Development Manager [Spokane, Washington]

Primary Responsibilities 

The Development Manager will work closely with the CEO and Development Committee to create plans and execute actions to cultivate, secure, and sustain resources to advance the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest. This position will report to the CEO and collaborate with communications and program staff on a regular basis. 

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Funding opportunity research, proposal writing, grant reporting, and managing a grants calendar 
  • Donor prospect research, preparing research summaries, making recommendations, and preparing case statements and solicitations 
  • Create new quarterly donor newsletter, gift acknowledgement, and work with communications staff to produce annual report 
  • Collaboratively develop and coordinate activities to recruit new volunteer mentors for programs, and to engage current and past mentors 
  • Manage annual fund campaign, online fundraising and online marketing and communications 
  • Utilize donor database to produce regular reports and performance dashboards 
  • Contribute to development of Annual Fund plans 
  • Contribute to design and delivery of fundraising events (online and in-person) and smaller scale donor stewardship activities  
  • Manage small portfolio of individual and corporate donors 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience in non-profit development, business development, sales and/or marketing and communication 
  • Experience preparing competitive grant proposals or bids for work to be performed in response to RFPs or similar 
  • Ability to plan and organize, prioritize activities, perform efficiently, develop action plans, and meet multiple deadlines 
  • Proficiency with customer relationship management (CRM) software, online marketing software, Outlook, Excel, and basic Adobe applications 
  • Ability to convey complex ideas through simple materials and presentations 
  • Experience designing marketing collateral (digital and paper) 
  • Experience planning and executing special events for audiences ranging from 10 – 200 persons 
  • Project management skills with ability to work independently and as a self-starter 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and willingness to contribute beyond formal responsibilities as needed 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • Three years of professional experience 
  • Professional or personal history of serving local communities 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to influence and persuade others 

Salary and Benefits  

Annual salary range is $48,000 – $60,000. Benefits include generous paid-time off and full-coverage for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Eligible for retirement-related benefits after two years of service. This position provides the incumbent with opportunities for growth in responsibility and compensation based on successful performance within the next 2-3 years. 

Core Values  

To assess your fit within our organizational culture, please review our statement of values here: Core Values 

Application Instructions 

Send your resume and cover letter via email to joinus@nwbigs.org . Candidates will be contacted for interviews beginninon or around January 15, 2021. Job posting will remain open until position is filled.