• Development Manager

    Posted: 06/24/2024

    Comfort Food Community (CFC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports individuals and communities by providing access to fresh, wholesome food in Washington, Warren, and Saratoga counties.

    Position Description: The Development Manager at Comfort Food Community (CFC) plays a pivotal role in executing and overseeing fundraising initiatives, grant writing and external relations. In partnership with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and the Development Committee, this role is instrumental in enhancing CFC’s visibility, increasing contributed revenue, and cultivating meaningful partnerships to help provide sustainable financial support for the work of CFC. This role offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and development, allowing you to expand your skills and make a significant impact on our community. 

    Reports to: Executive Director 

    Location: Comfort Food Community, Greenwich, NY 

    Job Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt with benefits 

    Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000 per year 

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities: 

    • Strategic Fundraising: Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising and development plan in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Development Committee to secure funding from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources. 

    • Donor Relations: Cultivate and strengthen relationships with existing donors while identifying and engaging new potential supporters to expand the donor base and increase fundraising revenue streams. 

    • Grant Management: Oversee the grant seeking and writing process including research, proposal writing and ensuring full compliance with grant conditions and strategic allocation of funds to maximize impact and achieve organizational objectives. 

    • Community Engagement: Oversee the communications functions to enhance community awareness and involvement through strategic partnerships, public presentations, and collaborative projects. Ensure efforts are aligned with broader organizational goals. 

    • Event Planning and Coordination: In coordination with the Development Committee, plan, execute, and evaluate community and fundraising events, ensuring they align with CFC’s goals and enhance donor engagement. 

    • Team Collaboration: Work closely with the Development Committee and all staff members to align efforts and integrate programs and community outreach with fundraising strategies. Support and facilitate the development and maintenance of relationships at all organizational levels, fostering a sense of teamwork and shared responsibility. 

    • Database and Donor Information Management: In conjunction with the Office Manager, maintain and ensure the integrity of the donor database. Develop and analyze reports to inform strategic decisions and monitor fundraising progress. 


    • Minimum of two years of experience in nonprofit fund development with supervisory experience.  

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business, or a related field.  

    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written; ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently; proficiency in MS Office Suite, Adobe, and donor database management.  

    • Experience with executing a year-long development plan including individual, corporate, foundation and event planning.  

    • Experience in database management, including report production, queries, gifts processing and donor relations.  

    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain a light-hearted approach under pressure. 

    Organizational Values  

    Each employee upholds CFC organizational values, as follows:  

    • Dedication and commitment. We are bound by our mission to feed people, and we are invested in minimizing the harmful impacts of hunger.  

    • Fun! Humor heals. This can be emotionally taxing work and we remember to keep things light.  

    • Honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity. At our core, we cannot do what we do without believing in each other.   

    • Collaboration and teamwork. Fulfilling our mission is contingent on excellent cross-program communication.  

    • Care, empathy, and support. We lead with kindness and compassion for all those we interact with. 

    • Creativity and resourcefulness. How can we do our work in innovative ways that question the norm and get us further than ever?  

    • Tolerance and respect. Our uniqueness is what makes us special and our collective understanding of this allows us all to flourish. 

    • Accountability and diligence. We are clear about our roles yet can side-step as needed. Our shared work ethic gets the job done.  

    Work Environment:

    • Office hours are generally Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with some remote work possibilities. 
    • Occasional weekend and evening work as needed for events and donor meetings. 

    • Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance.

    About CFC:
    Comfort Food Community (CFC) works to build community systems to alleviate rural food insecurity, improve health, and create a robust, sustainable local food system. We are headquartered in Greenwich, NY, a small town of about 5,000 people, in Washington County in the upper Hudson Valley. We provide food through a dynamic operation of programs. CFC operates with a paid staff of 12 and more than 75 volunteers. We promote a workplace that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

    Comfort Food Community is committed to a diverse work environment, and this commitment is demonstrated through our hiring practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

    To Apply: 
    Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the role to laura@comfortfoodcommunity.org. Note that applications will not be reviewed on Indeed or other job platforms.