Education Nonprofit Senior Development Manager, Capital Region

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
District of Columbia, United States
$85,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Oct 10, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) builds the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs by bringing engaging curriculum and rigorous programming to young people in underserved communities.  For more than 30 years, NFTE has enhanced career readiness by preparing our students with the skills and mindset needed to be successful in the workforce.  We have a global network of partners and a commitment to innovation and impact.


We seek a motivated and collaborative professional with 3+ years of Development experience to join our Advancement team.  As the Senior Development Manager, you will design and implement the region’s annual fundraising programs including volunteerism and events.  You will report to and work closely with the Executive Director of the Capital Region, making a significant impact on the lives of students across the region by supporting the area’s fundraising.



Role and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Capital Region’s donor portfolio and pipeline including corporate, foundation, board, and individual donors; ensure grant/gift deliverables are accomplished on time and in the highest quality manner, supporting strong year over year donation renewals and potential upgrades
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward contributions through well-planned, targeted strategies including prospect research, pitch creation, proposal and appeal writing, meetings, and reporting
  • Ensure proper and timely recognition of donors with ongoing stewardship and relevant programmatic engagement, in addition to timely tracking of all fundraising data via Raiser’s Edge
  • Coordinate regional events’ sponsorships, judges, keynote/panel speakers, invitations, etc. in partnership with the Executive Director, regional board(s), and national Events team
  • Support the Executive Director in managing the NFTE Capital Region Advisory Board in their efforts to individually and collectively achieve community-building, fundraising, and volunteerism goals



  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in fundraising with specific experience fundraising in the Capital Region, emphasis on corporate and individual fundraising preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with good judgement and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills a must, both written and verbal, with an ability to clearly articulate complex programs, present exciting partnership opportunities, and report on progress and outcomes, including specific experience writing grants
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and grow donor relationships
  • Track record of achieving progressive, measurable results
  • Positive attitude with customer service orientation and willingness to “roll up shirtsleeves” as a fundraising generalist to get the work done
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to NFTE’s mission and core values
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required; experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce preferred
  • Ability to connect NFTE’s work and partnerships into the larger landscape of inter-related issues within education, employment, youth, and economic development.

Working Environment:

  • The position must be based in the Capital Region, DC Metro area strongly preferred
  • The position will travel locally and regionally as necessary, with potential national travel as well when travel resumes
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role
  • This position will work remotely, utilizing the employee’s home office


Compensation: $85,000-$100,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Generous benefits, including:

    • NFTE sponsored Comprehensive Health Insurance
    • Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance (fully paid by NFTE)
    • 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan with company match
    • Generous time off policies, including PTO, paid sick time, Summer Fridays, and more
    • Flexible Savings Account (FSA): Pre-tax savings for expenses not covered by plan
    • Dependent Care Account (DCA): Pre-tax savings for childcare services
    • Transportation Savings Account (TSA): Pre-tax savings for transit and parking services
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Merit-driven recognition and performance management programs


About NFTE:

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a student-focused, equity-driven organization that works to empower youth and combat inequities in education, the economy, and our broader society. We are a global nonprofit organization that provides high-quality entrepreneurship education to middle and high school students from under-resourced communities, as well as programs for college students and adults. NFTE reaches 50,000+ students annually in 25 states across the U.S. and offers programs in 14 additional countries. We have educated more than a million students through in-school, out-of-school, college, and summer camp programs, offered in person and online. To learn more about how we are promoting inclusive capitalism and building the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs, visit


NFTE offers a diverse and inclusive workplace where learning from each other is an integral part of our culture. NFTE actively welcomes people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!

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