Vice President of Development (Global Food Bank)

Global FoodBanking Network
Chicago, IL

Food banking works: it is a proven solution for nourishing individuals and communities.

 

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international development organization dedicated to advancing this solution by creating a global network of food banks that provides immediate relief to people facing hunger.

 

GFN helps create food banks in communities where they are needed and supports food banks where they already exist. The GFN food bank network has grown steadily and immensely: in 2018, it increased the number of food-insecure and hungry people served by 670,000, expanded staff by 33%, and doubled revenue to $4.7M.

 

Under the leadership of President & CEO Lisa Moon, GFN is launching a new strategic plan in 2019 to continue this expansion. To support this effort, it has dedicated itself to expanding and diversifying its fundraising program and is hiring its first Vice President of Development to lead this effort.

 

Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President will lead a development team of four professionals spearheading all fundraising and corporate partnerships for the organization. The VP will set the short- and long-term strategic direction for the team and take responsibility for achieving the revenue goals to sustain GFN’s rapid growth. S/he will also serve on GFN’s executive management team, which is responsible for advancing the mission of hunger relief through the book banking model.

 

  • At least 10 years of experience in fundraising, including corporate partnership experience.
  • Track record of successfully building comprehensive fundraising programs and of developing strategies to diversify a donor base and increase annual revenue.
  • Proven ability to fundraise for programmatic work, with a record of securing 7-figure gifts from all constituencies and a passion for face-to-face donor cultivation.
  • Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to excite and inspire potential partners for a cause; proposal writing skills are essential.
  • Ability to balance long-term strategy and day-to-day donor outreach, including an active travel schedule.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; certification as a fundraising executive is preferred.