St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • 08-Feb-2018 to 05-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Development
  • 43307
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, HSA, 403(b), Vision, Dental, Life Ins/LTD/STD, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Volunteer PTO, Paid Holidays

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)



Job Title:                               Corporate & Foundation Gifts Manager

Pay Range:                            Minimum: $43,307

Immediate Supervisor:         V.P. of Development or management designee

Employees Supervised:         Development Coordinator


FLSA:     Exempt


General Description/Position Summary

This position is responsible for growing community support for Foodbank programs and services through business partnerships. Position submits timely, well-researched, well-written and well-documented fundraising proposals; maximizes coordination and implementation of corporate third-party fundraisers; builds relationships through cause marketing ventures; leads special event fundraising efforts. Candidate must be organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, and able to effectively produce quality work within tight time constraints. Work involves providing leadership to corporate/foundation funders, facilitating tours, and public speaking events.


Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain comprehensive understanding of Foodbank programs.

Effectively communicate and interact with other departments to ensure a thorough understanding of needs both from an organizational and community perspective.

Use that knowledge to build successful fundraising opportunities and develop partnerships including, but not limited to grant applications and subsequent follow-up reports, special event sponsorships, cause-marketing campaigns, corporate peer-to-peer campaigns.

Compile, write, and edit grant applications.

Exhibit strong expository writing skills and command of sentence structure, grammar and spelling.

Ability to listen and build strong, compelling narratives.

Compose program appropriate budgets.

Work closely with Finance Department to ensure budget detail accuracy.

Research and pursue (when appropriate) local businesses and foundation grant-makers for additional opportunities, including matching gifts, holiday honor letters, other special appeals and third-party funding events.

Routinely perform web-based searches using various search engines.

Analyze grant makers to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs.

Devise, maintain and implement schedule for fundraising campaign renewals, proposals, grant applications reports, and donor relationship building.

Supply program appropriate progress reports when required by grant maker.

Generate accurate & timely proposals, reports, and acknowledgements.

Other duties as assigned; including, but not limited to:

Provide content to Communications Department for various collateral and social media articles;

Attend relevant meetings that help strengthen the Foodbank's visibility in the community; and

Assist with data entry of donor gifts when needed.



Four-year degree and experience.

Solid understanding of fund development principles & ethics.

Excellent computer skills solid knowledge of Microsoft Office.   

Strong analytical and expository writing skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent time management skills ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.

Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects with attention to detail.

Ability to generate and understand work-related reports using company software.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Ability to take initiative and perform well with little supervision.

Professional appearance and attitude.

Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.

Special events and other projects related to this position may require evening and / or weekend work. Meeting attendance may require overnight travel.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.  

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