The Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementing and directing all aspects of fundraising activities of EPFH including, but not limited to corporate/foundation gifts, major gifts, planned giving, grant writing and direct mail. This position is also responsible for planning and executing all special events, all public relations/publicity, donor database management and web design and maintenance.
Include, but are not limited to the following:
• Develop and implement fundraising and program strategy to support the mission and goals of EPFH;
• Establish forecasts and evaluate fundraising potential, research and identify sources of funds;
• Develop budget, action plans, methods, materials, procedures and reports for each event and/or campaign to enhance effectiveness and maximize revenue;
• Oversee direct mail vendor; track monitor and evaluate results of mailings; identify and implement new approaches to direct mail campaigns;
• Establish and implement guidelines for donor stewardship and recognition; create recognition letters and develop means of stewardship for donors that effectively and enthusiastically convey the organization’s appreciation.
• Employ innovative methods to communicate the Food Bank’s mission; generate brochures, press releases, newsletters, annual report and website to increase community awareness, enthusiasm and giving.
• Cultivate foundation, corporate and government relationships, identify grant requirements and time frames, prepare and submit grant proposals which are clear, complete, specific and reflect the energy, urgency, priorities and mission of the Food Bank in order to maximize income goals. Collaborate with finance and program staff to ensure appropriate grant reporting, documentation and required follow up.
• Cultivate relationships with donors, both new and already established.
• Develop and manage the donor database, with the support of the Administrative Assistant, to ensure the integrity of donor information, timely processing of gifts and accuracy of information.
• Develop a Planned Giving program by working with financial institutions, community groups to provide information to individuals concerning the benefits and process for establishing a planned gift (i.e. wills, trust and bequests).
• Serve as a key spokesperson. Build and maintain appropriate external relationships and coalitions. Stay abreast of relevant development opportunities with various community groups and agencies.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of Food Bank’s development programs. Develop and implement innovative strategies for continually improving Food Bank’s impact, effectiveness and quality of fundraising activities.
• Provide direction on funding potential of established and future programs. Work closely with Chief Development Officer to implement plans, budgets and forecasts, build community awareness and cultivate relationships.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Board of Directors.
Education and Experience: Four-year degree; course work or professional certification in related field; minimum of five years’ experience in verifiable successful fund development.
Medical, Dental and Vision covered at 100% for the employee
Short/Long Term Disability
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) is El Paso's only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief network. The Food Bank is the distribution center for over 132 partner pantries across the borderland region and collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education. EPFH also distributes healthy and nutritious food to 235 client choice mobile pantries, which provide food to underserved/unserved communities. We currently serve 200,000 food insecure people with 1 in every 3 children and 1 in every 4 adults unsure of where their next meal will come from. Food insecurity is defined as being limited at times to having adequate food because of a lack of money and other resources.
Hunger does not discriminate. We serve children, single parent households, veterans, senior citizens, and working class families. For many of those we serve, they are often faced with tough choices to put food on their table. In 2019, EPFH proudly distributed 32.5 million pounds of food across El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson Counties.
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.