Director of Development

Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for leading Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ (SFBFS) donor development and fundraising efforts. He/She will focus on continually growing our base of committed donors and growing revenue through our annual fund, major gifts, corporate and foundation grants, and planned giving efforts. The Director of Development leads the development team, works closely with the President/CEO and the Director of Communications to effectively inform and engage our donors.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

The Director of Development will (including but not limited to):
• Develop a comprehensive, strategic plan for growing contributed revenue. Create an annual plan that identifies strategies and tactics for increasing giving, providing effective donor stewardship, increasing donor retention, attracting new donors and deepening community engagement.
• Work closely with the President and Development team to plan and implement annual and longer-term development plans which support the SFBFS strategic plan and including major gifts, annual campaigns, foundation grants, corporate giving, events and other funding sources.
• Work with various departmental staff to develop and oversee an annual Fund Development Plan that meets donor development and revenue goals, oversee and participate in strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward SFBFS’ close supporters. Will oversee the continued development and growth of the legacy giving society, grant-seeking activities for the organization including research, proposal writing and reporting, ongoing relationship building with foundation and corporate funders, fundraising events including SFBFS’ signature event, Run to Feed the Hungry.
• Other duties as assigned

Application qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, business or related fields
• 7+ years of experience in managing development programs and 5+ years of leadership/director experience (with supervisory experience)
• Proven track record in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from donors and ability to manage and partner with high-level fund-raising volunteers
• Deep knowledge and best practices in all key areas of development


• Full-time, exempt position; Monday – Friday (40.0-hour work week.); occasional weekends, evenings and holidays as needed
• SFBFS’ Family Services campus location, with occasional travel to FBS campus
• Comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/AD&D/LTD/retirement/and more
• Relocation expenses may be considered

How to apply

Applicants must submit resume, cover letter, SFBFS’ employment application (found here: which should include three professional references to [email protected] for consideration. No phone calls please.

About the organization

Would you like to have meaningful work with an employer that values work-life balance, and colleagues that are all-in, big hearted and solution focused? If so, then SFBFS might be the employer for you!

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) welcomes people of all backgrounds and circumstances, providing a judgement-free zone for individuals and families throughout Sacramento County. A staff of more than 80 and several thousand volunteers take our mission of fighting food insecurity one step further by offering education and support for families wanting to shape their best tomorrow. More information is available at