• Development Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/27/2019 11:58 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
    Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
    Location : Name
    Real Food Challenge
  • Overview

    Real Food Generation (“RFG”) harnesses the power of youth and universities to create a fair and sustainable food system. After winning dozens of campaigns nationally that have resulted in $80 million committed to our definition of “Real Food” annually, we have proven that student organizing can drive substantial change in the food chain in every region of the country at a wide variety of schools. Building off of our successes, RFG launched two new initiatives in 2018. The Real Meals Campaign is an unprecedented coalition of national organizations representing farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and environmentalists working to change the food service management industry. Uprooted & Rising is a movement to end college and university support for Big Food and white supremacy in the food system and direct the energy of our generation towards food sovereignty. Real Food Generation is a fiscally-sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks.



    Position Overview


    We’re looking for a Development Manager to help us expand our grassroots fundraising program, bringing thousands into a base of grassroots financial support for Uprooted & Rising. The Development Manager will also manage the overall development calendar and support the Executive Director with institutional fundraising strategy and writing grant proposals and reports. The Development Manager will join a dynamic movement organization with colleagues who are deeply committed to the mission and to one another.

    Essential Job Functions

    Individual & Grassroots Giving

    • Drive grassroots fundraising strategies, coordinated with direct action and other movement activities to absorb thousands of supporters for Uprooted & Rising;
    • Lead the Uprooted & Rising Fundraising Core of staff and leaders to develop fundraising systems and initiatives for the movement;
    • Maintain the donor database so that it is up to date and error-free. Support staff to use the database to track their interactions with contacts;
    • Support Uprooted & Rising leaders in local fundraising strategies;
    • Develop and execute a major donor strategy;
    • Work with the communications team to lead online fundraising activities including email fundraising and social media donation tools;
    • Manage fundraising administrative tasks including gift acknowledgments, working with the online donation processing systems, and brief contact with individual and corporate donors.

    Institutional Fundraising

    • Support the Executive Director and program staff to maintain relationships with existing funders; identify prospective funders and support the cultivation of new relationships with those funders;
    • Co-write, draft and edit grant applications and reports, coordinating with program staff and the executive team;
    • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential corporate funders.

    Overall Development Planning and Leadership

    • Support the Executive Director on developing an overall strategy for diversifying funding sources;
    • Maintain the development calendar; coordinate the fundraising activities of the Executive Director, staff, alumni, and other stakeholders;
    • Research funding sources and trends and analyze them with foresight.


    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


    • A proven track record of successful fundraising;
    • 2+ years’ experience in fundraising for social movements;
    • 2+ years’ experience cultivating major donors and/or foundation relationships preferred;
    • 2+ years’ experience in organizing and movement-building;
    • Experience and comfort managing CRM systems;
    • Team leadership experience;
    • Excellent writing skills;
    • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and problem solve;
    • Exceptionally well organized with an eye for detail;
    • A passion for food sovereignty;
    • A commitment to anti-racism, economic justice, liberation, and youth power.

    How to Apply

    Applications for this role will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications MUST include:

    • Resume/CV
    • Cover letter

     Additional Information

    • The Development Manager position is a part-time position at 25 hours per week. Additionally, it requires travel 3-6 times per year, for strategy retreats, trainings and other gatherings. There will be additional opportunities to represent Real Food Generation at conferences and to attend trainings for professional development.
    • The position begins in mid to late April 2020.
    • The pay for this position is between $16.50 - $21.25 per hour, depending on experience and location (salary is adjusted for geographical location). The generous benefits package includes health insurance, retirement contributions after 1 year and substantial paid time off.
    • The preferred locations for this position are where operations staff are located: Boston, MA or New York City. There is also a potential for this position to be a remote based elsewhere in the United States.


    TSNE MissionWorks/Real Food Generation envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Real Food Generation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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