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Sylvia Center 
The Sylvia Center is seeking a Manager of Communications & Internal
Operations.
The mission of The Sylvia Center (TSC) is to inspire young people and their
families to eat well through hands-on learning experiences on the farm and in
the kitchen. Through our programs, participants learn what fresh food is, how
delicious it tastes, and how to prepare healthy meals on a daily basis. We
teach skills that inspire our students to establish independent healthy eating
habits—so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.
Purpose: The Manager of Communications & Internal Operations will manage all
external communications and internal operations for The Sylvia Center. S/he
will be responsible for managing the Executive Director and act as a thought
partner in all strategic projects. S/he will also manage and execute all
aspects of external communications, including newsletters, social media, blog,
and website. S/he will be an integral part of a small, passionate, and
hardworking team. This is a full-time position. Reports to the Executive
Director.
Position Responsibilities:
COMMUNICATIONS
Manage, design, and produce bi-weekly and monthly electronic newsletters
Manage overall social media strategy and implementation, posting relevant
content consistently across platforms
Manage and create compelling blog content for publication on a weekly basis
Manage and coordinate design of all print and electronic collateral with
designer
Manage and implement regular website updates using WordPress
Collect, organize and document TSC related press and keep press kits and files
current
Prepare formal acknowledgement letters and other correspondence as needed
Manage and update communications CRM on a regular basis
Manage, archive and organize digital assets (including photographs, video,
artwork)
INTERNAL
Manage the Executive Director in all daily operations, including schedule and
email
Manage organizational calendars, including events and deadlines to ensure
staff delivers all activities in a timely manner
Act as a thought partner to Executive Director on strategic projects
Manage strategic and special projects
Implement, and maintain internal systems and operating procedures for the
organization
Organize and maintain department files in a timely and easily accessible
fashion
Assist in preparing board meeting materials and attend board meetings
Research as relevant to various projects
OTHER
Assist in the implementation and execution of development related projects,
including all events and fundraising appeals
Staff and attend fundraising events
Create online event ticketing and donation forms for fundraising purposes
Desired Skills and Requirements:
Excellent ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and consistently
meet deadlines
Ability to turn around assignments quickly without compromising quality
Willingness to work in a small, lean team and work through the weeds with a
good attitude
Passion for social justice and love of food
Excellent ability to create production calendars, set goals and deadlines, and
keep team on schedule to meet deadlines
Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
Motivated self-learner with great problem-solving skills and the ability to
work independently and collaboratively
Exceptional organizational skills and excellent verbal communication abilities
Excellent computer and research skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office,
Social Network Platforms, Google Apps
WordPress
CRM management experience
InDesign, Photoshop, and HTML experience a plus
Undergraduate degree required
Salary: DOE
To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to jenn.so@sylviacenter.org by
April 15th, 2016.
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Real Food Challenge 
 Development Manager
 Job Title:   Development Manager
 Reports To: Executive Director
 FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time
 Salary Range:  $45,000 - $55,000, commensurate with relevant experience
  
 Organizational Description
 Real Food Challenge (RFC <http://www.realfoodchallenge.org/> ), a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England is the largest student organization in the country fighting for food justice and a sustainable food economy. With a devoted staff and powerful grassroots leadership across the country, we are mobilizing millennials to build the just and sustainable food system the world needs now.  Over the last seven years of organizing on college campuses, we have redirected more than $80 million of cafeteria food budgets away from industrial agriculture and towards local, fair, and agro-ecological sources. These shifts are making a real difference for farmers, fishers and food chain workers -- and they’re just the start. RFC is co-convening a new national alliance for food justice and is gearing up for a slew of new campaigns. And, we are excited to bring a Development Manager onto the team to help us grow.
 Job Summary
 We’re looking for a leader who will work closely with the Executive Director and the leadership of RFC to craft a vision for how we will grow from our current budget from $780,000 to over $1 million. The Development Manager will manage multiple fundraising and related functions, from grants management to annual individual giving. It’s a great opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a cutting edge movement organization in a dynamic, flexible work environment with colleagues who are deeply committed to the mission and to one another.
  The key objectives for this position are to:
    1. Sustain and grow and RFC’s individual giving program; 
    2. Maintain and grow the level of funding we receive from foundations (approximately $700,000); 
    3. Develop an overall plan for how we will diversify our funding (e.g., major donors, membership, corporate philanthropy); 
    4. Serve as a thought partner to the executive team for advancing the field and positioning the organization within it.
      
      

       

 

 We would consider crafting this job as a part-time position for a highly experienced professional.
 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
 Fundraising 
 
    • Have primary responsibility for all fundraising activities, including grant-writing, annual appeal, individual donor development, and corporate giving; 
    • Coordinate grant-writing and reporting activities, and help maintain relationships with our foundation partners; 
    • Identify, qualify, and prioritize potential donors, building on our current alumni list and contact base; 
    • Implement a moves management process to support individual gifts; potentially, facilitate the development of relationships with major donors through personal meetings, regular communications, special events, or arrange for meetings with RFC’s senior staff and student leaders; 
    • Manage the annual appeal process; 
    • Maintain donor and grant records and ensure the accuracy and efficacy of the donor database (currently part of our Nationbuilder contact management system); 
    • Lead and manage the production of special letters, gift acknowledgments, and other communications with individual and corporate donors; 
    • Supervise development-related interns and volunteers; 
    • Research funding sources and trends and analyze with foresight, to help position RFC ahead of major funding changes or trends.
      
      

       

 

 Related Functions
    • Advise the Executive Director in developing the board; 
    • As part of the executive team, assist with formulation of plans to meet the organization’s short- and long-term objectives; 
    • With the support of our fiscal sponsor, help maintain our financial tracking system and prepare quarterly reports on revenues and expenses; 
    • Depending on the Development Manager’s skills and prior experience, provide support for the overall promotional functions (print, web, and social media) as well as public relations, to construct and market an appropriate image, and maintain high interest and participation amongst alumni.
      
      

       

 

 Special requirements
    • Ability to travel several times a year, including weekends, for team retreats (our current 10 staff are spread around the country). Other travel for fundraising activities is also expected; 
    • Work in Boston or New York strongly preferred.
      
      

       

 

 Qualifications
    1. 3-5 years of related working experience with non-profit fundraising and development; 
    2. A proven track record of success in fundraising; 
    3. A passion for the mission and for working in a diverse team committed to racial justice; 
    4. A desire to engage with alumni and current student leaders; 
    5. Knowledge and experience with CRM; 
    6. Ability to work on multiple projects, prioritize and problem solve; 
    7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
    8. Exceptionally well organized with an eye for detail; 
    9. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
      
      

       

 

 Submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to submissions received by April 6, 2016. SOMEWHAT FLEXIBLE: APRIL 11TH BETTER)
 
 To Apply
 We strongly encourage online applications.
 
 Click here <https://www.tfaforms.com/282323?tfa_416=Real+Food+Generation&tfa_11=Real+Food+Challenge+Development+Manager&tfa_4=a0MF000000g4fou&>  to apply online.
 We also accept applications by mail or fax. Apply by mail to: Third Sector New England, Attn: Employment Manager, NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA  02111; or send by fax to: 617.523.2070 <tel:617.523.2070> .
 As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Real Food Challenge will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification and veteran or disability status.
 -- 
 Anim Steel
 Executive Director
 Real Food Generation
 anim@realfoodchallenge.org
 617-835-8961 <tel:617-835-8961>  (m)
 
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