Network Development Officer

Posted by
Oregon Food Bank
Portland, OR

Oregon Food Bank

Published 15 days ago

$54,000 - $64,000

This position is currently working remotely.

Who We Are:

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes.

At Oregon Food Bank, 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 barriers to employment, education, housing and health care. That’s why we work on two fronts in our mission to end hunger in Oregon: we build community connections to help people access nutritious, affordable food today, and we build community power to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization. Over and above our commitment to non-discrimination, OFB actively seeks to employ members of the community who have experienced poverty or food insecurity and members of historically marginalized groups including racial and ethnic minorities. Please visit our website to read more about our commitment to equity.

Who We Are Looking For:

You care deeply about our community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to and skilled in using equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger. 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 Network Development Officer will join a growing Development Department of 27 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 $16MM annually for Oregon Food Bank’s mission and vision - to ensure wellness and justice for our community. 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. 

Primary Responsibilities:

●       Serve as liaison for partner organizations (including Regional Food Banks, Partner Agencies, movement-building partners, Ambassador communities, OFB remote branches, etc.) with the OFB Development department.

●       Facilitate communication and collaboration between OFB and partners on coordinated resource development activities, including Regional/Network-wide campaigns, collaborative grant proposals, Feeding America activities, etc.

●       Design, facilitate and coordinate technical assistance and training to support best practices in fundraising for partners and enhance overall quality and strength of fundraising for partners. Organize trainings and webinars, and facilitate peer to peer learning, and respond to individual requests for assistance and/or resources related to fundraising.

●       Coordinate and project manage resource development support for partners among the various teams and staff members in the OFB Development department. Support OFB Development Team members in providing effective support to and communication with partners.

●       Support partners in expanding their fundraising capacity and increasing overall financial support in line with their organizational goals and objectives.

●       Collaborate with other departments around partnership support to ensure coordination and effective communication between OFB and partners.

●       Participate in OFB Network meetings and activities.

●       Support internal OFB activities by helping develop, improve and implement department and organization policies and procedures that impact fundraising across the OFB Network (e.g. pass through).

Organizational Responsibilities:

●       In consultation and coordination with your supervisor, actively contribute to cross-departmental efforts.      

●       In consultation and coordination with your supervisor, plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to actively contribute and advance organizational goals, our vision and our mission.  

●       Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experiences of the Ideal Candidate:

●       Knowledge of fundraising concepts and best practices in various areas of development, such as grants, individual giving, corporate sponsorships, direct mail/annual fund, gift processing, prospect management, etc.

●       Experience working for a non-profit, especially in fundraising.

●       Excellent customer service skills.

●       Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders including leadership, staff, Network members, supporters, and the public with a high degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion, with an emphasis on flexibility and professionalism.

●       Collaborative approach and a strong team-oriented style, while also being able to work independently.

●       Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite).

●       Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice work.   

●       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.  

●       Comfortable working in an office environment and offsite. 

●       Passionate about ending hunger and its root causes. 

●       A professional approach and a commitment to a workplace that values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.  

Preferred Qualifications:

●       Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for social justice.

●       Proficiency with databases, especially donor databases.

●       Personal living/lived experience of systemic inequity/oppression.   

●       Proficiency in a language other than English, bi-lingual and bi-cultural skills strongly preferred.

●       Experience with food banking/food systems

Fine Print:

Work is performed in an office environment while sitting at a computer screen for extended periods. Periodically walk throughout the facility (warehouse and office) to communicate with staff and check on the status of projects. May lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Work outside normal working hours and occasional out of town travel and driving your personal vehicle for various projects as needed.

This position is currently working remotely.

Who We Are:

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes.

At Oregon Food Bank, we believe that food and health are basic human…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule


Comprehensive benefits package provided.

Comprehensive benefits package provided.


7900 Northeast 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97211

How to Apply

Please apply directly through our website

Please include a cover letter for consideration.

Please apply directly through our website

Please include a cover letter for consideration.

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