JOB TITLE: Chief Development Officer
New York, NY / Some work may be carried out remotely, but some will
require in-person attendance at Hunger Free America’s Manhattan
headquarters and at on-site events throughout New York City.
Hunger Free America is seeking a dynamic, growing, and highly
effective nonpartisan nonprofit organization development/
fundraising professional with a minimum of five years of
successful, full-time development/fundraising experience and a
proven track record of successfully raising funds from both
institutions and individuals in positions of increasing
responsibility. Direct experience in grant writing, grant
management, individual donor solicitation, board management and
donor relations is required. This is a full-time position that
reports directly to the CEO. While this position will usually
require 35-40 of hour of work per week, it is ineligible for
- Working closely with the CEO a part of the organizations;
senior leadership team, the Chief Development Officer will:
- Design and implement all development and fundraising activities
of the organization to increase donations from both unrestricted
and restricted sources.
- Manage all institutional and individual fundraising including
raising funds from government agencies, foundations, corporations,
small and medium donors, major gifts, direct mail and online
donations, and events.
- Increasing direct donations from high net worth
- Directly manage the work of a Development Associate, an
AmeriCorps VISTA, and occasional short-term or part-time
- Identify, research, write, pitch, and submit foundation,
corporate, and government funding proposals. Develop and submit
financial and programmatic progress reports to funders.
- Collaborate with the Strategic Volunteerism department to
integrate strategic volunteerism with fundraising, including
designing innovative events that can improve volunteer-donor
engagement and can increase funding from corporate volunteer
- Collaborate with the Communications team to increase our social
marketing partnerships with companies and brands, and online
promotional materials for the organization that relate to
fundraising, as well as to increase mid-size and small donors
- Collaborate with the Chief of Staff to co-lead the new
Associate Board to develop a collaborative fundraising strategy and
guide board members to design and execute fundraising events and to
curate strategic partnership leads with other organizations and
develop the leadership pipeline.
- Advise the CEO and Board of Directors on how to fully integrate
development priorities with implementing the organization’s
- Work with the CEO and Chief of Staff to continually engage
members of the Board of Directors with fundraising.
Ideal candidates will have as many as possible:
• Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of five years of
relevant, successful professional experience conducting both
individual and institutional fundraising. A related graduate or
professional degree is a plus.
• Successful fundraising track record and comfort and skill in
asking individuals, organizations, and institutions for money.
Direct experience in grant writing, grant management, individual
donor solicitation, and donor relations is required.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills for a variety
of audiences. Very strong writer is required.
• Proven ability to collaborate professionally and effectively with
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a
Experience developing and managing a nonprofit board and supporting
board members to maximize their engagement.
• A demonstrated commitment to, and passion about, Hunger Free
America’s mission to end hunger nationwide. Specific knowledge of
hunger and poverty issues are a plus.
• Stellar organizational multi-tasking skills and an ability to
meet tight deadlines without fail.
• Experience with CRM/donor management software required.
Familiarity with Salesforce and/or crowdfunding software is a
• Experience managing other development staff is a plus.
An outgoing, engaging personality.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The person in this position:
- Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary
- Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file
cabinets, office machinery, other offices, etc.Constantly operates
a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a
calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
- Occasionally travels around New York City and possibly outside
of NYC to attend meetings, conferences, and other organizational
- Frequently communicates with staff, donors, volunteers, and
clients and must be able to exchange accurate information in these
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
This is a full-time, 35-hour to 40-hour per week position, with
some in-person work required in our HQ in New York City.
Starting annual salary range is $90,000 to $115,000 based on
• Hunger Free America offers significant benefits to
full-time employees, including a strong health insurance plan which
includes fully paid employee premiums and a health reimbursement
• Employees receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick
HOW TO APPLY:
- A resume and cover letter are required for your application.
- Hunger Free America is an equal opportunity employer. People of
diverse races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and
social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national
origins are very strongly encouraged to apply.