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Development Director, PT

  • 14 Sep 2023
  • 14 Nov 2023
  • Share my Meals, Princeton NJ

Development Director

Development Director Share My Meals, is a non-profit organization serving the food-insecure community in Central NJ. We are looking for a committed and energetic Development Director to lead our fundraising efforts. At Share My Meals, we're all about making a real difference in our local communities. Our dedicated team recovers healthy surplus meals from large food service providers and delivers them to those in need, tackling food insecurity head-on while also addressing the environmental impact of food waste.

As our Development Director, you will lead the organization's fundraising efforts, playing a crucial role in creating and enhancing relationships with donors, both individuals and foundations, to secure current and future funding. Together, we will make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need.


- Fundraising Strategy:

Collaborate with the CEO, board of directors, and the Fundraising Committee to develop and implement a dynamic fundraising strategy. Your innovative ideas and proactive approach will help us secure the resources needed to support our programs.

- Partnerships: Identify potential grant opportunities and donors whose guidelines align with our mission. You will build and maintain relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors, ensuring effective communication and collaboration. You will identify grant requirements & time frames, establish a calendar for grant applications and oversee writing and submitting of grant proposals.

- Events and Appeals: Take the lead in developing a fundraising events calendar, working closely with our team to organize and supervise these events. Additionally, you will contribute to the creation of communication messages and general appeals to engage and inspire our supporters. - Data Management: Track and manage gifts from various sources, maintaining accurate records in our Neon donor database. Collaborate with finance and accounting teams to ensure proper allocation and reporting.

Who Are We Looking For?

- Passionate Advocate: A strong passion for fighting food insecurity and reducing food waste, with a genuine commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

- Accomplished Fundraiser: Minimum 5-10 years of experience in fundraising for non-profit organizations, with a proven track record of securing funds and cultivating donor relationships. - Relationship Builder: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, to establish and maintain productive relationships with donors, stakeholders, and influencers. - Collaborative Team Player: Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively with internal teams and external stakeholders to achieve fundraising goals.

- Proactive Approach: A proactive mindset in seeking new funding opportunities and staying updated on fundraising trends and best practices.

- Tech Savvy: Proficiency in fundraising software and experience with Salesforce or other CRMs, as well as excellent computer skills including the use of Google Suite.

- Creative Thinker: A creative and self-starting attitude, coupled with a willingness to think outside the box and explore innovative fundraising strategies.

Job Type: Part-time (24 to 30 hours per week)

Pay: $35 to $40/hour depending on qualifications. Education: Bachelor - Master (Preferred) Work location: Hybrid/Princeton, NJ (available to be in Princeton, NJ weekly)

To Apply:

If you possess these qualifications and are eager to join a mission-driven organization dedicated to fighting food insecurity, we encourage you to apply. Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as a separate PDF attachment in one email to smm-search@sharemymeals.org

- Cover Letter expressing interest in Share My Meals and indicating your relevant experience and how it relates to the Development Director position

- Current Resume

3495 US Highway 1 | Suite #34 1247 | Princeton, NJ 08540  

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