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The Development & Marketing Manager is responsible for targeting and securing new sponsors and new members of the Wine & Food Foundation. In addition, this position is responsible for the organization’s marketing & communications strategy and execution. The Development & Marketing Manager is a full-time position and reports to the Executive Director.



Development: We have two separate areas of development – corporate sponsors and members.

  • Sponsorship (cash & in-kind)
    • Develop target list of potential sponsors
    • Conduct sponsor target outreach, schedule/lead pitch calls & meetings
    • Create custom sponsorship proposals
    • Achieve sponsorship revenue goals
    • Sponsorship execution and sponsor stewardship
    • Creation and maintenance of sponsorship deck and other sponsorship collateral
    • Solicitation of Auction items
  • Membership
    • Oversight of WFF Membership Program
    • Ongoing analysis and improvements of Member benefits
    • Create new ways to appeal to potential Members
    • Achieve new membership goals
    • Member stewardship
    • Creation and maintenance of membership collateral


  • Development, maintenance, and execution of communications for all audiences – members, non-members, Board, industry, volunteer recruitment, etc.
    • Member and non-member targeted campaigns
    • Public relations
    • Event marketing
    • Branded collateral
    • Measurement and Analysis
  • Development, maintenance, and execution of communications for all audiences – members, non-members, Board, industry, volunteer recruitment, etc.
    • Email marketing
    • Social media platform management
    • Blog writing and management
    • Digital marketing
    • Website updates and maintenance
    • Event communications (Know Before You Go emails, Post-event surveys, etc.)

Development & Marketing Manager must be able to work some evenings/weekends based on event schedule.


Skills & Values
  • Self-starter who can take responsibility of strategies and campaigns from start to finish
  • Excellent writing/communication skills
  • Team player; can work well with a small team
  • Solutions-oriented
  • Takes initiative
  • Mission-driven
  • Positive attitude
  • Strives for excellence/continuous improvement
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Treats others as they want to be treated
  • Openly accepts constructive feedback
  • Willing/able to adapt to change
  • Acknowledges when they don’t know something / not afraid to ask for help


  • 5-8 years of Development & Marketing experience
  • Experience with standard development & marketing platforms including but not limited to email marketing programs, social media platforms, Canva, WordPress, sponsorship decks/PPT, etc.
  • Non-profit experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of the food & beverage industry a plus


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health insurance coverage provide through a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan via Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Retirement Plan Available (Terms and Conditions)
  • Generous PTO plus paid holidays


Submission Instructions

Please email cover letter and resume to No calls, please. Submission deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2022.


About the Wine & Food Foundation

The Wine & Food Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to invest in and cultivate the wine & food community through education, appreciation, and enjoyment. Through cutting edge programming, the Foundation aims to engage a community of wine-lovers and foodies – while simultaneously raising money to support our mission.

We have a small team and an engaged Board of Directors invested in the success and future of the organization.