Hiring: Grants & Sponsorships Manager – The Food Project

Grants & Sponsorships Manager

Who We Are
Youth. Food. Community. Three important issues that intersect in one place: The Food Project.
Here, we believe that food is a unique vehicle for creating personal and social change. Nothing
else ties us so intimately to each other and the planet we share, affecting our health, the climate,
culture, and poverty and privilege around the globe. If we – young and old from all walks of life
can unite to change the food system, we can change the world. From our urban and suburban
farms to our community education programs, we aim to do just that by bringing together youth
and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build local and sustainable food

Since 1991, The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal
and social change through sustainable agriculture. Each year, we work with more than 120
teenagers and hundreds of volunteers to farm on 70 acres in eastern Massachusetts in Wenham,
Lincoln, Boston, and Lynn. We consider our hallmark to be our focus on identifying and
transforming a new generation of leaders by placing teens in unusually responsible roles, with
deeply meaningful work. In addition, we help others grow their own food and provide training
resources based on all we have learned.
What We Seek
We seek a results-driven, detail-oriented professional to help us meet our development goals.
Reporting to the Director of Donor Engagement, the Grants & Sponsorships Manager oversees
the writing, submission, and tracking of grant proposals, reports, and sponsorship requests.
Additionally, this role supports special projects, such as management of a farm-based corporate
volunteer program.

Grants Management (20%)
Create and maintain the organization’s grants calendar, tracking current grant cycles,
proposal deadlines, renewal processes, and action items.
Manage all aspects of the grants administration process, including proposal submission,
processing awards, grant agreements, acknowledgment letters, and tracking and
managing grant-funded deliverables.

Work with the Database and Operations Manager to ensure necessary database records
and reports are maintained in Salesforce.
Assist the Director of Donor Engagement with funder research, strategy, identification,
and cultivation.
Collaborate with the Communications Manager to develop relevant materials to be
shared with institutional supporters.

Proposal and Report Development (55%)
Collaborate with the Director of Donor Engagement and other staff and stakeholders to
develop strategy for proposals.
Research, write, and edit narratives for letters of inquiry, grant proposals, reports, and
acknowledgment letters.
Collaborate with the Associate Director of Impact and Initiatives to develop
evaluation metrics and reporting processes for grant proposals.
Collaborate with the Director of Donor Engagement and other relevant staff to generate
program budgets, reports, and proposal documents.

Project Management (10%)
Manage logistics for a corporate volunteer program, including recruiting, scheduling,
and follow up with volunteer groups.
Supported by the Database and Operations Manager, ensure necessary records
and reports are maintained in Salesforce.
Oversee related work of a seasonal Alumni Fellow.

Organizational Health (15%)
Participate in our justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
Prepare and participate in structured, regular feedback sessions.
Participate in all-staff meetings, team meetings, and provide cross-department support.
Participate in annual planning, budgeting, and performance review processes.
Perform other duties as assigned, within capacity.
Must embrace TFP’s mission, goals, and commitment to food justice.
Committed to helping to foster an environment of equity and belonging.
Committed to contributing to an organizational culture of learning and wellbeing.
At least 3 years of relevant experience or experience in a role with transferable skills.
Excellent project management skills, well-organized, and attention to detail.
Ability to manage time, working independently, across competing internal priorities and
external deadlines.
Excellent communication skills; experience with proposal writing preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build effective relationships.
Ability to balance attention to process, results, and relationships.

Proficient in Google applications and Microsoft Office Suite.
Comfort with Salesforce, our database, and Asana, our project management system.
Don’t have every qualification? We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive
organization. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly
with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. We anticipate supporting your
professional development.

Location & Schedule
Much of this job can be accomplished at a desk–either in a TFP office or at home–using a laptop
provided by TFP. Each of our offices is accessible by public transportation. However, you must
be able to provide your own transportation to travel, as required, typically three days per week,
depending on the season, between our program sites and administrative offices in Boston, Lynn,
Wenham, and Lincoln. Occasional weekend and evening work is required for special events.

This is a full-time position with a salary commensurate with experience and skills. This position
is eligible for health insurance benefits, 403B retirement plan, and paid vacation and holidays.
The salary range is $48,000 to $55,250 per year.

Recruitment Process
Please send resume and cover letter via email to: In the subject line,
write your name and the position for which you are applying, eg: “Jordan Smith – Grants &
Sponsorships Manager”.

We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals
selected to continue in the search process. The position will be filled when a desired candidate is
The Food Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating an inclusive
organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position.

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