Position Description: Grants and Development Associate
Now Hiring: Grants and Development Associate at EarthDance Farm
EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Grants and Development Assistant. The successful candidate for this position will build EarthDance’s capacity through the exploration of available funding resources, the collaborative execution of a fund development plan, and the co-creation of grant proposals. The Grants and Development Associate will work closely with other development staff and the Managing Director to build a strong foundation of support for EarthDance to continue to its mission.
The position will begin as early as late July, pending selection of the right candidate. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.
Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.
Position: Grants and Development Assistant
Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135
Hours: 40 hours/week
Job Description Summary:
EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Grants and Development Assistant. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of the good food movement, research skills, and attention to detail.
The Grants and Development Assistant will:
-Research, apply for, and obtain grant funding for EarthDance programs and operations
-Complete grant reports
-Assist with the execution of the organization’s annual fund development plan
-Assist with the planning and execution of Farmers Formal, EarthDance’s major annual fundraising event and other fundraising events and opportunities
-Secure both cash and in-kind donations for farm and office
-Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills
-Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality
-Strong persuasive writing skills
-Experience working independently and in a team environment with successful outcomes
-Ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-energy environment and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a sense of humor Continue reading