We’re Hiring

August 14, 2017

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is seeking applications for the position of Director of Philanthropy & Community Engagement.

Overview:
For 36 years, Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry has helped reduce food insecurity and hunger and their negative impact on the individuals who experience them and the community as a whole, by making nourishing food accessible to anyone in need in a humanitarian and compassionate manner. Food is available at the organization’s professional, new client-choice pantry three days a week, as well as through several off-site programs that address the needs of low-income school children and senior citizens. The Pantry provides value-added services to its clients through collaborations and partnerships with leading businesses, nonprofit organizations, churches, service organizations, and schools. Last year, this $710,000 organization distributed $6 million of food through its 18,000 square foot facility and mobile units.

Responsibilities:
1. Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish personal relationships with them.
2. Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
3. Oversee grantsmanship including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements.
4. Build a planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
5. Oversee the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
6. Direct other major fundraising drives.
7. Oversee fundraising special events.
8. Oversee social media, marketing and communications staff
9. Work closely with Executive Director and Board of Directors.
10. Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Aurora Food Pantry with the community.
11. Staff board Development Committee meetings.
12. Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
13. Supervise and collaborate with other Development staff.
14. Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:
• An undergraduate degree (masters degree preferred) and at least five years of professional development experience, including some at a senior level.
• Demonstrated success in designing and implementing strategies to reach new donor audiences, and increasing constituency commitment, involvement and support.
• Knowledge of and experience in multiple development techniques, including direct marketing, annual giving, special events, corporate/foundation relations, major donor cultivation/relationship management and planned giving strategies.
• Superior verbal and written communications skills; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse set of audiences; public speaking/presenting skills.
• Commitment to the mission, vision, values, and goals of AAIFP and being passionate about the importance of providing good nutrition to all; ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues, partners and constituents.
• Ability to work closely, collegially and productively with other members of the organization in a high teaming environment.
• Be organized and exhibit follow-through on tasks and goals.
• Leadership to inspire, motivate and work with staff and volunteers dedicated to achieving the goals of the organization.
• Personal attributes that include self-motivation, assertiveness, confidence to lead, desire to make a difference.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile
• Knowledge of and relationships within the Fox River Valley.
• Creative spirit, sense of humor.

Salary:
Competitive and commensurate with experience

Benefits:
IRA retirement savings plan and matching contribution, $25,000 life insurance, 12 scheduled holidays, 2 weeks vacation, 6 days PTO

Nominations/Applications:
For confidential consideration, please forward cover letter, salary requirements and resume to:
David T. Schreier
President
David Schreier Associates
E-mail: David@DavidSchreierAssociates.com

No phone calls, please.