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Job Announcement: Development Manager

Coonamessett Farm Foundation (CFF) is in search of a Development Manager to lead a new fundraising program to support CFF’s mission. The Development Manager will report to the CFF Board of Directors and will have primary responsibility for existing and new fundraising programs that will include, but not necessarily be limited to, annual appeals, foundation funding, supporting the Board of Directors in individual major gift solicitation, special events, corporate funding and capital campaigns.   The Development Manager will be responsible for building and executing the development plan, and implementing the information technology systems to support the function. She or he will also be responsible for running special events. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about our mission and be able to successfully cultivate and solicit donors. CFF is a small organization where every job has a broad range of responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • With the Board of Directors, develop a fundraising plan
  • Establish and maintain a database of potential individual and foundation donors
  • Create marketing materials (e.g. flyers and brochures) to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising activities
  • Research potential donors to gain insight into needs, beliefs, and donation habits to understand how to position our organization to them
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for our organization
  • Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities
  • Plan and coordinate events meant to raise funds and coordinate activities of volunteers and interns related to event planning and execution
  • Analyze the performance of events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas where money can be saved
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications
  • Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor relationships on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities

Job Skills & Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree

  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and with the Board of Directors
  • At least one year of fundraising experience
  • Experience with data systems, including Excel, Access, and other Microsoft Office software
  • Knowledgeable with social media platforms and website management


  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, journalism or related/applicable area
  • Minimum two years of fundraising experience in addition to managerial experience


To Apply: Please send resume (including 3 professional references with contact info) and cover letter electronically to Mary Newton-Lima: mary@cfarm.org