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Open Position - Development Manager
Join us in uplifting the power of communities mobilizing for healthy, green, fair, and affordable food & farm systems!
About the Development Manager
Working closely with the Director and the leadership of HEAL, the Development Manager will work to grow our current budget and expand the movements for food and farm justice. The Development Manager will focus on managing multiple fundraising functions, from grants management to individual giving. They will join a dynamic Alliance with colleagues that are committed to the work and to one another. We strongly encourage applicants with personal experience confronting the negative impacts of our current food system.

The key objectives for this position are to:
1) Maintain and grow the level of funding we receive from foundations. 
2) Develop our individual giving program. 
3) Develop an overall plan for how HEAL will diversify our funding streams (e.g. major donors, membership, events). 
4) Integrate fundraising into our overall organizing strategy and communications plans.

The essential responsibilities of the position are included in, but not limited to the items listed below.
Institutional Fundraising (50%)
Steward relationships with existing foundations that sustain our work, identify prospective foundation funders, and cultivate new relationships with those funders (alongside the Director, and those currently involved with programming and development). 
Coordinate reports and proposals for existing or planned joint grants with members and partners. 
Write most grant applications and reports, coordinating with program staff and the Anchor Team. 
Individual Giving Program (20%)
With the Operations Manager, create and maintain a donor database; support staff to use the database to track their interactions with contacts.
Develop and manage a stewardship plan for donor development and retention. 
Lead an annual appeal process.
Facilitate the development of relationships with major donors through personal meetings, regular communications, special fundraising events, and arrange for meetings with HEAL Director and/or Anchor Team. 
Lead and manage the production of special letters, gift acknowledgements, and other communications with individual donors.
Overall Development Planning & Leadership (20%)
Craft an overall strategy for increasing and diversifying funding sources. 
Maintain a development calendar, coordinate the fundraising activities of the Director, Anchor Team, and other stakeholders. 
Research funding sources and trends and analyze with foresight, to help position HEAL ahead of major funding changes or trends.
Organizational Development (10%)
Drive the process for integrating fundraising efforts with our organizing work and communications. 
Participates in planning and strategy sessions to achieve HEAL’s goals. 
Advise the Director in matching programs and fundraising. 
With the support our fiscal sponsor, help maintain our financial tracking system and prepare reports on revenue and expenses. 
With our Operations Manager, monitor and maintain organization’s financial records.

Required Qualifications
 Organized: Must have the ability to organize and track materials, set priorities, and meticulously track details on multiple projects. 
• Experienced: Must have 3-5 years of related working experience with non-profit fundraising and development, with a proven track record of success in fundraising. 
• Communicative: Must have excellent English language skills in all areas of verbal and written communications, and be skilled in interpersonal relations. 
• Adaptive: Must be comfortable working with constituencies with a range of professional experience, adaptive to shifting priorities, and able to problem-solve. 
• Self-directed: Must have demonstrated initiative, be independent, accountable, and be comfortable managing projects remotely. 
• Collaborative: Must be a great team player and listener with strong interpersonal skills. 
• Tech Savvy: Must be able to utilize common office software, be competent with basic social media, and be comfortable with the Google suite and online project tracking tools. Familiarity with relational databases and how to establish one for a small fundraising shop a plus.

The Details
This is a full-time salaried position, with excellent benefits and a flexible schedule. We will consider part-time for a highly experienced candidate. This position is supervised by the Director, who is based in Oakland, CA, though this person can work remotely. Pay is $55-65,000, depending on experience. Some travel will be required.

We are in a start-up phase and as such, seek self-motivated and strategic thinkers who are able to adapt as the organization shifts and grows. As a complex coalition, we seek individuals who are highly organized systems thinkers. For all positions, HEAL seeks individuals with a demonstrated understanding of the intersections of racial, economic, and environmental justice, who are committed to transformative change.

The HEAL Food Alliance is a fiscally-sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center (MSC). MSC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates to apply.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line "Development Manager." Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received before August 25, 2017.