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Development Manager

Company: Friends of Youth
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

DEVELOPMENT MANAGERThe Development Manager will perform a key role in building the agency's fundraising capacities, with a focus on donor acquisition and retention. They will be responsible for managing a variety of development activities, including fundraising campaigns, special events, corporate partnerships, and donor stewardship.FLSA STATUS: ExemptJOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop and execute strategies related to fundraising and donor relations, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities for current and prospective donors.
  • Develop and execute and evaluate multi-channel fundraising campaigns, i.e. annual appeal, targeted appeals, Giving Tuesday, ensuring that all marketing is coordinated with the Marketing and Communications Officer. Serve as Project Manager for development and execution of the annual Celebration of Youth Luncheon and other donor events.
  • Partner with the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator to execute hybrid in-kind/cash giving campaigns including Back to School Backpacks, Hunger and Homeless Campaign and Giving Tree.
  • Manage a corporate partnership program to develop, maintain, and grow corporate relationships and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Coordinate with Development Assistant to systematize all donor cultivation activities and oversee portfolio management for self, Development Director, and CEO.
  • Serve as a liaison to Board Resource Development Committee which includes managing assignments between meetings, and documenting the work of the committee.
  • Assist Director of Development with Friends of Youth Foundation as needed. Research and cultivate potential donors, including developing and delivering presentations. Develop and execute strategies to increase revenue from current and new donors.
  • Work with the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, and other key stakeholders to directly engage them, as appropriate, in donor cultivation activities.
  • Monitor fundraising progress and regularly evaluate and report on results.OTHER DUTIESPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.JOB REQUIREMENTSA. Education and Experience1. Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in fundraising and development.2. Bachelor's degree (additional relevant work experience may be substituted for education requirement).3. Experience successfully managing fundraising campaigns and events.4. Experience with donor databases and online fundraising tools.B. Additional Requirements1. Must satisfactorily pass criminal history check.2. Must have reliable transportation and a valid Washington State driver's license (or be able to obtain one by date of employment).3. Must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth.4. Must carry auto liability insurance that complies with the following minimum coverage requirements: $100,000 / $300,000 in liability insurance coverage, $10,000 in property damage coverage, and personal injury protection (PIP) for underinsured motor vehicle coverage or $300,000 Combined Single Limit Liability insurance coverage, including Underinsured Motorists coverage and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) if the employee transports clients or other persons on agency business.C. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1. Engages with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.1. Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.2. Strong verbal, written and public speaking communication skills, including the ability to communicate the vision, goals and impact of Friends of Youth to a variety of audiences.3. Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality in sensitive and complex situations.4. Collaborative, creative and innovative; able to partner and develop to develop and drive ideas from conception to reality.5. Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines.6. Ability to anticipate needs and be self-directed.7. Ability to work well with staff at all levels and across all departments of the organization.8. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.9. Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to prioritize multiple projects.10. Ability to travel to multiple local sites and other locations in personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided).11. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.12. Strong commitment to agency's mission and values.BENEFITSFriends of Youth provides a competitive benefits package to regular employees, including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan and matching, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENTFriends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.ABOUT FRIENDS OF YOUTHFounded in 1951, Friends of Youth provides a comprehensive range of shelter, housing, counseling and prevention services for youth and young adults and their families in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. Friends of Youth is the primary provider of services for homeless youth and young adults in East King County. Services include street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, supported permanent housing, employment and mental health support. To learn more about Friends of Youth, please visit our website.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to apply for this position or to perform the essential functions of this position. To request accommodation, please email

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