Development Manager (CCSF)

Position Title: Development Manager

Work Hours: Full-Time preferred/Part-time optional, requires some hours outside of office hours 8:30am-5pm

Salary:  $65,000/year at full-time

Benefits:  Children’s Council is a family-friendly workplace offering full-time eligible employees 22 days paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, 401k with employer match, and health/dental/vision benefits upon successful completion of 30-day introductory period. 

About Children’s Council
For over 40 years, Children's Council has been the central hub for San Francisco's child care community. Our mission is to connect families to child care that meets their needs and to work with parents, providers and community partners to make quality child care and early education a reality for all children in our city. Our team is committed to empowering parents with the information they need to make good decisions regarding child care. We also train and equip early educators with the expert resources they need to be better at what they do and simultaneously improve the quality of child care available in our city. We believe all children must have high quality care and early education because their long-term success depends on it. If you want to be a child care champion in our community, we want you on our team.

About this Position

The Development Manager is a strategic partner of the Director of Advancement, working to implement an ambitious fundraising program to support Children’s Council and its programs.   This position will play a key role in developing private sources of support including individuals, foundations, and corporations to enable program expansion and enhance Children’s Council’s reach and impact.  This team member will be resourceful and have an acute attention to detail that lays the foundation for superior donor relations and high-functioning fundraising systems. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage our donor database’s structure and content to maximize efficient donor analysis and relationship management.
  • Translate Children’s Council’s programmatic impact into effective donor-centric messages and well-crafted writing; using that same lens to help marketing/communications staff to develop donor materials.
  • Produce timely, accurate donor correspondence using a customer-service approach.
  • Coordinate and help organize special events and donor stewardship events.
  • Create content and manage the process for foundation grants submission and reporting.

Key Qualities

  • You are a systems-oriented person- you intuitively understand and are not afraid of databases
  • You’ve got project management superpowers- you plan, organize and execute with rigor to get the best quality product. 
  • You are a smooth operator- you have good people-sense with a personality and style that motivates and inspires your stakeholders to action.
  • You pride yourself on being a great communicator, both in-person and through your writing.
  • You are not afraid to ask for money.

Required Education & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of donor management experience and demonstrated success as a fundraising professional, preferably as part of a multi-faceted fundraising program.
  • Track record of having raised significant funds for a non-profit organization as a professional or volunteer.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Grant-writing or proposal-writing experience preferred
  • Experience with eTapestry or other donor databases preferred

How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter, resume and two recent writing samples (Word, PDF or links to web content) with the Email Subject line: Development Manager: [Your Name] to [email protected]

Children’s Council is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving the San Francisco community.  We encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.  Individuals seeking employment at Children’s Council are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  

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