Major Gifts Officer (Hiring Bonus Available!)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary, hiring bonus, generous benefits. Relocation assistance available.




219 Riggs Road, NE
United States


Generous Hiring Bonus and Relocation Expenses Available!



Founded in 1988, Food & Friends provides freshly prepared meals, nutrition support, and friendship to people living with AIDS, cancer, and other life challenging illnesses. Our team of fifty-five employees and thousands of volunteers delivers meals and hope to people living in the District of Columbia and multiple counties across Maryland and Virginia. There is no charge or income qualification for our services, which are rendered solely on the basis of medical need. 


Food & Friends has a new opportunity for a Major Gifts Officer. Focusing on gifts of $5,000+, the Major Gifts Officer will:


·        develop and implement major donor strategy in collaboration with key Development personnel, senior executives, and members of the Board;

·        manage a portfolio of major donors, and participate in all aspects of the giving cycle including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and  retention initiatives;

·        visit donors and engage in face-to-face cultivation and solicitation meetings;

·        organize and host major donor prospecting and cultivation events; and

·        collaborate with members of the development team to implement and manage a wealth screening system of donor records to provide ongoing pipeline leads to the major donor program.


This is a professionally-enriching opportunity to make substantial contributions to a growing development program.


The successful candidate will have a BA/BS, valid driver’s license, and at least five years of progressive individual giving experience, including successful solicitation of donors for gifts of $10,000 or more. Additional requirements include excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to thrive in a fast-paced, goal focused environment; and an appreciation for diversity. Experience using Raiser’s Edge or comparable database software strongly preferred. Offer of employment contingent upon a pre-employment drug test.


Food & Friends provides a competitive salary, hiring bonus, and generous benefits.  Relocation assistance available. Our staff enjoys a high quality, fun work environment that includes short Fridays and casual dress.  Food & Friends is Metro accessible, and has free on-site parking.


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Retirement Plan

Cafeteria Plan

Paid Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Paid Personal Leave

Paid Holidays

Short Fridays

Free Parking

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:


Mr. Lucas Ginn

Food & Friends

219 Riggs Road, NE

Washington, DC  20011

Fax: 202-635-4263


Food & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer