Corporate Fundraiser (Part-time)

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.