Leadership Gifts Officer – 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 at making a difference with a well-respected non-profit organization? Are you self-driven and self-disciplined? The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is looking for a talented, hard-working, and dynamic Leadership Gifts Officer to join our team and help drive growth and engagement in Waterloo Region.

Posted: June 14
Closing Date: July 12, 2022

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Full-Time: Full-Time
Employment Type: Junior

Website: https://thefoodbank.humi.ca/job-board

Who You Are:

We have has an immediate opening for a Leadership Gifts Officer who will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective donors. You are responsible for stewarding and soliciting leadership donors in an effort to continue the growth of our major gifts pipeline. Your relationship building skills and comfort with soliciting large gifts will lead you to meet and exceed annual targets to help the Development team achieve the overall fundraising goal. You will be as comfortable behind a computer as you are connecting with people face-to-face.


The Position:

Reporting to the Vice President, Philanthropy and Partnerships, this position will work closely with the entire Development team. The Leadership Gifts Officer will conduct prospect research and identification, and work with a pool of donors to take them through donor-centered cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans. The Leadership Gift Officer will contribute to building The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s brand and profile, engage new and existing supporters and contribute to the organization’s ability to meet its revenue and 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.


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Required Skills and Attributes

Working Conditions:

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.


Please submit your resume and cover letter including salary expectations to: https://thefoodbank.humi.ca/job-board .


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