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Development Manager

Seattle, WA, USA

This job was posted on:

January 4, 2022









$65000 - $85000



Our client is searching for a Development Manager to further thier mission of guiding people on their path to self-sufficiency by providing employment and job readiness services.  In this role, you will leverage your passion and skills in systems and process development in addition to strategic planning and implementation by implementing fundraising and communication initiatives.


Our Vision:

A thriving Puget Sound community where everyone is stable, self-sufficient, and has access to gainful employment.


Our Mission:

We guide people on their path to self-sufficiency by providing employment and job readiness services.


Our Values:

  • Hard Work
  • Reliability
  • Respect
  • Integrity/Trustworthiness
  • Creating Opportunity
  • Judgment-free
  • Compassion
  • Inclusiveness & Equity
  • Empathy
  • Empowerment


  • The Development Manager is a key role on the Development and Communications Team and partners with the Chief Development Officer to advise opportunities and creative ways to engage donors in the various Individual giving portfolios. The Development Manager will collaborate with Development and Communications Team members in addition to other internal and external partners to develop various strategies and plans to increase fundraising revenue. Activities of this role may include, reviewing and identifying donors for segmentation into annual donors, major donors, or planned giving donors, developing and creating various cultivation opportunities.  This role also oversees the department’s infrastructure including overseeing donor database (we currently use Sales Force) and gift entry processes, with direction from CDO lead the creation of or updating of department policies and procedures, donor tracking and donation best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning and Implementation:

  • Board Stewardship and Giving management: provide support to CDO for management of the board giving portfolio
  • Executive Director Portfolio: provide support to CDO for management of the Executive Director giving portfolio
  • Major Donor Portfolio: provide support to CDO for management of the Major Donor giving portfolio- help including research and constituent relationship management


  • Support the CDO in developing the annual development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization. Activities will include direct mail, major gifts, grants/foundation relations, corporate partnerships, new donor acquisition and current donor retention efforts via traditional and social media platforms stewardship/moves management processes, establishing a robust planned giving/bequest program and supporting special events.
  • In partnership with the CDO develop policies and procedures for the Development and Communications department which reflect ethical fundraising practices which includes, the organization's Values, Guiding Principles, and the fundamentals of community centered fundraising.
  • In partnership with the CDO Oversee manage a donor list and relationship management database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor and volunteer information.

Budget Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the CDO development and management of department budgets
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts, and expenditure, related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities.

Mission Advancement:

  • Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization
  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.


The Development Manager is an exempt salary position, based on a 40-hour work week; some weekend, evening or holiday work may occur. Schedule may for allow for in-office and remote working.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree required or 3 years related experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices, constituent relationship management (CRM) and database management (Sales Force experience preferred).
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Superior active listening, observations, analytical and problem recognition and solving skills.

Reasoning ability

Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Physical demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is required to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate consisting of usual business office sounds, including but not limited to computers, printers, telephones, and personnel traffic.


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