Development Manager

Financial Beginnings USA
Oregon, United States
$50,000.00 - $60,000.00
Oct 30, 2020
Nov 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Seeking Development Manager to manage national fundraising initiatives. 

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Marketing Manager, the Development Manager will manage FBUSA’s fundraising efforts and oversee the coordination with affiliates on their fundraising requests. Historically, the majority of FBUSA’s income has been derived from corporate sponsorships and foundation giving. Since expanding nationally in 2017, FBUSA’s fundraising model has shifted to a larger percentage of earned income from the affiliate model. The more successful the affiliates are in fundraising; the more successful FBUSA is in expanding its mission nationally.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to join at the beginning of our national expansion. The ideal candidate should be a detail-orientated, mission-driven development professional who is looking to deepen their expertise and grow with us.

Primary Responsibilities
• Work closely with other FBUSA team members and affiliates to ensure fundraising efforts reflect organizational needs.
• Develop a diversified fundraising plan and manage a tracking system that can be replicated in new markets.
• Support the CEO, COO, and CAO in communicating with current and potential donors and sponsors.
• Identifying potential donors and sponsors, both nationally and in developing affiliate markets.
• Write corporate and foundation grant applications.
• Prepare fundraising reports for the CEO and Board of Directors.
• Manage the fundraising approval process for affiliates seeking funding outside of the parameters outlined in the affiliate agreement.
• Assist CAO in training affiliates’ development staff in fundraising best practices as it relates to Financial Beginnings’ model.
• Developing ways to improve the customer experience and build brand loyalty
• Manage all applications overseen by FBUSA including interim and financial reporting.
• Work with the Marketing Manager to produce collateral to assist in fundraising efforts.
• Lead in the development and implementation of individual giving campaigns.

Other General Responsibilities
• Familiarize oneself with the organization, its affiliates, and the Employee Handbook
• Get to know fellow staff members, developing trust, establishing credibility, encouraging collaboration, and creating a tone of open, honest, two-way communication
• Keep up to date on financial and personal finance education trends and share with the team
• Communicate and collaborate seamlessly in both face-to-face and digital (online) interactions

Skills, Education, and Qualifications
• 3-5 years of experience working in nonprofit and/or business development, with an emphasis on grant writing, corporate sponsorship, and database management.
• Eager to expand the organization with new partners, sponsors, and territories.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully raise funds from businesses and foundations.
• Confidence working with best-practice development strategies; prospect research, solicitation strategies, cultivation and stewardship.
• Comfortable in both a leadership and team-player role
• Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Goal and detail oriented.
• Self-motivated and willing to work independently.
• Professional, engaging attitude and ability to work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
• Ability to thrive and adapt to a changing environment.
• Proficient computer skills; Microsoft Office, G Suite, Box, Adobe Acrobat Pro

Special Requirements and Preferences
• A positive and collegial attitude
• Ability to incorporate project feedback and meet or exceed expectations
• Ability to identify and pursue relevant projects and tasks without explicit direction
• Comfortable collaborating online and/or working remotely
• Understanding of personal finance fundamentals preferred, but not required
• Recognition of education’s value and passion for improving communities and serving populations in need
• Service and support oriented, actively looking for ways to help others

Status and Compensation
• Compensation: $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience
• Full-time: Exempt
• Location: USA
• Schedule: Monday through Friday, occasional need for event and/or weekend meetings or events.
• Travel: Minimal travel required if located in Portland
• Physical strength: Light
• PTO: 20 days, which includes all personal, vacation, and sick time
• Paid holidays: 8
• Cell phone and computer allotment.
• Retirement savings: 6% employer matched 401(k)
• Insurance: 100% paid health and dental for employee

Due to COVID-19, Financial Beginnings staff and teams currently work 100% remotely. When conditions permit, employees will return to pre-COVID working arrangements, wherein certain staff will be required to work in the Financial Beginnings office for a predetermined portion of the work week. This requirement applies to Financial Beginnings USA staff that reside in the Portland, OR metro area.

How to Apply

Visit and complete the screening questions and upload your cover letter and resume as a PDF (no other file format will be accepted). Only complete applications will be reviewed. Demonstration of requisite skills of the position may be asked of finalist candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Financial Beginnings USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.