Development (Fundraising) Manager

September 5th, 2023
Development (Fundraising) Manager

Development (Fundraising) Manager

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Community Improvement, Other
Salary Range: 50,000 - 60,000

About RLC

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting food insecurity and preventing wasted food. We have cultivated a network of dedicated food rescuers who bring food directly from our donors to nonprofit recipients who serve people facing food insecurities, letting neighbors help neighbors while reaping the environmental and economic benefits of reduced food waste. Founded in 2013, our simple, tech-driven model has saved over 11 million pounds of food from landfill with a strong growth rate year over year.

Our organization is looking for a Development (Fundraising) Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to increase donations and support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Reporting to the Development and Corporate Engagement Director, the Development (Fundraising) Manager will develop and maintain New York City-based corporate and foundation relationships and their corresponding grant opportunities. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join a passionate team and make a difference in our community.


Key Responsibilities 

The Development (Fundraising) Manager’s essential duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify, research, and qualify potential corporate and foundation donors and grant opportunities that align with our mission and goals.

  • Effectively manage the Associate Board, including coordinating meetings, facilitating communication, and fostering a collaborative environment to drive engagement and maximize the board’s impact.

  • Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for existing and prospective donors, including outreach, meetings, presentations, proposals, and follow-up.

  • Write compelling and accurate grant proposals and reports that showcase our impact and outcomes.

  • Maintain accurate and timely donor records and databases, including tracking deadlines, submissions, acknowledgments, and reporting requirements.

  • Assist with executing fundraising events and campaigns, including logistics, communications, and acknowledgments.

  • Collaborate with program staff to collect data, stories, and feedback to support fundraising efforts.

  • Support the development director with other tasks as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field.

  • At least two years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, preferably in corporate and foundation relations and grant writing.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages to different audiences and formats.

  • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and evaluate potential funding sources and opportunities.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, CRM software, and online fundraising platforms.

  • Detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Passionate about our mission of reducing food waste and hunger in our community.



  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Health insurance

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Flexible hybrid work schedule

  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of thousands of New Yorkers


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year

Work Location: Hybrid remote in New York, NY 10004

 Application Question(s):

  • Must email/upload a work sample eg grants application





Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc.

  • 25 Broadway, 12th Floor
  • New York, NY 10004
  • Phone: 6465922229

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