Philanthropic Engagement Manager


Who We Are:

FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid’s health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by 2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing food in school.

What We're Looking For:

FoodCorps seeks a Philanthropic Engagement Manager who will work as part of the External Relations team and in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications team. This role will be primarily responsible for adapting donor communications materials for tailored, high-touch major donor cultivation and stewardship and supporting fundraisers’ individual engagement strategies for this audience.

This position reports to the Director of Philanthropic Experience and Operations with the option for fully remote work.

Who You Are:

You love building relationships, even behind the scenes, and working collaboratively to deepen funder engagement and increase revenue. You are a strategic problem solver with an eye for good stories and compelling design who understands how the right message can take a donor to the next level with your organization’s mission. You can create personalized communications and collateral that feel like they were written just for one donor but remain committed to your organization’s core messaging and brand. You know how to translate top-tier donor stewardship off the page, too, into creative virtual and in-person experiences. You are excited to contribute as part of an organization that centers equity and anti-racism and supports its employees’ personal anti-racist journeys as well.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive project management, creative, and administrative support to the FoodCorps fundraising team (moves managers), which comprises sub-units for corporate, foundation, and individual philanthropy.
  • Building from foundational materials, draft individualized donor cultivation and stewardship materials that build trust and moves supporters to higher levels of giving (e.g. slide decks, tailored one-pagers, impact reports, etc.) Ensure all development materials communicate with consistency and are relevant to FoodCorps’ strategic plan, key messages, and brand. Collaborate with Donor Communications Senior Manager to meet moves managers’ emerging needs and align with current messaging, communications priorities, and stories.
  • Help ensure written materials and donor engagement experiences reflect the priorities of FoodCorps’ impact, anti-racism and DEI goals as well as meet the needs of funders.
  • Support moves managers in the creation of tailored, experiential donor engagement opportunities and supporting collateral to increase donor knowledge of and financial dedication to FoodCorps.
  • Work with the individual and private sector partnership teams to support advisory groups, such as the Bay Area-based Kitchen Cabinet and the national Business Leadership Council. In collaboration with respective staff leads, help build strategy in line with furthering FoodCorps’ mission and anti-racism goals, provide key support, and develop collateral to improve members’ experience of their group participation and their involvement with FoodCorps.
  • To support our donor communication efforts, work with the two-person writing team and Donor Communications Senior Manager to gather stories of impact from colleagues, internal databases, social media, and external sources, ensuring that we abide by our equity-focused internal approach to story sharing that is non-exploitative and seeks to elevate overlooked voices. Organize stories into a searchable format for quick reference and use by moves managers. Build strong internal relationships across departments to support an inclusive and collaborative culture.
  • With the Director of Philanthropic Experience and Operations, maintain a strategic donor communications calendar that works in tandem with other External Relations and MarComms engagement strategies.


  • Passionate about FoodCorps’ mission and eager to share our story with a broad range of audiences, driving support for our work.
  • Dedication to anti-racism, diversity and inclusion with a desire to work for health equity, social and racial justice.
  • Outstanding writing, editing, persuasion, and storytelling skills, with experience tailoring to multiple audiences.
  • An eye for creativity, using graphic design and visual elements to improve materials; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Strong research and analytical abilities and a talent for formulating cohesive arguments.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills and you thrive at working collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of or curiosity about learning about health equity, food systems, national service, and related issues.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. Please submit both a Cover Letter and Resume to be considered for this role.

Because we prioritize the health of communities and kids, FoodCorps has decided to require COVID-19 vaccination for staff and service members, to the extent permitted by applicable federal, state, and local law. We came to this decision after much discussion and consultation and recognize that some people and partners might have to make tough decisions because of it. More information about this requirement and the exemption process to apply for a legally-required exception to the vaccination requirement will be provided during onboarding, should you receive a job offer from FoodCorps.

FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) matching, professional development funds, and a sabbatical policy. This position is a manager-level role with a salary range of $62,000-$69,000. This range can be adjusted for candidates based in one of our high cost of living regions.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.