The Food Trust is seeking a dynamic and qualified Associate Director of Development to oversee the strategic planning of the agency’s fundraising and development activities. The Associate Director of Development is responsible to raise funds for Food Trust programs and the organization, through grants to foundations, government agencies, and corporations, and through revenue generated from special events, individual donor appeals, and corporate sponsorships of key programs. The Associate Director of Development and their team also will identify, cultivate and manage relationships with external funders, in collaboration with other staff, and oversee formal reporting to funders on the progress of funded projects. The Associate Director of Development also oversees coordination of development activities with other internal departments, including finance, communications, consulting, and the various project teams, and with external partners who are collaborating on projects. The Associate Director of Development also works closely with The Food Trust’s Board to keep them informed, encourage board participation in fundraising, and to collaborate on joint fundraising strategies.
The Associate Director of Development will work closely with internal staff to maintain strong expertise in programs and maintain current on the agency’s programs and services. In addition, the position will maintain external contact with funders, key stakeholders, donors, and business partners. This position has access to sensitive agency and funder information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism. This position has regular contact with high-level funders and colleagues and is expected to represent TFT in a professional manner.
The Associate Director of Development will provide daily supervision and/or direct the work of members of the Development team. This position is a member of our leadership team and will report to the Director of Development.