Development Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
$45,000-$55,000 per year (dependent on experience) + benefits
Dec 30, 2020
Jan 29, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Development Manager

Summary: We are recruiting a Development Manager who will be responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive private and public sector fund-raising program on behalf of the Organization and to enhance the mission and vision established by the Board of Directors. This position will also develop federal, state and foundation partnership strategies, maintain relationships with funder administrative contacts, and work in partnership with our development department to strategically seek out additional fundraising opportunities. This position will also be solely responsible for writing and producing funding proposals and grant reports and other duties as assigned.

Primary Job duties and Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive written annual resource development plan with strategies for donors and prospects in each constituent group including: individuals, faith groups, organizations, corporations, etc.
  • Provide weekly reports to the ED and the board which measure progress towards achieving the plan.
  • Broaden the Organization’s fundraising by developing approaches such as planned giving, solicitation of bequests, and endowment programs.
  • Maintain close working relationships with the Foundation Board and the active, ongoing, and smooth functioning of this Board as it seeks to increase private and public sector funding for the Organization.
  • Examine ways of packaging and marketing these programs to philanthropic supporters.

Development Management

  • Develop and implement the strategic plan to identify, cultivate, and manage foundation relationships.
  • Maintain relationships with foundation staff and provide regular and ad hoc impact reports and other communication.
  • Prepare letters of appreciation for donations/grants received.
  • Oversees the Development programs, grants, and annual fundraising events.

Grant Writing

  • Manage the solicitation, grant writing, and stewardship process for foundation grants.
  • Write letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports for grants ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000+.
  • Work with program personnel to understand programmatic goals and align asks with program objectives.

Reporting and Research

  • Track opportunities and progress in the data tracking system.
  • Create and maintain weekly reporting on progress towards annualized goals.
  • Ensure compliance to grant requirements and provide accurate and timely reporting.
  • Manage the foundation calendar to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Conduct ongoing research to uncover new prospects.


  • Knowledge of trends, techniques, and practices federal, state, and foundation grant making/
  • Track record of initiating, cultivating, and successfully closing grants and ensuring reporting accuracy
  • Past experience and success in mission-based fundraising
  • Understanding of cultivation and stewardship, and how to develop long-term strategies for key foundation supporters that maximizes their giving potential.


  • Grant Management: 3 years
  • Mission-based fundraising: 3 years
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to function well independently and as part of a team
  • High level of accountability and ownership for role responsibilities
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning and execution
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a talent for building strong relationships throughout an organization and community
  • Proven ability to manage simultaneous priorities under pressure
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking capabilities

The company provides competitive compensation package including exceptional benefits, a fun work environment, and flexibility.

Only Applicants who include a cover letter, resume, grant writing sample, letter of recommendation from a past supervisor or Executive Director, salary history, and completes this Assessment at will be considered.  The assessment will immediately email you a report.  Please check your junk mail for the report.

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