Major Gifts Officer

- Develop strategies and implement activities to identify, cultivate, and solicit major-level gifts from existing and potential donors, following the Food Bank’s Gift Acceptance Policy.
- Manage and maintain a prospect portfolio of 125-150 individuals with the goal of generating gifts of $5,000+.
- Cultivate relationships by stewarding and soliciting major- level donors to deepen their partnership with the Food Bank, including site visits, facility tours, presentations, newsletter/article/recipe sharing, facilitating meaningful volunteerism and introductions, etc.
- Capture relevant data and update the donor’s constituent record within the database regarding philanthropic priorities, interests, relationships, capacity, etc.
- Identify triggers regarding the higher-capacity potential for referral to the Director of Major Gifts and/or Chief Development Officer; work with Major Gifts team to solicit major gifts from appropriate donors.
- Support the Philanthropy Operations and Annual Fund teams to implement and manage the stewardship plan.
- Assist Director of Major Gifts with budget projections and revenue tracking throughout the year.
- Actively collaborate with colleagues in Development, branch and program staff, and the executive leadership and management teams.
- Manage leadership volunteers to execute special projects when necessary.

Tracking of Success Metrics:
- # of Meaningful Engagements
- # of Solicitations
- Number/Dollar amount of upgraded gifts
- Number/Dollar amount of renewed gifts

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

- BA/BS degree is required; as are at least two-four years of demonstrated development/fundraising experience; three-seven years Major Gifts or Advancement experience in a 1:1 fundraising structure preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for these requirements.
- Consistently meeting or exceeding fundraising goals in the traditional or virtual fundraising environment.
- Must have superb written, analytical, presentation, and public speaking skills.
- Database management experience a plus.
- Must have a high level of personal integrity.
- Adapts well to change.
- Manages competing demands.
- Able to build relationships with individuals across a broad spectrum of society.
- Must believe in the mission of the organization.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodation.

While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to:

- Talk, hear, and interact without deliberate impediment (e.g., wearing or listening to headphones, etc.).
- Sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
- Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands.
- Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, and to stoop, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.

Work Environment:
• While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to work in an office setting.
• Frequently, the employee will be required to drive an automobile.
• The employee will be required to interact with Food Bank personnel in the warehouse(s). In doing so, the employee will occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all essential functions and skills required of personnel so classified.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not regard race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or any protected class characteristic when seeking to hire. This practice, in addition to hiring, applies to our recruiting, training, transfers, promotions, job benefits, pay, dismissal practices, social and recreational activities, and any other term or condition of employment.

We care about our employees, our candidates, and our community.

As such, please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Organization Name: 
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
Career Level: 
Salary range: 
$57,562 - $63,254
Job Type: 
Full Time
Central-Eastern NC
Wake County
Organization Type: 
Salary and Benefits: 

We help YOU thrive. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to help deliver on our work to Nourish People, Build Solutions, and Empower Communities. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
Health Spending Accounts + Employer Contributions
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time off: including Holidays, Personal, Vacation, and Sick Time
403(b) with 5% Match after 90 days
Paid Parental Leave
Employee Assistance Program
100% Employer paid STD and LTD Insurance
100% Employer paid Group Life Insurance
Voluntary benefits including Accident and Critical Illness
Business Travel mileage reimbursement