Dec 16, 2022

Development Manager

$65,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • Education for Sharing
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Fundraising/Development

Job Description

About the Development Manager Role

Education for Sharing seeks an enterprising and creative individual with a passion and knack for fundraising to join our tight-knit team as a Development Manager. This is an opportunity to work closely with leadership, help set the direction of our US-based fundraising program, and play a critical role in E4S’s expansion in the U.S.

The successful candidate will be an expert communicator with a keen sense of initiative, capable of identifying and developing fundraising opportunities, developing relationships with potential donors, and managing fundraising campaigns. The Development Manager will organize events, write proposals and recruit and lead volunteers. As an integral team member, this individual will be supported in honing their speaking, writing, and leadership abilities while advancing E4S towards its financial goals and ability to deliver its program to more children.

The ideal candidate will also be motivated, professional, and organized, with a knack for research. We are looking for someone who believes in Education for Sharing’s mission and will demonstrate an exceptional drive to further our existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones.

Role Objectives

  • Promote awareness of the organization’s mission and work
  • Cultivate a network of dedicated donors and volunteers
  • Research and identify new fundraising opportunities
  • Plan fundraising initiatives to help the organization meet financial goals
  • Form strong relationships with external stakeholders
  • Ensure major donors are satisfied and kept in the loop

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Research individuals, corporations, and foundations to identify prospective donors.
  • Effectively convey the organization’s mission, vision, and programs to current and potential stakeholders.
  • Craft grant applications and fundraising proposals
  • Strategize and successfully execute fundraising campaigns
  • Organize fundraising events while overseeing teams of volunteers
  • Manage a budget and track progress against goals

Hiring Organization

Education for Sharing


Necessary Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of fundraising, sales, or marketing experience
  • Competence in Microsoft Office suite and donor management systems
  • Experience writing grant proposals, press releases, and/or fundraising letters
  • Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate colleagues and volunteers
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A passion for research
  • Adept at managing tasks, planning events, and balancing priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, public relations, or a related field
  • Confidence in public speaking
  • Legal or accounting experience is a plus
  • Spanish fluency

The ideal candidate will be based in the Tri-State Area and have access to public transportation, as the development officer will be required to attend in-person meetings in the Tri-State Area.

Industry/Service Area

Education, Foundation/Grantmaking, Youth Development




Medical Insurance

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity and a resume summarizing your education, experience, and qualifications for this position to:

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