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Development Manager

Poder NC Action
North Carolina, United States
$52,700.00 - $60,200.00
Closing date
May 30, 2024

Job Details


The Development Manager is a full-time, salaried, exempt position for an experienced individual who loves our gente fiercely, and is ready to ensure Poder NC has the financial resources to build Latinx political power in North Carolina. The Development Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of grant applications, grant reports, and tracking funder communications. They will also support our Executive Leadership Team to develop and implement a fundraising strategy that includes both institutional and individual giving. They will support the Executive Leadership Team to develop realistic benchmarks and stay accountable to timelines. In the final quarter of each fiscal year, the Development Manager will lead an evaluation of the prior year’s fundraising plan, and assist with budget forecasting and development of the fundraising strategy for the upcoming fiscal year. The Development Manager will ensure that all program staff report benchmarks, progress to goals, and program impacts with accuracy, timeliness, and specificity, so that our grant reports tell the story of our work in an accurate and compelling way.

Essential Job Duties / Functions Grants Management & Operations (25%)
    Monitor the life cycle of all grants–from pre-award, award, and post-award phases–to ensure all application materials, reports, and other requirements are properly executed and documented Create and maintain a grant process and workflow which makes it clear who is responsible for each step: from identifying leads, cultivating funder relationships, drafting and submitting applications, tracking grant awards / payments, reporting, close out, and renewal  Collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team to develop a program overview for each fiscal year, which will serve as a starting point for building each grant application With support from the Executive Leadership Team and program staff, draft all grant proposals to be clear, concise, and compelling Ensure all grant application deadlines are met, communicating proactively with Executive Leadership Team and program staff to ensure component pieces are received in timely manner Communicate proactively with funders, when applicable and appropriate, to ensure grant application timelines are adjusted where necessary
Grants Reporting (25%)
    Ensure all grant reports contain accurate information relevant to the specific grant based on the activities outlined in the grant application and award letter Request, gather, and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data from all relevant staff on programs and other activities, including but not limited to: photos and other media, unique stories from our base, narrative accounts of events, and quantitative impacts, including analysis of impacts to voter turnout Draft and submit grant reports by or before applicable deadlines, communicating proactively with the Executive Leadership Team and program staff as needed to ensure source materials for reporting are provided in a timely manner Communicate proactively with funders, when applicable and appropriate, to ensure grant reporting timelines are adjusted where necessary
Management of Individual Giving (15%)
    Track individual giving using EveryAction, ActBlue, and any other fundraising and data platforms Ensure donor database is updated regularly Manage communications to individual donors, ensuring all donors receive thank you notes in a timely way, as agreed upon with Co-Executive Directors  In collaboration with Co-Executive Directors, develop individual giving strategies that bring in a consistent and increasing amount of individual donations year over year
Systematization of Grants Management (20%)
    Develop, implement, and maintain a system to manage and track all grants in our pipeline Identify a user-friendly, cost-effective platform / software to facilitate this new system Ensure the above system is realistic and accessible enough to fit into staff’s daily workflow Develop a system for tracking all funder interactions that allows for seamless sharing of information among members of the Executive Leadership Team Create charts, dashboards, and other data analytics to support programmatic, financial, and operational decision-making
Strategy, Evaluation, & Forecasting (10%)
    Facilitate, support, and project-manage the Executive Leadership Team in the development of a fundraising strategy plan before the start of the fiscal year Build Poder’s portfolio of 501(c)3 dollars by researching and initiating contact with new funders Collaborate with Executive Leadership Team to evaluate the fundraising strategy at the end of the fiscal year, and interpret results to assist with financial forecasting and fundraising strategy for the upcoming fiscal year
Additional Responsibilities (5%)
    Administrative duties (e.g., timesheets for hourly staff, maintaining one’s calendar and other productivity tools used by the team) Organizational development, team building, and individual professional development Collaboration / coordination with team members on any “all hands on deck” events Prioritize rest by scheduling time off in accordance with Poder NC’s PTO policy Other responsibilities as assigned

The Grants Manager will report directly to the Co-Executive Director for Operations.

