NYC: Just Food seeks Development Associate

6 Jan
Throughout its 15-year history, Just Food has connected New York City residents of all economic backgrounds with local, sustainable food and the farmers who grow it. Our networks are building a robust local-family-farm economy and growing healthier citizens—all while shrinking our collective environmental footprint. Just Food’s programs build the capacity of New Yorkers to grow their own food; create direct connections to local food producers; cook healthy, delicious meals; and advocate for a more just and sustainable food system.

Development Associate:

Just Food’s development team will be embarking on a period of transition and growth in 2011.  Our new Development Associate will play an important role by providing administrative support to the development team in their fund-raising and public relations efforts.  In addition, the Development Associate will be responsible for shaping and developing the membership program and expanding the small grants program.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for all administrative aspects of fund development and communications activities
  • Assist in researching potential funders and assist in the preparation of grant proposals, letters of intent, and grant reports;
  • Assist in the ongoing maintenance of Just Food’s database and donor stewardship activities by helping to acknowledge donors in a timely manner, and help develop and maintain donor mailing lists and lists of potential funding sources;
  • Coordinate marketing, promotional and social media activities of the organization such as the creation of: newsletters, flyers, informational packets, website updates, email and Facebook updates, etc.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of fundraising events and non-fund-raising events.
  • Answer donor and member inquiries
  • Prepare media and donor materials for distribution
  • Work with program staff to develop brochures, annual reports, and other marketing materials

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in a non-profit fund-raising or equivalent position
  • Hard-working, articulate, confident
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self motivated, with the ability to organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in using databases, Microsoft Office programs, Drupal, and InDesign and willingness to learn new applications
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Additional Qualifications/Who We’re Looking For:

  • A dynamic and polished individual with tremendous enthusiasm for sustainable food systems development, local and urban agriculture, food justice
  • Someone with a ‘get-it-done’ attitude who is hands-on, a self starter and responds well to direction and constructive feedback
  • Someone who interacts exceptionally well with people, both internally and externally
  • An individual who does well in a team environment, is passionate about his/her work, and is eager to make a contribution to the success of the organization

This is a full-time position.  Reports to the Executive Director.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Just Food is committed to creating a workplace that respects and values diversity of cultural, ethnic and experiential backgrounds.

To apply: Qualified candidates send cover letter and resume by email to Just Food at  Please include the words “Development Associate” in the subject line and respond no later than January 24, 2010.

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