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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter and resume to:

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
179 1st Avenue SE
Issaquah, WA 98027

or email (preferred method) your cover letter and resume to cori@issaquahfoodbank.org

POSITION

For hundreds of families the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank (IFCB) is the first place they visit when they need a little extra help. We not only provide our community with the most basic of needs; food, clothing and financial assistance for eviction prevention, we provide heart, hope and comfort. If you care about this mission, we are looking for a qualified candidate to join our team. We are a thriving nonprofit, filled with positive energy and endless potential.

The Development Director leads, guides and implements the organization’s development programs working closely with the Executive Director, Program Coordinator, Database Specialist, Marketing team and Board of Directors to raise approximately $950,000 each year in addition to approximately $3 million in in-kind contributions. 

This is a full-time position. Salary $60,000 - $70,000 plus excellent benefits. Weekend and evening flexibility required.

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Development is responsible for The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank’s development strategies and tactics designed to help the organization achieve its vision, mission, and annual goals. Development programs include annual giving, sponsorships, events, grants, donor stewardship and special fundraising campaigns, as well as outreach activities that expand and deepen community engagement.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Fundraising Leadership and Planning

  • Provide fundraising leadership by developing and implementing a strategic annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the Executive Director, other staff, and board members.

  • Develop and implement a development calendar to meet annual goals using direct mail solicitation, online giving and event strategies.

Individual Giving

  • Plan and implement annual solicitations, support Executive Director in cultivating and building major gift donor relationships.

Donor Stewardship

  • Develop and launch donor stewardship activities

Donor Database

  • Work with Database Specialist to maintain donor records, ensure accurate gift tracking, and produce fundraising reports. 

Grants

  • Research grant opportunities and work with Executive Director and other staff to apply for grant funding.

  • Create grant report calendar. Work with Executive Director and other staff on grant reports to meet funder requirements.

Events

  • Work with the Executive Director, marketing team, other staff and volunteers to plan and implement events (four annually) that grow community engagement and financial support.

Community Outreach 

  • Act as an ambassador for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.  Support Executive Director’s presentations and speaking engagements.

Marketing Collaboration

  • Collaborate with marketing and communications to develop messaging, direct mail pieces and appeal packages.

Board Support

  • Work with Executive Director to report fundraising progress and needs to board.  Attend and support board committees as assigned.

Organizational Support

  • Participate in disaster or emergency-related duties, as needed.  Provide support to fellow department team members, as well as outside departments, as needed. Attend training as requested.  Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equal level of work experience

  • At least 3 years of development experience

Strongly Desired:

  • Experience working with diverse populations and an in depth understanding of social equity and the culture of poverty

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proven ability to plan and implement a fundraising program

  • Experience with annual giving campaigns (including direct mail/email) and events

  • Knowledge of grants and major gifts

  • Excellent verbal and written communications, including presentations, case for support and proposal language

  • Experience with donor databases

  • Knowledge of fund development principles/ethics

  • Ability to learn and innovate

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

  • Ability to collaborate with co-workers