DEVELOPMENT Manager

ORGANIZATION

At Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG), we believe all Georgians should have access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food. Founded in 2009, WWG’s mission is to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices. WWG's core programs include Georgia Fresh for Less (GF4L) which doubles SNAP (food stamps) benefits at local farms and farmers markets; and Georgia Food for Health (GF4H) which connects low income families with chronic illness to health care providers and nutrition and culinary education. Since 2009, WWG has provided over $2.5 million in healthy food to Georgia’s FNA recipients and in revenue to local farmers through these two programs. For more information, please visit www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org

JOB SUMMARY

WWG is seeking an aggressive, self-directed Development Manager. Reporting to, and working closely with WWG’s President and CEO, the Development Manager plays a key role in strengthening WWG’s fundraising strategy to support existing program operations and future expansion. The Development Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of WWG’s fundraising activities as outlined in the annual Development Plan. He/she will work closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors via the Development Committee in all development and fundraising efforts. The Development Manager will lead the following:

Fundraising Strategy:

  • Create and implement an aggressive fundraising strategy including:

    • Set goals and establish clear metrics that drive current and long-term fundraising success; monitor and report on progress

    • Cultivate and manage donor relationships and maintain effective, regular communications with donors

    • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors

    • Maintain a comprehensive grants calendar, continuously research appropriate funding opportunities and prepare and submit timely proposals, and ensure timely and accurate reporting

Special Events:

  • Plan and execute 10th anniversary fundraising events which currently include a Spring fundraiser, a Fall fundraiser, and year-round board-hosted cultivation events

  • Manage volunteer event planning committees

  • Produce and manage event budgets

  • Solicit event sponsorships through cultivation of corporate/business relationships and manage auction donations and other in-kind support for fundraising events

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 4 years of verifiable work history in professional fundraising (Bachelors degree required)

  • Demonstrable experience coordinating and executing successful fundraising events and individual giving campaigns

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: demonstrated ability to express information effectively in a clear and convincing manner

  • Superb organizational and time management skills: able to efficiently and accurately complete several responsibilities simultaneously

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships and interact effectively with donors, prospects, board members, program beneficiaries and a variety of volunteers

  • Community minded and passionate about sustainable food and low-income populations

  • CRM experience required; Intermediate skill level with Salesforce preferred

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google suites

COMPENSATION, TIME AND CLASSIFICATION

  • This position is full time, exempt at 40 hours per week

  • This position includes an attractive benefits package including a comprehensive health package, including medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance and a 401k retirement savings plan

  • Salary is mid to high $40’s, based on qualifications and experience; bonus potential

  • Position will be based out of WWG’s Atlanta office; moving late spring to East Point, GA

  • We anticipate a March 2019 start date

TO APPLY

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining background, experience, and interest to Denise Blake at denise@wholesomewavegeorgia.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 24, 2019.

  • Please use subject line “Development Manager”.