Major Gifts Officer - passionate about accessible, healthy food for all?
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
July 30, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia
IS THIS ROLE FOR YOU?
Do you have the skills and passion to cultivate relationships with individuals and corporations who have the capacity to give at the $10,000+ level? Do you have the experience and systems discipline to build the right infrastructure behind the scenes within Raiser’s Edge? Can you successfully communicate our vision of accessible, healthy, sustainable food for all in a way that engages major gift support?
The Major Gifts Officer plays a leading role in working with our CDO and the Development Team to create a comprehensive, long term strategy for engaging and building relationships with current and potential major donors.
Working closely with the CDO, the Major Gifts Officer will:
Successfully manage all grant applications/written proposals, donor and prospective donor presentations/visits, tracking progress towards clearly defined objectives.
Design and implement effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for current donors and prospective donors.
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 75 current and prospective major donors annually.
Close 30 major gifts ($10,000+) annually, either alone or as part of a team.
Assist GVFBS CDO and CEO to cultivate, solicit and steward potential major gift donors to make leadership (or transformational) gifts over $100,000.
Work with GVFBS Leadership Team to identify fundable projects for major donor consideration and then match potential funders to these projects.
Work closely with Communications and Development staff on the design and implementation of special opportunities to identify, cultivate, acknowledge and steward major donors and major donor prospects.
Lead the development and tracking of rigorous Moves Management and Pipeline Development processes within Raiser’s Edge and monitor that process with the CDO and Development Team.
Attend various special events, promotions, community events, serving as a representative for the GVFBS.
Conducts research to identify, analyze and qualify information on potential and current donors, with particular attention paid to matters relating to wealth capacity and philanthropic inclination. (LAI)
Rates and prioritizes prospect pool, suggesting gift levels based on research.
Organization and Regulatory Compliance
Maintains complete and timely records of contacts, proposals, tasks and other details with prospects, donors and records information in Raiser’s Edge.
Presents regular Raiser’s Edge reports, updates and other information to senior leadership.
Complies with AFP Code of Ethics, Donor Bill of Rights and best practices.
Solid knowledge of major gift fundraising, its trends and best practices.
Understanding of CRA regulations on donations and charitable donation receipts.
Understanding of Moves Management and pipeline development.
Proven track record of meeting or exceeding financial goals from a major gifts portfolio and successfully closing major gifts.
Minimum of 3 years of major gift experience in a nonprofit fundraising environment.
Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities.
Experience working with an organization’s senior leadership.
Experience working with and among volunteers.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications skills.
Equally capable working well independently as well as with a team.
Experience with constituent relationship management system, Raiser’s Edge specifically.
Compassionate and interested in the well-being of all people in the community.
Value, respect and enjoy the place of good, healthy food in family, community, and society.
This position will require some overtime from September to December due to the high volume of seasonal activity and donations; the overtime will be banked and provided as “time in lieu” according to the BC Employment Standards.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your cover letter and resume in one Word or PDF file. Applications must be received by Friday, August 17th. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
About Greater Vancouver Food Bank
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank was set up as temporary relief to the hunger crisis in 1982 and has grown significantly in the three decades since then. We are fortunate to have been able to build many relationships over this period that we greatly respect and honour.
Today the GVFB provides assistance to over 27,500 people weekly, 22% of our members are children, 22% are seniors.
The needs of this community are met through multiple distribution locations, community kitchens, training workshops and partnerships with more than 80 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver.
To this end the GVFB receives, purchases and distributes approximately 4.4 million pounds of food each year. Because of this size, scale and our unique position in the local food system, the GVFB has significantly greater buying power than can be achieved at the grocery store and can purchase as much as $3 worth of food for every $1 donated, maximizing the impact of our donor’s generous contributions.
While we continue to provide assistance to help address the immediate needs of the community, we also recognize that emergency food as a stand-alone is not a lon...g-term solution. In 2013, we completed the organization’s first strategic plan and are moving beyond food in isolation into a model that helps foster a path towards self-sufficiency. This is a model rooted in education, empowerment and sustainability.