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About RLC

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting food insecurity and preventing food waste. We have cultivated a network of dedicated food rescuers who bring food directly from our donors to human service agencies, letting neighbors help neighbors while reaping the environmental and economic benefits of reduced food waste. Founded in 2013, our simple, but elegant model has saved over 6 million pounds of food with an average of over 200% growth year over year.

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on billions of people across the world and food insecurity within the United States is at an all-time high. Feeding America estimates that food insecurity within the US has increased by 7 million people since 2019, making for a painful total of 42 million people who struggle with food insecurity. Our branches across the country are continuing to rescue excess food and deliver it to our partner agencies to help meet this increased need. Despite the limitations and disastrous impact of COVID-19, RLC has been working harder than ever to overcome new challenges and ensure our community remains strong and diligent in the fight against food waste and food insecurity.

The Position

We’re looking for a part-time (20 hours per week) Business Development Associate to join our small, founder-led team and continue our impressive growth trajectory. Reporting to the Program Director, the Business Development Associate will be responsible for creating and executing strategy as well as conducting outreach across multiple channels to increase earned revenue through new food donor partnerships.

Key Responsibilities

The Business Development Associate’s essential duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing and executing an outreach strategy across multiple channels including, but not limited to, email, phone calls, direct mail campaigns, social media, and advertisements
  • Increasing earned revenue through new partnerships with food donor organizations
  • Assessing and optimizing current and new outreach efforts
  • Managing seasonal interns to help with execution

Minimum Qualifications

The Business Development Associate will bring, at a minimum:

  • Experience utilizing and maintaining a CRM platform (like Salesforce) for opportunity tracking
  • Effective and clear written and verbal communication; experience with cold calling preferred
  • Proven track record of success in business development or sales
  • Experience working in restaurants or food industry preferred
  • Comfort learning new software and systems 
  • Ability to work autonomously and be self-motivated
  • Desire to be challenged by new and different opportunities
  • Commitment to RLC’s core values of integrity, honesty, fairness, openness, respect, and responsibility

Total Compensation

RLC’s will compensate the Business Development Associate $20 per hour. 

Why RLC

  • We’re passionate about food rescue and its potential to eliminate hunger
  • We work hard, but we have fun doing it: monthly team-building activities, cooking competitions, and more!
  • We aim high: we’ve grown every year, in terms of both new partners and pounds of food rescued, and we’re projected to continue that growth trend each year moving forward

About RLC

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting food insecurity and preventing food waste. We have cultivated a network of dedicated food rescuers who bring food directly from our donors to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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