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Northern Illinois Food Bank

Location: GenevaIL 60134 Document ID: AE306-3A91 Posted on: 2020-08-1008/10/2020 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Not Specified2020-09-09

Development Officer, Corporations & Foundations

Northern Illinois Food Bank


Job Title DescriptionDevelopment Officer, Corporate and Foundation Giving


 Reports ToDirector of Corporate and Foundation Giving

 Date UpdatedDecember 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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