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The National Center for Appropriate Technology or NCAT has been helping people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources since 1976. NCAT is a trusted, practical, connector for individuals and businesses who are working to leave our world better than we found it. NCAT works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT is a national private non-profit organization whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy.

NCAT is seeking a full-time Development Manager responsible for increasing available funds from private sources, including individuals, foundations, and corporations, and managing other fundraising activities to support NCAT.

This position may be remote for the right candidate, or based at NCAT’s national office in Butte, Montana, or regional offices in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jackson, Mississippi, or San Antonio, Texas.

This position will provide an outstanding opportunity to work with a dedicated and professional staff on a national level.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The position requires a BA/BS degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, Philanthropic Studies, or a closely related field along with three years of relevant professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with software such as Microsoft Office as well as experience with CRM databases is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Commitment and passion for the NCAT mission;
  • Familiarity with sustainable agriculture, clean energy, and science-based technological solutions to climate change particularly in rural America;
  • Strong interest and knowledge of mission-driven, non-profit organizations;
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, with experience in public speaking, presentation, writing, editing and research;
  • Extremely proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, fundraising/communication software, donor databases, and other resources;
  • Experience in building outreach and marketing campaigns to raise awareness of NCAT and increase donor responsiveness;
  • Experience in grant writing;
  • Understanding of non-profit culture, management, and finance;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and to complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • The ability to build relationships and collaborate with community organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and other partners;
  • Ability to travel, as occasional travel may be required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote and support NCAT’s mission;
  • Support the development and implementation of a strategic fundraising plan to raise restricted and unrestricted funds encompassing governmental, private foundation, corporate and individual giving streams;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit foundation and corporation prospects;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit major individual gift prospects;
  • Create appropriate fundraising materials;
  • Manage client relationship management (CRM) database platform;
  • Develop and implement annual and planned giving fundraising campaigns;
  • Research and develop strategic corporate partnerships;
  • Work with program and administrative staff in development of government funding proposals, including grant writing, as needed and appropriate;
  • Coordinate and direct special events as needed and appropriate;
  • Cultivate and steward positive relationships with donors, board members, Alumni Board Circle members and other audiences as appropriate;
  • Collaborate with NCAT’s communications team to develop and distribute appropriate and timely messaging about NCAT’s programs and services to facilitate fundraising and marketing efforts.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$45,000 – $63,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include flexible schedule, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a cafeteria and 401(k) plan and a pleasant, professional environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to visit the NCAT homepage and attra.ncat.org to learn more about NCAT. NCAT employees interested in the position should email Human Resources a letter of interest as soon as possible.

  1. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit an NCAT application and upload a resume and cover letter through our BambooHR software. Simply choose the position you are applying for and then click “apply for this job” to upload your materials. Don’t forget to highlight your experience and skills relevant to the qualifications, skills and responsibilities listed above.
  2. Complete the NCAT Supplemental Application Information.
    Note: Incomplete applications packets will not be considered.

Questions about the application process can be directed to:
Kriss Sullivan, Director of Human Resources
e-mail: jobs@ncat.org

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT’s mission is to help people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources. Our work brings together diverse partnerships and communities to help reduce poverty and protect our natural resources. We strive to be a multicultural organization that embraces the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious or political belief and marital or veteran status. Diversity creates healthy communities. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are reflective of the communities that we serve. NCAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Get Ready to Apply for CFAP

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin taking applications for CFAP on May 26. Processing and payments will be made on a first come first served basis, so it will benefit you to do as much preparation as you can!

As a reminder, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has $16 billion to help farmers who have lost revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Application starts with Form AD-3114, which may not be even available until May 26. You can keep checking the USDA CFPA Page and/or check with your local FSA Office.

Filing Form AD-3114 starts the process. Once obtained you can file it:

  • In person, when/if available
  • By mail (although this probably puts you further back in line)
  • Electronically by FAX to your local FSA office
  • Electronically by email with scanned or photo-copy of signed form AD-3114
  • On-line directly with a possible computer-fillable Form AD-3114, BUT this method will require an FSA Level 2-eAuthentication account. Many farmers have such accounts, but if you don’t, you can get one at this link: http://www.eauth.usda.gov/ (and you should do so ASAP).

Finally, there will be a payment calculator tool available soon that can help you assess if the CFAP makes sense to you. A video demonstration of the tool is available at this link: video of CFAP payment Calculator.

We are here to help

It’s looking as if this process could be paperwork-heavy, so NCAT ag specialists are here to help. You can always reach out to us for assistance by calling 1-800-346-9140, e-mailing askanag@ncat.org, or by writing in on the live chat at attra.ncat.org.