Real Food Challenge is hiring a Develpment Manager! Deadline is April 6 – we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. 

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Organizational Description

Real Food Challenge (RFC), a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England is the largest student organization in the country fighting for food justice and a sustainable food economy. With a devoted staff and powerful grassroots leadership across the country, we are mobilizing millennials to build the just and sustainable food system the world needs now.  Over the last seven years of organizing on college campuses, we have redirected more than $80 million of cafeteria food budgets away from industrial agriculture and towards local, fair, and agro-ecological sources. These shifts are making a real difference for farmers, fishers and food chain workers — and they’re just the start. RFC is co-convening a new national alliance for food justice and is gearing up for a slew of new campaigns. And, we are excited to bring a development specialist onto the team to help us grow.

Job Summary
We’re looking for a leader who will work closely with the Executive Director and the leadership of RFG to craft a vision for how we will grow from our current budget, from $780,000, to over $1 million. The Development Manager will manage multiple fundraising and related functions, from grants management, to annual individual giving. It’s a great opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a cutting edge movement organization in a dynamic, flexible work environment, with colleagues who are deeply committed to the mission and to one another.

The key objectives for this position are to:

  • Sustain and grow RFC’s individual giving program;
  • Maintain—at least—the level of funding we receive from foundations (approximately $700,000);
  • Develop an overall plan for how we will diversify our funding (e.g., major donors, membership, corporate philanthropy);
  • Serve as a thought partner to the executive team for advancing the field and positioning the organization within it.
We would consider crafting this job as a part-time position for a highly-experienced professional.