Head of Development
FarmSahel is committed to accelerate farming in Africa with a vision to creating a sustainable agricultural system by providing rural farmers, especially women farmers with agricultural equipment, supplies, and training to allow them to grow their own food supplies without dependence on developed countries.
FarmSahel seeks a volunteer Head of Development who will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing FarmSahel’s fundraising including managing an upcoming capital campaign, the annual fund, major gifts, and special events. The volunteer Head of Development works closely with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees in all fundraising endeavors.
Reports to: Executive Director
Required Skills and Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree
3 years’ minimum experience in professional fundraising
Thorough knowledge of capital fundraising techniques, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving
Extensive experience in face-to-face solicitation
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Excellent presentation skills; demonstrated ability to make successful presentations to individuals and/or groups at all levels of an organization
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Duties and responsibilities
Develop, execute, and manage the FarmSahel’s annual fundraising plan, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donor base
Manage the upcoming capital campaign
Work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees to accomplish the fundraising goals
Develop and implement strategies for major donors
Create and implement strategies for a sustained base of annual donors
Build a planned giving program
Create and oversee cultivation and fundraising events
Solicit contributions and develop potential new donors while representing the institution effectively
Supervise and review all reporting, tracking, acknowledgements, receipts, and other support programs for the fundraising campaigns
Collaborate with other staff
Maintain compliance with all FarmSahel policies and procedures
This is a volunteer unpaid position. Potential for part-time depending on candidate's success in raising funds. FarmSahel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates should email a resume, cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences meet the qualifications for the position, to Madjalia Seynou, Executive Director at email@example.com.
Please include the subject line Volunteer Head of Development on the email. Applications without the requested information will not be considered.
50 HARRINGTON ST, BERGENFIELD, NJ 07621, US
Our mission is to empower rural women farmers in Burkina Faso by providing essential equipment and training for agricultural independence.
FarmSahel collects used farm machinery donated by farmers in the United States and ships them to rural farmers in Africa, trains them in ecologically safe farming best practices. Farmsahel has developed a training model for agricultural education that encourages partnerships with US farmers to share their knowledge with our rural farmers. At Farmsahel we believe that farmer sponsorship has the power to drive change that ripples throughout farmers's lives, their families and their communities.