Agroecology Fund – Resource Development Lead

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  • Prepare a multi-year resource development strategy and annual resource development plan in consultation with the Co-Directors

  • Build and strengthen relationships with existing and prospective donors in close collaboration with the Co-Director responsible for resource development

  • Manage communication with existing and prospective donors

  • Represent the Agroecology Fund at in-person and online events that increase AEF visibility and offer opportunities for resource mobilization

  • Maintain a calendar of all proposal and reporting submissions, including to prospective donors, and ensure timely submissions

  • Manage online giving

  • Work with existing donor members to broaden the Agroecology Fund’s visibility in donor networks


The Resource Development Lead will be:

  • Someone motivated by an appreciation for the Agroecology Fund’s mission to “mobilize resources to build power that transforms food systems and fosters the well-being of people and the planet”

  • At the mid-level of their career, with at least 10 years of experience in the development sector

  • Have 5 years of experience with resource development strategies and practices

  • Familiar with agroecology movements and current issues in agroecology

  • Familiar with the philanthropic sector

  • Someone with international working experience

  • Familiarity with donor database tools to track relationships

  • Someone that can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people

  • Someone with good written and oral communication skills in English, and at least one additional language (French or Spanish)

  • Someone with good computer and IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace

  • Motivated to work in a multicultural environment

  • Able to work on Eastern Standard Time (EST)


  • Time: Full-time position, open-ended contract

  • Status: Employee or consultant, depending on worker location

  • Compensation: Salary range is $75,000 – $90,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience for employees based in the U.S., or regional-equivalent salary if outside of the U.S.

  • Benefits: Varies by location and by status as employee or consultant

  • Start date range: August – September 2023

  • Location: Virtual, but should be able to work on Eastern Standard Time (EST)

  • Reports to Co-Director responsible for resource development

How to apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, and writing samples to aefrecruit@gmail.com, with the following subject line: ‘Resource Development Lead Application – YOUR NAME’.