Development Manager

At The Well
New York, United States
$60,000.00 - $75,000.00
Jun 30, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time



At The Well connects women around the world through transformative practices inspired by ancient Jewish Wisdom. At The Well is quickly becoming the Jewish voice in the wellness world and the wellness voice in the Jewish world. Our core product, Well Circles, are communities of women meeting for a renewed take on Rosh Chodesh, the ritual of marking the new moon. We leverage the following strategies to inspire women to join:

  • Engagement: We reach and teach individuals and organizations with trainings, physical and digital productsevents, and campaigns that integrate health and holiness.
  • Education: We create and distribute webinars, zinesblogs, and videos that connect the dots between Jewish spirituality and women’s mental, emotional, and physical health.


In 2015, out of one woman’s desire to inspire other women to live whole lives, At The Well was born with the vision of a world where all women are connected to their own wholeness, spiritual practices, and community. Since its inception in 2015, At The Well has grown from a small startup into a leading national organization with five full time staff, a $1.1M operating budget, and a network of thousands of women who are becoming part of a larger community and finding their own meaning in Judaism. We are now in the midst of a strategic planning process that is geared toward ensuring long-term sustainability. In order to leverage our current financial strength, we are looking for a highly skilled writer and super organized team player to help take our growth to the next level. As an integral member of our growing team, the Development Manager will be responsible for:

1.Foundation Management

  • Oversee the grant cycle, including research, proposal writing, reporting requirements, check-in meetings and special requests.
  • Write grant proposal narratives, letters of inquiry, reports and supporting documents.
  • Prepare grant budgets in collaboration with the COO.
  • Help identify, research and cultivate new and lapsed foundation donors.

2. Development Operations

  • Manage fundraising operations including database functionality, record maintenance, data analysis, and gift administration.
  • Work closely with and provide support to the Executive Director on soliciting major gifts.
  • Assist with fundraising events and work related to the Board of Directors as needed.
  • Ensure all donations are tracked and acknowledged in a timely manner and in compliance with all foundation reporting needs.
  • Track, analyze and project fundraising revenue and costs on an ongoing basis.

3. Annual Campaign Fundraising

  • Manage donor relationships and ongoing stewardship efforts.
  • Help build an annual fundraising plan targeting At The Well network members.
  • Develop appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies, including all mail, email and in-product solicitations.
  • Manage ongoing communications with network supporters (e.g., donor appreciation, ongoing stewardship).
  • Generate quarterly stakeholder updates, highlighting program successes and content insights.
  • Staff a grassroots fundraising committee.
  • Work with ATW’s communications and program teams to maximize prospect and donor engagement.


At The Well strives to model our vision of a just, vibrant and inclusive future. As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage applications from candidates reflective of the communities we serve, including individuals with varied identities and backgrounds, including Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, Jews of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from low-income backgrounds. Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At The Well encourages you to break that statistic and to apply.

  • You have a deep personal connection to At The Well’s mission and are aligned with our values of community, wholeness, inclusivity, courage and joy.
  • You have 4+ years of related experience in fundraising
  • You have demonstrated experience with the foundation relations cycle, especially grant proposals and report writing.
  • You have facility with Salesforce and an ability to help enhance our current systems.
  • You have experience with prospect research, including the use of research databases and other online resources.
  • You have a keen analytical eye, with an ability to identify trends and find opportunities for deeper donor engagement and/or gift increases.
  • You are interested in working in a highly collaborative, remote-work environment.
  • You possess the ability to interact with staff, board members, network participants, foundation representatives, and other stakeholders with authenticity and professionalism.
  • You bring a rigorous approach to organization and follow-up, including project management and record keeping.

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with Jewish tradition and teachings.
  • You know who to call to solve problems. You have a strong kitchen cabinet of your own and a deep bench of connections in the field.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to travel to periodic in-person meetings (up to 1.5 weeks at a time) in various U.S. locations (once CDC opens up travel).
  • Experience working with others virtually who are based in various time zones globally.

Personal Qualities:

  • Passionate about the Work and Mission: You are incredibly motivated by the mission of At The Well and you have a deep personal connection and desire for this work to exist in the world.
  • An Excellent Writer: You are great with words. When you write, a clear and compelling story is told. You understand how to organize ideas and back up an ask with accurate data and a concise narrative.
  • An Organized Team Player: You are meticulous about details. You love a good spreadsheet or project plan to keep yourself and your collaborators organized.
  • A Relational Influencer: You have the confidence and skill to be relational with grassroots funders. As an influencer, you love to communicate about the impact of the work.
  • A Self-Directed, Self-Starter: You are not afraid of ambiguity. You understand that it is your job to create the clarity you seek. You don’t wait for direction; when you are confused, you manage up. Getting it done is a motto for you, but you don’t just work hard - you work smart. You set boundaries to protect yourself from burn-out. You have a daily routine. You can work remotely, effectively.


This is a full-time role with healthcare, location flexibility, and work time flexibility to support the positive mental and physical wellness we exist to inspire. Compensation will be within a range of $60-$75k. At The Well offers a range of health benefit plans to all full-time employees. We cover 100% of our baseline plan. We also offer an HSA and 401k Retirement Plan, and At the Well provides a flexible time-off plan that aims to give you space and time away from the “office” to be a whole human, while also ensuring the work moves forward.


Candidates must start the application process no later than July 26th at 11pm ET. A complete application requires that you do two things:

  1. Resume+ Questions: Upload your resume and answer a few short questions.
  2. Five-Question Video Screen We will email you an invitation to a 5-question video screen which needs to be completed by July 26th at 11pm ET.

This job description reflects At The Well’s assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

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