Director of Development, Foundations

United States | Development | Full-time | Fully remote


Role : Director of Development, Foundations

Location: Remote (East Coast, US )

Report: Chief Development Officer (CDO)


About myAgro:

myAgro is a non-profit agritech social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed 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 support 1 million farmers in 2026 - providing them the tools they need to prosper. Our organization has received recognition and support from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, and The Audacious Project from TED. Learn more from our founder and CEO here.


About the Role:

myAgro is excited to have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Development Director to join our thriving team. You will report to the Chief Development Officer and will steward existing and seek new prospective donors to grow myAgro's portfolio of global foundations and high-net-worth individuals.


You Will:

In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you will: 

  • Advance myAgro’s plan for securing annual and multi-year funding from foundations and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), meeting annual fundraising goals, as agreed upon with the CEO and CDO.
  • Build relationships with existing donors and newly identified prospects through research and outreach efforts.
  • Organize web meetings, phone calls, emails, and face-to-face meetings to consistently engage donors.
  • Collaborate with the Development Operations and Grant Manager and the Grant Writer in writing letters of intent (LOIs), concept notes, proposals, grant reports, and more.
  • Connect with myAgro’s leadership and program teams to stay informed about our activities to communicate the details of myAgro’s work to funders.
  • Other duties as assigned.


You Have:

  • A deep commitment to the mission, vision, and values of myAgro.
  • At least five years of professional work experience in fundraising, securing major gifts from foundation and HNWI donors. Preferably, experience fundraising for an international social enterprise.
  • Experience securing six- and seven-figure multi-year grants.
  • Track record of exceeding goals.
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Can handle multiple, complex fundraising initiatives.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and a problem solver.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French is a plus.


Our Benefits:

  • Health insurance (including dental, vision and health coverage)
  • Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • Co-working Space stipend
  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!


Application Process and Deadline

To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter (motivation letter) and a resume or CV.  Please submit your application and documents in English. Only shortlisted candidates will contacted by our team.

We encourage you to apply early as we will begin interviews with interesting candidates on a rolling basis. The interview process includes the application form, short virtual interviews and typically a short written assignment or a visit to the field or one of our offices.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, 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.