Development Officer – Individual Giving – The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

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 to use your fundraising skills and knowledge of the charitable sector to make a difference? If so, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is looking for a motivated, hard-working, and dynamic Development Officer, Individual Giving to join our team.  

Closing Date: June 21, 2022
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Experience: Intermediate
Location: Kitchener, ON



Who You Are  

You are a motivated and hardworking individual who has a background in non-profit, foundation and/or higher education fundraising and business development.  You are passionate and committed to the work of the not-for-profit sector in delivering essential community service.   

The Position 

Reporting to the VP, Philanthropy & Partnerships, the Development Officer is a key member of the development team at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, responsible for a variety of key areas within the development program generating revenues of more than $3 million annually.  

The short-term responsibilities of this role may change from year-to-year, as priorities of The Food Bank change, and will be detailed in the Development Officer’s annual work plan. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Working with the development team, the Development Officer leads the full relationship of the individual giving program (plan, design, implement, evaluate) in partnership with an external vendor and development team to grow the overall portfolio revenue. 

Key areas of the program include:  

Direct Mail (55%) 

Monthly Giving (20%) 

 Stewardship (10%)  

Third Party Platforms (5%) 

Other (10%)  




Required Skills and Attributes 

Hours of Work  

The Food Bank’s regular office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. It is understood that all team members are often required to work irregular hours to ensure that the objectives of the organization and our commitments to volunteers, members, and the community are being met. 

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region provides employees with a flexible and progressive benefits package that accommodates hours worked above and beyond and strives to address the personal time needs of each employee.  

Due to the nature of the organization, it is understood that irregular hours and hours above and beyond are included in your salary, but shall not exceed the guidelines of the Employment Standards  

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 or 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.  

Please submit your resume and cover letter including salary expectations to:     

No phone calls, please.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.