The Biodynamic Demeter Alliance is a newly formed national organization focused on biodynamic agriculture and food systems in the United States. The organization is the result of a thoughtful unification and expansion process to merge the two strongest and most visible organizations within the movement: the Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA. The combined organization offers a cohesive, networked association that can facilitate the practical growth and maturation needed to implement systemic change in the US food system and the marketplace at large.
The Alliance works to advance the knowledge and growth of biodynamic practices, principles, research, markets, and certification in support of healthier landscapes, farms, and people, and improved economic, spiritual, and social wellbeing. Biodynamic agriculture holds the key to solving many of the issues facing our world today -- from climate change to water scarcity, social injustice and the social-emotional well-being of people and communities. By incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practices as keystones, the Alliance works alongside all farmers, food entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts that share the goal of growing resilient, equitable, inclusive, and just food economies and systems. As an early-stage organization, our website is still in development but information can be found at www.biodynamicdemeteralliance.org.
The Development & Communications Department is responsible for building the organization’s fundraising capacity, including major gifts, grants, brand sponsorships, and our membership program while inspiring participation in the movement and expanding our audience. The department is also responsible for establishing new relationships in the community to cultivate donors and strategic partners across the biodynamic and regenerative agriculture movements.
We are searching for a talented and professional Development Associate to join our team. This role will help to maximize the efficiency and efficacy of our diverse fundraising streams, and will work in close partnership with the Development Director and the Executive Director to assist with cultivating donors and increasing our fundraising capacity in support of the organization’s three spheres and their programs. This is a fully remote position across multiple timezones.
WHO YOU ARE
As a successful candidate, you are committed to elevating, amplifying and activating the biodynamic movement, and you and are excited to contribute positively to our inclusive work culture. You have a background in fundraising and administration, experience developing and fine tuning an organization’s donor cultivation cycle, and an interest in engaging individual, corporate, and foundation donors. You are organized, detail-oriented, and an innovative self-starter, and you excel at tracking your projects and at communicating both your ideas and your questions. You are excited about helping to build relationships in the community and you are passionate about getting people involved with our mission and the Biodynamic Movement.
Please visit http://biodynamicdemeteralliance.org/careers to find out more and apply.