Associate Manager, Development

Partnership for Public Service
District of Columbia, United States
$62,000.00 - $65,000.00
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023


The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better government and a stronger democracy. We believe that our future and our democracy depend on our ability to solve big problems—and that we need an effective federal government to do so. For more than 20 years, we have helped make this vision a reality, helping our government—the public institution most fundamental to our democracy—address current and future challenges.     


Our staff is diverse in experience and perspective, but at our core, we share a lot of the same traits. We are mission-driven, creative, collaborative, optimistic and inclusive. Our work is strategic, fast-paced and guided by our values:    


  • Passion for public service and our work toward a more effective government    
  • People who promote a culture of learning, leadership, collaboration, inclusion and respect    
  • Persistence to drive change, take strategic risks and deliver results    
  • Promise to be trustworthy, nonpartisan and fiscally responsible    


We hire smart and friendly people who are great at what they do and good to one another in the process.   




The Associate Manager of Development plays an important role in ensuring the organization’s success in all aspects of fundraising and donor stewardship. This individual works across individual, foundation and corporate fundraising disciplines and contributes to and manages systems and processes required to ensure exemplary donor experiences and to enable the organization’s ability to build and grow its fundraising efforts.   

This role requires a strong problem-solver and detail-oriented individual with above-average organizational and verbal and written communication skills, who can take initiative, multi-task, manage time wisely to meet multiple deadlines and priorities, conduct research, think creatively and be a team player. This person must work well alone and under supervision and demonstrate a professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, via email or through letters. 



  • In close collaboration with the Director, Major Gifts, execute a mid-level donor program ($500 - $5,000) and identify, cultivate and solicit prospects in this range. 
  • With oversight by other Development team members, contribute to and steward relationships with a portfolio of donors, working with stakeholders to develop project ideas and help secure financial support.    
  • Organize and execute donor quarterly cultivation events, including drafting invitations, preparing meeting agendas and background materials, RSVP tracking, speaker invitations and managing follow up. 
  • In close collaboration with the Communications Team, draft and execute fundraising appeals via social media and other marketing platforms. 
  • Prepare and send donor acknowledgments in coordination with Development team members. 
  • Update and maintain sponsor and donor records, tracking contracts, grant agreements, payments and other relevant correspondence in Salesforce; work collaboratively with the Development and Communications Teams to ensure the integrity of donor and prospect information and e-mail lists. 
  • Serve as the Development liaison during monthly meetings with program and grant managers and the organization’s Controller. Ensure projects are being completed on time and within budget and assist with outreach to sponsors and funders regarding any changes to spending or project plans. 
  • Track grant reporting deadlines and work with program/grant managers and the Senior Manager of Foundation Relations to compile, edit, and submit required grant reports. 
  • Prepare updates and other donor correspondence on relevant events, publications, media coverage and program developments. 
  • As directed, conduct prospect research to grow foundation, corporate and individual prospect pools.  
  • Coordinate special projects and undertake fundraising support activities as assigned. 
  • Hire, onboard and manage the Development intern for spring, summer and fall terms. 
  • Volunteer to fulfill other cross-organizational roles, as appropriate and allowable given primary responsibilities. 


  • Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and work efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including ability to write clearly and concisely about the organization’s programs. 
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to provide logical next steps toward action items with minimal supervision. 
  • Flexibility and a can-do attitude and willingness to pitch in. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record collaborating on projects in a team environment. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or interest in issues relevant to federal government operations or public service. 
  • Commitment to the values of public service; the mission of the Partnership for Public Service; and diversity, equity and inclusion.   


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional work or military experience required.    
  • Approximately two to four years of professional work experience in a nonprofit setting, ideally in a development or fundraising role.    
  • Demonstrated project management experience (leading small to medium projects, supporting larger efforts), including coordinating a team. 
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Familiarity and experience with using Salesforce or other donor databases preferred. 




This position will report to a senior manager or director on the Development Team.   




This job operates in a hybrid (remote + office) environment in Washington, DC. This position requires consistent use of office equipment such as computer, telephone, printer and scanner. 




This is a full-time, exempt position with regular work hours Monday-Friday. Occasional evening or weekend activities may be required. Please note that the Partnership allows flexibility in work schedules.    




If travel occurs, it is usually during the business day. Very little out of the area and/or overnight travel will be required. 




The starting salary range for this position is between $60,000 and $65,000. The Partnership offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary; medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; a 401(k) program with a 4 percent employer match; opportunities for training and development; 15 days of annual leave per year, 10 days of sick leave per year, plus all federal holidays and the day after Thanksgiving off; and use of an on-site exercise facility. 




The Partnership is an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. The Partnership for Public Service is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.   


All Partnership employees, regardless of position or physical location, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. For new employees, a simple unnotarized copy of the official vaccination card or a notarized COVID-19 Vaccination Form attesting to full vaccination must be provided to human resources within two weeks after the start date.  


If you believe you qualify for an exception from the requirements of this policy, for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs, you must provide a letter (on letterhead) from your doctor or clergy to the Vice President of Human Resources. The Partnership will explore potential reasonable accommodations for you that would not cause undue hardship to the Partnership. However, such reasonable accommodations are not required and cannot be guaranteed. 


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