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Development Manager

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Development Manager

Primary Responsibilities: To manage MOFGA’s annual membership and development activities.

Supervisor: Director of Development and Membership

Work Week: Full time

Position: Salaried. Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt. The employee is not eligible for overtime payment.

Required Abilities and Knowledge:

  • understanding of/experience with fundraising and general trends in philanthropy and annual giving
  • proven track record with annual fund, major giving programs and/or fundraising events
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills . organizing complex, fast moving projects
  • conducting on-line research, tracking information, writing reports
  • working well with volunteers
  • handling many projects simultaneously
  • understanding computer systems including word processing, databases and spreadsheets
  • understanding mailing options and procedures


Annual Fund

  • Works in partnership with the Director of Development to plan and execute the vision and strategy for the Annual Fund including goals, objectives, budgets, and operational plans. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Prior year analysis and realistic goal setting
  • Creation and execution of a multi-faceted and segmented outreach strategy for the entire year, working in conjunction with the Communications and Outreach Director
  • Email campaign
  • Social media plan
  • Web site content and updates
  • Direct mail solicitations
  • Personal donor calls and visits
  • Metric analysis to determine ROI Annual fund events
  • Annual fund events.
  • Analysis and strategy for each constituent group
  • Ongoing reporting and strategy refinement to meet goals
  • Developing and delivering a donor stewardship plan
  • Identifies donors, strategy and target “ask” amount for face-to-face solicitations
  • Proactively manages the annual fund budget using creativity to enhance existing resources
  • Works closely with the Director of Development to implement new technology as it pertains to the Annual Fund and giving options.
  • Performs data entry in Altru to track own actions and gifts.
  • Works with Database Manager to build queries and generate reports as needed in relation to assigned duties.
  • Writes annual fund articles and actively participates in the planning process for the newsletter, website, and other publications as needed.

Major Donor Cultivation/Stewardship

  • Collaborates with the Director of Development in the identification and cultivation of new major gift prospects from within the Annual Fund, while sustaining annual giving.
  • Manages an active pool of 50+ major gift prospects which they will be responsible for strategically advancing through the solicitation cycle to successfully close major gifts ($5,000 or more) to support MOFGA.
  • Responsible for developing strategies specifically tailored to individual prospects to move them through the solicitation cycle in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Creation of specific funding proposals to prospects and for securing face-to-face donor visits whenever possible.


  • Works in partnership with the Director of Development to plan and execute the annual membership program
  • Organize membership recruitment and stewardship activities
  • Other activities as needed


  • Creates, plans, and oversees a series of annual fund and/or networking events throughout New England
  • Ensures all Special Events achieve/exceed revenue goal by implementing industry best practices for recruiting event committees, teams, sponsors and individuals to grow our constituent base
  • Plays an active role in the planning, organization and execution of other special development events such as:
    • donor receptions
    • farm tours and open houses
    • other fundraising events as determined with the Director in the annual plan.

Carrying out all of the responsibilities listed above in accordance with the mission statement, goals, and philosophy of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Other duties as assigned

Position can be based in Unity or Portland, although regular travel to Unity will be required for anyone based in Portland. Occasional travel elsewhere in the state will be required in either case. MOFGA’s success depends upon the collaborative spirit among its staff members and volunteers. Employees are expected to be ready and willing to assist colleagues in all program areas when directed to do so by their supervisors.

Competitive salary dependent upon experience. MOFGA has an excellent benefits package with paid medical, dental and vision insurance and paid maternity/paternity leave. Full-time employees earn 12 days of paid vacation during their first year and 20 days in subsequent years. All full-time employees earn 9 days of paid sick leave, 3 personal days and 14 paid holidays.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to with Development Manager Application in the subject line.