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Development Manager (Remote)

T1International USA
New York, United States
$45,000.00 - $67,000.00
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising
Advocacy, Education, Health, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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About T1International

T1International is a global grassroots patient advocacy organization led by people with and impacted by diabetes, with a focus on type 1 diabetes. We believe in a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes has the opportunity to thrive, with affordable and sustainable access to the medicine and supplies they need. We are patient led in our work and values, and our team and community reflect a range of allies and impacted communities from caregivers, to parents, to partners, and those committed to health equity work. T1International (T1I) is leading the charge in the fight for affordable insulin and supplies worldwide. We do not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry or any medical device manufacturer to maintain our independence and ability to speak out freely. 


About the role

The goal of this new role within the organization is to further solidify our income generation activity and to diversify our funding portfolio to significantly reduce our dependence on our single seed funder beyond 2021. This role will have an initial fundraising target of $150,000 and is expected to create significant year on year growth going forward largely from major ($500+) gifts as well as expand additional foundational and grant support. This is a new role so there will be growing and learning on all sides, and we are looking for someone who is a self starter and who will work to build out the role in collaboration with the rest of the Development team.

This US-based position will report to the Development Director, who is located in the UK and oversees UK and USA fundraising strategies. Some oversight will, as a result, be held by the US National Director. T1I is a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues who are based across the United States and the United Kingdom. You should be prepared to either work from home or a location of your choosing as long as you are able to work East Coast hours.



Grant Writing

    Research and propose potential funding sources  As requested, create cultivation strategies  Draft letters of intent, grant proposals Undertake reporting for selected funders in collaboration with the program team Ensure accurate recordkeeping of all grants received including timelines, reporting schedules, and other key deadlines

Major Gifts

    Build and implement a major donor engagement program based on the strategy created with the Development Director Identify prospects and create prospect fact sheets to instruct bespoke cultivation strategies Create tools and resources to support cultivation efforts Assess all donors against the organization’s Ethical Fundraising criteria Steward all major givers and ensure regular communication is held between prospects/donors and T1I team

Individual Giving

    Oversee individual donor engagement program, including managing and implementing donor outreach programs and creating and launching campaigns Manage ongoing peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns Create any relevant collateral required for new or ongoing campaigns Alongside the Development Team, ensure incoming donations are received, processed and thanked.  Identify new ways to engage with donors online and in their communities

Administrative Duties 

    Undertake process for managing incoming donations including online donations, checks, and grants Ensure accurate record keeping of all incoming donations to the US entity Support external consultants to implement fundraising platform integrations with CRM/Database and manage these ongoing  Complete monthly reconciliations between CRM/database & finance system with the Operations Manager Manage the organization’s online fundraising platform and ensure accurate branding of the page and its subpages, and support fundraisers 


Person Specifications

    Knowledgeable in fundraising best practices and current trends Has at least 4 years of relevant experience within an organization of a similar or applicable size and model Experienced in donor prospecting and campaign creation Able to demonstrate a track record of growing funding sources, particularly in cultivating major donors Experienced in grant writing, with at least 2 years of relevant experience Attentive to detail while managing multiple projects and deadlines Able to work efficiently and independently as well as collaborate effectively with others; we are looking for a self-starter who can take projects forward and is willing to ask for help when needed Has a commitment to and knowledge of health policy and socio-economic issues, and a strong understanding of intersectionality, racial justice, and gender equity and ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders Passionate about patient issues and the need to bring the patient voice to the forefront  Able to demonstrate a commitment to centering racial equity and inclusion into fundraising practices and organizational culture

To apply

Please submit to

    Resume (2 pages max) A sample of relevant material(s) you have created that you think best showcases your experience for this role  Cover Letter addressing person specifications (2 pages max)

Please be mindful of length; we encourage any attachments to be under 3 pages. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 



Ideal candidates will be available to start as soon as possible. Please note that this job posting will be live through September 13, 2021,  we will be contacting candidates on a rolling basis during this time. The application process will include a phone screening, at least two video interviews by Google Meet, as well as a task based exercise related to this role and your experience, and reference checks.

Please, no calls or emails—we will be in touch if we think you might be a fit for this position.

As a patient-centered organization, we especially encourage people who have diabetes to apply. We are also an equal opportunity employer, so we strongly encourage BIPOC, people with disabilities, people with diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities to apply.


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