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 info@justfood.org.  Please include the words “Development Associate” in the subject line and respond no later than January 24, 2010.

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