Do you believe everyone should have access to healthy food, and that food can be a powerful tool for connecting people and building better health and a stronger community? Are you looking at making a difference with a well-respected non-profit organization? Are you self-driven and self-disciplined?
Closing date: July 22, 2022
Salary Range: $68,000 – $85,000
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Experience: Junior
Last year, our employees were part of a team that helped serve over 34,620 people through our Community Food Assistance Network. We are proud to have acquired, coordinated, and distributed to our Community Food Assistance Network over 4.7 million pounds of food, providing 250 food hampers and 1830 community meals each day.
The need for food in the Waterloo Region is greater than ever and we are growing to our team to meet this need and help ensure no one in our community goes hungry.
A career at The Food Bank goes beyond meaningful work. Employees can challenge themselves, learn new skills and work with an amazing group of motivated, passionate individuals who come together to make up our strong, driven employee team.
The Food Bank has an immediate opening for a motivated, hardworking, and passionate Development Officer – Corporate Partnerships to join our team. This role will help ensure service excellence to the community through corporate partnerships in Waterloo Region.
Reporting to the VP, Philanthropy & Partnerships, the Development Officer – Corporate Partnerships is a key member of the development team. This position will work with a pool of donors and take them through donor-centered cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans.
The Development Officer will contribute to building The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s brand and profile, engage new and existing corporate supporters and contribute to the organization’s ability to meet its revenue, food & advocacy goals. This position will practice ethical fundraising and handle donor relationships with discretion and diplomacy. This position will play an important role in contributing to the engagement strategy and many other major projects and initiatives.
The short-term focus of this role will change from year to year, as priorities of The Food Bank change, and will be detailed in the annual work plan.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Manage a portfolio of 80-120 corporate donors and prospects. This includes all phases of the gift cycle.
- Prepare personalized solicitation and sponsorship packages that focus on organizational needs, funder interests and recognition, as appropriate.
- Help plan and execute donor cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events.
- Collaborate with the Leadership Gifts Officer and Partnership Officer on solicitation plans and sponsorship.
- Work closely with the VP, Philanthropy and Partnerships on implementing the portfolio management system, measurement, and reporting of metrics in Raiser’s Edge.
- Report on activity and results compared to goals and objectives.
- Consistently maintain up-to-date data, notes, and actions in Raiser’s Edge.
- Aligns corporate affinities and needs with FBWR corporate engagement opportunities to achieve income targets (individual & corporate), program performance metrics, support enterprise goals and further impact of mission programs & services.
- Identify prospects and solicit food and financial opportunities.
- Work closely with Food Bank team to ensure strong positive relationships with organization and individuals for successful partnerships (foodraising & fundraising activities).
- Collaborate with Marketing & Communications Team on select donor materials and sponsorship fulfillment.
- Translate the organization’s mission and programs into fundraising initiatives that garner strong and consistent financial support.
- Spend the majority of time engaging with donors. Working independently and be self-motivated in contacting donors through face-to-face (video) meetings and solicitations.
- Engage in networking and ongoing professional development activities.
- Maintain a professional, positive, and courteous demeanor.
- Perform other duties as assigned to meet organizational needs.
- Minimum 5 years experience in corporate fundraising or relationship building and management in sales.
- Knowledge of and experience with Raiser’s Edge and prospect research tools an asset.
- Ability to build rapport with prospects, donors, volunteers, and the public in a professional manor.
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills.
- Respect for confidentiality and accuracy in handling donor information.
- Post-secondary education, CFRE an asset
Required Skills and Attributes
- Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and priorities.
- Self-starter, ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Superior attention to detail and accuracy.
- Excellent communications skills.
- Hard-working and takes initiative.
- Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
- Strategic thinker.
- Willingness to try new things.
- Passion for issues surrounding hunger and poverty.
The Food Bank is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm. It is expected that all team members will be prepared to work flexible, and sometimes irregular, hours to ensure that the objectives of the organization and our commitments to volunteers, members, and the community are being met. To meet the growing and changing needs of the community, hours of work may include up to two evenings a week and/or two weekends a month.
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region provides employees with a flexible and progressive benefit package which accommodates for hours worked above and beyond and strives to address the personal time needs of each employee.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diverse teams perform better and that fostering an inclusive work environment is a key part of growing a successful team. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is committed to accessibility and to protecting the human rights our job applicants during the recruitment process. Should at any point throughout the recruitment process an applicant require accommodation or communication in an alternative format because of a disability please contact Human Resources at 519-743-5576. We are committed to providing accommodation or alternate formats upon request within a reasonable time period in a mutually agreed upon format.
No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.