    4+ years of grants management experience with both 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 nonprofits  Administrator-level experience with a grants management database  Experience working with Poder’s target communities (people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, young people) strongly preferred
Preferred Qualifications  
    Proficient use of Asana & EveryAction Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field  Knowledge surrounding Latinx, Black, and LGBTQ+ communities. Working knowledge of the North Carolina political landscape, activism, and issues impacting the Latinx community. Understanding of the cultural nuances of Southern communities and the various experiences of rural and urban communities.
Required Competencies
    Excellent written & verbal communication skills Able to communicate effectively with and relate to persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Strong attention to detail and skilled editor experienced with proofing data, spreadsheets, and memos Demonstrated ability to think strategically, understand complex problems, and develop anticipatory solutions Able to successfully manage projects and grants with a strong focus on quality and project follow-through Excels at working both collaboratively and independently, with the ability to manage simultaneous projects and successfully prioritize multiple tasks  Able to collaborate with individuals with various learning styles, work styles, personalities, and levels of experience Able to maintain strict confidentiality Proficient use of Google Suite, Slack, and Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel Skilled in running an effective meeting; i.e. preparing an agenda, facilitation, clear notetaking, identifying action steps Energized by working with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
Organizational Culture

Employees who embody the following attributes have the greatest chance of success as part of the Poder NC team, as these are essential ingredients of our internal organizational culture:

    Committed to Poder NC Action’s Mission, Vision, and Principles: you possess a deep and demonstrated commitment to dismantling systems of inequity based on race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and citizenship. Direct communicator and chisme disruptor: you are willing to have challenging conversations that lead to growth, as well as offer direct feedback to your teammates and partners. Problem-solver: You are an exceptional listener who searches for strategic, collaborative, and imaginative solutions, especially tough situations.  Highly relational & collaborative: You believe in the importance of relationship-building for success, both internally and externally. Flexible, adaptable, & accountable: You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and are able to juggle competing priorities under pressure, especially during election season. You have a demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances, while still communicating clearly about your projects and due dates. Growth mindset: You believe there are no failures, only learnings. You are willing to make mistakes, and to distill the lesson of that mistake in order to improve and grow.  Organized and responsive: You respond to communications in a timely manner and  pay attention to details.  Proactive: You take ownership of your role, and take initiative to ensure you are fulfilling all your responsibilities. You identify areas where you can contribute more deeply to our team. Truth-teller: You are willing to take measured risks and model vulnerability in order to speak truth to power in the interest of carrying our mission forward.
Working Conditions

This position primarily works in an office environment with a desk, chair, and laptop computer. Upon hire, full time employees are eligible to request or be directly reimbursed for up to $500 of office equipment. Items purchased must be approved by the head of operations department. Examples of items purchased might include: additional computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. Technology valued $50 or over must be returned to Poder NC if or when the employee exits the organization.

Regular working hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm US Eastern Time. All employees must be willing to work occasional non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends, and travel extensively within North Carolina when required. As of February 2024, the Poder NC team currently has a “hybrid” work-from-home/in-person-work model. This model requires staff to report to our office Tuesday through Thursday. In-person work is based in the Triangle area, and all employees are expected to comply with in-person work expectations unless communicated otherwise.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The position description above describes the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor so long as they are in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

All job duties and requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

Qualifications are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this position successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Salary & Benefits

Annual salary for this position is  $52,700 to $60,200, depending on experience. We use the Compensation Scale Equity ProcessTM and Compensation Scale Equity CalculatorTM to calculate salaries and achieve internal and external equity. We also have internal transparency on staff salaries. We recognize that job candidates may need some time to transition to this compensation model. For this reason, Poder NC is offering a signing bonus of $15,000 to the right candidate. This signing bonus is offered in anticipation of the contributions you will make to our organization over time. In the event that you resign before completing twenty-four (24) months of employment, or you are terminated for cause before twenty-four (24) months of employment, you will be required to repay the prorated, remaining balance of your signing bonus. Any such repayment may be deducted in whole or part from any final payments due to you.

Poder NC Action offers employer-based health care and dental benefits. We cover 100% of those benefits for the individual employee and 50% for employee dependents. Employees are responsible for any cost difference above and beyond the employer-selected policy. We also welcome employees to participate in our 401k program with a match of up to 3%. Finally, we have an unlimited paid time off policy, with process requirements when submitting PTO and having it approved, and a few exceptions during even number election years. 

To apply

Please email a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and three references to, with “Development Manager” in the subject line. The preferred application deadline is Monday, April 22, 2024. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and the position will be open until the right candidate is found.

Poder NC Action is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination because of sex, marital status, race, age, creed, national origin or the presence of disabilities. A felony conviction will not necessarily bar an applicant from employment. 


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