Fundraise for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Build and strengthen relationships and solicit donations from a portfolio of individual donors, churches, corporations and organizations giving $500-5,000 annually. Meet development incentive plan objectives.
Pay, Schedule & Benefits:
This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position. Participates in the development incentive plan.
Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday during daytime business hours. Frequent daytime local travel for meetings and events. Occasional evening/weekend hours. 2-3 annual expenses-paid domestic trips required.
Benefits include health insurance, 401(k) with employer match, PTO, FSA, dental, vision and more.
What You’ll Do:
Meaningfully engage with current and prospective donors. Make 20+ daily contacts through phone, email, handwritten notes and face-to-face meetings. Foster and strengthen relationships, and inspire donors to become invested in feeding kids by sharing the impact of FMSC’s food. Solicit donations, connect donors’ philanthropic interests with FMSC funding opportunities, express thanks and offer prayer.
Record personal donor touchpoints and accurate donor/prospect information in database.
Analyze portfolio, identify top-tier donors and set strategy and goals to optimize engagement and increase giving.
Creatively integrate FMSC marketing and communication pieces into strategic donor touchpoints, e.g. annual report, holiday cards, etc.
Share donor relations successes and best practices with peers.
Communicate and collaborate with site manufacturing personnel on fundraising efforts.
Recruit and manage department administrative volunteer(s).
Perform other duties as assigned.
Work location is Libertyville, IL. Reports to Development Manager.
Join our group of professional world-changers. Work alongside dedicated, talented folks.
To Apply: Complete the application and upload a cover letter and resume at www.fmsc.org/apply. Please use Internet Explorer and delete your browsing history (specifically your cookies) for improved functioning of the online application.
Commitment to support, promote and authentically communicate FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related field and 2 years of development or sales experience required.
Experience meeting sales/fundraising goals, increasing prospect/donor engagement, and making the “ask” and “close” with donors/prospects is required. Experience using effective interpersonal and customer service skills to build strong donor/customer relationships is required, including in-person and phone interactions.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Experience with donor/sales databases preferred.
Engaging storyteller. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Adept in public speaking.
Self-directed with high level of energy, self-motivation and independence with limited direct supervision.
Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of detail, accuracy and follow-through.
About Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide. FMSC meals are hand-packed by volunteers and sent to an incredible network of partner organizations who distribute them to those in need. Nearly 1.2 million volunteers packed more than 333 million FMSC meals in 2017. More than 90 percent of total donations go directly to feed kids.