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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $68,000-$78,000
  • Organization Type: Other

Meds and Food For Kids

Join Our Mission to Transform Lives as a Director of Development

Meds & Food for Kids, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in Haiti by providing life-saving nutritional support, seeks a passionate and skilled Director of Development to join our team in St. Louis. This is not just a job—it’s a chance to be a part of a mission that changes lives every day. This position reports to the CEO and collaborates closely with department heads and program managers.


  • Devise a cost-effective plan to increase fundraising in the coming year.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and Development Committee of the MFK Board to create a mission-focused development plan.
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward donors, grantors, and stakeholders, locally and beyond St. Louis.
  • Solicit major gifts, legacy giving, corporate funding, and grants, while managing the grant writing process for foundation and corporate contributions.
  • Build positive relationships with donors, partners, and other organizations to advance MFK’s mission.
  • Manage donor acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship programs, and oversee the donor database, including data entry, query, and report production.
  • Utilize data and analytics to target solicitation and communication strategies.
  • Develop and execute outreach, communications, and marketing plans.
  • Plan and coordinate special events and direct the communication, marketing, and outreach efforts.
  • Supervise, direct, and manage the development department employees, fostering organizational capacity for increased fundraising.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • 5-10 years of experience in Development and Fundraising.
  • Experience in international humanitarian work and management, particularly within start-up or small business environments.
  • Proven success in grant research, application, and management.
  • Portfolio of samples of successful campaigns with goals and outcomes.
  • Writing samples for solicitations, donor communications, and other outreach.
  • Expertise in creating strategic fundraising, communication, and branding campaigns.
  • Strong research and cultivation skills for major gifts and major donors.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a knack for building relationships.

Why Join Us?

  • Make a direct impact on children and families in critical need.
  • Join a passionate team dedicated to growth, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Opportunity for continuous learning and career advancement within a globally-focused organization.

To learn more about Meds & Food for Kids Meds, please see our website for videos and annual reports at The St. Louis-area office provides fundraising, administrative, and accounting support to the larger operation in Haiti.

This job is a full-time position, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This is a position that is expected to be self-directed and demonstrate leadership in office policies and protocols. This position is responsible for managing 1 direct report within the development department. The position offers full health care benefits (medical, dental, and vision) and a Simple IRA with a 3% matching employer contribution. Paid time off includes 3 weeks of vacation plus five days of personal/sick leave. The pleasant, small office environment is in the Webster Groves / Shrewsbury area.

Meds & Food for Kids provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Job Type: Full-time

Annual Salary: $68,000.00-$78,000.00



401(k) matching

Dental Insurance

Health insurance

Paid time off

Vision Insurance


Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

St. Louis, MO 63119: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and portfolio via email to