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Chief Development Officer

Hunger Free America
New York, United States
$90,000.00 - $115,000.00
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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 overtime payments.



  • 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 individuals.
  • Directly manage the work of a Development Associate, an AmeriCorps VISTA, and occasional short-term or part-time employees.
  • 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 programs.
  • 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 online.
  • 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 strategic plan.
  • 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 diverse stakeholders.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
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 plus.
• Experience managing other development staff is a plus.
An outgoing, engaging personality.


The person in this position:

  • Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position.
  • 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 events.
  • Frequently communicates with staff, donors, volunteers, and clients and must be able to exchange accurate information in these interactions.


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 experience.
•   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 account.
• Employees receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time.


  • A resume and cover letter are required for your application. Apply here:
  • 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.

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