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Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana: Director of Development

July 28, 2022 7:48 AM | Anonymous

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is looking for an experienced Director of Development to join our team and help our organization grow. We are looking for an results-oriented individual who has proven success in capital campaigns, donor gifts, fundraising and donor giving, who has a positive outlook, and a heart to help those in need. If this you, this position is right for you. This is a full-time position, located in Shreveport, LA.

  • Minimum six years of demonstrated high-level leadership success developing and implementing comprehensive development programs.
  • Experience in major gift giving, capital campaigns, development plans, and cultivating donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field.
  • CFRE certification preferred, or in the process of achieving designation.
  • Experience with Donor Perfect software is highly desirable. Otherwise must be able to learn proficiencies of software to develop and maintain donor/volunteer databases, reports and mailing lists.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Monday to Friday
  • What are your strongest skills and qualifications that make you a good candidate for this position?
  • How big of a team have you managed?
  • What are your salary and benefits requirements?
  • Are you highly proficient in computer skills, Microsoft Office and Google docs?
  • How many years have you had in fundraising and donor giving, and what is the largest gift you've asked and received from donors?


Our Food Bank exists to be the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. Our vision is to ultimately end hunger in our area by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution. This provides universal access to food for those in need in our communities. We are the largest distributor of donated food for our 7 parishes and we are one of only five food banks in the state. We sort, warehouse and distribute food to over 150 non-profit organizations, shelters and churches in our seven-parish region. We just completed a $6M capital campaign and implemented new donor software.


The Director of Development is a key position at our food bank whose primary objective is to develop and successfully implement our donor giving and fundraising plans. This includes identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects and financial donors. It includes identifying, writing and tracking grants, managing monthly donor and planned giving programs, and providing leadership to the development internal team to reach the food bank’s goals related to public relations, marketing, events, donations, government relations and volunteers.

We have the development software already in place. We have a large donor base to work from. We have the development team to support you. All these things have worked well for us thus far. A successful person in this position would work with these team members and processes already in place and take us to the next level. You will work closely with the Executive Director, and are responsible to achieve our revenue and long-range fundraising goals.


We offer a strong competitive salary with great benefits which include health insurance, dental insurance, long and short term disability, life insurance, a 401k participation, vacations with personal days and holiday pay. Our workplace is passionate about our mission and we work hard to help those in need get the food and resources they need. The position is mainly Monday-Friday but some evening and weekend work may be required.


A great candidate for this position must be results-driven, organized, with great project management skills, and great public speaking skills. They must be highly motivated, with great interpersonal skills, a great team player, and meet these qualifications:


If you are a good fit for this position, we invite you to send us your information. Please answer the following questions and submit your resume. We will provide you a complete job description during the interview process. Please do not call our office directly as that may disqualify your application.

Job Type: Full-time



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P.O. Box 1924
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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