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1Development Officer, Corporation
Northern Illinois Food Bank  
Northern Illinois Food Bank

Job Title Description: Development Officer, Corporate and Foundation Giving

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving

Date Updated: December 2019


To assist in the management of the Food Bank's Corporate and Foundation Giving program, raising funds from these constituents in support of the Food Bank's strategic plan. Primary responsibility is to manage relationships with the Food Bank corporate supporters, nourishing existing and building new relationships that will produce annual and ongoing revenue for the Food Bank. Provide donor management through timely communication, visits, and presentations. Employee will support all Philanthropy initiatives and programs.

Essential Functions

* Manage a portfolio of Foundation and Corporate giving prospects through entire fundraising cycle.

* Track all donor interactions in Raisers Edge.

* Maintain close communications with existing donors to develop trust and increased interest.

* Identify and research Corporate and Foundation prospects.

* Solicit Foundation and Corporate gifts, including event sponsorships.

* Write and submit grant proposals, tracking status of all grants.

* Maintain grant solicitation and stewardship calendar for Foundation and Corporate donors.

* Join and participate in community organizations (chambers, networks, business groups).

* Present to groups to encourage organizations to get involved with the Food Bank through donating or volunteering.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

* 2 years of fundraising experience, including grant or proposal writing

* Strong face to face solicitation skills.

* Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.

* Proficient with various computer programs including - Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point

* Commitment to understanding and supporting NIFB's mission.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience

* Experience with Raiser's Edge

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. but occasionally weekends and evenings will be required. Employee must work a minimum 40 hours each week to maintain full-time status.

Position Location

This position is based out of our West Suburban Center (Geneva) location.


Travel within our 13-county service area is required estimated at 20-25%.

AAP/EEO Statement

Northern Illinois Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted on: 08/10/2020
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Location:  Geneva, IL

2Senior Development Officer, Stra
Northern Illinois Food Bank  
Position Description: Senior Development Officer, Strategic Gifts

Date: June 2020

Classification: Exempt

Place in Organization: Reports to Director of Strategic and Legacy Gifts

Position Description

The Senior Development Officer, Strategic Gifts is responsible for managing a portfolio of qualified prospects with capacity to make major gifts to the Food Bank. Responsibilities will include identifying prospects, developing individual donor strategies, meeting face to face and soliciting prospects and working cross functionally across organization to understand the funding needs of all departments. In addition, the Development Officer will coordinate the marketing of the Food Bank's legacy giving program and will assist in planning outreach efforts for the Tomorrow's Harvest Society.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Actively manage a portfolio of current and potential individual donors (i.e. $5000+)

* Through research and best practices, identify, cultivate and solicit individuals for general operating support, program support and endowment, rooted in our organizational case for support

* Monitor and analyze portfolio performance

* In conjunction with Strategic Gifts team, prepare proposals, solicitation letters and stewardship reports

* Collaborate with the Individual Giving Team to thank and steward individual donors

* Solicit gifts from major donors and prospects, both independently and working collaboratively with CEO, Board Members, and other Food Bank volunteers and staff.

* Assist team with developing budget, goals, and performance measures for building the strategic gifts program and analyzing results.

* Serve as coordinator of marketing efforts to promote legacy gifts by planning and preparing communication and events for prospects and current members of the Tomorrow's Harvest Society.

* Perform other duties and participate in special projects as needed.


* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

* At least five years of successful experience in fundraising specifically from individuals, including major and planned gifts. Experience with campaigns preferred.

* The ideal candidate should have successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies and analyzing results of fundraising initiatives.

* Experience participating in a Move Management/Prospect Review process, including pipeline development and measuring success.

* Must have excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills, writing samples may be requested.

* Must have excellent interpersonal skills and eager to build major donor relationships.

* Self-starter, energetic and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.

* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are required.

* Proficiency with MS Office and Raiser's Edge preferred.

* Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photo copiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the "core" work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must work a minimum of 40 hours each week to maintain full-time status. Occasionally evening or weekend hours will be required for meetings or events.

Position Location

This position is based out of our West Suburban Center (Geneva) location.


Local travel throughout our 13 county service area up to 25% of the time.

AAP/EEO Statement

Northern Illinois Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted on: 08/08/2020
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Location:  Geneva, IL

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