Chief Philanthropy Officer

The Chief Philanthropy Officer develops and maintains an active program of donors to support FBA’s position with current and prospective donors. He/she, along with department staff, manages the areas of fundraising, donor relations, media and marketing, publications, special events, and volunteer resources.  He/she works with the Chief Executive Officer and committees of the Board of Directors to develop and implement fundraising and marketing plans. This full-time exempt position that reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The range for this position is $90,000 – $110,000 DOE. To apply send resume and cover letter to 

Planning and Management
Participates as a key member of management team, with responsibility for input on all major decisions for FBA’s future. Takes an active role in strategic plan development and implementation for Food Bank of Alaska.Assists in brainstorming and implementing new projects with other departments to increase FBA’s exposure, expand upon current programs, and increase funding sources. Establishes and monitors fundraising goals in support of agency goals and budget.

Development and Marketing
Provides leadership and oversight for the development team and implementation of all fundraising activities to raise a minimum of $4,000,000 annually, including: Annual campaigns (Pick.Click.Give, CFC, United Way, Direct Mail). Coordinating special events and fundraisers. Database oversight and donor acknowledgement. Manages all online fundraising activities. Major donor cultivation. Plan giving and endowment campaigns. Planning and oversight of website and four social media channels. Donor Stewardship planning and implementation. Manages the brand, message and image of FBA. Supervises the design and production of all agency marketing and public relations materials publications, including brochures, annual reports and newsletters, and FBA signage. Also manages all administrative materials for staff and warehouse. Manages the creation and implementation of FBA’s marketing plan and materials. Performs research to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grantsManagement of the design, implementation and improvement of FBA’s volunteer program. Oversees food drive processes and implementation.

Communication and Public Engagement
Engages and educates community organizations, groups and individuals on hunger and other food security issues, and ways to provide support. Partners with the Chief Advocacy Officer on external communications, including media coverage. Leads FBA’s story collection plan, collaborating with other departments. Creates and maintains positive relationships with donors and prospective donors.Collaborates with other departments to ensure a unified message.Represents FBA at events, speaking engagements, tabling, corporate presentations, etc.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Graduate degree preferred.Minimum seven years experience in nonprofit management, and experience managing teams. Minimum five years of fundraising experience raising $2M+ annually. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.Creativity, empathy, and flexibility in managing volunteers, media, Board and staff.Commitment to organizational mission to end hunger.

Here are some of the amazing benefits that come with this position:  

  • Hybrid/ flexible schedule opportunities.
  • A Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold plan with very low employee costs.
  • Principle Dental and Vision at a very low cost to employees.  
  • Free Life Insurance and AD&D. 
  • Paid time off, starting with 3 weeks accrued in the first year, increasing every year to 6 weeks. 
  • Approximately 13 paid holidays which include a full week in December. In addition, paid “snow days” when weather conditions force workplace closures.
  • A 403b retirement plan with an employer match.  
  • A Wellness Reimbursement Plan. 
  • An outstanding team and work environment.  
  • Administrative offices are pet friendly. 
  • Regular fun events for staff with contests, prizes, and food. 
  • A shared leave bank to cover employees when they have emergencies and have exhausted their personal leave.



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