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Development Director Posted Apr 23
Boston Area Gleaners , Waltham, MA
About the Organization:

Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. We distribute high quality, local produce to food pantries and meal programs by working closely with farmers, providing volunteer labor to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under. We are building a reliable supply chain of agricultural surplus to regional food agencies that serve people in need. By organizing volunteers to harvest and sort crops on farms, we have gleaned and donated over 2.7 million pounds of high quality produce since our founding in 2004.

Job Description:

Do you want to work for a dynamic and growing non-profit? Want to join a creative, motivated and tight-knit team? Talk about veggies everyday? Do you love relationship building and talking to all different types of people but also appreciate the art that is a nicely written grant? Want to apply your fundraising skills towards making our food system more equitable for all? Then come join the Glean Team!

**NOTE: Please submit a letter of interest along with your resume.

Position Description

The Development Director is responsible for supporting and implementing a wide variety of fundraising and marketing projects. An ideal candidate is a highly organized team player who is excited to inspire the community about our mission. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will support diverse fundraising activities and create targeted communications to engage new and existing donors and volunteers in supporting our cause. Together, we’ll strive to create a more sustainable, equitable food system.

Development Responsibilities

Produce and distribute 2 annual fundraising appeals
Process donations and acknowledge donors appropriately
Maintain accurate records in our donor database
Produce reports and analyze campaigns, donors, and other development efforts
Oversee fundraising and donor/volunteer appreciation events, working with the board and volunteers to plan, promote, and execute successful events
Assist with research and writing of grant proposals and sponsorship requests

Communications & Marketing Responsibilities

Support website upgrade and maintain ongoing updates
Lead our social media efforts, expanding our presence and follower base
Create frequent e-newsletters, event invitations, and other email communications
Work with program staff and Outreach Coordinator to promote volunteer opportunities through digital channels and printed flyers
Design and update merchandise and marketing materials (digital and print)
Manage production of annual impact report: collaborate with designers, printers, and mail house
Maintain bank of stories, quotes, and photos for development, marketing, and outreach purposes

Required Qualifications and Experience

Enthusiasm for the mission of Boston Area Gleaners and interest in food systems work (hunger relief, food justice, agriculture, nutrition, etc.)
Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience
Highly organized work style and project management skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Comfort interacting with and building relationships with stakeholders, such as donors, volunteers, board members, and partner organizations
Extreme proficiency in social media
Experience with email marketing platforms
Confidence with technology and willingness to learn new systems
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Some public speaking and/or customer service experience
Some flexibility in your work schedule for occasional meetings and events

Strongly preferred:

An eye for design, including some experience creating graphic pieces
Database experience (a big plus for donor database and/or Salesforce experience)

Workplace & Physical Demands

We are located in an office building on a beautiful farm
The office is on the second floor of a non-handicap accessible building
Office conditions will require many hours of sitting and working at a computer
This position requires the ability to reliably get to our office in Waltham, MA on workday

Compensation and Benefits

Full-time (min 32 hrs/wk) salaried position
Salary is commensurate with experience
Paid time off, 11 paid holidays (religious holidays of your choice), and health and dental benefits
Access to fresh produce during the gleaning season

Boston Area Gleaners Diversity Statement

We expect that the board and staff of our organization will consist of people who are committed to addressing food insecurity. Given the diversity of people impacted by food insecurity, we aspire and make every reasonable effort to develop a board, staff, and volunteer base that reflects that diversity. We believe that such diversity will strengthen our organization, enhance our decision making and accountability to the mission, and build and broaden the community of volunteers and funders, whose participation is so essential to our shared success.