Applications will be accepted until filled with first review on June 1st.
Please inculde a cover letter for consideration.
The salary for this position is $75,207-$84,876
This position is currently remote through October.
Who We Are:
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. We work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger. We foster community connections to help people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good. We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.
Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.
Who You Are:
You care deeply about community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to apply equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger such as racism, sexism, and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.
The Community Philanthropy Manager - Campaigns & Special Projects will join a growing Department of 33+ dedicated, collaborative, values-driven, and effective philanthropic development professionals who are passionate about resourcing an end to hunger and hunger’s root causes. Together we raise more than $20MM in annual support for Oregon Food Bank’s mission while we undertake a $50MM+ transformational campaign to realize our 10-Year Vision. We innovate, risk, learn and refine as core practices. We value relationships and aspire to shape Oregon Food Bank into a civic engagement home for donors. We believe philanthropy should be accessible to all facets of our community and, in how we work, we reclaim philanthropy’s true meaning - a love for humankind and any voluntary action for the common good. We vanguard practices and policies that reflect philanthropy’s potential as a more just institution. And we design resource and relationship development programs rooted in equity.
- Own and lead all aspects of OFB’s $50MM+ transformational campaign, ensuring coordination of campaign priorities, outcomes, deliverables, and phasing.
- Seamlessly integrate campaign priorities and activities across all aspects of Community Philanthropy programs in partnership with the Community Philanthropy Senior Strategist, Community Philanthropy Director, and Community Philanthropy Leadership Team - integrating feasibility study learnings into campaign strategy design and implementation.
- Collaborate across Community Philanthropy teams to design and operationalize campaign donor stewardship and recognition plans, and develop and maintain internal and external campaign materials (including the case for support and stewardship publications).
- Coach, guide, and co-supervise the Community Philanthropy Developer - Campaigns & Network in partnership with the Community Philanthropy Associate Director (overseeing Network activities) to engage the OFB Network including regional food banks, food assistance and meal site partner agencies, and movement building partners.
- Collaborate closely with the Community Philanthropy Associate Director - Operations and Community Philanthropy Assistant Manager - Prospect Research & Management on design and maintenance of campaign top-prospect relationship-management, proposal, and gift-tracking systems; and, in regular reporting on campaign performance and results.
- Support the Community Philanthropy Director and Senior Strategist, as well as OFB’s CEO in managing campaign volunteer leadership - including design and implementation of systems to communicate with, convene, and engage community leaders and philanthropic stakeholders serving in key volunteer leadership roles.
- Design and implement strategic campaign activities to support relationship development between Community Philanthropy staff and high-impact philanthropic partners.
- Manage the Community Philanthropy campaign budget to ensure the effective and accurate management of financial resources aligned to the campaign’s success.
- Participate as a member of Oregon Food Bank’s Community Philanthropy Leadership Team.
- Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
- Be an ambassador and leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good.
- In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:
- cross-departmental efforts
- work culture activities and programming
- advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
- plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen capacity for the role as well as capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, vision and mission.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate:
- Proven success in nonprofit fundraising for at least five years, with progressive responsibility; and, significant experience designing activities to cultivate and steward $100,000+ gifts.
- Two years of experience managing, leading, and inspiring a team and/or leadership of large-scale resource development/mobilization campaigns.
- Ability to lead, manage and organize resource and relationship development activities effectively, prioritize prospects, and participate in high-level donor discussions.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving objectives.
- Knowledge of and experience with implementing Moves Management concepts and or other philanthropic development concepts and methodology.
- Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice work.
- Willingness to innovate, problem solve and seek innovative solutions.
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative and use good judgement; ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Project management and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce timely, accurate work.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
- Collaborative approach and a strong team-oriented style.
- Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Google suite, PowerPoint) and donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
- Available for some weekend and evening responsibilities.
- Committed to a workplace that values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability.
- Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
- Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem solve, test, fail and adjust.
- Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
- Project management and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, meet deadlines and complete accurate work.
- Self-directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about the end goal. Clear on personal role in the team, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
- Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.
- Proficiency with The Raiser’s Edge
- Knowledge of and appreciation for Community-Centric Fundraising principles and practices.
- Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for social justice.
- Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:
- Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
- Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
- Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity for equity and racial justice.
- Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.
- Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.
The Fine Print:
Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computer and phones extensively.
May occasionally work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur.
This role occasionally requires travel/personal vehicle use /work outside normal hours.