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Assistant Development Director or Development Manager

Employer: NOFA/Mass

Work Location: Remote position, but must live in Massachusetts or neighboring state. Some travel within Massachusetts is required.

Compensation Range: $20 - 25 / hour

Duties / Responsibilities

Donor Relationship Management and Cultivation

  • Increase individual gifts through appeals, digital communications, and social media; cultivating new donors, retaining existing donors, increasing specific donor gifts.
  • Support with donor communications (including gift solicitations and acknowledgements).
  • Oversee donor tracking; develop strategies around personal communication; report on gift impact.

Fundraising Events and Appeals

  • Coordinate with staff to develop timelines and work plans around designing and implementing annual fundraising events and appeals.

Sponsorships & Partnerships

  • Coordinate with Development staff on obtaining sponsorship: researching potential sponsors, communicating with past/present/potential sponsors, and coordinating sponsorship deliverables with Communications Department and program staff.

Departmental & Organizational Support

  • Contribute to organizational objectives as needed to help the Development Department maintain grant funding and meet deliverables.
  • Attend meetings to have an understanding of needs and keep up-to-date on opportunities.
  • Assist the Development Director in grant application and reporting.
  • Maintain timesheet and weekly staff reports.

Desired Applicant Experience

The successful candidate will offer:

  • Strong professional writing skills, clear communication, and people skills
  • Experience managing and cultivating individual donor relationships
  • Experience with research and outreach to potential donors, funders, sponsors
  • Punctuality and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivation, efficiency, and the ability to work independently from home with minimal supervision while maintaining a collaborative nature as a team member
  • Strong computer skills, including Google Workspace and Zoom

Ideal candidate may also have:

  • A strong commitment to and knowledge of organic, regenerative farming practices, challenges, and the needs of growers at all levels and a strong interest in and understanding of climate change and how it relates to agriculture
  • Hands-on farming experience
  • Proven success in grant writing or reporting
  • Experience maintaining CRM database systems

Other position information:

  • This job can generally be accomplished from home. Employee must provide appropriate basic office equipment to facilitate working remotely.
  • Hours are flexible with some onsite and virtual organizational meeting attendance required.
  • Employee must attend NOFA/Mass retreats and staff meetings, the winter and summer conferences, virtual department meetings, and other staff responsibilities.

How to Apply / Notes / Other Information

Apply via the link on the NOFA/Mass website.