Manager, Development and Marketing (NCFP)

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is seeking a Manager, Development and Marketing.  This role provides the opportunity to influence the largest and most diverse sector of philanthropic giving and to support philanthropic families and those who work with them. The Manager, Development and Marketing should work collegially with NCFP staff to advance the goals of the organization.


The Manager, Development and Marketing is responsible for supporting all development and marketing activities, with a particular focus on growing our annual fund of Friends of the Family (FOF) and Leadership Circle (LC) networks. The Manager also supports the CDMO with sponsorship and management of the Development Committee and FOF subcommittee (in partnership with the Manager, Meetings and Stewardship), research, reporting, and other duties as assigned.  




FOF Prospecting

•     Serves as the lead staff person responsible for growing the FOF network comprised of families and family foundations (up to $10,000 annually). Identifies FOF prospects, recommends strategies for securing new Friends in consultation with the CDMO and FOF Subcommittee, and implements agreed upon strategies.

•     Develops an active list of FOF prospects, disseminates information to convert prospects, and follows-up to secure commitments. Reports on all prospecting activities as necessary.


FOF Management

•     Manages and updates the prospect database. Helps organize FOF-prospecting events with the CDMO, evaluates outcomes and coordinates follow-up actions.

•     Creates and disseminates progress reports, and works with the stewardship manager to maintain all records related to the FOF program including contributions, outreach efforts, and other operations.


Committee and Subcommittee Management

•     Engages FOF Subcommittee members on identification, cultivation and acquisition of new Friends of the Family

•     Coordinates the work of the FOF Subcommittee, organizes subcommittee meetings, prepares supplemental materials, and supports all subcommittee activities in collaboration with the Manager, Meetings and Stewardship.

•     Supports the CDMO in the creation and distribution of all materials for the Development Committee and Board meetings.



Leadership Circle

•     Serves as the coordinator for the Leadership Circle ($10,000+ annually), provides research on LC donors and prospects, prepares letters of invitation and renewal, supports board assistance in collaboration with the CDMO, and coordinates stewardship activities (calls, updates, etc.).

•     Tracks invitations and responses electronically and in Salesforce.


Research and Reporting

•     Uses a variety of online and other resources to identify funding prospects for Gen Ops, Restricted, Special Project, Sponsor, and institutional gifts.

•     Researches and gathers information on all funder and sponsor prospects and records findings in Salesforce.

•     Creates, submits, and records all grant reports and acknowledgments for Gen Ops, Restricted, Special Projects, LC and Sponsor funders under the supervision of the CDMO.


Sponsor Management

•     Helps support sponsor recruitment and communication, manages invoicing, and helps ensure all NCFP sponsor benefits are being fulfilled – in collaboration with the CDMO.


General Development and Marketing

•     Works on “first drafts” for certain funding proposals, in collaboration with the CDMO.

•     Assists with the execution of NCFP’s marketing plan, with a focus on development of outreach strategies and design/creation of supporting materials/online communications.

•     Assists with social media activity for the organization, in partnership with the Manager of Programs.

•     Assists with the development of comprehensive marketing and communications analytic reports.




Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.  A minimum of three years of previous development and/or marketing experience preferred. Familiarity with the field of family philanthropy strongly preferred. Knowledge of Salesforce and Act-On (or other marketing-automation software) preferred.


Exceptional writing, research and analytical skills, strong presentation skills. Exceptional attention to detail. Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in organizing work, establishing priorities and meeting demanding project goals. Strong team orientation and willingness to be helpful.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.


Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].


About NCFP

NCFP staff is mission driven, sets ambitious goals, and shares a culture of trust, respect and honesty.

NCFP is open to diverse views and new ideas, and values open communication. Together we meet high standards of excellence in our work.

NCFP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of NCFP to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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