Development Manager

The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining family farms, rural communities and food security. RAFI cultivates markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially just and environmentally sound agriculture. The RAFI office is located in Pittsboro, NC.

RAFI seeks to hire a full-time Development Manager to advance the organization's fundraising efforts. The Development Manager will be responsible for developing RAFI’s fundraising program strategies in collaboration with the Executive and Associate Directors. The Development Manager will be responsible for engaging staff in the fundraising process, and ensuring that our strategies are implemented effectively, including for example: all deadlines are met, reports and proposals are accurate and well written, individual donor appeals are compelling and all donors files are accurate and organized in Salesforce, etc. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team leader, highly organized and detail oriented, self-motivated and prepared to take initiative in designing and managing creative fundraising strategies. 

Reports to: Associate Director

Job Responsibilities:

Develops and implements fundraising strategies and oversees fundraising programs. Works with Executive Director and Associate Director to develop annual fundraising goals and solicits funds to meet these goals.

Identifies new donors and organizes initiatives to solicit funding.

Coordinates with program staff to maintain up-to-date grant application and reporting calendar. Maintains organized records of grant awards, grant agreements, final grant budgets and ensures program staff are aware of grant restrictions and reporting requirements.

Responsible for crafting general support grant applications. Reviews program grant applications and submits final version to funder.

Updates organizational information on BBB, Guidestar, and Charity Navigator. Maintains up to date charitable licensing information.

Maintains Salesforce donor database for individual donors and donations, including processing donations, data entry, tracking and reporting for donations from individuals and businesses/organizations, fundraising appeals, donor communications, and prospective donor information.

Manages administrative staff in day-to-day performance of fundraising related work. Manages weekly list of individual donors for direct communication from Executive Director based on donations and individual donor history, including major donors.

Develops and coordinate fundraising appeal campaigns.

Develops monthly fundraising reports. Assists with grant reporting and grant calendar as needed, information gathering from staff, tracking deadlines, and submissions.

Keeps stock documents up to date. Maintains stock of fundraising materials and templates.


Required Experience:

Experience with Salesforce database
5 years experience in fundraising preferred
Demonstrated success in fundraising and individual donor program management
1 to 3 years supervisory experience
Bachelor’s degree

Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position starting at RAFI’s manager tier with an annual salary of approximately $50,000. RAFI offers highly competitive benefits including 5 weeks paid vacation plus holidays, paid sick leave, 401k, and 100% health coverage for employees and dependents including health care premiums, dental and vision, disability and life insurance.

Organization Name: 
Rural Advancement Foundation International - USA
Career Level: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
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How to Apply: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references using our online application form. Click here to apply online.

Deadline: February 1, 2018
Estimated start date: March 1, 2018

Salary and Benefits: