Development Manager Job Description
Title: Development Manager
Location: Boulder, CO, remote work possible
Industry: Bicycle Industry Nonprofit
Employment and Classification: “At will” employment
status; full-time position
PeopleForBikes (PFB) works to unite millions of Americans,
thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every
bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. Our mission is to
put more people on bikes more often and make biking better for
everyone. Nationwide, PeopleForBikes represents 290 supplier
members, more than 1,100 Ride Spot retailer members and nearly 1.4
million individual supporters. PeopleForBikes has a Coalition that
is the U.S. bicycle industry’s trade association and a Foundation
that supports and promotes bicycling’s benefits and backs crucial
bike infrastructure projects and programs.
PeopleForBikes is hiring a development manager. The ideal
candidate is an entrepreneurial individual experienced in
fundraising best practices with the desire to learn and grow with
PeopleForBikes’ development department. This new position is
responsible for helping build out the development program from the
ground up, beginning with the database and annual fund and taking
on responsibilities as we grow the department through stewardship,
strategy, donor relations and more.
The development manager will work closely with fellow staff
members, donors and the PeopleForBikes executive team to build a
culture of philanthropy. The manager will report to the vice
president of philanthropy.
- Support the vice president of philanthropy, president and CEO
and other team members in the cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship of individual, foundation and corporate donors through
correspondence, scheduling, prospect management, proposal
development and reporting.
- Ensure appropriate and consistent donor-centric communications
in all materials, such as solicitation, acknowledgement and
- Maintain prospect and donor records, track the Foundation
pipeline, record moves management in Salesforce and create and
produce reporting mechanisms.
- Collaborate with the VP of philanthropy to design and implement
stewardship and retention strategies for current and lapsed donors
and ensure proper benefits administration and donor
- Develop the annual fund strategy and manage implementation and
direct mail activities.
- Support Foundation board communications, meetings and
- Strategize and help execute development events.
- Participate in writing and editing proposals, reports,
acknowledgements and updates for donors, foundations and board
- Deliver on special projects and campaigns as needed.
- Occasional to regular travel, some evening and weekend
- Other duties as assigned.
- 6-8 years of experience in nonprofit development/fundraising
- Bachelor’s degree or substantial related professional
- Experience in moves management, direct mail, donor database
management, gift processing and acknowledgement.
- Experience managing projects.
- Knowledge of donor databases and best practices; Salesforce
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
- Superior interpersonal skills and relationship management
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills — including
the ability to listen and target communications to specific
interests and audiences.
- Motivated self-starter who can think critically and solve
- Ability to work effectively in a results-oriented team
environment and meet established deadlines.
- Able to work with minimal supervision as well as part of a
- Passionate about PeopleForBikes’ mission and the power of
philanthropy to right historical injustices.
- A commitment to safe, healthy, reliable and affordable access
to bicycling for all but especially those from underserved and
- PeopleForBikes will consider alternative ways that an applicant
may have gained the required qualifications, outside of traditional
Compensation and Benefits
This “at-will” position offers a competitive salary commensurate
with experience with a range of $60,000- $72,000. PeopleForBikes
offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package. This
includes paid health insurance for employees, a generous
paid-time-off (PTO) policy including 22 days plus federal holidays,
paid parental leave, a flexible work schedule including work from
home options and optional participation in a deferred compensation
retirement plan with immediate vesting of the competitive employer
match. In addition, we provide long-term disability insurance, a
cell phone plan and a laptop computer along with other
At PeopleForBikes, our agreed-upon set of team norms are what
drives us to do our best every day that we show up to work. Our
core purpose is to make life great, and our core values
are to put others first, include everyone and
it can always be better. We’ll talk more in the interview
process about what these mean, but for now, know that we
continually strive to build and strengthen our team, we work
together effectively to serve our mission and we have fun. Beyond
that, we’re casual, we work flexibly with some remote work allowed
and we love dogs. You don’t have to be an amazing bike rider to
work here — what matters to us is a desire to work alongside
passionate people improving the world through bikes (and hopefully
you love bikes too).
- Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter
in a single PDF file, via email, with “Development Manager” in the
subject line to PeopleForBikes’ chief of staff at
- The cover letter should not exceed one page and briefly
explain the candidate’s applicable experience including your
experience working with people of different cultures or backgrounds
to make them feel included and with a sense of belonging.
Due to volume, we will not respond to telephone or in-person
inquiries. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The
position is available immediately and will remain open until the
position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit
for general information and organizational background.
Our work to create safer, more comfortable and accessible places
to ride for everyone starts with us. As an equal opportunity
employer, we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and will
consider alternative ways in which an applicant may have gained the
required qualifications outside of traditional pathways.
We are working to ensure our staff reflects the backgrounds,
experiences and perspectives of the communities we serve. Employing
a diverse staff enables us to better serve diverse communities and
build an empowering, collaborative and innovative work culture. We
strive to create an inclusive work environment where employees from
all backgrounds and communities feel welcomed, valued, respected
and received. Please see more about our efforts externally and
internally at Peopleforbikes.org/careers.
We believe that no matter who you are, where you're from or why
you ride, everyone can find joy on a bicycle. When you work at
PeopleForBikes, you help us do the same.