Associate Manager, Development

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Partnership for Public Service
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 10, 2021
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Associate Manager, Development plays an important role in ensuring the organization’s success in all aspects of fundraising and donor stewardship. This individual works across individual, foundation and corporate fundraising disciplines and contributes to and manages systems and processes required to ensure exemplary donor experiences and to enable the organization’s ability to build and grow its fundraising efforts.   

This role requires a strong problem-solver and detail-oriented individual with above-average organizational and verbal and written communication skills, who can take initiative, multi-task, manage time wisely to meet multiple deadlines and priorities, conduct research, think creatively and be a team player. This person must work well alone and under supervision and demonstrate a professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, via email or through letters. 




  • In close collaboration with the Senior Manager, Major Gifts, establish a mid-level donor program ($500 - $5,000) and identify, cultivate and solicit prospects in this range. 
  • With direction from the Senior Manager and Associate Manager, Corporate, assist in the preparation of sponsorship contracts; send and track sponsor invoices and payments; and draft corporate collaboration reports.  
  • Organize and execute donor cultivation and engagement events including drafting invitations, RSVP tracking, speaker invitations and managing event follow up. 
  • Assist with the planning, preparation and follow up for prospect and donor meetings, including preparing meeting agendas and background materials, taking notes and ensuring timely and appropriate follow up. 
  • As directed, conduct prospect research to grow foundation, corporate and individual prospect pools.  


Donor Stewardship and Operations 

  • Update and maintain sponsor and donor records, tracking contracts, grant agreements, payments and other relevant correspondence in Salesforce; work collaboratively with the Development and Communications Teams to ensure the integrity of donor and prospect information and e-mail lists. 
  • Manage the gift processing and acknowledgment process in collaboration with the senior manager for Development operations.  
  • Serve as the Development liaison during monthly meetings with program and grant managers and the organization’s Controller. Ensure projects are being completed on time and within budget and assist with outreach to sponsors and funders regarding any changes to spending or project plans. 
  • Track grant reporting deadlines and work with program/grant managers and the Senior Manager of Foundation Relations to compile, edit, and submit required grant reports. 
  • Prepare updates and other donor correspondence on relevant events, publications, media coverage and program developments. 
  • Coordinate special projects and undertake fundraising support activities as assigned. 



  • Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and work efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including ability to write clearly and concisely about the organization’s programs. 
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to provide logical next steps toward action items with minimal supervision. 
  • Flexibility and a can-do attitude and willingness to pitch in. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record collaborating on projects in a team environment. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or interest in issues relevant to federal government operations or public service. 
  • Commitment to the values of public service; the mission of the Partnership for Public Service; and diversity, equity and inclusion.  



  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional work or military experience required.    
  • Approximately two to five years of professional work experience in a nonprofit setting, ideally in a development or fundraising role.   
  • Demonstrated project management experience (leading small to medium projects, supporting larger efforts), including coordinating a team. 
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Familiarity and experience with using Salesforce or other donor databases.  



This position will report to the Senior Manager, Major Gifts and work with direction from other members of the Development Team.  



This job operates in a professional office environment in Washington, DCThis position requires consistent use of office equipment such as computer, telephone, printer and scanner. Please note that as a result of COVID-19, Partnership staff are currently working remotely.    



This is a full-time position with regular work hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occasional evening or weekend activities may be required. Please note that as a result of COVID-19, the Partnership is currently allowing maximum flexibility in work schedules.    



If travel occurs, it is usually during the business day. Very little out of the area and/or overnight travel will be required. 



The Partnership offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary; medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; a 401(k) program with a 4 percent employer match; opportunities for training and development; 15 days of annual leave per year, 10 days of sick leave per year, plus all federal holidays and the day after Thanksgiving off; and use of an on-site exercise facility. 


The Partnership is an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. The Partnership for Public Service is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.   

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