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Development Manager

Rolling Deadline  |  Business  |  New York, NY US

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About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty.

About this Role

The Development Manager, NYC is an enthusiastic self-starter responsible for planning, organizing, and driving forward development efforts for myAgro. You will support and help build a best-in-class development structure that will support myAgro’s fast growing fundraising program by managing a portfolio of institutional, corporate and family foundation offices. Working closely with your manager, the Development Manager will manage current donors/partners while also identifying new prospects, cultivating potential donors and closing deals to generate revenue.

Responsibilities Include:

Revenue Generation

Responsible for a portfolio of $1 million of new funding in year 1
Manage a portfolio that includes corporate and family foundations, and institutional donors – 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 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
Prospecting

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 prospect portfolio
Communications

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 institutions, corporations and family foundations
Knowledge of international development and/or international agriculture and rural development
Strong understanding of the project management cycle to achieve results
Skills and Competencies:

Entrepreneurial attitude, proven success in building a portfolio of institutional funders

Entrepreneurial attitude, proven success in building a portfolio of institutional funders
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
Proficiency in French preferred
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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