Assistant Development Director or Development Manager
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.