Maine Farmland Trust

Portland, Maine

Job Type Paid permanent
Salary Details commensurate with experience
Deadline Jul 31, 2019

The Development Officer is an integral part of Maine Farmland Trust's (MFT) Development team and will focus on a strategic approach to fundraising activities related to individual and planned giving. The Development Officer will carry a portfolio of active donors and prospects, manage ongoing relationships, cultivate new relationships, create strategies for the solicitation of gifts, and directly solicit one-time and multi-year gifts.

The Development Officer will also help to strengthen the fundraising systems within the organization, and may be asked to participate in other fundraising activities in support of the Development team’s overall goals and workplan.

While the other members of the Development team are currently based in Portland, this position could be located in either MFT’s Portland or Belfast offices, with occasional travel to the other office location.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references. Please submit all materials to Rachel Taker. We will be reviewing applications as they are received, and we will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

Reports to: Development Director

Responsibilities: Supports the President & CEO, Development Director, and other Development
staff to coordinate implementation activities of MFT’s overall advancement strategy, including:

 Managing Grant Funding Prospects and Timelines: Utilize research tools and other resources to prospect and identify grant funding opportunities that may be available through private and corporate foundations, as well as state and government sources; develop strategies for cultivation and approach; manage grant writing, application, and reporting timelines.
 Grant Writing: Lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals, and maintain good overall communication with program funders. Engage other staff in proposal development, as appropriate, and provide oversight, guidance, and assistance to ensure that all grant writing is strategically targeted, well-executed, and fully coordinated with broader efforts within MFT. Work with the CFO and other program staff to develop proposal budgets for funding opportunities. Work with the Development Director, the President & CEO, and appropriate program staff from MFT and partner organizations to prospect, coordinate, and prepare joint funding proposals when appropriate.
 Grant Reporting: Coordinate and contribute to reports to funders for grants received that support MFT’s work, ensuring all reporting commitments are met in a timely fashion.
 Data Management: Along with other Development staff, maintain electronic donor files in the donor database system.
 Donor Development: Manage ongoing relationships with a portfolio of donors and funders, and cultivate new relationships in coordination with other Development staff.
 MFT Ambassador: Be an ambassador for MFT, and reach out consistently to help build MFT’s reputation and membership base. Participate as needed in development and outreach events (fundraising events, annual meeting, etc.).

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references. Please submit all materials to Rachel Taker. We will be reviewing applications as they are received, and we will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

Please apply by email to rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org(link sends e-mail) or by mail to:

Maine Farmland Trust
ATTN: Rachel Taker
97 Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915

If you have any questions, contact Rachel at 338-6575 or rachel@mainefarmlandtrust.org(link sends e-mail).

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