The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Three Square
Food Bank in the search for a Major Gift Officer.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gift Officer
will be responsible for the oversight, coordination, and strategy
development for the solicitation of individual major gift donors
and prospects with capacity of $10,000 or more. The Major Gift
Officer will develop strategies as well as manage all elements of
planned giving, as well as donor relationships, which will involve
identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding
individuals. The Major Gift Officer's focus will be on sustaining
existing support, building deeper relationships with new donors,
and developing personalized strategies for individual major donors.
The Major Gift Officer will work closely with the Director of
Development and a growing cross-functional Strategic Gifts Team to
build and support a major gifts pipeline.
Three Square provides wholesome food to hungry people, while
passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. Three Square is
Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger relief
organization, serving Las Vegas and all of Clark, Lincoln,
Esmeralda, and Nye counties. Three Square works with a service
network of community partners, including nonprofit and faith-based
organizations, schools, and after school and feeding site, in the
community to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of
hunger. Since opening in 2007, Three Square has provided more than
444 million pounds of food to hundreds of thousands of people in
need and earned a reputation as one of the most efficient and
effective food banks in the country.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Three Square immediately
implemented a disaster response plan to answer sudden school and
business closures, drastic declines in retail food donations,
social distancing limitations on volunteer efforts, reduced on-site
staff support, and the need for low-contact food distributions.
Within days, Three Square had increased food distribution by
250,000 meals a week and increased the capacity of its Call Center
to refer Southern Nevadans to available food resources, social
services, and unemployment benefits.
While Three Square’s COVID-19 relief efforts have superseded
regular programs and operations for the foreseeable future, Three
Square is more committed than ever to its mission of providing
wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a
hunger-free community. Three Square is a member of the Feeding
America network of food banks.
By focusing on the differences and similarities that each
individual brings to Three Square, its ties to the community will
be strengthened through its services and programs. Food insecurity
is an experience that can happen to anyone in the community. Three
Square understands that food insecurity disproportionately impacts
communities of color. Three Square, as an organization of diverse
people, is committed to the practice of listening, learning, and
transforming from the inside out and acting as a force of good in
the community to break down barriers, remove systemic racism from
the food system, and affect positive change.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least
five years of fundraising experience in a complex fundraising
environment. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter
and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission and
values of Three Square as well as the responsibilities and
qualifications presented in the prospectus.