- Connecticut Students for a Dream
- Connecticut, United States
- $56,000.00 - $60,000.00
- Closing date
- Apr 18, 2023
- Position Type
- Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research, Programs, Grant Administration
- Other Fields
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Position Overview: The Development Manager will work towards ensuring that C4D has the financial and other resources to fully realize its mission. The role will lead efforts to establish the organization’s development strategy and implementation, which includes grant writing, relationships with foundations, individual giving from donors, and fundraising events. This position works in close collaboration with C4D’s Co-Directors to meet the organization’s fundraising goals.
- Grants/Institutional Giving (60%)
Lead the writing of grant
applications and reports for foundation partners, this
includes drafting and submitting an average of 5-10 grants and
reports per quarter by working with Director(s) and other key staff
Research new grants and institutional
Manage grants calendar and timelines
to meet all deadlines
Collaborate with Administrative
Coordinator to maintain updated records of grant agreements and
keep track of grant management tracking systems
Maintain and develop relationships
with institutional partners by attending meetings to report back on
C4D’s work, as well as supporting Co-Directors with preparation for
Track grant deliverables to ensure
accurate programmatic data reporting and ensure compliance with
- Individual Giving (25%)
Implement individual donor strategies
to acquire new donors and grow the existing donor base, including
fundraising drives and giving days.
Maintain and develop relationships
with individual donors including major donors.
Draft donor communications including
email/letter appeals, thank you cards, social media posts, etc
Manage and keep the CRM platform up
Collaborate with board to identify
and cultivate donors
and execution of at least 1 major fundraising event for the year
(in person or online), including outreach and sponsorships, as well
as logistics with Admin Coordinator.
- Strategic Development (5%)
Create and implement the annual
development departmental plan, and deliverables/measures of
Regularly evaluate progress towards
goals, and report on results to Co-Directors and staff
Ideal Candidate Skills, Experience, and Attributes
Candidates who bring previous experience with (or have a willingness to learn) grant writing and fundraising are especially encouraged to apply. Specific skills and experience that are required for this position include:
Experience with coordinating
development or fundraising strategies for organizations
Experience with grant writing for
non-profit organizations or strong experience in other professional
Understanding of donor fundraising
Good planning and time management
skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks and work to
Experience with a CRM or a interest
to learn technology systems
Fluency in Google Docs is
Strong commitment to social justice
and dismantling systems of oppression and to the immigrant
Demonstration of multicultural
competence including the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to
work with others who are culturally different from self in
meaningful, relevant, and productive ways.
(English/Spanish/Portuguese/Creole) is a plus
LOCATION: CT Students for a Dream currently works on a hybrid (in person and virtual) schedule for most staff. Although the location for this position is flexible, a Connecticut location is strongly preferred. C4D has an office in Bridgeport, CT available for staff use. Staff are able to work remotely from home if desired with some in person work and meetings required.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: The position is a full-time exempt salaried position with benefits. The salary range is $56,000-$60,000 depending on qualifications and previous experience, in accordance with CT Students for a Dream’s payscale. C4D/UWD offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, health insurance, retirement plans, and life insurance:
Employees who have completed less
than 3 years of service: 10 Vacation days per year
Employees who have completed at least
3 years of service: 15 Vacation days per year
Annual paid summer organizational
closure for 1 week during July
Annual paid Winter / Holiday closure
for last 2 weeks of December
12 Paid holidays throughout the
DEADLINE: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until Sunday, April 30th. Intended start date between April - June.
TO APPLY: Please submit via email: a cover letter, resume, 2-3 professional references, and a 2-3 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: C4D - Development Manager Position.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter,
resume, 2-3 professional references, and a 2-3 page writing
sample through our career website https://unitedwedream.org/about/careers/.
Please do not send duplicate materials and incomplete applications
will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
UWD/C4D is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. UWD/C4D does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, political orientation, genetic information, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Interested in working with C4D but don’t quite fit the box we’ve described? We are committed to the development of undocumented youth, womxn of color, black immigrants, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Contact us and we can work with you on your development.
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