position manages donor relationships, which will involve identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals. The focus should be on sustaining existing support, building deeper relationships with new donors and developing personalized strategies for individual major donors. This position will work closely with the Director of Development and growing cross-functional Strategic Gifts Team to build and support a major gifts pipeline.

Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Essential Job Functions
Donor Engagement & Portfolio Management 70%
 Maintain a portfolio of major individual donors and prospects by proactively creating and implementing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with the capacity
to make gifts of $10,000+ to Three Square Food Bank
 Write customized proposals, presentations, and stewardship reports for major individual donors
 Conduct at least 100 meaningful engagements with donors and prospects annually through one-on-one meetings, site visits/tours, virtual calls, etc.
 Craft personalized, consistent donor experiences for individual major donors and major donor prospects
 Assume responsibility for the cultivation, stewardship, tracking, reporting, and analysis of activity related to assigned planned giving prospects
 Work in close partnership with the Development Team to identify and develop strategies to ensure regular stewardship and recognition of donors. This includes thank you campaigns, impact reports, stewardship events, and new ideas for how to keep donors engaged and informed
Planning and Strategy 10%
 Strategize on portfolio assignments and fundraising goals to maximize gifts to Three Square
 Cultivate relationships (new or existing) with internal and external leaders, who can extend the Food Bank’s reach by connecting and assisting with the cultivation and solicitation of existing donors and new prospects
 Identify, propose and contribute to the development of donor solicitation and marketing materials
 Assist and participate in the preparation of department budget Foster camaraderie and collaboration throughout the department and organization; hold to clear standards of Three Square’s culture and values
 Serve as a planned giving content expert
 Manage confidential information
Data Management 10%
 Working with the Donor Relations Team, create monthly reports that accurately reflect donor engagement activities
 Maintain accurate, complete and timely donor records for current and prospective individual major gift and planned giving donors
 Ensure accurate tracking systems for all types of donor activity
 Serve as an active member of the Development Team and cross-functional Strategic Gifts Team,
contributing to goal setting and the refinement of processes and procedures
 Play an active role in executing and supporting Three Square’s fundraising and strategic plans
 Provide on and offsite support for Three Square events and other activities as needed
 Other responsibilities as assigned

Application qualifications

Experience and Education
 Bachelor’s degree and/or minimum of five (5) years of fundraising experience in a complex fundraising environment
 Demonstrated experience soliciting major gifts and engaging with donors
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook). Donor Perfect (or relevant CRM) database experience
 Commitment to Three Square’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it

 Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Ability to perform and communicate in a highly professional manner
 Must be able to persuasively articulate mission, values, and information to multiple audiences in a compelling way including presentations and written proposals
 Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
 Curiosity, coupled with strong research/analytical skills
 Sensitivity, tact, diplomacy, and the ability to honor confidentiality Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making
 Duties are performed under minimal supervision
 Ability to work independently, including ability to exercise initiative, judgment and problem solving to complete assignments


As a full-time employee, you are eligible for Company provided benefits available to you on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.

How to apply

Please submit an online application at

About the organization

About Us: Serving the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties since 2007
Our mission: "To provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community." We combine food banking (warehousing canned and boxed goods), food rescue (obtaining surplus or unused meats, bread, dairy and produce from hospitality and grocery outlets) and ready-to-eat meals to be the most complete food solution for Southern Nevada.

Our partners
We work with a service network of community partners (this includes nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and after school and feeding sites) in our community to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger. In 2019, we distributed more than 41 million meals, the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery product, through our community partners.

Many have joined our fight to end hunger, including the gaming industry, local businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, government entities, the media and thousands of volunteers and donors.

Additional information

Thank you for your interest in employment with Three Square. You have the opportunity to join a team of over 100 employees who are committed to ending hunger in Southern Nevada.
As a Three Square employee you will have the opportunity to make a difference every day by providing efficient, effective and quality services and ensuring excellence at all levels of service to our community. If this sounds like something you would like to help with, we encourage you to apply.