• Title

  • Development Manager

    Posted: 07/18/2021

    Position Summary
    The Development Manager position works collaboratively with senior leadership to cultivate and steward relationships with individuals and organizations in Rhode Island for the purpose of generating funds and volunteers to advance the mission of the organization.

    Reports to
    Executive Vice President

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Collaborates with the senior leadership to identify prospective individual and corporate donors with an emphasis on foundations and corporations that provide grant funding. Conducts extensive research about prospects and helps to prioritize funding opportunities.
    • Creates and executes fund development strategies related to funding and multiyear partnerships through relationship building, develops proposals for submission, coordinates and maintains proposal templates, prepares and stewards and ensures timely reports to funders.
    • Manages donor information in BCRM to tracks prospects, solicitors, and funding history. Assures that all data remains up to date and correct.
    • Works with senior leadership and education department to plan and execute JA’s largest student program/event of the year, JA Inspire.
    • Works with the development & events coordinator to plan existing fundraising events i.e. bowl-athons, annual dinner, and other events as necessary.
    • Assists senior leadership in preparation for development committee meetings. Helps set priorities and areas of focus.
    • Works with other departments and staff on an ongoing basis to determine funding opportunities and priorities for existing and new programs.
    • Other projects as required.

    Education, Experience, and Qualifications
    • Proven passion for young people to be successful in a global economy.
    • Passion for public speaking, sales/fundraising, and reporting.
    • Highly collaborative, organized and energized by fast-paced environment.
    • Knowledge of the educational landscape in Rhode Island.
    • Excited to promote and share our mission with people dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to own their economic success.
    • Supervise a development & events Coordinator and assign responsibilities of the development team to meet the goals of the department.
    • Bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, development, business communication, or related field or 3+ years of relevant experience in fundraising.
    • Proven ability to think strategically and execute on multiple priorities simultaneously; comfortable with high-paced environment to meet needs of the organization.
    • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office, and experience with volunteer management and/or fundraising databases (i.e., Raiser’s Edge, BCRM, FirstGiving, QGiv, etc.)
    • Strong critical thinking skills.
    • Outstanding organizational and project management skills.
    • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Polished presentation style and keen eye for detail.
    • Strong interpersonal and excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Proven track record in fundraising initiatives.

    Classification, Expected Hours of Work, and Compensation
    • Exempt
    • Full-time/Year-round
    • $40,000 - $45,000 – Based on Experience
    • Benefits: Health, Dental, 401(k) plan with match
    This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

    How to Apply
    Apply online with cover letter and resume at https://bit.ly/JARI-DevMgr-21. Applicants accepted for an interview will be expected to submit a minimum of two writing samples.


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