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Development Associate
Applications due: Ongoing until filled


Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to help promote organic agriculture, healthy lifestyles and Maine's rural communities.

Primary Responsibilities: To provide support for MOFGA's membership and fundraising activities
Supervisor: MOFGA Associate Director
Work Week: Full time salaried position in Unity, ME. Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt.

Responsibilities:

Administrative Support

  • Provide administrative support to the fundraising team
  • Proofreading, preparing and sending letters/correspondence
  • Assist with maintaining files on donors and sources of funding

Grants Administration

  • Maintain funding proposals/grants database
  • Assist with coordination in writing, proofreading and submitting funding proposals and reports
  • Assist in researching new sources of funding

Major Donor Cultivation/Stewardship

  • Conduct donor research to improve our understanding of our donor base
  • Assist with setting up donor visits for staff and Board, coordinating donor events
  • Research and prepare reports on donors for visits
  • Ensure follow-up after donor visits

Membership

  • Participate in envisioning and coordinating membership activities
  • Help organize membership recruitment activities
  • Other activities as needed

Annual Fund

  • Assist in developing the materials for MOFGA's appeals
  • Assist with processing/mailing appeals

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

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in fundraising
  • Experience in organizing complex, fast moving projects while handling many projects simultaneously
  • Proven understanding of computer systems including word processing, databases and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of how to conduct on-line research, track information and write reports
  • Ability to write and proofread letters, reports and proposals
  • Experience organizing meetings, gatherings and major events
  • Ability to communicate and work with staff, volunteers and the public
  • Solid understanding of social media a plus

To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references in a single Word or pdf document to chamilton@mofga.org.


    

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