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Program:          Development
Position Title:  Resource Development Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, some nights, weekends
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary:              High $30,000’s – Low $40,000’s
Office Location: Administrative Office
Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance; 12 paid Holidays; Vacation and 12 Sick Days


Overall Responsibility

The Resource Development Manager is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for leading the organization in meeting our development goals to support and further enhance resources to meet our mission of empowering children and families to meet their full potential and surrounding students with support. This includes successful planning, execution, and evaluation of fundraising for the organization including donor development, grants and special events. This position works closely with the Executive Director, senior leadership team, program staff and board members.

Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Ensure that fund development is carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and strategic and fundraising plans.
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop an annual development plan to include fund development activities and develop cultivation and stewardship techniques. The plan should include one-on-one donor visits, direct mail, events, major gifts, planned giving, foundations, other grantors, and corporations.
  • Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
  • Manages, writes and reports on grants as necessary.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results and help the Executive Director,

Development Committee and Board evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program through analysis of data.

  • Identifies and creates opportunities for Board members to actively fundraise.
  • Prepares presentation and reports for Board and attends board meetings when needed.
  • Cultivate, train and manage fundraising volunteers.
  • Manages the donor database by utilizing our constituent relationship management (CRM) software, Neon, which includes tracking donors, updating donor profiles, creating appeals, updating thank you emails, and creating reports.
  • Coordinate and implement all special events.
  • Manage the Mind the Gap tours with administrative support.
  • Adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ethical Guidelines.
  • Keep informed of current philanthropic giving trends and techniques.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the organization.
Staff Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with all CF/CIS staff to maintain a positive image.
  • Attend trainings when required and funding is available.
  • Understand and demonstrate the mission and goals of CF/CIS.
  • Communicate regularly with the Executive Director.
  • Provide all paperwork and reports needed to CF/CIS.
  • Attend and participate in all CF/CIS staff functions.
  • Cross train, share information and communicate with all applicable staff.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Skills and Attributes
  • Ability to work independently and with diverse groups of people.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Committed to our mission of “…empowering children and their families to reach their full potential through advocacy, education and services. As Communities In Schools, we surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.”
  • Researching publicly available data via the Internet and traditional media.
  • Use data to drive planning, to set meaningful targets and continually assess progress.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Comfortable with learning new computer software.
  • Strong ability to cultivate, build, and maintain relationships.
  • Take initiative and actively seek to deepen current donor relationships and cultivate new ones.
  • Confident and professional when interacting with donors, foundations, etc.
  • Ability to stay calm in stressful situations.
Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of development and fundraising experience preferably in a non-profit environment with a successful track record of raising funds using multiple strategies.
  • Planning and leading development activities.
  • Proven track record of donation cultivation and fulfillment.
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to