Development Manager

Launched in 2007, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ mission is to transform schools to revolutionize school systems, empowering all students with a high-quality education. The Partnership is a non-profit, in-district partner to LA Unified, not a charter network. As an independent nonprofit organization, the Partnership serves 13,550 students across 20 LA Unified schools in Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts. The Partnership works within the LA Unified School District context, which includes honoring all collective bargaining agreements for its teachers and school staff. To learn more about the Partnership, our mission, and how we approach our goals, please visit our website.



The Partnership is seeking a self-motivated and results-driven Development Manager to provide strategic support in its private and public fundraising efforts. The Development Manager will serve as a key member of the organization’s Development Team, and will oversee grant management, facilitate grantmaking and reports, manage logistics for events and meetings related to fundraising and stewardship, and oversee the administration of incoming gifts. The Development Manager will act as a liaison between the Development, Finance, and Program Teams, creating consistent lines of communication to ensure the Partnership delivers on the goals, objectives, and activities outlined in grant proposals, while also sharing the Partnership’s impact with funders by submitting reports in a timely manner. In addition, the Development Manager assists with general fundraising activities, including prospective and current donor research, preparation of briefs for donor meetings, donation and acknowledgment processing, communications, and event support. The Development Manager reports directly to the Vice President of Development. This is a full-time, year-round position. 

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. The Development Manager will be someone who is committed to implementing these values in creative ways when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.






Click here for more information or to apply. Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here:

Research shows that women and individuals from systemically marginalized communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications. While this job description outlines the major responsibilities and requirements to be successful in this role, the Partnership is committed to considering all applicants who are passionate about our mission and can see themselves excelling in this role – including those with diverse and non-traditional work experience.


For technical assistance, assistance for applying with a disability, or questions, please email Melanie Liu, Senior Manager of Home Office Talent & Org Culture, at [email protected].


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-11 17:36:38 -0400