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Development Director

Location: Flexible, San Francisco preferred
June 23, 2021

Center for Food Safety (CFS), one of the nation's top food and environmental advocacy nonprofit organizations, is seeking a Development Director.  

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, climate change, factory farming, pesticides, pollinators, food labeling, organic foods, and more.  

Position Overview: CFS's Development Director is responsible for overseeing all fundraising activities for the organization, including foundation and major donor outreach. This position also works closely with CFS program staff and the leadership team to develop program strategies and as such is an ideal opportunity to engage in cutting-edge food and farming issues. The ideal candidate is committed to sustainable food and environment issues, has long-term experience and measurable successes in foundation and major donor fundraising, and is eager to support CFS's growth and evolution. This is a full-time salaried position. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop, plan, and coordinate fundraising strategies in conjunction with executive and development staff. 
  • Identify new funding sources and strategies.
  • Refine and expand major donor strategy and conduct outreach to current and prospective donors.
  • Oversee annual year-end fundraising drive, including reviewing online fundraising pitches and donor letters.
  • Manage foundation fundraising.
  • Other activities and projects as directed.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • 7 or more years of demonstrated success working with foundations, major donors, and other fundraising activities. 
  • Expertise in donor communications with demonstrated success in securing funds. 
  • Experience with the cultivation and stewardship of individual and institutional donors and funders. 
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of fundraising. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Interest in environmental and/or food and farming issues, and a commitment to Center for Food Safety's mission preferred.

Compensation: CFS salaries are competitive and based on experience. CFS also offers a generous benefits package that includes include medical, vision, and dental insurance, disability insurance, pre-tax medical savings plan, and generous vacation and leave policies.

Application Details: To be considered, please send an email to jobs@centerforfoodsafety.org with the words "Development Director" in the subject line. Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume, and three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

CFS welcomes and embraces a diversity of people, identities, and cultures, and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status, or socioeconomic background.

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