Corporate Fundraiser

Chefs Collaborative seeks a mission-driven individual with a commitment to the sustainable food movement and a track record in corporate relations and fundraising. 

This is a part-time, contract position. This person will report to the Executive Director.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate and      strategically solicit corporate donors and marketing partners.
  • Achieve aggressive financial      targets, which produce unrestricted funds to support the operational      budget.
  • Develop written proposals in      support of planned institutional initiatives for presentation to targeted      prospects within the corporate market.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of      Chefs Collaborative programs to effectively communicate initiatives to      current and prospective funders.
  • Create and maintain a high level      of personal prospect contact with appropriate and relevant executive      leadership to attract broader corporate interest, support and investments      in Chefs Collaborative.
  • Partner with the Executive      Director and other staff to coordinate activities designed to build and      sustain strong relationships with corporate contacts.
  • Lead the procurement of necessary      in-kind corporate support.
  • Create, develop, and manage the      production of all corporate-related collateral materials.
  • Oversee fulfillment of all new      corporate sponsorship commitments.
  • Work with appropriate staff      leadership to determine program parameters and sponsorship deliverables.
  • Ensure routine communication is      maintained with key contacts and corporate supporters to foster      investment.
  • Coordinate communication across      divisions to ensure understanding of commitments and adherence to grants.
  • Other duties and responsibilities      as assigned.


  • 5 to 7 years of development      experience.
  • Experience working in the      restaurant industry a plus.
  • Proven track record of closing      and renewing five and six figure gifts, specifically within the corporate      sectors.
  • Knowledge and understanding of      marketing and branding to promote the mission of corporate partners as      well as extending their brand reach to a target audience.
  • Excellent verbal and written      communication skills.
  • Ease and experience dealing with      senior corporate and foundation executives is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and      computer literacy are essential.
  • Ability to work independently, as      well as a member of a team required.
  • Flexibility to work occasional      weekend and evening hours. This position may require some travel.

Compensation: This is a contract position. Rate of pay is competitive with similar nonprofits.

Application process: Send cover letter and resume to Melissa Kogut, Executive Director, at by September 18, 2013.

Boston, Massachusetts
Publicaton Date: 
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Chefs Collaborative
Deadline to apply: 
Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4:00am
Job Type: