Director of Development
Only candidates submitting the following information will be considered for this position:
- Cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good candidate for this position. Include salary history and expectations
- At least two professional references
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or recruiters.
The Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP) (a 501(c)(3) organization) is a community of neighbors helping neighbors committed to ending hunger and supporting self-sufficiency. Last year we served over 9,700 people distributing more than 1,000,000 lbs. of food. We provide food, education and resources to inspire confidence and hope to Morris County families in need. www.mcifp.org
Reporting to IFP’s Executive Director (ED), the full-time Director of Development is responsible for leading the organization’s fundraising efforts, including the creation and execution of all aspects of the annual development plan and prioritization of departmental activities to attain budget goals.
The Director of Development will also serve as the liaison to and will work with the Board of Trustees Development Committee to establish, prioritize and develop fundraising activities that meet budgetary goals while maintaining the highest ethical standards, guaranteeing compliance with state and federal solicitation regulations and researching and implementing industry best practices.
The Director of Development will work in conjunction with the COO in the identification, cultivation and development of individual and organizational donors. The Director of Development will be responsible for supervising the organization’s Grants program, for taking the leadership role in all fundraising events, managing direct appeals, third-party fundraising and regular reporting of Development department activities. The Director of Development will also, when applicable, cultivate and steward major in-kind (food) donors and where appropriate lead food-raising events and activities.
The Director of Development also serves on the Community Relations Committee and co-chairs the Corporate Advisory Committee with the Board Development Committee Chair.
The Development Director will serve as a representative of the IFP at community events and will work with the Community Relations staff in the creation of the Annual Communications Plan.
The strongest applicants will possess a demonstrative track record in providing innovative leadership in resource development, and in promoting and administering proven fundraising strategies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in the full spectrum of Development activities and will be self-motivated, results-oriented, creative and resourceful with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Advise and collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director and Board Development Committee to create and implement a comprehensive annual development plan.
- Advise and collaborate with COO, ED and Board to strategically direct their efforts towards solicitation and cultivation of individual donors and major gift contributors.
- Represent the IFP to donors, prospects, volunteers and other key constituents.
- Oversee activities of support staff including Grants Manager, Special Events Assistant and shares supervisory responsibilities with the COO for the Office Manager/Donor Database Administrator.
- Lead all fundraising events including the supervision and guidance of support staff and volunteers. Identify and solicit honorees, sponsors and committee members.
- Manage all fundraising mail / email campaigns and appeals.
- Manage third-party fundraising and represent the IFP at fundraising events
- Develop and implement acknowledgment program. Where applicable, cultivate and steward major in-kind (food) donors as well as oversee food-raising events and activities.
- In collaboration with COO, inform Board Development Committee of strategies, activities, achievements and issues.
Skills and Competencies:
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree or CFRE Certification, a plus.
- Minimum 5 years Development/Fundraising Experience
- Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills, especially in public speaking.
- As the “face” of the IFP, possess a professional, yet approachable demeanor.
- Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of volunteers, public leaders, funders, corporate partners and other stakeholders
- Understanding of charitable giving and fundraising legal guidelines
- Excellent time-management skills and ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects
- Proficient in MS Office
- Knowledge of and experience with donor-management software (Salesforce a plus)
- Knowledge of and experience with diverse Social and Electronic Media platforms to engage constituents and to create awareness about IFP programs and events.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience, along with medical and dental benefits, as well as a 403b retirement plan. The position also includes paid vacation, sick leave, personal days and holidays.
The Interfaith Food Pantry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and is committed to building a workforce representative of those it serves in Morris County.