Founded in 1987, the NRAEF is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association. The NRAEF impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders. The Foundation’s educational initiatives provide culinary, management, food safety and employability skills training to millions of Americans, building a pipeline of industry talent.
The Foundation’s cornerstone program - ProStart- is a two year, nationwide program that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders. ProStart serves 95,000 students in 47 states, Guam and U.S. military bases. A life changing experience for the students, educators and mentors that make up the program, ProStart trains students academically in the classroom and experientially on the job.
Additionally, the NRAEF awards scholarships to students and educators to provide continued industry education. Since 1997, the NRAEF has awarded $14 million in scholarships.
We are looking for a Manager of Major Gifts to join our team with 5+ years of experience in fundraising. Demonstrated prior experience as a strategic thinker with the ability to develop compelling solicitation proposals and scenarios. Hands-on grants writing and submission experience with a record of demonstrated success and quality writing. Proven track record of successful grants, corporate and foundation fundraising and sponsorship procurement, and annual giving campaigns.