Director of Development

Director of Development

The purpose of this position is to develop and execute annual and long-range fund development plans to ensure continued growth in giving. The position will work with senior staff to strengthen the Food Bank’s market presence, maintain existing and develop new sources of revenue. This position is part of the senior management team.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

*Oversee all aspects of fundraising including major gifts, corporate giving, establish a planned giving program, direct mail, event marketing, etc.
*Manage donor research tracking and recognition
*Direct research and preparation of Grants including necessary reporting of fulfillment
*Lead direct reports in fulfillment of their respective job responsibilities
*Other duties as assigned

Application qualifications

*Commitment to understanding and supporting the NWAFB mission including but not limited to showing compassion to the hungry
*Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and education
*Three to Five years experience in a development role for a non-profit organization, including two years supervisory experience
*Proven track record in developing and executing a comprehensive development plan
*Extensive experience in managing a grant program
*Experience in a capital campaign
*Knowledge of marketing, public relations and social media
*Excellent oral and written communication skills
*Excellent Presentation skills
*Strong Organizations skills
*Success in leading and motivating employees
*Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word


Paid health insurance, long-term disability and life insurance. Simple IRA, with dental, vision, short-term disability and additional life insurance optional. 10 paid holidays, 2 weeks vacation, and 2 flex days.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Leslie Gonzalez:
Email: [email protected]
Or mail to: 1378 June Self Drive, Springdale, AR 72764.

About the organization

About Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank (a 501c3 organization) was established in 1988 by a group of concerned citizens who saw the need for hunger assistance in Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties. In 2020 the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank distributed more than 13.25 million meals. Together with more than 135 partner agencies, 15 mobile pantries, and 12 school pantries, we are able to reach out to those in need; providing nutritious food to children, the working poor and senior citizens. The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America and a founding member of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.