Vice President of Development and Philanthropy- Major Gifts

Baton Rouge
Vice President of Development and Philanthropy- Major Gifts

The Vice President of Development and Philanthropy is responsible for planning, implementing, and measuring all aspects of major gift development activities of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. This includes developing an approach for major gifts and planned gifts that is consistent with the Food Bank’s overall development plan.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the President & CEO, the Board of Directors and the development team to create, implement, monitor, and evaluate a major gifts program and a planned giving program for GBRFB.
  • Create innovative, effective major gift proposals.
  • Make personal calls on prospects to cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gift donors.
  • Present necessary updates to the board and other organizational leaders.
  • Work in collaboration with Leadership and Development team members.
  • Develop and implement individualized strategies for each prospect/donor in the portfolio to increase overall giving levels.
  • Develop and maintain meaningful relationships that engage major donors and prospects with the GBRFB mission.
  • Research trends and data to create viable major gift strategies.
  • Provide prompt, friendly customer service to all donors and stakeholders.
  • Monitor critical success measures in major and planned gifts and develop strategies to ensure healthy growth.
  • Identify and contact planned giving prospects.
  • Provide stewardship of donors who have already announced a commitment to planned gifts.
  • Work with other staff to develop fundraising strategies for new projects.
  • Assist with special events and other functions as needed.
Application qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree; course work or professional certification in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of proven performance in a major gift program development role.
  • Demonstrated success working directly with a Board of Directors, high-level donors, and/or volunteers in cultivating relationships.
  • Strong analysis, planning, team building, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy including word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a positive manner including individually, with groups, and with the media.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle.
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • 403(B)
How to apply

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About the organization

Our mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. With community support, we have served the hungry in our 11 parish service area for more than 30 years.