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Outreach and Development Associate

San Francisco, CA
July 22, 2019

Center for Food Safety (CFS), one of the nation's top food and environmental advocacy nonprofit organizations, is seeking a Outreach and Development Associate for our San Francisco office. 

About CFS: CFS empowers people, supports farmers, and protects the earth from the adverse impacts of industrial food and farming production, and promotes organic and sustainable food systems. CFS uses legal actions, policy initiatives, scientific and policy reports, and corporate and grassroots campaigns to reduce the impacts of industrial agriculture on the environment and human health. CFS has an integrated suite of issue areas, including: GMOs, organic foods, climate change, factory farming, pesticides, pollinators, food labeling, food safety, nanotechnology, and more. 

Position Overview: CFS's Outreach and Development Associate assists with outreach and correspondence to CFS members, donors, and the general public. This role will serve as the primary contact for CFS's members, and as such is an ideal way to get involved in cutting-edge food and farming issues, develop outreach and strategic communication skills, and represent CFS to the public. In addition to the core membership and outreach responsibilities, this role will also oversee certain office administrative functions as needed. The ideal candidate will be committed to sustainable agriculture, excited about building their skills in outreach communications, and membership and development management, and eager to support CFS's growth and evolution. This is a full-time salaried position. This role is based in San Francisco and reports to CFS's West Coast Director.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage member correspondence via phone and email.
  • Conduct public outreach through tabling at conferences and other events.
  • Assist with donor correspondence and mailings, including a year-end fundraising campaign and mailing.
  • Write thank you letters and other donor correspondence.
  • Assist in planning fundraising events.
  • Assist in foundation research and outreach.
  • Manage member data and database and query and analyze membership data as needed.
  • Provide administrative and office management support as needed.
  • Other activities and special projects as directed.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Detail-oriented, able to adeptly manage details and data without letting anything fall through the cracks.
  • Self-motivated and a natural problem-solver.
  • Strong organizational and writing skills.
  • Team player with willingness to pitch in and wear many hats.
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for food issues and CFS's mission.
  • Minimum of two years of office experience.
  • Experience with CRM systems (such as EveryAction, Act Blue, Salesforce, etc.) a plus.

Compensation: CFS salaries are competitive and based on experience, and include a strong benefits package. 

Application Details: To be considered, please send an email to with the words "Outreach and Development Associate" in the subject line. Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume, and three references. Applications will be reviewed as they come in.

Hire date: As soon as possible. Position open until filled.

CFS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, nationality, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.