Sales/Major Gifts Officer

Mediaon September 26th, 2013Comments Off on Sales/Major Gifts Officer

The Freestore Foodbank, based in Cincinnati, is one of Ohio’s largest food banks. Our mission is to provide food and services, create stability and further self-reliance for people in crisis.  We are currently seeking a strong, self-starting individual with the ability to sell and close major and planned gifts from individuals and corporations. A successful candidate will have a solid background in sales, developing strategies for new levels of giving, and ability to manage a stewardship program.

Position Overview 

This position is responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding a portfolio of 100+ donors and prospects to reach or exceed annual funding goals and ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support for the Freestore Foodbank. Candidates must be able to reach and exceed funding goals of 10% increase within their first year.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 5-8 successful experience in sales, major and/or planned gift fundraising.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet financial goals for major and planned gift giving.
  • Candidates must be experienced in developing strategies for new levels of giving. Managing a stewardship program is a plus.
  • Successful experience in working with a diverse population including Board Members, upper level management, and the community at large.
  • Demonstrated ability to persuade others.
  • Strong writing, oral and presentation communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook ) software.
  • Solid attention to detail and time-management skills, with the ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working with Raiser’s Edge or a similar donor management database software product.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Knowledge of fundraising for non-profit institutions with accountability for bottom line results a plus.
  • A successful candidate will have a strong background in sales, and/or desire to succeed in selling, and be able to clearly and concisely communicate the brand message of the organization.
  • A successful candidate will care about the Freestore Foodbank mission of feeding hungry people, furthering self-reliance.


Selected candidates must complete an assessment, and a writing sample, preferably a major gift proposal or cultivation/stewardship piece for consideration.

To Apply:

If interested please email or fax your resume and salary requirement to the following:

Freestore Foodbank

Human Resources and Volunteer Management Department

112 E. Liberty St.  3rd Floor

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fax: (513) 357-4821



No phone calls please. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer