Development Manager

By: Bright Street Solutions (Recruiter for Nonprofit Client)

Job Summary:

 The Development Manager is responsible for the implementation of the local operational plan and will manage an event portfolio of participants and teams in order to achieve fundraising goals and ensure a positive event experience.  Strong relationship building skills, a positive, can-do attitude, and a commitment to working as a team are essential for success in this role.

This position reports to the Director and will collaborate closely with the local event production and volunteer engagement staff supporting events:

  • Implement campaign strategies to retain, grow and recruit participants for assigned events:
  • Working with Development leadership executes operational plans that focus on acquisition, retention and cultivation of top fundraisers, teams, participants, sponsors, etc.

  • Manages mid-level portfolios that include teams, top fundraisers, participants, sponsors, volunteers, etc.

  • When applicable; coaches, develops and supervises market staff

  • Collaborating with the Development team accelerates revenue growth by ensuring each Walk MS market has a strong event experience, including all VIP level recognition. Works in collaboration with the logistics team (in-house or outsourced).

  • Collaborate with the market staff to implement successful team fundraising and recruitment weeks to maximize these efforts.

  • Regularly monitor the performance of fundraising portfolio to ensure timely responsiveness to new registrants, to recognize fundraising and recruitment milestones and to maximize retention.

  • Leverage mission related resource to engage participants during the year and motivate increased fundraising.

  • Steward top fundraisers and team captains year-round with mission focus and gratitude.

  • Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science preferably in non-profit management, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing and/or Business 

  • In lieu of a degree, 8 years in event management and building relationships will be accepted

  • Minimum Experience:

  • At least 4 years of related experience, preferably in non-profit fundraising, events, or volunteer management

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and build strong relationships.

How to Apply:

Salary Range is $55,000-60,000.  Final offers will be based on candidate geographic location and consider career experience and may vary from this range due to these and other factors. 

​Our client a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package to employees. These benefits include a considerable Paid Time Off Plan; Paid Holidays; 401k Retirement Savings Plan with match; Educational Reimbursement Plan; Professional Development Assistance; Commuter Benefit Plan; Flexible Work Arrangement Options; Comprehensive Health & Welfare benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Life Assistance Plan as well as additional voluntary benefit offerings.

Our client organization is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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