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ORGANIZATION and POSITION OVERVIEW:
Food Forward, an award-winning Los Angeles-based anti-hunger and food waste NPO has been growing exponentially since its inception 11 years ago. The Executive Director (ED) and board of directors are looking for a mission-focused, strategic leader with a proven track record of success in raising philanthropic funds and expanding an organization’s fundraising program and capabilities. Food Forward’s current budget is $3 million, and the organization anticipates an expansion to the $4-6 million range in the next three years. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who has deep and proven professional experience in non-profit fundraising. She/He will have the skills, sensitivity, integrity, and personal confidence to lead Food Forward’s fundraising efforts to support desired programmatic sustainability and growth. She/He will continue a track record of success into the organization’s second decade and beyond, while being an ambassador for Food Forward’s mission and the fight for social justice. * See our core values below.
The Development Director oversees and provides leadership for the fundraising initiatives and activities for the organization. This position reports to the Executive Director. She/He will manage and develop all areas of fundraising: individual donors, foundations, corporate supporters, earned income, events, etc. She/He will represent Food Forward internally and externally with top-tier professionalism. The candidate must be passionate about hunger/food justice issues, with a keen aptitude to inspire this same passion in others. The candidate must possess exceptional organizational, communication, written, and critical thinking skills, and be able to perform exceptionally under pressure. These, along with the ambition to lead and grow the funding sources for a thriving organization, are essential core traits.
Application Deadline: Resumes will be accepted until position is filled; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by April 6.
Desired Start Date: June 1
Salary: $85,000-$105,000 DOE
We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with an accomplished track record. Food Forward is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, as well as a robust benefits package.
Sample Benefits currently include:
Send a cover letter in the body of an email including: where you discovered this listing, what can you bring to the Development Director position, and if you were a fruit or vegetable what would you be and why?
Attach your resume as a PDF and send it to [email protected] The subject line should read, Development Director – (Your Name).
No phone calls or in person visits. Please follow these instructions to ensure that we process your application.
Food Forward is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals that we hire and look forward to creating a positive work environment for all identities.
Food Forward Core Values: