Network Development Officer

Network Development Officer


The Network Development Officer (NDO) is a key member of the Feeding Texas leadership team, and manages all aspects of our corporate, government and foundation grants portfolio, including grant solicitation and management, prospect identification and cultivation, and solicitation of both general operating and project funds, with a focus on 1) stewardship of current contracts and grants; and 2) cultivation of new funding sources to support statewide network strategies, including non-traditional grants and partners.

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Work with the Feeding Texas leadership team to develop a long-range fundraising plan to support the network’s strategic initiatives.

Work with the CEO to establish and meet annual fundraising goals.

Collaborate with the Board Development Committee and development staff at member food banks on an annual development plan to identify funding and partnership opportunities that benefit the network.

Establish strong relationships and clear lines of communication with development staff at member food banks to foster transparency, protect local food banks resources, and prevent confusion among donors.

Secure new and renewed funding through competitive procurement opportunities and the direct solicitation of corporations and foundations.

Write letters of inquiry, grant proposals, reports and other correspondence as required to effectively solicit and steward grants.

Conduct research to identify new corporate, government and foundation prospects

Identify and develop non-traditional grants and partnerships such as service agreements with health insurance companies.

Develop and manage a calendar of deadlines for proposals, reports and other communications with current and prospective funders.

Develop and maintain systems for managing records and contacts.
Work with accounting staff to develop program budgets and reports.

Maintain advanced knowledge and understanding of the foundation community and grant making trends.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

Application qualifications

Seven to ten years of experience in nonprofit development, corporate and foundation relations, or a related field

Demonstrated track record securing financial and other resources for a philanthropic cause (measured through fundraising dollars raised, significant partnerships, etc.)

Committed to organizational mission of ending hunger

Advanced knowledge and understanding of the foundation community and grant making trends

Demonstrated capacity to build strategic partnerships

Experience with state and federal grantmaking and procurement processes

Familiarity with the health care landscape and health insurance trends

Strong people skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Persuasive storyteller

Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multifaceted demands

Bachelor’s degree required


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Competitive benefits package.

How to apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position to with the subject line: “Application - Network Development Officer.”

About the organization

Feeding Texas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports a statewide network of food banks. Our mission is to lead a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. We work collaboratively to ensure adequate nutritious food for our communities, improve the health and financial stability of the people we serve, and engage all stakeholders in advocating for hunger solutions to advance our mission.

Additional information

Feeding Texas is an equal opportunity employer.