Development Manager, Community-based nonprofit

Bright Beginnings, Inc.
District of Columbia, United States
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Dec 22, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Community Development, Education, Social Services, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reports to: Director of Development and External Affairs

Bright Beginnings, Inc. is non-profit organization that operates early childhood and family learning centers for families experiencing housing instability. Our mission is to meet the needs of children and families living in homeless environments by: providing children with a safe, nurturing educational environment; preparing children to enter kindergarten ready to learn; and supporting parents to stabilize their home lives and become self-sufficient.

Summary: The Development Manager is responsible for the execution of a comprehensive grants program. The Development Manager supports the strengthening and expansion of an already-established fundraising base by identifying new major donors, managing relationships with funders and setting up funder meetings, writing grant proposals, applications, letters of intent and reports, collaborate with the development team on managing the donor database and development calendar, and assisting in the planning of special events.

Essential Duties:

1. Write and submit grant proposals, applications, letters of intent and reports.
2. Cultivate and manage relationships with staff at new and existing foundations.
3. Work with development director to Identify and conceptualize materials to be used for communication to prospects and donors.
4. Manage the annual calendar for grant applications and reports.
5. Assist in the production of annual fundraising events and appeals.
6. Maintain and utilize Bright Beginnings’ Salesforce donor database.
7. Research and identify grant opportunities for all Bright Beginnings’ programming.
8. Collaborate with finance staff to track and monitor fund disbursement and financial reports.
9. Maintain grant-related reference resources including funder research files, grant application deadlines, grant reporting schedules, and other information as needed.
10. Assist in the establishment of recognition, acknowledgements, and incentives for donors.
11. Assist the Director of Development with ensuring compliance with the organization’s fund development and philanthropic principles, policies and procedures.
12. Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development.
13. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector.
14. Travel locally to attend meetings, trainings, or conduct business offsite.
15. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
16. Advocate, promote and practice cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.
17. Maintain confidentiality of information at all times.
18. Attend all required individual and team supervision sessions/meetings.
19. Participate in all required professional development opportunities.
20. Other duties as assigned.

1. Mission and culture alignment;
2. Baccalaureate degree preferred in English, Communications, Public Policy, or other related field; Master’s degree preferred;
3. Fundraising / Grantwriting experience: 3 years (Preferred)
4. Experience with Salesforce NPSP
5. Results-oriented with an ability to meet fundraising goals;
6. Prior experience with fundraising events and campaigns preferred;
7. Exemplary interpersonal, public speaking, written and oral communication skills;
8. Excellent attention to detail, ability to organize data, produce reports and meet deadlines;
9. Must have DC local and Federal criminal record clearance, Child Protective Register check status and substance abuse testing; and
10. Documentation of Tuberculin-free condition and health screening on an annual basis.

Candidates must be based in the DC Metro area. Position is remote (4 days a week) but works in an office as needed for relevant meetings.

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to be fully vaccinated.

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