Do you want to utilize your proven fundraising experience to
support a cause that makes a daily difference in people’s lives?
Are you passionate about strengthening your community’s social
safety net? Use your people skills and story-telling ability
to inspire donors to improve the lives of food-insecure
The Director of Development is responsible for developing and
strengthening relationships between the Food Bank and its donors
and prospective donors within a specific, geographic segment of the
Food Bank’s service area – the region identified by the Food Bank
as the Eastern Region (Charlottesville and surrounding areas) --
and for sharing the story of the Food Bank. This individual manages
the identification, creative engagement, cultivation, solicitation,
and stewardship of a portfolio of leadership donors and develops
short- and long-term goals and implements plans to increase
Key responsibilities include:
- Developing and managing relationships with Food Bank leadership
donors, especially individuals living and working in the eastern
region of the Food Bank’s service area.
- Strategic identification, cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship of donors and prospects through a variety of
development strategies, including personal visits, proposals,
events and tours.
- Managing the Food Bank’s monthly donor program from
solicitation through stewardship, and other annual individual
giving projects, using effective strategies and attention to
Required job qualifications:
We seek an engaging, motivated individual to
join a dynamic, collaborative, and rewarding team environment.
- Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent amount of
relevant training and/or experience.
- At least three to five years of progressive experience in
fundraising, including experience as a gift officer visiting and
- Ability to independently manage priorities, identify
opportunities, think strategically, and effectively communicate our
mission and the experiences of our clients.
- Excellent communication skills, in writing and in person,
including public speaking.
- Extensive computer experience and comfort using Microsoft
- Experience in using a relational database/CRM; knowledge of
Salesforce a real plus.
- Self-starter who works well autonomously/independently and as a
member of a highly collaborative team.
The Director of Development role is full-time with competitive
salary and benefits. This position is on-site and based in
Charlottesville with regional travel expectations, and reports to
the Managing Director of Development. The successful candidate may
be required to work occasional evenings and weekends. Must have a
valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
To be considered for this role, send a cover letter and resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org or
mail to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Human Resources Office, P.O.
Box 937, Verona, 24482. The positions will be open until filled. To
learn more about the Food Bank, please visit our website at
About the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is a respected, regional nonprofit
providing nourishing food and hope to neighbors living with food
insecurity. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank serves 25 counties and
eight cities in central and western Virginia out of four
distribution centers in Winchester, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and
Verona, our headquarters. We provide food to 110,000 visitors each
month through a partner network of more than 400 community
partners. Total revenues of approximately $50 million and an
operating budget of $12 million support the work of more than 70
The Food Bank is fundamentally committed to the diversity of
our staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself
through every person’s perspective and lived experiences. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or
expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political
affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual
orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic