Development Manager

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The Construction for Change Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and will play a critical role contributing to the fundraising work of a vibrant, innovative nonprofit. The Development Manager will provide critical oversight for all elements of CfC’s diversified fundraising efforts including corporate, foundation and individual giving. They will also manage CfC’s fundraising events working in coordination with event consultants and CfC’s marketing and communications staff.
This position cultivates and develops relationships with donors and stakeholders at multiple levels on behalf of the organization. This role continuously looks for ways to leverage opportunities to create win-win collaborations with existing and new stakeholders. This position is ideal for a passionate and eager development professional who is ready to expand their fundraising skills or leverage existing experience. This role requires strong attention to detail, the ability to work quickly, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills as well as being comfortable with a dynamic, fast pace environment as Construction for Change scales.


• Assist the Executive Director in creation and execution of CfC annual fundraising plan for individuals, foundations, corporations and any organizational partners. • Grants Management: Manage grant calendar including researching new prospects, building a grants pipeline, writing proposals, and reports for foundation, corporate, and individual prospects. • Individual Giving: Support the implementation of individual giving strategy including managing various appeal processes, managing donor database including gift entry, and providing support for acknowledging gifts and stewarding donors. • Supervise marketing and communications staff for implementation of communication and marketing strategy. • Data Management: Maintain detailed records of grant submissions, cultivation and stewardship activities. • Provide fundraising support for Executive Director for major donor cultivation (e.g., scheduling meetings, preparing materials). • Serve as an ambassador of the organization’s mission to external constituents. • Develop and oversee volunteers for development activities and annual project needs. • Support ad hoc special projects that support and respond to organizational growth and development such as monthly and annual reports for staff and Board of Directors. • Support the mission of CfC through other duties as assigned including in office administrative responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE • Bachelor’s degree. • 2-4 years of professional development experience with a nonprofit organization. • Excellent and proven communication skills; face to face, writing, and phone skills.

• Ability to meet shifting deadlines with a commitment to producing high-quality work. • Comfort working independently and taking initiative to solve problems creatively. • Excellent organizational skills and familiarity with database management. • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy. • Enthusiasm for relationship building through in-person interactions with donors and stakeholders. • Interest in and ability to articulate with passion the mission of CfC. • Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in a growing, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment. • Eagerness for more responsibility and exposure to new challenges. • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle; willingness to travel to global sites for program activities.

Skills and Abilities: • Effective oral and written communication skills • Strong interpersonal skills • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Ability to build trusting relationships with clients, partners and sponsors

Living out CfC’s Organizational Values: • Collaborative • Strategic • Mission-Focused • Resourceful • Respectful • Transparent

Benefits and Expectations
This is a full-time, salaried position with flexibility to work from home and office space in Seattle’s Georgetown. This position will require some weekend and evening hours to attend meetings and events. Salary will be determined on experience and academic background. Vacation expectations are two weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, sick and personal days (negotiable). Benefits include a $400 per month health insurance stipend to all full-time positions. We are an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply Cover letter and resumes may be submitted in confidence to Kevin Hunter: Position will be open until filled.

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