Development Manager - Girls Who
New York, NY
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Girls Who Invest (GWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to
increasing gender diversity and inclusion in investment management
with a focus on growing the pipeline of women in frontline
investing positions. The organization accomplishes this through
education, mentoring, internships, and a supportive community. Its
flagship summer program enables college sophomores to explore
investment management careers through four weeks of free
educational training with top university professors, followed by a
six week paid internship at one of more than 100 leading investment
management firms in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Scholars unable to
commit 10 weeks to the program can apply for GWI’s four month,
fully subsidized, self-directed Online Intensive Program. In
addition, all scholars receive support and career guidance from a
community of partners, mentors, and alumni. GWI’s vision is for 30%
of the world’s investable capital to be managed by women by 2030.
Read more and see GWI in action at www.girlswhoinvest.org.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
The Development Manager is a new position designed to build on
the rapid success of Girls Who Invest and grow and formalize its
fundraising program. This role will report to the Head of
Partnerships and work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and
other senior leadership to substantially increase the base of
donors and support.
This Development Manager will develop and oversee a diverse
funding portfolio including influential/philanthropic individuals,
foundations, and other key funding organizations. Responsible for
identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts, the
Development Manager will also design and implement key systems,
processes, and procedures for fundraising.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Work with senior leadership to develop and implement a
comprehensive and ambitious development strategy to provide a
diverse and sustainable funding base for GWI.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts from new and
existing individuals, foundations, and other avenues of potential
- Create and implement appropriate systems and procedures to
support fundraising including the implementation of a Fundraising
CRM, a moves management process, and a major gift program.
- Create and coordinate patron receptions, events and other
- Develop and track proposals and reports for all institutional
fundraising as well as perform proper data entry and gift
- Provide and present statistical analysis around fundraising to
board and senior leaders as well as supporting them in their
ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:
The Development Manager should be an experienced,
entrepreneurial, and highly motivated professional who is energized
to tackle sizable goals and make an impact. The successful
candidate will be able to develop and execute a robust fundraising
plan as well as bring a hands-on style in creating and implementing
a variety of fundraising activities.
A strong candidate would bring/be:
- Minimum prior professional experience of 5 years in a nonprofit
organization in a development function or comparable.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
demonstrated ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors
and build long-term relationships.
- Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated donor
relationships as well as secured new donors and gifts.
- Ability to rapidly transition from the highly innovative and
strategic to the tactical.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to identify and
develop processes and implement systems to improve fundraising
- Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but
also function as a team player who will take initiative and manage
multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
- High energy and passion for GWI’s mission is essential.
- Knowledge of Fundraising CRMs such as: Salesforce and Raiser’s
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.
Equity is the core value driving Girls Who Invest — it is the
foundation of everything they do. GWI believes in:
- Diversifying investment teams to drive better outcomes and
create meaningful impact
- Welcoming those who self-identify as women and gender
- Advocating fiercely for communities that have historically
faced barriers to entry and advancement
- Utilizing ongoing education as a resource to help women thrive
in an evolving investment landscape
- Accelerating careers through the power of community
- Shaping the investment management industry to look more like
the world around it
- Ensuring all who interact with GWI: scholars, alumni, board
members, and staff encounter an inclusive, respectful environment
that welcomes each other’s unique skills and perspectives
Email cover letter and resume or nominations in
confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Who Invest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this