FRESHFARM is a nonprofit that promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access and equity in the Mid-Atlantic region. We operate producer-only farmers markets that provide vital economic opportunities to local farmers and food producers, pioneering food distribution programs that increase food access for low-income communities, and innovative food education that builds healthier communities.


The Development & Grants Manager works as part of the Development Team to implement effective fundraising activities that include institutional giving, corporate giving, major giving, and events. The Development & Grants Manager will work closely and report to the Development Director to effectively carry out FRESHFARM’s annual Development Plan. This is a mid-level manager position with an opportunity for growth. The right candidate will help shape the role according to their skills, and act as a key player toward achieving significant growth and long-term sustainability for FRESHFARM.


Primary Responsibilities


Grants Management (70% of total work time)

  • Identify and research new funding opportunities
  • Manage and tracks grants calendar to ensure deadlines and outcomes are met
  • Coordinate grant activities in collaboration with senior leadership and program staff including research, cultivation, proposal writing, and reporting
  • Write, submit, and manage high-quality persuasive proposals
  • Cultivate relationships with foundations and funding institutions, keeping them connecting with the impact of their gifts
  • Ensure high-quality and timely reports are submitted to grant-makers

Program Development (30% of total work time)

  • Work closely with Development Director to design and implement new fundraising activities including, but not limited to: Major Gifts/Moves Management, Corporate Sponsorships, Recurring Giving
  • Support the development and coordination of cultivation and fundraising events including, but not limited to:
    ○ Develop event plans, timelines, and budget (as needed)
    ○ Execute logistical tasks from event plans e.g. writing proposals and fundraising material, developing sponsorship packet, vendor research, and more.

Previous Experience and Strengths

  • 3+ years of demonstrated, successful grant-writing, development, or event management experience
  • Exceptional face-to-face, phone, and written communication skills, including the ability to compellingly articulate FRESHFARM’s mission to a variety of different audiences
  • Effective project management skills to map out and follow through on clear action plans
  • An understanding and ability to apply donor-centric fundraising across development activities
  • Motivated self-starter who values learning
  • Contributes as part of a team and thrives in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including a demonstrated ability to establish and cultivate relationships among various stakeholders e.g. volunteers, board, corporate executives, institutional representatives, and donors

Physical and Other Requirements

  • Access to a personal cellular device required

Position Details

  • This is a full time, exempt position and is therefore not eligible for overtime
  • Typical work hours will occur between 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday
  • This role may require some weekend hours to meet pressing grant deadlines or support event logistics

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Contact us

Phone: +1 202-362-8889


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