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Development Manager - Girls Who Invest

Sandler Search
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Employment Type
Full Time
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Development Manager - Girls Who Invest

New York, NY



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




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 revenue.
  • 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 stewardship activities.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all institutional fundraising as well as perform proper data entry and gift processing.
  • Provide and present statistical analysis around fundraising to board and senior leaders as well as supporting them in their fundraising efforts.



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 efficiencies.
  • 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 Edge.


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 non-binary
  • 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 connection
  • 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:


Girls Who Invest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

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