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Director of Development
Exempt, Salary, Full-Time
The Farmlink Project is a fast growing nonprofit on a mission to connect the billions of pounds of produce that would otherwise be wasted to feed people in need, reduce carbon emissions and heal the planet. Founded by college students amid the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020, Farmlink works to connect farms with surplus food to communities in need at scale. To date, we have rescued over 27 million pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste, delivering over 21 million meals to food banks across the country. Farmlink has raised more than $5.7 million in funding through individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and grants from foundations. The Farmlink Project is staffed entirely by young volunteers with an average age of 21. As our movement has scaled, we are looking for exceptional candidates to become our first full-time paid employee in the form of a Fund Developer.
The Director of Development will have the overall managerial responsibility for The Farmlink Project fundraising programs and financial stewardship. Candidates must have proven experience fundraising for a similar nonprofit agency.
Oversee The Farmlink Project’s high-level fundraising activities. Create and implement a development plan to scale The Farmlink Project’s existing fundraising levels through innovative fundraising channels
Work closely with the Fundraising Team Lead (student volunteer position) to ensure that the day-to-day fundraising activities of The Farmlink Project are on track (activities include grant writing, outreach to corporate sponsors, donor calling, social media fundraising, and the development of seasonal fundraising campaigns)
Act as the liaison between The Farmlink Project and external parties, including but not limited to: executives at partner corporations, charitable foundation directors, key large donors, accountants, lawyers, and auditors
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Passionate about ending hunger and eliminating food waste
Excited to work with young volunteers in a fast-paced start-up environment
Self-starter with a proven ability to adapt in a dynamic environment
Creative, innovative thinker with out-of-the-box problem solving skills
Minimum three years working in the nonprofit sector, including experience in fundraising and fiscal management
Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
Experience working with external auditors, compliance, and regulatory oversight
Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills
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