Director of Regional Philanthropy, Northeast
Who We Are:
FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to
nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging so that
every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of
food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school
nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food
education, and culturally affirming experiences with food. Building
on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change,
grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid’s
health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by 2030, every child will
have access to food education and nourishing food in school.
What We’re Looking For:
FoodCorps seeks a motivated, strategic fundraiser to harness the
full impact of philanthropy as a force for change, through the
development and implementation of philanthropic partnerships that
advance food systems, health and educational equity, social and
racial justice. This is a remote position that is located in the
Northeast Region (MA, NH, VT, MA, RI, NY, CT, NJ, NY, MD, DE, DC).
The Director of Regional Philanthropy will report directly to the
Senior Director of Regional Philanthropy and work closely with the
Regional Impact Director in the Northeast region to leverage and
grow individual, foundation, and corporate support.
How We Work:
At FoodCorps we are intentional about how we do our work, and
how we show up in the world. We practice being in charge of
accessing, feeding, and evolving our worldviews. We connect with
our history, own our flaws, evolve our biases, and deepen our
understanding of ourselves. We are willing to hold ourselves and
others accountable with care through courageous conversations while
celebrating diversity, embracing complexity, and building
belonging. We recognize that we do not have all of the answers, we
create space for divergent perspectives. We are intentional and
collaborative about shifting power, access, and resources to those
most impacted by systemic oppression.
Who You Are:
You have major gift fundraising experience across individual,
foundation or corporate funders and are confident with a range of
audiences. You are highly relational, have experience building
donor pipelines and soliciting and closing five and six-figure
renewal and new gifts, and are skilled at identifying
mission-aligned relationships. You have experience building
investments from and relationships with philanthropists who hold a
mutual responsibility toward justice and equity. You work best in a
collaborative, team environment and lead with an equity mentality,
demonstrate managerial courage, and lean into learning. You have an
ability and ease with which you counsel partners and internal
teams. You have a knowledge of the philanthropic landscape in
the Northeast region.
This is a full-time remote position and requires regular
regional travel (Northeast Region - MA, NH, VT, MA, RI, NY,
CT, NJ, NY, MD, DE, DC)
- In partnership with Regional Leadership and under the direction
of the Senior Regional Director of Philanthropy, sets the vision
and revenue strategy in the Northeast region. Holds overall
responsibility for the health of individual, corporate and
foundation funders in the region.
- Develops the annual plan, budget, key goals and objectives, and
metrics for the regional fundraising program.
- Leads a portfolio of funders, with a primary focus in the
Northeast region. Identifies prospects, develops annual and
long-term strategies, and pursues and stewards funding
relationships. Holds ultimate responsibility for closing annual
revenue with a baseline expectation for annual revenue of
- In partnership with FoodCorps’ writing team, craft proposals
that advance FoodCorps’ organizational goals as well as align with
the objectives and interests of the prospective partner that align
with the objectives and interests of the donor.
- Virtually and in person, directs and leads donor meetings.
Navigates funder meetings as a solo fundraiser and in partnership
with leadership and program staff.
- Represent FoodCorps at regional conferences and special events
in the field to build awareness and to network with prospective new
- Create and lead experiential donor engagement opportunities to
increase donor knowledge of and financial commitment to
- Across FoodCorps, furthers an organization that respects the
value of philanthropy. Builds a shared responsibility across
FoodCorps for revenue development by providing strong leadership,
ongoing mentorship, strategic support and coaching.
Measures of Success
By the end of year 1, you will have built:
Leadership: With the support and
leadership of the Sr. Regional Philanthropy Director, led the
design and implementation of FoodCorps’ revenue strategy in the
Pipeline Development: Built a more
racially and geographically diverse pipeline in the Northeast
region, with the capacity to yield $1.5M annually within 24
Revenue Development: Met annual revenue
goals as identified in FoodCorps’ fiscal year revenue plan.
Team Cohesion: Collaborated closely with
fellow Regional Directors of Philanthropy. Engaged in
creative thinking and problem solving and supported positive team
Thriving at FoodCorps
In addition to generous medical benefits and an annual $3000
401(k) matching, FoodCorps provides:
Social justice work is both vital and demanding. FoodCorps
recognizes this and provides ample time to step away and recharge,
- half-day Fridays
- 5 weeks of accrued time off
- 12 federal holidays (AND your birthday!)
- 2-week winter break
- a sabbatical policy
As an organization that supports youth development, our family
policies need to match our values. To that end, we offer:
- 16 weeks paid parental leave
- Up to $7500 in financial support towards adoption fees,
surrogacy expenses, contraceptive services, and travel for abortion
Ongoing Support and Professional Development
At FoodCorps, we want our people to work in the way that works
best for them. We provide:
- $850 annual home office funds
- Internet bill reimbursement
- Partial cell phone reimbursement
- $500 annual professional development funds
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted until a match is made. To be
considered, submit your résumé and cover letter through our hiring
site at https://foodcorps.org/careers/.
Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.
This position is a Director level role with a starting salary
range between $108,975.00 - $130,950.00. Note: A cost of living
adjustment may be made for candidates living in our designated high
cost of living areas. Adjustment would be made after hire and is
not reflected in the listed salary range.
People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed
to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing
career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.
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employees as required by law.
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