Development Manager, NYC

New York, United States Full-time

Location: New York City (or east coast)

Report to: Chief Development Officer


About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. 

About this Role

The Development Manager, NYC is an enthusiastic self-starter responsible for planning, organizing, and driving forward development efforts for myAgro. You will support and help build a best-in-class development structure that will support myAgro’s fast growing fundraising program by managing a portfolio of institutional, corporate and family foundation offices. Working closely with your manager, the Development Manager will manage current donors/partners while also identifying new prospects, cultivating potential donors and closing deals to generate revenue. 

Responsibilities Include:

Revenue Generation

  • Responsible for a portfolio of $1 million of new funding in year 1
  • Manage a portfolio that includes corporate and family foundations, and institutional donors – communicate frequently, build relationships and secure funding
  • Represent myAgro at external events and networking opportunities, e.g., industry conferences, workshops and funder convening’s
  • Ensure an active, dynamic prospect process by moving leads across the pipeline from cold stage to solicitation and meet specific targets set for each stage per month
  • Manage the donor engagement cycle for key prospects throughout the cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship phases
  • Utilize a fundraising CRM to a) actively manage and move prospect pipeline, b) track progress towards goals, and c) keep the CDO and Executive team apprised of successes and challenges
  • Work collaboratively with CDO, CEO, development team and program staff to develop and articulate compelling cases for support of myAgro


  • Collaborate with development team and your manager to prioritize research needs
  • Research, document and maintain constituent data in the fundraising CRM database
  • Create update and maintain donor and prospect profiles and reports
  • Identify, develop, and implement solicitation strategies to grow the organization’s prospect portfolio


  • Persuasively articulate the mission, goals and program priorities of myAgro in written and oral presentations
  • Develop presentation materials, including research, slides, scripts, talking points and proposal collateral for prospect meetings as needed (in collaboration with communication team)
  • Manage the development and production of proposals, newsletters, brochures, and other development outreach materials to individual constituents, as necessary

 Required Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2-5+ years of direct experience and proven success in securing funding from institutions, corporations and family foundations
  • Knowledge of international development and/or international agriculture and rural development
  • Strong understanding of the project management cycle to achieve results

 Skills and Competencies:

 Entrepreneurial attitude, proven success in building a portfolio of institutional funders

  • Entrepreneurial attitude, proven success in building a portfolio of institutional funders
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, including compelling writing abilities
  • Strong problem solving, research, and analytical skills
  • Self-starter with a passion for working collaboratively with a small team
  • Ability to thrive and deliver results in an unstructured and dynamic environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, donor databases, and online fundraising platforms 
  • Proficiency in French preferred

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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