Chief of Staff - Business Development

One Acre Fund

About the organization

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Duties

The Team

One Acre Fund is looking for an exceptional professional to join our Business Development team, as the organization continues an exciting period of fast growth. One Acre Fund aspires to be the world’s largest and most impactful non-profit organization. To a large extent, the future growth of One Acre Fund in the next ten years will hinge on our ability to mobilize resources and put them in service to rural farmers.

One Acre Fund will raise over $80 million USD in 2019, becoming one of just a few hundred nonprofits founded in the past few decades to achieve this milestone, and in doing so, will fuel our field program to end chronic hunger for at least 900,000 farm families with over 3 million children. One Acre Fund’s unique model matches $1 of raised revenue with $3-4 of farmer revenue in our core program; fundraising also supports innovation and corporate expenses.

The Position

This role will report directly to the Business Development Lead, and represents a senior leadership role on the team. This position will provide oversight of the day-to-day running of the department and strategic input on team structure, systems, and portfolio. Strong candidates must have excellent communication and management skills, be highly organized, and be capable of expertly handling a large, complex scope of people and funding projects.

For more information regarding the Job description, refer here: https://grnh.se/9c3252de1

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have robust senior leadership experience, with 10+ years of relevant background in fundraising and people management. They should be able to demonstrate a track record of fundraising success and the ability to deliver through others.

Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Likely holds an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, communications, business, and/or international development/policy subjects;
Speaks the language of business and non-profits/social enterprises. Our donors are looking for someone with business fluency (can communicate financial sustainability, return on investment, impact per donor dollar, etc.).
10+ years of relevant background in fundraising and people or team management.
Passion for and demonstrated experience in international development or the social sector more broadly.
Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRMs/donor databases a plus.
Values fit. We put a high premium on values. We want someone who has a true service orientation and humility – someone that puts our farmers before themselves.
Strong interpersonal skills and people-orientation. We are seeking someone who wants to spend their day collaborating across a large team.

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

All applications will be submitted only through this link, please apply here: https://grnh.se/9c3252de1

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