Imagine the opportunity to bring your talent to a high-performing organization making a meaningful difference in the lives of men, women and children all across Chicago. We are one of the nation’s premier, nonprofit organizations dedicated to feeding hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. We are dynamic, mission-focused, innovative, values-driven, diverse, focused, impactful and energetic. We believe in inspiring change and know change only happens when everyone has a voice and a place at the table. It starts by unleashing the joy and potential in each other and the people we serve.
The Director of Major Gifts is responsible for the overall strategic direction, management and expanding the major gifts and planned giving programs. Additionally, this individual will be charged with managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making gifts of $ 25,000 and above.
This individual will manage a personal portfolio of approximately 80-100 prospects, as well as manage 3 major gifts officers. The Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving will work with Director of Individual Giving to develop and implement a plan for expanded major gift/planned giving fundraising and promote the acquisition of major and planned gifts as well significant leadership gifts(100,000 and above). This individual will also work closely with other members of the development and leadership team to support the capital campaign. The candidate will be an individual with a rich development background, who has had progressive and successful development experience in major/planned gifts and capital campaign experience. The ideal candidate should have a strong track record of management experience and cares deeply about mentoring gift officers.