Development Director, Food Moxie

Posted by Food Moxie on August 8, 2016

Development  Director  Job  Description:

The  Development  Director  will  initiate,  direct,  implement,  and  evaluate  all  fundraising  activities.  The  focus  of  this  position  is  to  develop,  maintain,  and  implement  FOOD  MOXIE’s  annual  fundraising  strategy  in  collaboration  with  the  Executive  Director  through  effective  grant  writing/reporting,  event  planning/execution,  cultivation  of  individual  (including  major)  donors,  and  support  of  realistic  and  successful  communication  strategies.  S/he  will  be  a  development  professional  with  proven  experience  securing  the  support  and  engagement  of  individual  donors,  corporations,  and  the  Board.  S/he  will  also  have  extensive  experience  in  helping  nonprofits  assess,  plan  for,  and  then  build  and  diversify  their  revenue  mix.

FOOD  MOXIE  was  founded  in  2007  as  Weavers  Way  Community  Programs  and  has  recently  undergone  a  name  change  (June  2016).  The  full  rebrand  is  ongoing  and  includes  rewriting  the  mission/vision/values  statements,  as  well  as  revamping  all  communication  materials.  The  Development  Director  will  be  instrumental  in  leveraging  the  new  name/brand  to  cultivate  new  donors  (individual  and  corporate),  to  bring  greater  awareness  to  the  organization’s  work  (especially  beyond  NW  Philly),  and  to  build  new  partnerships.  Further,  2017  will  mark  the  10th  anniversary  of  the  organization.  The  Development  Director  will  work  with  the  board  of  directors  and  planning  committee  to  develop,  shape,  and  execute  this  first‐time  event  and  major  fundraiser.

FOOD  MOXIE  board  and  staff  will  revisit  the  organization’s  strategic  plan  in  November  2016,  two  and  a  half  years  since  it  was  completed.  The  Development  Director  will  play  a  key  role  in  shaping  the  organization’s  strategic  growth  over  the  coming  years,  as  well  as  executing  on  the  plan  once  completed.

The  Development  Director  will  be  supported  by  a  Development  &  Communications  Manager  (FT)  who  primarily  focuses  on  communications,  grant  writing,  and  event  planning,  as  well  as  a  Development  &  Operations  Associate  (0.5  FTE)  who  supports  FOOD  MOXIE  through  database  management  (eTapestry),  bookkeeping  and  financial  reporting,  event  planning,  and  donor  recognition,  among  many  other  things.

Job  Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate  with  ED  to  develop  and  implement  annual  fundraising  and  communications  plan  that  supports  the  immediate  and  long-term  goals  of  the  organization.
  • Plan  and  manage  fundraising  and  donor  cultivation/stewardship  events.
  • Plan  and  execute  the  production  of  direct  mail  and  web‐based  solicitations.
  • Support  cultivation  and  stewardship  of  major  donors  and  prospects.
  • Liaise  with  Weavers  Way  Co-op  to  maintain  and  build  on  existing  relationship  and  campaigns,  including  in–‐store  promotion  and  event  sponsorships.
  • Conduct  research  on  individual,  corporate,  and  foundation  donors  and  prospects.
  • Oversee  work  of  the  DCM  and  relevant  components  of  DOA’s  job  functions.


  • Minimum  3  years  of  relevant  work  experience  in  fund-development  and  communications  in  an  academic  environment  or  non-profit  setting.  Experience  using  eTapestry  or  other CRM  system  required.
  • Ability  to  manage  time  efficiently ‐  with  great  attention  to  details/deadlines ‐  while  working  on  several  projects  simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated  success  in  grant-proposal  development  and  writing,  experience  in  grants  management  and  stewardship  with  private  and  corporate  foundations.
  • Experience  coordinating  and  executing  large-scale  fundraisers  and  online  campaigns  desired.
  • Exceptional  writing,  oral,  and  interpersonal  communication  skills.  High  level  of  attention  to  detail.  Strong  computing  skills,  including  complete  command  of  MS  Office  Suite.
  • Proven  management  experience  and  strong  leadership  skills.
  • Excellent  communications,  research,  and  organizational  skills.
  • Ability  to  work  independently,  think  creatively,  solve  problems,  and  make  decisions  in  accordance  with  established  policies.
  • Demonstrated  ability  to  think  strategically  and  understanding  of  strategic  development.
  • Strong  event  planning  skills  and  ability  to  manage  multiple  projects  simultaneously.
  • High  energy,  positive  attitude,  flexibility,  teamwork,  and  comfort  working  in  small,  busy  office
  • Ability  to  maintain  confidentiality  at  all  times;  has  a  high  moral  character.
  • Demonstrated  understanding  of  FOOD  MOXIE’s  values  and  strong  desire  to  advance  the  mission.

Job  Particulars:

Full  time  (occasional  evenings/weekends)  Compensation  is  commensurate  with  education  and  experience

Reports  to:  Executive  Director

To  apply:  Send  a  resume  and  thoughtful  cover  letter  outlining  how  your  skills  and  experience  meet  the  qualifications  of  the  position,  and  explaining  how  you  heard  about  this  opportunity,  to  using  the  subject  line:  Development  Director.

Deadline  to  apply:  August  31.  Applications  will  be  reviewed  on  a  rolling  basis.  We  will  contact  only  those  candidates  whose  professional  experience  meets  our  requirements.  No  phone  calls  please.

Note:  Before  beginning  work,  all  potential  employees  must  pass:  PA  Child  Abuse  History  Clearance;  PA  Criminal  Record  Check;  and  FBI  Criminal  Background  Check.  Staff  working  directly  with  children  must  complete  the  free  online  course  mandated  by  Pennsylvania  on  Recognizing  &  Reporting  Child  Abuse.

Mission  Statement:  FOOD  MOXIE  empowers  children,  youth,  and  families  with  the  values  and  knowledge  to  be  healthy,  strong,  and  informed  through  experiential  activities  centered  on  urban  agriculture,  nutrition,  and  the  cooperative  economy.  FOOD  MOXIE  is  the  non‐profit  arm  of  Weavers  Way  Co-op,  a  member‐owned,  cooperative  grocery  store  founded  in  1973  with  locations  in  West  Mt.  Airy  and  Chestnut  Hill.  FOOD  MOXIE  is  administratively  and  financially  independent  of  the  co‐op,  and  governed  by  a  separate  Board  of  Directors.

FOOD  MOXIE  is  an  equal  opportunity  employer

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