Major Gifts Officer

New Mexico
Major Gifts Officer

Roadrunner Food Bank is seeking a skilled Major Gifts Officer to join our team! This critical position is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive and aggressive fundraising program to generate multi-year pledged support from individual donors, with emphasis on gifts in the range of $1,000-$50,000+ per year for five years. This position also develops and executes strategies to identify, research, cultivate and solicit qualified prospects for major and planned gifts in collaboration and cooperation with the development team.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

* Responsible for increasing participation in the Full Plate Society and Cornucopia Society to meet organizational goals.
* Regularly make phone calls and conduct face-to-face visits to thank, update, cultivate and solicit major donors, utilizing Major Gifts Success Metrics and Salesforce Dashboards, in order to build enduring relationships that lead to multi-year pledges.
* Recruit Ambassadors to lead Food for Thought tours and increase participation in other organizational donor outreach activities.
* Serve as lead of the Benevon Cultivation Team, including recruitment and meaningful engagement of team members.
* Ensure that donor information is kept current and donor interactions are consistently documented in Salesforce using specific processes.

Application qualifications

* Bachelor’s degree from four-year accredited college or university
* Minimum of 5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience
* Demonstrated experience in raising significant revenue through major gifts fundraising
* Successful experience on the phone in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies
* Must be able to travel throughout the state when needed
* Must be willing and able to work occasional nights and weekends
* Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience working with the Benevon Fundraising Model
* Experience working with Salesforce, or other donor CRM system


Strong Health, Vision, and Dental insurance; 403b with match; generous paid time off; work/life balance flexibility; great weather; dry climate

How to apply

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected].

About the organization

Roadrunner Food Bank has been working toward ending hunger in New Mexico since 1980. Roadrunner’s mission is to feed every hungry person today; seed partnerships that build self-sufficiency for tomorrow; and achieve its vision of permanently ending hunger in New Mexico. This work is centered on the agency’s core values which include: accountability, integrity, and unity through teamwork, respect, and passion. Today, Roadrunner is the largest nonprofit distributor of food in the state, distributing more than 50 million pounds of food every year to hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks. Roadrunner is also a member of the Feeding America network.

Roadrunner is viewed as an essential partner and collaborator in delivering services to low-income people in New Mexico. Through numerous collaborative partnerships, Roadrunner has a presence in all 33 counties in New Mexico. The agency has built strong relationships with stakeholders across the sector, including donors, health care partners, public/private agencies, and other food banks. As a result of its advocacy work, policy makers view Roadrunner as the “go-to” source for current and reliable information about the state of hunger in New Mexico.

Additional information

Roadrunner has a strong organizational culture and high staff morale. According to a recent Feeding America engagement survey:
• Over 90% of employees reported that Roadrunner has a positive impact on their local community.
• Over 80% reported that there is a clear mission and vision for what Roadrunner is trying to accomplish.
• 90% reported enjoying and being proud of their work at Roadrunner.
• Close to 80% stated that their job is aligned with their career goals.
• Over 80% said they could depend on other members of their team.