The Development Officer will provide vital support to the Executive Director. The position is a long term, full time salaried position with potential to grow for the right person, invested in the sustainability of Farm Discovery. This position will grow Farm Discovery’s budget over the next three years, lead fundraising campaigns and events, manage grant calendar, submissions, reporting and research, with supervision by the Executive Director. The person in this position will work collaboratively with education staff and is responsible for daily decision-making.
Manage fundraising portion of program events and lead fundraising events – including phone calls, e-mail and letters for securing sponsorships, soliciting donations, volunteer recruitment, and event coordination.
Act as a friendly ambassador, advocate and asker welcoming the public & upholding the mission of Farm Discovery and Live Earth Farm.
Lead development outreach to local and regional agricultural and business communities to help develop relationships to help sustain Farm Discovery programs.
Facilitate corporate volunteer partnerships, including recruitment, management and stewardship of volunteers as they relate to corporate giving.
Support Farm Discovery Executive Director in researching, initiating, developing and maintaining relationships with donors and sponsors.
Administer Farm Discovery grant and donor database (Salesforce software), including researching new opportunities and recruitment and training of volunteers to assist.
Manage grant submissions including calendar, development and writing of narratives, work plans, and budgets, reporting, research and check-ins with Executive Director and Assistant Director of Education on goals and objectives.
Create and maintain annual fundraising plan with quarterly updates for Director and Board.
Manage donor and supporter electronic and print communications using mail merge, e-communications programs and tracking communications in the Farm Discovery database.
Co-create annual report with Executive Director & Assistant Director of Education.
Use computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to prepare reports, memos, and documents.
Prepare and send outgoing mail, including organizing volunteer support for large mailings.
Code and file material according to the established procedures.
Update and ensure the accuracy of the organization’s databases.
Back-up electronic files using proper procedures.
Code and file financial material according to established records management procedures.
Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate and ensure the integrity of the processing of donations.
Assist with financial reports as required.
Month end duties as required.
Provide Board Support
With the Executive Director, prepare supporting development reports and materials for distribution.
Ensure the timely distribution of material to the Board.
Provide Broad Support
Facilitate programs and events when additional staff are needed.
Jump in where needed to support all programs, events, and the back-end operations to keep these running at the level of excellence our clients and customers expect.
2-3 years experience in Fundraising and Development
Bilingual Spanish speaker.
Experience and understanding of Latinx culture.
Farming gardening and/or nutrition experience, skills, and/or passion.
Familiarity with area agricultural business and philanthropic sectors.
*Please fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/vgoN9xoYnyuHo2Wu7
the form will require the following two items to be uploaded within it:
A cover letter that shares the unique skills you bring to the table and includes the date or range of timing you are interested/available to start
A resume with at least two professional references
We will begin reviewing and accepting candidate material immediately.