Careers @ TGA

Lend your valuable skills to a worthy cause.

Joining The Good Acre means becoming part of a dedicated team working together to create a positive impact on our local food system. If you’re seeking a meaningful opportunity to use your skills and make a difference, you’ve come to the right place.
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Diversity & Inclusion

We will most successfully advance the mission of The Good Acre if our leadership and staff reflect the communities and stakeholders we serve. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work.

The Good Acre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome all to apply. We are committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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Current Openings @ TGA

Grant and Development Specialist

Summary 

The Good Acre unlocks economic opportunity for farmers in our region, especially those who historically have been excluded from opportunities to make a viable living. Our unique combination of personalized support and market development promotes both economic well-being and a more sustainable, resilient, and community-centered food system. We approach our work through partnerships that create meaningful, long-lasting market access for farmers and food access for our communities. 

This position leads grant writing and management and supports fundraising initiatives, including database management and content generation to ensure effective and efficient fundraising. This role requires the ability to multi-task across different projects and to be motivated and flexible. The current grant portfolio is comprised of approximately 40% government and 60% corporate and private foundations. This person will work with program directors and managers to communicate program impacts and needs in applications and reporting. It is also important this person has a passion for nonprofits and the work of The Good Acre. 

Responsibilities

Grant Writing and Management

  • Manage government and foundation grant proposals from writing to submission with the support of the Director of Development
  • Complete reimbursement requests and reports on deliverables in a timely manner in collaboration with program staff 
  • Manage communications with grantor after awards are received and ensure all required documentation is completed
  • Conduct prospect research for government and foundation grant opportunities
  • Support grant budget creation

Development Administration

  • Process and manage gift acknowledgments
  • Maintain and manage the CRM database to support donor management for development
  • Prepare fundraising reports and/or queries and maintain dashboards
  • Maintain development calendar and standard operating procedures

Development Support

  • Writing/refining cases for support
  • Donor communications including participation in writing solicitations, impact updates, and stewardship pieces
  • Create and maintain development dashboards
  • Minimal support with events as needed

Required Qualifications

The individual in this position is committed to the mission of The Good Acre and brings experience and expertise in this role, and a passion for our local food system and for supporting the work of The Good Acre. This role has the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of our business. The skills needed for this position include:

  • One to three years experience in grant or proposal writing or similar technical writing
  • Project management; ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including cross-collaboration within organizations and with outside partners
  • Ability to be a collaborative team member and demonstrated ability to work with multiple partners or stakeholders to achieve a goal
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft/Google Suite 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • This position will require some flexible in-office days in Falcon Heights, MN

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Bloomerang, Airtable, and Google Suite preferred
  • Nonprofit food systems or related social-good experience preferred

Compensation

$60,000-$68,000 based on experience

Application Instructions

Please send a resume to jobs@thegoodacre.org. In your email, please answer two questions:

  1. Describe what interests you about working at The Good Acre.
  2. Is there anything from your resume or experience that would make you particularly successful in this role?

Applications are due by June 17th with a preferred start date in August.

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