Deputy Director - FundraisingOne Acre Fund
About One Acre Fund
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. They provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. One Acre Fund measures its success by their ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
About the team
One Acre Fund is looking for a seasoned professional to join the global fundraising team, as they continue an exciting period of fast growth working towards being the world’s largest and most impactful non-profit organization. To a large extent, their future growth in the next ten years will hinge on their ability to mobilize funding resources and put them in service to rural farmers.
In 2019, One Acre Fund raised over $80 million USD, becoming one of just a few hundred nonprofits founded in the past few decades to achieve this milestone, and in doing so, fueled the field program to end chronic hunger for one million farm families with over 4 million children.
About the role
The role holder will report directly to the Head of Fundraising, and represent a senior leadership role on the 25-person team, providing oversight of the daily running of the fundraising department and input on team structure, systems, and portfolio.
The Deputy Director will collaborate with the Head of Fundraising and senior fundraisers on the team to pursue an $80M+ annual fundraising portfolio, made up of donors from across the public, institutional, and individual donor segments. One Acre Fund is fortunate to work with some of the world’s most innovative global funding partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Innovation Fund, IKEA Foundation, Skoll Foundation, USAID-DIV, and DGIS, to name a few. These diverse funding partners represent high stewardship responsibility, and the role holder will be asked to collaborate across the writing, finance, and compliance teams to support responsible management of their dynamic portfolio.
40% of time: Daily Fundraising team management. Through oversight and direct people management, this role will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the team across the grant life cycle:
20% of time: Fundraising Origination
20% of time: Team-Wide Initiatives
20% of time: Strategic Input
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund has a strong culture of constant learning and invests in developing their people. The Deputy Director will have weekly check-ins with the Head of Fundraising, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on their performance including career reviews every six months to discuss aspirations and career goals. Additionally, the role holder will have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Does this sound like you?
One Acre Fund is looking for someone with a robust senior leadership experience, with 10+ years of relevant background in fundraising and people management. You should be able to demonstrate a track record of high-value fundraising success from reputable global funders. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Persons of all gender, race, sex, orientation, age, and identity are encouraged to apply.
About One Acre Fund
Rural poverty is complex, and there is no single solution to the problems farmers face. That’s why One Acre Fund takes a holistic, long-term approach. They offer a complete bundle of services, using a market-based model that helps their organization remain financially sustainable and expand to reach more and more farmers every year.
Here’s how One Acre Fund's model works: