Skip to content

Individual Philanthropy Manager Second Harvest

  • Full Time
  • San Jose, CA
  • $127,135 to $145,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $127,135 to $145,000

Second Harvest

Another Source’s client, Second Harvest Food Bank, is recruiting an Individual Philanthropy Manager to join their team in San Jose, CA. This is a hybrid position with flexibility for remote hours and office hours in San Jose, California.


Here’s a little about Second Harvest Food Bank and the position they are recruiting for:

Founded in 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation and a trusted nonprofit leader in ending local hunger. The organization distributes nutritious groceries through a network of nearly 400 partners at drive-thru and walk-up sites across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. To learn more about how Second Harvest is responding to the incredible amount of need in Silicon Valley, visit


What’s in it for you:

Second Harvest Food Bank offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit package including an outstanding and generous health benefits program, 4-5 weeks of Flexible Time Off (vacation and sick), ten paid holidays, and a retirement plan.


The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is $127,135- $145,000.


The role:

A successful candidate will lead and manage the growth of the Individual Philanthropy team and in part, leverage the CEO, CPO, and members of the Executive Team to create an excellent donor experience for all donors. This position provides strategic direction and leadership to manage key donor relationships, renew and upgrade existing donors, acquire new donors, and improve processes to have sustainable fundraising results.


Areas of responsibility include:

Establish and monitor revenue goals for a team.
Strengthen individual donor stewardship programs, strategize, and implement creative means of securing support.
Provide day-to-day management of Individual Philanthropy activities and effective leadership and mentoring of the Individual Philanthropy team.
Work with Silicon Valley philanthropists and their teams and are comfortable managing the team and your own portfolio of donors.
Prepare members of the Executive Team for solicitation and stewardship meetings with our top donors and prospects.
Closely collaborate with other departments, including Annual Giving, Marketing, Finance, Volunteer Engagement, HR and Development Operations/Analytics.
Lead with a collaborative style with both internal and external constituents.
Required Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
Seven or more years of experience in fundraising, with ideally 3-5 years doing major gift fundraising.
Experience mentoring and coaching team to listen, collaborate, resolve conflicts, and create an excellent team atmosphere.
Experience with CRM systems and leading teams through adoption of new technologies are highly desirable.
Communication skills: Can deliver consistent, specific and clear communications; document decisions, employee performance, strategies, results, and recommendations; effective verbal and written communication.
Analytical thinking skills: Make data-driven decisions and adopt best practices and problem-solve resourcefully. Must be comfortable analyzing and interpreting data and trends and working with the team to develop forecasts and projections.
Time management: Prioritize projects in order of importance, delegate frequently, identify ideas that cannot be pursued and ask for specific support to accomplish goals. Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
This might be a job for you if:

You are a proactive self-starter, mission-driven, and an exceptional team player.
You have exhibited success in Silicon Valley fundraising with 5+ years of progressively increasing development experience and have done fundraising of 5-figure+ gifts from major donors.
Ideally have experience managing others.
You excel at fostering a team culture to deepen collaborative work and ideation.
You possess experience in capital campaigns and planned giving, with a track record of success.
You are skilled at empowering team members to create processes and systems to scale the program and maintain consistency and excellence of donor experience.
You are a thought partner across all fundraising channels to create cohesive, data informed fundraising strategies to sustain scaled revenue targets to support the business goals of the organization.
You have experience with change management and leading a team through the learning curve of adopting new technologies and processes.
You think out of the box – consistently recommending and implementing processes to improve fundraising strategies to grow community revenue.
You are committed to our DEI goals and empowering your team to adopt inclusive, equitable practices throughout our work.
You are passionate about ending hunger.

Second Harvest is committed to being an equal opportunity employer which values diversity. Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply for all positions.


Second Harvest Food Bank places great importance on the safety of its employees and customers. Therefore, in line with the CDC and state and local recommendations, Second Harvest requires as a condition of employment that employees have received full and effective COVID vaccines prior to commencing employment. In accordance with applicable law, Second Harvest will consider good faith requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical disability or sincerely held religious belief.


Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis.  We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.

To apply for this job please visit