- 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
- Employees can work remotely
New Harvest is a research institute that accelerates innovation in cellular agriculture. We build the research pipeline that enables knowledge and talent generation in the field. New Harvest brings long-range vision to the space and addresses the fundamentals necessary to elevate the discipline. We support work that is not funded by traditional sources, either because the research is too early stage for industry or because it lies outside the parameters of existing government grants. Our targeted funding is designed to yield effective new biotechnologies for the production of cell-based foods. By funding open science, we directly address the intellectual property-inefficiency that occurs when pre-competitive research is conducted by private companies and excluded from the public domain.
The Development Manager is an integral part of the New Harvest’s international team and will be responsible for developing and implementing our fundraising strategy, managing donor relations, and administering New Harvest’s Donor Management System.
This position involves managing individual, foundation, and industry gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. The Development Manager will also be responsible for developing our fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and collecting essential donor data and making data-driven fundraising decisions. The Development Manager will be the primary point of contact for donors who give less than $10,000 per year and will work closely with the Executive Director regarding donors who give greater than $10,000 per year.
The position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer. The role is full-time and can be remote.
1. Fundraising Strategy
Develop and oversee our annual fundraising strategy
Develop and implement individual fundraising campaigns, including end of year fundraising
Collaborate with staff on the development and management of fundraising events and the New Harvest Conference
Develop print and digital marketing collateral related to fundraising, in collaboration with our communications team
Develop fundraising projections and assist with the annual budgeting process
2. Donor Relations
Identify prospective individual, foundation, and industry donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships
Maintain ongoing communications with donors
Respond to all inquiries, from donors, in a timely and efficient manner
Ensure timely and accurate reporting to funders
Convey the results of fundraising campaigns and other development initiatives to the New Harvest team and external stakeholders
Ensure grant and gift contracts are correctly executed
Ensure grant and gift conditions and/or restrictions have been met
Prepare timely and accurate fundraising and donor relations reports and other documentation for team members and external stakeholders
3. Administration of New Harvest’s Donor Management System
- Oversee and administer, Virtuous, New Harvest’s Donor Management System / Database
Ensure all data is complete and consistent
Maintain and report out demographic and other data related to donors
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field preferred
2+ years fundraising and/or donor relations experience
Experience using CRM and/or DMS software
Foundation relationship and grant writing experience
Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Advanced Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Calendar, with an ability to become adept with organization-specific programs and software
Detail-oriented, well-organized with impeccable multi-tasking abilities
Demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving, and adaptability
Discretion and the ability to uphold a strict level of confidentiality
Ability to foster a collaborative working environment, encouraging the integration of others’ ideas
All members of New Harvest’s staff are expected to operate as part of a team without the promotion of personal agendas and to exhibit a commitment to the profession and the organization. All staff must possess integrity, honesty and a sense of humor
New Harvest offers QSEHRA for medical, dental, and vision benefits, parental leave, and unlimited PTO. Start date is negotiable. This position is fully remote and work hours are in EST.
New Harvest is a recognized 501c3 in the US and a registered non-profit organization in Canada. We encourage applicants from Canada and states in which we are registered to do business (TX, CA, NY, MA, PA, MO, NV, and GA).
Initial review of applications will begin the week of 19 October 2020.