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SLF is Hiring - Business Development Manager

Sep 13 10:21 am

SLF is Hiring!

We’re pretty excited to announce a job opening at SLF.  While its not quite the job we’d like to offer (we still can’t afford to employ anything other than independent contractors, nor can we offer benefits), but we think its a tremendous opportunity for the right person.  It should be a good opportunity to develop valuable transferable skills and is a good earning opportunity for part time work.

Please note that one of the main drivers of opening up this opportunity is to build diversity in our network, so the right applicant MUST speak either Spanish or Portuguese, with both being a huge plus.

So take a look at what’s below and contact us if you’re interested.  And if you know someone who might be a good fit, please share this article and job description.



Job Description – Development Manager

The Development Manager will be responsible growing membership in Somerville Local First , as well as to develop new sources of income from regional independent and locally owned businesses.  Under the primary supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Engaging in research to identify new potential business members and event or organizational sponsors.
  • Maintaining and expanding SLF’s Member Prospect database.
  • Evaluating marketing options for SLF and developing marketing strategies and materials for multicultural communities.
  • Developing and improving SLF Sponsoring Membership category.
  • Creating and updating marketing materials; maintaining regular correspondence with prospective members and SLF staff.

Additional Qualifications:

The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • A passion for and familiarity with the SLF Mission.
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and problem solve.
  • At least 1-2 years of nonprofit fundraising/ sales / business development experience, preferably including cold call experience.
  • Fluent Spanish or Portuguese a must, both a big plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
  • Computer literacy, with experience with excel preferred.
  • Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for business development and working with people.

Status: Independent Contractor

Compensation: At this time SLF cannot offer base compensation.  A generous

commission will be offered.  7-20k earning potential over the next 12


To apply: Email Resume & Cover Letter to [email protected]

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