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Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

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Boulder, CO, United States

We are seeking a full-time Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships to develop and execute an annual fundraising strategy to secure $3-5 MM in annual revenue, while expanding CAF’s support base, diversifying sustainable funding streams and engaging donors with our programs and services. The position will emphasize identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donors, partnerships and funding opportunities. 


Areas of Responsibility: 

Fundraising Responsibilities 

  • Develop and execute an annual fundraising strategy of national and local support

  • Build and maintain relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, and foundation staff; Create a strong and thoughtful donor retention plan

  • Develop, cultivate and steward a portfolio of individual and institutional major donors

  • Coordinate with Marketing on donor & funding messaging, including strategizing and managing funding campaigns 

  • Manage grants program, including submission calendar, proposal and budget development, grant compliance and reporting and management of grant writer 

  • Establish new funding streams that support existing programming

Strategic Partnership Responsibilities

  • Develop and pursue innovative partnership initiatives in the key areas of cause-marketing, capacity building, government contracts and social enterprise

  • Coordinate and support programmatic partnerships with initial planning, SOWs, partnership outlines, budgets, etc.

  • Work with Programs team to help manage new partnerships, including developing proposals, project outlines, and budgets for prospective partnerships

  • Establish deep relationships with internal and external stakeholders to open doors, make connections and generate revenue and support

Management Responsibilities

  • Participate in annual strategic planning 

  • Monthly reporting and individual engagement with Founder, CEO and board

  • Coordinate maintaining database of donor prospects, contributions, and stewardship.

  • Ensure proper reporting for all funders and partners, including Quarterly Impact Report and oversight of grant reports

  • Internal team management for corporate sponsored programming


Educational Background: 
Undergraduate degree in business, marketing, nonprofit management or other related field .

Candidates for this position will possess: 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in non-profit development with a proven track record of securing of a minimum of $3 million annually
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively to build a strong fundraising and partnership pipeline

  • Demonstrated ability to strategically implement plans to achieve targeted goals

  • Effective communication skills, serving as a natural connector and subsequently leveraging existing relationships for the Chef Ann Foundation

  • Familiarity with prospecting resources, online fundraising channels and campaign software

  • Experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with executive teams, board members and donors 

  • Ability to travel as needed 

  • Strong organizational and managerial skills

  • Knowledge of Salesforce or CRM software preferred

In addition, ideal candidates will possess: 

  • A demonstrated passion for school food reform 

  • An ability to adapt to shifting priorities 


The salary range for this position is dependent on experience but will range between $70,000 - $95,000 (this includes base and bonus pay). The Chef Ann Foundation is a great place to work and provides its staff with a competitive benefits package, including health insurance reimbursement, professional development, a generous paid time off program, and a 403b. 


How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject title “CAF Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships.” The Chef Ann Foundation headquarters is in Boulder, CO but this position can be virtual, located anywhere in the United States. Proximity to an airport should be considered 

The Chef Ann Foundation is an equal opportunity institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities.


Organization Info

Chef Ann Foundation

Boulder, CO
Annual Budget : 
1-10 employees
About Us

To provide school communities with the tools, training, resources and funding that enables them to create healthier food and redefine lunchroom environments.

  • Get Schools Cooking: A program that provides hands-on support through an assessment of district-wide school food operations, strategic planning, funding opportunities and technical assistance, enabling school districts to increase their amount of scratch cooking. 

  • Project Produce: A grant program that helps schools increase kids' access to fresh fruits and veggies while providing nutrition education through lunchroom learning activities.

  • Salad Bars to Schools (SB2S): A grant program that helps schools expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables by implementing salad bars as part of their daily meal program.

  • School Food Institute: Online courses that give school food service professionals and childhood nutrition advocates the in-depth training, operational skills and strategic vision necessary to make school food fresh, healthy, and sustainable. 

  • The Lunch Box: An online resource that provides free step-by-step guides, tools and recipes to help schools improve their food programs and transition to scratch-cooking.  

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 13 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 13 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Chef Ann Foundation