Development Manager

Development Manager

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Chronicle of Philanthropy
United States

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Salary Range: 
$75,000 ‒ $85,000 Annually
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the premier source of news, analysis, and professional development for the rapidly growing nonprofit sector, has embarked on an exciting new chapter. After becoming an independent nonprofit in 2023, the Chronicle is innovating and expanding as it shines a spotlight on one of the most under-covered but crucial areas of American life.  

We are committed to encouraging individuals to become engaged in the nonprofit sector and helping nonprofits and foundations do more to advance meaningful change. We also offer a robust set of services that enable professionals to advance their skills and careers. 

Role Responsibilities: 

The development manager reports to the Senior Director of Development and handles an array of key responsibilities, including identifying and cultivating new foundation prospects as well as supporting the build out of a major donor program. The manager works closely with colleagues across the organization, including those who produce editorial coverage and professional development content as well as our controller. Additionally, the development manager serves as the day-to-day lead for donor communications and metrics, as well as CRM system management.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the build out of the Chronicle’s major gifts program, helping to identify and engage strong prospects. 
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit new foundation prospects aligned with the Chronicle’s mission and priorities. 
  • Work closely with the senior director of development and other team members to define and articulate funding priorities and seek funding from potential supporters. 
  • Serve as lead in working with our communications consultant and other relevant staff members to develop regular updates for donors about the Chronicle’s impact and other components of donor collateral that include measures of success. 
  • Serve as development owner in keeping CRM system updated, coordinating with our technology lead to maximize and streamline system utility. 
  • Compose and submit reports required by foundation and individual supporters. 
  • Collaborate with the senior director of development and other colleagues to develop and implement strategies that maximize the Chronicle’s web presence for fundraising success. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  
Candidate Qualifications: 


  • 3-5 years of development experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  
  • Proven track record of securing six-figure level grants and gifts. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be a strong writer who is detail oriented, resourceful, and able to work under tight deadlines. 
  • Strong budgeting skills 
  • High degree of organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as be an effective team member. 
  • Problem-solving mindset with understanding of how to work with multiple departments across an organization to advance a common goal. 
  • Experience with remote work environment preferred. 
  • Knowledge of issues and trends within the nonprofit sector preferred. 
  • High degree of skill in using programs from MS Office Suite and Google Office Suite required. 
  • Experience with CRMs preferred. 
  • Ability to travel up to 10% time. 


  • 24 vacation days and 16 paid holidays annually, including the entire last week of December 
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave, 16 weeks of paid medical leave, and 2 weeks of paid family leave 
  • 401k retirement plan with 3% automatic monthly contributions and 3% additional matching contributions 
  • Health insurance through CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueChoiceAdvantage Platinum plan, including $0 in-network deductible and $10 copay per visit 
  • Comprehensive vision, dental, disability and life insurance 
  • Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA, public transit, and parking pre-tax contribution programs 

How to Apply

Application Instructions: 
Please submit a resume with a cover letter that details why you are interested in this position as well as salary requirements.