The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) seeks an experienced professional to lead fundraising efforts for its state-based initiatives, D.C. Hunger Solutions (DCHS) and Maryland Hunger Solutions (MDHS). These separately staffed and budgeted projects advance FRAC’s mission by working in the District of Columbia and Maryland to raise awareness of hunger, build community support for ending hunger and improving nutrition, and make the federal nutrition programs accessible to all those who are in need. Reporting to FRAC’s Director of Development, the Development Associate – State Initiatives will work closely with the Director of Development, the Senior Manager of Foundation Relations, the directors of DCHS and MDHS, FRAC’s President, and other development and program staff to conceptualize and implement successful fundraising strategies for the state initiatives.
FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition building, outreach, technical assistance and training, and an array of communications strategies.
In 2002, FRAC launched DCHS (housed at FRAC’s Washington, DC headquarters) to combat hunger and improve nutrition in the District of Columbia. In 2007, FRAC launched MDHS (based in Baltimore, Maryland), which has brought these same proven advocacy, public policy, and public education strategies to the fight against hunger in Maryland. (For more information on these state initiatives, visit www.dchunger.org and www.mdhungersolutions.org.)
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and implement proactive strategies for maximizing giving among existing and prospective donors—including strengthening relationships with current donors, conducting prospect research, and laying the groundwork for cultivation by senior staff of new foundation, corporate, and major gift prospects.
In collaboration with program and development staff, write compelling proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports to select foundations and corporations.
Ensure timely submission of proposals and reports.
Manage D.C. Hunger Solutions and Maryland Hunger Solutions fundraising strategy meetings and proposals and reports.
Represent D.C. Hunger Solutions and Maryland Hunger Solutions at select meetings and events.
Plan and manage occasional fundraising events for prospective donors.
Perform other duties as needed, including occasional grant writing for national FRAC work and assisting with annual FRAC fundraising event.
Send résumé, brief writing sample (no more than three pages), and cover letter providing a summary of accomplishments and experience to:
Development Associate – State Initiatives Search Food Research & Action Center 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: email@example.com (Please include “Development Associate” in the subject line.) Fax: 202-986-2525
No phone calls please.
The preferred start date for the position is asap. The vacancy will close when filled. However, FRAC seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.
FRAC is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the organization.
FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnic or national origin.
Skills and Qualifications
Minimum of three years’ experience working in nonprofit development.
Grant writing and reporting experience.
Ability to understand and write clearly, quickly, and compellingly about complicated material and strategies.
Expertise in working in organizational partnerships and balancing the needs of diverse stakeholders.
Excellent organizational, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
Meticulous attention to detail.
Strong technology and computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management.
Commitment to social justice work.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience; excellent health, dental, retirement, and other benefits; generous leave; enthusiastic and supportive staff.
About The Food Research and Action Center
The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national organization working to improve public policy to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, analysis, training, technical assistance, advocacy, and public education to improve public nutrition programs and broaden their reach. FRAC and its anti-hunger partners throughout the United States work to alert the public and policymakers to the extent of hunger and its impact, and forge workable solutions at the national, state, and community levels.