The primary goal of the Donor Relations Officer (DRO) is to upgrade gifts from existing individual donors. The DRO will assist in the formulation and execution of strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward operating and programming gifts. DRO will be responsible for developing cultivation activities and events along with donor communications to assigned individual donors.
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or related discipline. Minimum of three (3) years' directly related fundraising experience, including donor cultivation/stewardship, direct mail, grant writing, public speaking, and/or fundraising events. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Raiser's Edge preferred.
Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and close progressively larger gifts from individuals;
Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships with individual donors on behalf of an institution, and an understanding of the record keeping and stewardship systems that support a successful donor relations program. Willingness to travel and work outside of the office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques. Ability to coordinate well with people from a variety of backgrounds. Strong customer service and public speaking skills. Ability to read and interpret written instructions and guidelines. Attention to detail and pro-active. Strong organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal skills. Ability to perform research and analyze data. Must have the ability to work on multiple projects with minimal supervision. Knowledge of basic budget procedures. Ability to work as a team member within our fundraising program, supporting department goals.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Direct Deposit and Credit Union Access
PTO (Paid Time Off) Days
Leave of Absence (including Military Leave)
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program
This information offers only a brief overview of the benefit plans available to Houston Food Bank associates. A description of the benefit provisions, conditions and limitations are provided to associates in the Benefits Summary book. Plans having these programs and features also have exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms under which the plans and policies may be continued in force or discontinued. In the event of a conflict between this Web site and the plan documents or policies, the plan documents or policies will govern. The Company has the right to amend or terminate these benefits at any time.