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. In 2009, WWG launched as a state-wide chapter of Wholesome Wave National’s Double Value Coupon Program to double Federal Nutrition Assistance (FNA; i.e., SNAP, WIC) benefits at Georgia farmers markets. Through our Georgia Fresh for Less (GF4L) program, WWG has grown from three partner farmers markets in 2009 to a network of over 60 markets and direct-marketing farms today. WWG launched the Southeast’s first Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program in 2015, connecting low income families with chronic illness to health care providers and nutrition and culinary education. Since 2009, WWG has provided over $1.8 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

Reporting to, and working closely with WWG’s Executive Director, the Development Manager plays a key role in strengthening WWG’s fundraising strategy to support existing program operations and future expansion. Additionally, the Development Manager will spearhead efforts to expand revenue generating and fundraising activities.  Specifically, he/she is responsible for the planning and execution of fundraising events and individual giving campaigns. The Development Manager will assist with the following:

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Fundraising Strategy:

  • Assist with implementation of annual Development Plan

  • Investigate and identify opportunities for WWG to expand its revenue generating and fundraising activities

  • Supervise Grants Manager; provide guidance to secure and maintain financial support from foundations, corporations, and individuals according to WWG’s annual fundraising strategy

Individual Giving:

  • Design and execute individual giving and sustainer campaigns to meet annual individual giving goals

  • Develops, cultivates, and stewards an active portfolio of major donors

Events:

  • Oversee coordination and execution of fundraising events including:

    • Southern Chefs Potluck

    • Picnic in the Park

    • Board hosted donor cultivation events

    • Sponsorship cultivation events

Development Administration:

  • Train staff in and enforce utilization of Salesforce for all organizational contacts and activities

  • Manage and track donor/funder information in Salesforce

  • Process all donation acknowledgements in timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

  • Intermediate skill level with salesforce preferred

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

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum of two years experience in development fundraising; one year supervisory experience preferred 

COMPENSATION, TIME AND CLASSIFICATION

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

  • This position includes benefits

  • Salary is between $40,000-$45,000, based on qualifications and experience

  • Position will be based out of WWG’s Kirkwood, Atlanta office

TO APPLY

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining background, experience, and interest to jobs@wholesomewavegeorgia.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 15, 2018.

  • Please use subject line “Development Manager”