Development Director (volunteer)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Franklin AveMinneapolis, MN 55414


Founded in 2015, Twin Cities Food Justice (TCFJ) is a nonprofit organization (501c3) that rescues ugly and ripe produce and other grocery products that have been pulled off of grocery stores’ shelves before they are thrown in the garbage. We deliver these products to populations that have barriers to accessing healthy and fresh food, e.g. homeless shelters, community centers, and food shelves. TCFJ is a unique organization because we provide same-day (or next-day), 100% free, small-scale food rescue services. We also provide opportunities for student projects and learning by working closely with the University of Minnesota student club, Food Justice UMN. Because of this, we are a group mostly consisting of graduate and undergraduate students or recent graduates from the University of Minnesota.

We are a new organization, founded in November 2015. We currently consist of about 10 volunteer staff, 3 volunteer advisors, 5 board members, and around 10-15 food rescue volunteers. Our staff meetings occur on the University of Minnesota campus or at various coffee shops/libraries throughout the twin cities, however we do not have an office location at this time.


Location: Twin Cities Metro

Closing Date: open until filled

Salary: Unpaid

Primary Duties:

Start date, as soon as possible, preferably May 1, 2017 at the latest.

  • Direct, administer and plan TCFJ’s annual fundraising plan, including: individual giving, corporate giving, donor recognition and identification, and cultivation and stewardship of donors.
  • Develop and strengthen ongoing relationships with existing donors with goal of retention and increasing giving levels, including writing creative, energetic, appropriately timed communications and appeals.
  • Develop initiatives to increase the number and size of gifts.
  • Develop strategy for identifying and attracting prospective donors.
  • Plan, implement, and oversee fundraising events with the help of TCFJ staff.
  • Work with TCFJ’s Social Media & Marketing Coordinator to support and increase corporate sponsorships, as well as create compelling individual donor campaign materials.
  • Develop and implement plans to create a monthly giving program.
  • Develop new initiatives as needed to meet fundraising goals.
  • Engage the board and staff in fundraising activities.
  • Work collaboratively with all TCFJ staff and communicate regularly with Executive Director.
  • Meet annual budgeted fundraising goals.
  • Execute other development-related tasks as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years fundraising/event coordination experience.
  • Proven ability to develop and engage donors.
  • Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interface effectively and professionally with current and potential funders, TCFJ staff members, TCFJ board members and the public.
  • Committed to TCFJ’s mission.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use a personal computer for the job.
  • Ability to work on projects remotely/from home.
How To Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to If you have questions, please email


  • Event Design & Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Event Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • approx. 5-10 hours per week
  • Bachelor's degree, and 2+ years fundraising/event coordination experience.

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