SUMMARY & MISSION STATEMENT:
Midwest Food Bank (MFB) is a $430M non-profit organization with ten divisions (locations) in the U.S. and two operations internationally. MFB operates with $67M in assets and an annual organizational operating budget of $15M to distribute over $430M in food and disaster relief boxes to 2,100 nonprofit agencies.
As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank, NFP to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. Our vision is to provide industry-leading food relief to those in need while feeding them spiritually.
JOB ROLE PURPOSE & SUMMARY:
The Development Director for MFB Texas is a new position that is key to the sustainable growth of the MFB mission across the state. The role reports to and works in close collaboration with the MFB Texas Executive Director. The Development Director will refine and execute the fundraising strategy for the annual operating budget of $1M. This role will also develop the donor base needed for a capital campaign launch in 3 – 5 years. Leveraging the resources of an established and national nonprofit brand, this role will be responsible for the donor development locally including Granting Foundations, Businesses, Churches and Households. The Development Director will oversee the fundraising event plan and engage committees for event execution.
- Develop and monitor Development strategy with MFB Texas Executive Director and Chief Resource Officer.
- Develop strategies for donor acquisition in the DFW metroplex and across the state.
- Maintain and strengthen relationships with existing major donors.
- Partner with the Community Relations Coordinator on strategic engagement in the community including businesses, media outlets and community leaders.
- Represent MFB brand with professional organizations across DFW.
- Seek and accept speaking opportunities across the DFW metroplex to represent MFB and build community awareness.
- Oversee the grant pursuit for MFB Texas including research, relationship building, grant submission and grant reporting.
- Engage MFB Texas advisory board members in the development strategy and identify specific opportunities for advisory board members to lead and volunteer.
- Lead and empower volunteers on fundraising event committees.
- Partner with MFB Marketing and Communication resources and adapt for the needs of the DFW Metroplex market.
- Model MFB’s five core values of: Serving Those in Need, Empowering Volunteers, Embracing Our Communities, Working with Integrity, and Executing Through Teamwork.
- Foster a Christ-centered culture; develop positive relationships and appreciation for volunteers, employees, partner agencies, and community and business contacts.
- Ensure compliance with all MFB policies, procedures, and rules and with all contractual obligations, regulatory standards, and relevant laws.
- Recruit, identify, train, and continue to nurture volunteers in support of job role.
- Network with peers locally and nationally and across the MFB organization.
- Execute other duties as assigned.
- 5-years of increasing responsibility and scope of fundraising experience in DFW Metroplex required, 10-years desired.
- Fundraising experience in faith-based nonprofits desired.
- Bachelor’s degree in Non-profit Management, Sales, Business, Marketing, or related field.
- Experience using interpersonal skills to influence a community and maintain a strong brand image.
- Demonstrated ability creating a team-oriented environment and achieving results through others.
- Proven initiative, problem-solving, organization, and time management skills.
- Superior professional communications, verbal, written, and customer service skills.
- Willingness to participate in training that may include development of professional skills, education on MFB’s policies and procedures, and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.
- This position will have an office at MFB Texas with much of the time spent in the community with donors and donor prospects
- Weekly interactions via teams and telephone calls to employees and volunteers across the MFB footprint.
- Periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer in an office setting; periods of movement in a warehouse setting.
- Travel to agencies off-site; minimal out-of-state travel as needed; infrequent evening and weekend obligations.
Applicants meeting all required qualifications can send an email with a resume attached to Jada Hoerr