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This job expired on August 03, 2018

Development Director & Assistant Boston Area Gleaners

  • Date Posted June 04, 2018
  • Location Waltham, MA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. We distribute high quality, local produce to food pantries and meal programs by working closely with farmers, providing volunteer labor to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under.  We are building a reliable supply chain of agricultural surplus to regional food agencies that serve people in need. By organizing volunteers to harvest and sort crops on farms, we have gleaned and donated over 2.7 million pounds of high quality produce since our founding in 2004.

Job Description Do you want to work for a dynamic and growing non-profit? Want to join a creative, motivated and tight-knit team? Talk about veggies everyday and get to know the eastern Massachusetts farming scene on very intimate level? Do you want to apply your skills towards making our food system more equitable for all? Come join The Boston Area Gleaners! 

Job Openings: Development Director & Development Assistant

Reports to: Executive Director

Proposed Start Date: April- June 2019


Status, Compensation and Benefits

  • Full and part time opportunities depending on skill and experience
  • Salary to commensurate with experience
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick time
  • Professional development allowance, cellphone allowance
  • Access to surplus produce, weekly staff CSA share


Position Description

The development team is responsible for supporting and implementing a wide variety of fundraising and marketing projects. Ideal candidates should be highly organized team players who are excited to inspire the community about our mission. The development team supports diverse fundraising activities and creates targeted communications across multiple platforms to engage new and existing donors and volunteers in supporting our cause.



  • Create fundraising appeals, impact reports, newsletters, social media content & development and marketing materials
  • Oversee fundraising and volunteer appreciation events, donor stewardship, donation processing & donor acknowledgement   
  • Maintain donor database and organization website, including content and updates
  • Analyze efficacy of campaigns & social media engagement


Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Boston Area Gleaners and interest in food systems work (hunger relief, food justice, agriculture, nutrition, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Highly organized work style, proficient project management & editing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfort interacting with and building relationships with stakeholders, such as donors, volunteers, board members, and partner organizations
  • Experience with various email marketing and social media platforms
  • Database experience (a big plus for donor database and/or Salesforce experience)
  • Confidence with technology and willingness to learn new systems
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, $15/hr or more How to apply
This job expired on August 03, 2018
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