Director of Development

Fort Pierce
Director of Development

The Director of Development will manage all aspects of the development department to achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals in conjunction with the strategic plan. Oversee a team responsible for ongoing major funding programs, such as corporate, individual, foundation, direct mail, planned giving and government and food programs.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Ensure Treasure Coast Food Bank is establishing, strengthening, and retaining strong, long-term partnerships with planned gift donors and prospects.

Develop the necessary infrastructure, processes, and tools to better support the facilitation, collection and sharing of knowledge that is generated by the department.

Work with team to develop and implement fundraising strategies to meet annual and long-range goals including major gifts, foundation, and corporate giving, planned and endowment giving and special campaigns.

Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Development department ranging from donor relations to computer database management, maintaining records of contributors, grants, and letters of acknowledgment.

Set benchmarks for the department and its staff and establish the means for tracking progress throughout the year.

Oversee research and submission of grant proposals targeted to prospective funding sources.

Identify potential sources of corporate, foundation and individual major donor support including the development and maintenance of a viable prospect list.

Manage a major portfolio of donors.

Edit and proofread proposals and reports to donors and foundations as appropriate.

Manage donor recognition and stewardship for individual, corporate and foundation donors.

Work with other members of the team to develop projects and to maintain materials for development efforts.

Inform potential contributors of special needs of the Food Bank and encourage individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, planned-giving, bequests or annual giving.

Research, analyze and monitor financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on philanthropic opportunities.

Plan and manage fundraising budgets.

Other duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

Ability to motivate people to increase levels of generosity.

Strong writing, communication, and project management skills.

Ability to work in a complex, collaborative, consensus-driven, environment.

Exceptional attention to detail.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative and use good judgment, ability to maintain confidentiality.

Experience managing a donor database; Donor Perfect preferred.

Exceptional customer service skills: ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with donors and volunteers.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, digital marketing platforms, wealth screening software, and research tools.

Commitment to continuous improvement.

Able to work independently and collaboratively.

Effective in working well under pressure with tight deadlines.


Competitive Salary
Short- and Long-Term Disability
Paid Vacation and Sick time
Paid Holidays
403 (b) Participation and match

How to apply

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About the organization

For more than 35 years Treasure Coast Food Bank has served Southeast Florida communities, We are dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious food through a network of 300 plus partner agencies, and innovative direct service programs. Our Food Bank provides an excess of 25 million meals annually.

We are a member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of member food banks and the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.