The Director of Development will:

  • Develop a comprehensive, strategic plan for growing contributed revenue
  • Create an annual plan that identifies strategies and tactics for increasing giving, providing effective donor stewardship, increasing donor retention, attracting new donors and deepening community engagement
  • Oversee the implementation of the development program, including major gifts and legacy giving, foundations, corporations, special events, digital fundraising and direct mail
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors (individuals, foundations and corporations)
  • Work with the VP of Communications and President to ensure an integrated approach to development and communications
  • Develop metrics to guide the development team in analyzing the effectiveness of fund raising strategies, activities and tactics
  • Ensure that the development department maintains high standards for donor engagement, development systems and procedures and performs its work with the highest level of ethics and integrity
  • Supervise the Annual Fund Manager and assist with guiding workflow and training
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, business or related fields
  • Prior experience with Major Gifts is required
  • Visionary and creative leadership in development with an outstanding record of accomplishment
  • 5+ years knowledge and best practices in all key areas of development
  • Superior analytic, strategic and organizational skills, coupled with integrity, judgment and discretion
  • Ability to manage and partner with high-level fund raising volunteers


  • Full-time, exempt position; Monday – Friday; occasional weekends and holidays as needed
  • SFBFS’ Family Services campus, w/ frequent travel to Food Bank Services campus; comprehensive benefits
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