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Development Manager, Europe

Rolling Deadline  |  Business  |  France


Location: London, Paris, or Geneva (open to other locations)
Language: English and French required; Dutch preferred
Travel: travel within Europe with occasional travel to Africa

About myAgro

myAgro is expanding rapidly, growing from serving tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of small-scale farmers across the globe. myAgro is a startup social enterprise with the mission of helping 1 million farmers earn $1.50 more per day by 2025, doubling their income and lifting them out of poverty. Learn more about myAgro from our founder.

Position Overview

The Development Manager, Europe is an enthusiastic self-starter responsible for planning, organizing, and driving forward European development efforts for myAgro. You will build a best-in-class development structure that will support myAgro’s fast growing fundraising program with European corporations, foundations, and institutions and HNWI. Working closely with your manager, the Development Manager Europe will focus on identifying new prospects, cultivating potential donors and closing deals to generate revenue.


Revenue Generation

  • Responsible for a portfolio of $1.5 million of new funding in year 1
  • Manage a portfolio that includes high net-worth individuals, foundations, and government funders – communicate frequently, build relationships and secure funding
  • Represent myAgro at external events and networking opportunities, e.g., industry conferences, workshops and funder convening’s
  • Ensure an active, dynamic prospect process by moving leads across the pipeline from cold stage to solicitation and meet specific targets set for each stage per month
  • Manage the donor engagement cycle for key European prospects throughout the cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship phases
  • Utilize a fundraising CRM to a) actively manage and move prospect pipeline, b) track progress towards goals, and c) keep the CDO and Executive team apprised of successes and challenges
  • Work collaboratively with CDO, CEO, development team and program staff to develop and articulate compelling cases for support of myAgro


  • Collaborate with development team and your manager to prioritize research needs
  • Research, document and maintain constituent data in the fundraising CRM database
  • Create update and maintain donor and prospect profiles and reports
  • Identify, develop, and implement solicitation strategies to grow the organization’s European prospect portfolio


  • Persuasively articulate the mission, goals and program priorities of myAgro in written and oral presentations
  • Develop presentation materials, including research, slides, scripts, talking points and proposal collateral for prospect meetings as needed (in collaboration with communication team)
  • Manage the development and production of proposals, newsletters, brochures, and other development outreach materials to individual constituents, as necessary

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5+ years of direct experience and proven success in securing funding from European foundations, corporations and governments
  • Knowledge of international development and/or international agriculture and rural development
  • Strong understanding of the project management cycle to achieve results

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • As this is a new role, and our first role based in Europe, we need someone who likes working in start-ups and can handle less structure, ambiguity and wearing many hats
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, proven success in building a portfolio of institutional funders in Europe
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, including compelling writing abilities
  • Strong problem solving, research, and analytical skills
  • Self-starter with a passion for working collaboratively with a small team
  • Ability to thrive and deliver results in an unstructured and dynamic environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, donor databases, and online fundraising platforms

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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