MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER 


Job Announcement: July 13, 2021 
Application Due Date: Open until filled 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Submit a cover letter with two professional references and a resume to:  

Mail: 
Bonnie DeCaro-Monahan, Development Director 
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank  
179 1st Avenue SE  
Issaquah, WA 98027  

E-mail (preferred method): 
bonnie@issaquahfoodbank.org  

Please do not call, thank you! 


JOB DESCRIPTION: 

  • Full-time (40 hrs/week) 

  • Remote worker 

  • Reports to Development Director 


COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: 

  • $67,000 to $75,000 annual salary based on experience 

  • Paid sick and vacation time 

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance plans (85% covered by IFCB) 

  • Simple IRA plan with matching 

  • Holiday time off 


ABOUT US: 

We are celebrating our 50th anniversary, focusing on the community compassion which makes us the vital resource we’ve become for thousands of families. The staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank help our East King County neighbors stay healthy, employed, and housed by providing free food, clothing, hygiene and household items, and case management services. We believe that food is a right, not a privilege, and dignity is at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to provide a gracious space where people feel welcome, safe, and cared for. If you are passionate about this mission and/or those who find themselves in need of these resources, please consider joining our team of compassionate and driven professionals. We welcome your positive energy and endless potential in this new position in a rapidly growing development team.  


POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building relationships with individuals to connect their specific passions and goals with meaningful outcomes, inviting them to make investments in Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s mission and programs. The Major Gifts Officer is a pivotal position on the development team, working collaboratively with staff, initiating and growing  

philanthropy for Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. The Major Gifts Officer will focus their efforts on stewarding all new major donors since 2020 to ensure their continued connection and in preparation for a capital campaign in the next 1-2 years. The Major Gifts Officer will manage overall major gift strategy, coordinate with Development Director, and Capital Campaign Committee on all major gift strategies, and facilitate critical collaboration with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s Board of Directors.  


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Growth of major gifts fundraising program, including development and oversight of individualized moves management system and strategies.  

  • Manage a relationship portfolio of approximately 100-125 major donors and prospects with capacity to give a minimum of $2,500 annually, and/or ability to provide planned gifts.  

  • Work collaboratively with staff leadership and Board Members to direct the strategic identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donor prospects, and implement effective fundraising strategies for giving.  

  • Set weekly and monthly donor contact goals (calls and visits), and achieve annual goals for substantive donor contacts, independently and with Board Members, to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors.  

  • Maintain and record accurate and detailed records of donor communications and prospect management including documentation of major gifts interactions within the CRM. Provide reports as needed. 

  • Work with Development Director on annual Leadership Summit major donor stewardship event as well as developing additional opportunities for major donor engagement and acknowledgement. 

  • Work with Development Director in the planning and implementation of annual Fund Development Plan.


QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education/Experience 

  • Required: Five years of successful non-profit fundraising experience (including minimum two years Major Gifts Officer experience) with track record in planning and implementing capital campaigns, closing gifts, and meeting goals. Planned giving experience a plus. 

  • Strongly desired: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent development/fundraising certification preferred.  
     

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Must be self-motivated and have a strong work ethic to be successful working remotely 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm to donors, and an ability to effectively match interests of donor needs. 

  • Experience working with Board members to cultivate and steward donors, and secure significant gifts. 

  • Demonstrated skills initiating and managing projects, working independently, and meeting deadlines with attention to detail. 

  • Exemplify high ethical standards of professional fundraising and integrity, including confidentiality as warranted. 

  • Adept at working with MS Office Suite and experience with fundraising software (Compass 360 or equivalent). 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with charismatic disposition 

  • Knowledge of Puget Sound region donor community preferred.  

  • Flexibility as needed to work evenings and/or weekends for special events.  

  • Enthusiasm for IFCB’s vision and mission and compassion for those we serve. 

  • Ability to successfully collaborate with co-workers in a positive, solution-oriented manner. 

  • Must speak fluent English. 


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank places equity high on our list of values. As an employer, this is demonstrated by our equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.