Nov 20, 2021

Development Manager

$70,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • OpenMind
  • Remote (United States)
Full-Time Fundraising/Development

Job Description

About the role

We are looking for someone with 3+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience who is interested in grant writing, research, project management, and development operations. The Development Manager will be an effective writer with experience crafting compelling grant proposals, as well as an organized project manager who is able to create and maintain systems for coordinating multiple streams of work. We are building our development team from the ground up, with ambitious plans for growth, and we hope to find a candidate with a startup mentality who is excited to help us build. You will report to the VP of Growth & Development, and will occasionally support the incoming Director of Marketing and Communications as well.


There are a few key areas that we need this person to take on, focused mostly on writing, research, and development operations.

  • Grants: Writing compelling grant proposals and reports; managing the grant application and reporting calendar

  • CRM: Initially, this person will project manage the conversion to a new CRM and will be the lead in ensuring we’re using the functionality as designed

  • Development Operations: Processing donations, writing acknowledgment letters, tracking notes and key next steps in CRM

  • Prospect Research: Researching current and growing list of prospects, managing the tracking of prospects

  • Support Marketing & Communications: Provide project management and writing support to the incoming Director of Marketing and Communications

Hiring Organization



  • Mission Driven — you are passionate about bridging divides
  • At least 3 years of full-time experience as a nonprofit development professional

  • Demonstrated strength in writing, preferably with experience writing grants for private foundations

  • Demonstrated project management expertise

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Education, Higher Education




  • Compensation — salary starting from $70,000, negotiable, commensurate with expertise and experience

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Other Benefits — $400/mo reimbursement for health insurance premiums/expenses, subsidized parental leave, 401(k) program (not matched), short- and long-term disability insurance, life and AD&D insurance, $1,000 annual professional development budget

  • A Mission-Driven Culture — we practice what we preach, so we wear our values of intellectual humility, continuous improvement, and open-mindedness on our sleeves
  • Remote-First — OpenMind was founded as a remote-first organization, and we work hard to maintain a strong team culture across vast distances (our small crew is spread across six states and three countries)


OpenMind is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. As an organization firmly committed to bridging divides, it is important for us to build a team representative of the nation’s rich diversity.

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