Food & Water Watch is a leading national 501(c)3 organization advocating for safe food, clean water, and a livable climate. Using a sophisticated blend of research, advocacy, lobbying, legal work, communications and grassroots organizing from our national and field offices, we develop dynamic, cutting edge organizing campaigns to protect people and our most essential resources. We mobilize people to reclaim their political power, hold our elected officials accountable, and resist corporate control. We have won significant national, state and local victories to protect our food, water and climate.


Notably, in 2011, Food & Water Watch was the first national organization to call for a ban on fracking and we have led campaigns that won bans on fracking in states and communities across the country, stopped new fossil fuel infrastructure projects like oil and gas pipelines, and are advocating for a clean, renewable energy future to stop the worst impacts of climate change. We have protected food safety standards, gotten the FDA to ban arsenic in poultry feed, and are advocating for a ban on factory farms. Through our water program, we have helped dozens of communities fight off efforts to privatize public water systems, demonstrated the harms of bottled water and the multinational water industry, and are advocating for national legislation to fix our aging water infrastructure so that all can have access to water as a human right. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun and numerous other major media outlets.


The Foundation Coordinator supports the organization’s fundraising efforts by working as part of a team to oversee Food & Water Watch’s portfolio of foundation funders and prospects. The Foundation Coordinator plays a key role on the development team and will be responsible for expanding the program that brings in two million annually from private and community foundations across the country.


Office Location: Work Remotely


Specific Responsibilities:

Work with the Director of Foundation Relations to oversee all aspects of the grant cycle, from pre- to post-award
Use research databases to identify foundation prospects for varying campaign needs
Collaborate with program staff across the country to submit LOIs, proposals and reports
Provide the finance department with necessary documents to produce accurate financial reports for funders
Write and send grant acknowledgement letters to funders
Manage quarterly mailings to current funders and prospects
Track  grants in our database (Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack) and keep all foundation records up to date
Assist the Salesforce Operation staff with database issues as they relate to the Foundation program
Coordinate logistics for funder meetings
Attend meetings with foundation staff in person or by phone to report on current operations and to lead funding requests
Assist with recruiting and onboarding development interns
Other duties as assigned

Education: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required
2+ years’ experience securing gifts from individual or institutional funders
Grant writing and grant application preparation experience preferred
Familiarity with Salesforce, or similar database
Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are required
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, especially with remote staff in offices across the country
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with close attention to detail
Good computer skills are required, including familiarity with database and spreadsheet programs
Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the mission of Food & Water Watch

Compensation:  Annualized salary of $50000.00 – $69000.00, dependent upon experience.

Click here to apply.  Please include your resume, writing sample, cover letter and three professional references to be considered.

We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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