Job Description: The Development Director will initiate, direct, implement, and evaluate all fundraising activities.  The focus of this position is to develop, maintain, and implement FOOD MOXIE’s annual fundraising strategy in collaboration with the Executive Director through effective grant writing/reporting, event planning/execution, cultivation of individual (including major) donors, and support of realistic and successful communication strategies.  S/he will be a development professional with proven experience securing the support and engagement of individual donors, corporations, and the Board.  S/he will also have extensive experience in helping nonprofits assess, plan for, and then build and diversify their revenue mix.

FOOD MOXIE was founded in 2007 as Weavers Way Community Programs and has recently undergone a name change (June 2016). The full rebrand is ongoing and includes rewriting the mission/vision/values statements, as well as revamping all communication materials. The Development Director will be instrumental in leveraging the new name/brand to cultivate new donors (individual and corporate), to bring greater awareness to the organization’s work (especially beyond NW Philly), and to build new partnerships. Further, 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the organization. The Development Director will work with the board of directors and planning committee to develop, shape, and execute this first-time event and major fundraiser.

FOOD MOXIE board and staff will revisit the organization’s strategic plan in November 2016, two and a half years since it was completed. The Development Director will play a key role in shaping the organization’s strategic growth over the coming years, as well as executing on the plan once completed.

The Development Director will be supported by a Development & Communications Manager (FT) who primarily focuses on communications, grant writing, and event planning, as well as a Development & Operations Associate (0.5 FTE) who supports FOOD MOXIE through database management (eTapestry), bookkeeping and financial reporting, event planning, and donor recognition, among many other things.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with ED to develop and implement annual fundraising and communications plan that supports the immediate and long-term goals of the organization.
  • Plan and manage fundraising and donor cultivation/stewardship events.
  • Plan and execute the production of direct mail and web-based solicitations.
  • Support cultivation and stewardship of major donors and prospects.
  • Liaise with Weavers Way Co-op to maintain and build on existing relationship and campaigns, including in-store promotion and event sponsorships.
  • Conduct research on individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects.
  • Oversee work of the DCM and relevant components of DOA’s job functions.


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in fund-development and communications in an academic environment or non-profit setting. Experience using eTapestry or other CRM system required.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently – with great attention to details/deadlines – while working on several projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated success in grant-proposal development and writing, experience in grants management and stewardship with private and corporate foundations.
  • Experience coordinating and executing large-scale fundraisers and online campaigns desired.
  • Exceptional writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. High level of attention to detail. Strong computing skills, including complete command of MS Office Suite.
  • Proven management experience and strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communications, research, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions in accordance with established policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and understanding of strategic development.
  • Strong event planning skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and comfort working in small, busy office
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times; has a high moral character.
  • Demonstrated understanding of FOOD MOXIE’s values and strong desire to advance the mission.

Job Particulars: 

  • Full time (occasional evenings/weekends)
  • Compensation is commensurate with education and experience

Reports To:  Executive Director

To Apply:  Send a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and explaining how you heard about this opportunity, to jill@foodmoxie.org using the subject line: Development Director.

Deadline to apply:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact only those candidates whose professional experience meets our requirements. No phone calls please.

Note:  Before beginning work, all potential employees must pass: PA Child Abuse History Clearance; PA Criminal Record Check; and FBI Criminal Background Check. Staff working directly with children must complete the free online course mandated by Pennsylvania on Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse.

Mission Statement:  FOOD MOXIE empowers children, youth, and families with the values and knowledge to be healthy, strong, and informed through experiential activities centered on urban agriculture, nutrition, and the cooperative economy.

FOOD MOXIE is the non-profit arm of Weavers Way Co-op, a member-owned, cooperative grocery store founded in 1973 with locations in West Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. FOOD MOXIE is administratively and financially independent of the co-op, and governed by a separate Board of Directors.

FOOD MOXIE is an equal opportunity employer