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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Membership Director, Grow Further

Grow Further (growfurther.org), a global nonprofit organization headquartered in Seattle, Washington, invites the most highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of Membership Director. We are committed to inclusion and diversity across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

About Grow Further:

Grow Further gives individuals who care about hunger a powerful, effective way to invest directly in the future of food. Founded in 2018, Grow Further is now preparing for the public launch of its efforts to catalyze social and technical innovation for a food-secure world by engaging farmers, scientists, and investors in participatory agricultural research that advances global food security and sustainable agriculture. Grow Further will 

  • convene donors, agricultural scientists, and subject matter experts to bring new ideas and funding streams together to create an individually supported agricultural research sector,
  • invest time, skills and funding in practices and scientific capacity that promotes sustainable agricultural systems, and
  • accelerate the development of agricultural innovation for the benefit of smallholder farmers in low to middle income countries. 

Grow Further is founded and led by Dr. Peter Kelly, a former economics professor who holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Kelly has recruited top consultants, advisors and directors who deliver Grow Further leading expertise in food security, agricultural policy, innovation finance, social impact, environmental conservation, philanthropy and other relevant fields. 

Grow Further seeks to do for food security what the March of Dimes did for disease research: mobilize the resources of many people to create a new funding stream to accelerate research and innovation beyond current norms and institutions. Currently, research into new projects and technologies that seek to improve nutrition, farmer income and climate adaptation in developing countries is funded primarily by international foundations and large agencies, leaving a large funding gap for smaller projects and local efforts in regions with established scientific research capacity, such as India, China, Brazil and elsewhere. 

Grow Further will create agricultural investment chapters around the world populated by members who contribute between $500 and $10,000 in funding annually. Investment proceeds are distributed as a charitable grant to researchers in developing markets with promising innovations that would otherwise go unfunded by institutional or venture capital funding. We expect each investment group to raise between $50,000 and $150,000 annually for projects two to three years in duration. The relatively small size and large potential number of these investments; the speed with which we can accurately identify and fund promising projects; and the additional contributions of time and expertise by investors and advisors are all distinguishing factors that promise, over time, to successfully generate a new wave of much needed innovation in the food security space.

Focused marketing and communication will recruit initial participants in targeted communities, and a careful community-building process will engage and solidify participation through curated lectures, workshops, and activities such as field trips to research centers and farms. Qualified members will lead collaboration with experts and direct engagement with farmers, but all members who wish to do so will have opportunities to continuously learn and engage. A robust and transparent grant allocation process will be informed by an appreciation for indigenous knowledge and other critical local context, sustainability best practices, and a process that brings in voices of women, youth, and other groups that have historically been under-represented in setting agricultural research priorities. 

About this position:

Grow Further currently is run by Dr. Kelly and staffed with a team of 4 part-time consultants. This position is the organization’s first full-time employee hire.

The Membership Director holds lead responsibility for identifying, cultivating, recruiting, and retaining charitable investors in our grant programs. Responsibilities include

  • In close consultation with the board, leadership, advisors and consultants, formulate, define and execute successful strategies for each stage in the Grow Further Investor sales process: identification, cultivation, solicitation, and ongoing maintenance and annual renewal 
  • Ensure end-to-end sales process integration with Salesforce, from design and data entry to reporting, analysis and continuous improvement
  • Inform and ensure alignment with Grow Further’s leadership, staff, consultants and board around the fit and selection of prospects as candidates for recruitment as Grow Further Investors
  • Lead a bi-weekly performance reporting and analysis process that guides continuous performance improvement
  • Serve as the single point of contact for every Investor, ensuring that all questions and concerns are answered in a fast, accurate, professional and collegial manner
  • Define, organize, and lead a suite of activities that engage investors in the mission; ensure clear communication and operational effectiveness; and promote investor enthusiasm, renewal, and recommendations to others to join. 
  • Directly build and manage an initial portfolio of approximately 150 investors, and then consult with leadership to define and execute the growth of the Membership Relations business unit by adding additional staff, infrastructure and resources to grow the number of members to hundreds and ultimately many thousands of charitable investors

Required Qualifications: 

  • Proven relationship-building skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent academic record
  • Demonstrated affinity for or professional background in food security, agricultural innovation, international development, or closely related fields 
  • Fluency in complex issues related to global food security, agricultural research, angel investment groups, and social impact
  • 3+ years successful experience in nonprofit fundraising, marketing or membership campaigns.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in agricultural sciences. 
  • Multi-lingual or multi-cultural background 

Submission Requirements:

  • A cover letter explaining why you are a fit for this position is required. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 
  • Resume

Compensation:

$65,000 to $95,000 with benefits DOE annually to start. The position begins with a 6-month probationary period with a clear set of performance indicators and milestones. With successful completion of the probationary period, this modest starting salary will be supplemented by raises, performance bonuses, and increases in scope and responsibility for those capable of meeting the rigorous demands of an innovative global social impact startup.  

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Membership Director, Grow Further

Grow Further (growfurther.org), a global nonprofit organization headquartered in Seattle, Washington, invites the most highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    1 de dezembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Gerencial
Salário
USD $65.000 - USD $95.000
/ ano
This modest starting salary will be supplemented by raises, performance bonuses, and increases in scope and responsibility for those capable of meeting the rigorous demands of an innovative global social impact startup.

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600 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

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