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Sr Manager, Development (Remote)

Alliance for a Healthier Generation (
Oregon, United States
$68,642.00 - $82,370.00
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022
Who We Are  We promote healthy environments so that every mind, every body, and every young person can be healthy and ready to succeed.    We believe that a dedicated, intensified movement that centers equity in health practices and policies is required in order to achieve dramatic improvements in the health and life outcomes of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, as well as communities experiencing deep poverty.    Healthier Generation has worked with schools, youth-serving organizations, businesses, and communities, promoting healthy environments so that young people can achieve lifelong health. Our work, in total, has reached more than 31 million children and meaningfully improved the environments that support their physical, social, and emotional health.    ​   Job Purpose - What You Will Do The Senior Manager, Development is a key role in the philanthropic and business development/business development strategy at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation during an exciting time of growth and innovation at the organization. The position is responsible for collaborating closely with the Vice President, Development on a team of five (5) in revenue generation activities in supporting all aspects of the department. The Senior Manager may be assigned as lead project manager on select priority areas based on the needs of the functional department. The role serves as operations partner to the Vice President, including (a) the full moves management process—from case building, prospect research and vetting, funder meetings, concept papers, to stewardship (b) proposal design and writing, from concept development to submission (c) manage philanthropic- impact story bank with program partners and (d) new funding initiatives.     Anchored in Healthier Generation’s value for achieving health equity, the position will guide and implement strategies that generate investments from corporate, foundation, government, and individual prospects—including serving as account lead for high-value prospects. They will implement annual development activities, contributing to overall development team goals. This position will be a collaborator, working across teams to craft and articulate Healthier Generation’s goals, mission, and strategic framework to prospective and current donors in a compelling and strategic manner.     The Senior Manager’s primary focus will be designing and developing strategic communications and tools to drive cultivation of new and existing funding relationships, liaising with cross-functional teams to understand programmatic needs and vision. S/He/They will effectively and compellingly communicate our mission, programming, accomplishments, and needs to external audiences in both verbal and written form. Extensive executive-level communication and impeccable writing skills are required; experience in marketing and public relations is a plus.      Core Responsibilities Strategic Fundraising Communications 
  • Provide broad executive communications support in close partnership and alignment with executive leadership to help prepare messaging/correspondence that shares our philanthropic brand story for internal and external audiences. 
  • Design, create strategic communications to further deepen relationships with funders 
  • Under the direction of the Vice President, the Senior Manager ensures that compelling and productive solicitation and stewardship materials are prepared for senior leadership and key fundraising staff.  
  • Prepare briefings for senior leadership to ensure productive outcomes of funder meetings. 
Concepts & Proposals  
  • Design and craft concept papers, pitch decks, proposals for corporate funders and other complex/ high-level partnerships to support Healthier Generation’s ambitious revenue goals.  
  • Work with development, marketing/communications, evaluation, and program teams to synthesize information on funders and prospects and to ensure consistent messaging regarding funding opportunities, recognition, and stewardship. 
Prospect Engagement 
  • Proactive contributor in cultivating relationships with new funders in collaboration with key development staff, senior and executive leaders, including thank you calls, high stakes emails, periodic email updates, and other opportunities for funder engagement.  
  • Support fundraising staff in building philanthropic relationships with a portfolio of corporate and institutional funders. 
  • Contribute to creation of strategy, cultivation and solicitation plans for funding relationships.  
  • Research prospects that align with strategic framework, funding focus areas & priorities. 
  • Support the team on proposals, reports, and events as needed.  
  • Other duties as assigned 
    Required Competencies - Who You Are You should have a genuine interest in and commitment to making kids’ lives healthier. You are a dedicated equity driven, solution-oriented professional who values community centered approach and systems-level change. Your ability to prioritize tasks, build internal and external relationships and be self-driven prepares you for this position.    Your professional experience will show that you practice many of the following Healthier Generation core values: 
  • Mission driven: You are passionate about creating equitable environments for young people and believe every mind, every body, and every young person should be healthy and ready to succeed. You demonstrate passion for school and youth-serving organizations, health and wellness, quality standards and processes. 
  • Crave Solutions: You strategize to transform systems and drive sustainability through evidence-based, data-driven approaches. You have an ability to assess and identify significant opportunities and potential problems and develop feasible solutions to address the problem. 
  • Bridge Builders: Making intentional and effective connections externally and internally to fulfill our purpose. You can build and maintain relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders and have an understanding of the challenges facing communities that serve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color populations. 
  • Engage and connect: You demonstrate professionalism and courtesy with open and proactive communication to increase synergy. You assume best intentions and practice self-management and empathy to acknowledge our own and each other’s perspective. You can effectively provide and receive feedback that is constructive, timely, as appropriate. 
  • Never settle: You strive constantly for excellence and equity with an eagerness to improve and a zeal to stand up for generations of healthy, thriving kids. You have demonstrated knowledge and experience in cultural competency and applying an equity mindset with colleagues, leaders, stakeholders, and communities. 
  • Virtually here: You respect the time and contributions of colleagues by being punctual, attentive, and responsive in all virtual settings. You use available technology to create an environment that facilitates person-to-person connectivity and workflow. You also have effective presentation skills (internal, external, small, large, conference calls, in-person). 
    Education and Experience Requirements for this Role:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • At least 6 years of development and fundraising experience 
  • At least 1 year of development experience with demonstrated ability to contribute to securing six and seven figure institutional gifts and grants  
  • Preference for candidates with experience in public health grants and proposal writing and project management skills
  • Experience managing a diversified development portfolio including individuals, corporations, and foundations  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and use of spreadsheets 
  • Proficiency with eTapestry, Salesforce or similar fundraising software programs 
  • Experience generating philanthropic funding to support youth, families, health or education preferred. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working at a regional or national scale/level. 
  • Confidence, creativity and maturity to establish credibility and influence donors at all levels  
  • Excellent correspondence, development and programmatic writing skills, including writing against deadlines. 
  • Ability to articulate with knowledge, passion and commitment about health equity and whole child health 
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a variety of constituencies representing diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds 
  • Comfort in interacting with all types of donors, from large philanthropic organizations to corporate and individual donors 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective individual contributor and team member, and work independently against aggressive timelines 
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, knowledge of development best practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in philanthropy, motivations for giving, research and cultivation practices and standard fundraising techniques 
  • Able to work with partners across the organization to support the efforts of a comprehensive development initiative 
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to, as well as guiding others, towards successful fundraising outcomes and goals  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral 
    Compensation and Benefits  At Healthier Generation, we believe in a holistic approach to rewarding and supporting staff. We work to balance financial stability with competitive pay and meaningful benefits –while offering unmatched schedule flexibility and mission-based work. Some of the benefits we offer include: 
  • Flexible PTO (available immediately upon hire) 
  • 100% remote work, highly flexible work environment 
  • Competitive health benefits program and employer contributions 
  • Professional development and learning opportunities 
  • 401(k) employer match of up to 4%, with 100% vesting of the match upon hire 
  • Stipend income to support communication and wellness in the amount of $1,500 per year (in per-paycheck increments) 
Each job at Healthier Generation is assigned to a salary grade built on market data. For an individual coming into Healthier Generation, we set pay generally between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary grade and based on qualifications. For this position, the minimum is $68,642 and the midpoint is $82,370.    This job description is subject to change at any time.    The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.    ​ ​

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