Development Manager

Development Manager

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Na'ah Illahee Fund
City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
Country: 
United States

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Professional
Salary Range: 
$65,000 - $70,000
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 

Organization Mission is to support and promote the leadership of Indigenous women in the ongoing regeneration of Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest Region. 

We believe that Indigenous women of all generations are at the heart of Indigenous communities and that the vision, initiatives, and perseverance of Indigenous women should be supported with resources.  We seek transformative change at the community level by supporting Indigenous women’s traditional models of leadership and organizing.  We believe that stronger Indigenous women leaders can determine their priorities for the future and can protect our Mother Earth more effectively. 

Role Responsibilities: 

Position Summary:  The manager will help to further NIF’s fundraising development goals to expand its donor base and deepen its connections with existing and new supporters. Primary responsibilities include foundation fundraising tracking, executive assistant to the executive director and the coordination of major donor fundraising, to include implementing 3-5 fundraising and stewardship events throughout the year, and maintaining the donor database. Other primary development-related activities include, but are not limited to correspondence, gift processing and acknowledgement, and prospect research. 

Major Donor Relations (30%)

  • Assist Executive Director with scheduling and correspondence
  • Identify, educate, solicit and steward the development of an annual giving and respectable major gifts program.
  • Manage the Development events calendar and work closely with the rest of the Na’ah Illahee Fund Team and Communications Director on communications and project timelines
  • Coordinate the production of event-related materials, including save the dates, invitations, in-kind donation documentation, catalogs, sponsorship letters and other communication, as needed
  • Pull mailing lists for all direct mail and digital communications

Development Administration (30%)

  • Solicit, close, acknowledge and steward gifts
  • Prepare Executive Director for major donor meetings
  • Record donor contacts and maintain donor portfolios
  • Provide initial outreach to first-time donors and send welcome emails
  • Work closely with finance department for monthly reconciliation, pledges and interdepartmental communications related to gift batches
  • Provide other development functions, as needed

Database Management (30%)

  • Manage database integrity including quality assurance, maintenance and reporting
  • Process gifts from donors and generate gift acknowledgements in a timely manner
  • Track pledges and corporate matching gifts; create and file donor documentation
  • Create constituent lists for mailings, donor portfolios, appeals and events
  • Conduct foundation and individual prospect research

Event Coordination (10%)

  • Manage the development events calendar and work closely with both the Development Team and Communications Team on communications and project timelines
  • Coordinate the production of event-related materials, including save the dates, invitations, in-kind donation documentation, catalogs, corporate sponsorship letters and other communication, as needed
  • Pull mailing lists for all direct mail and digital communications
  • Track and manage data entry of guest registration, auction packages and volunteers
  • Coordinate event logistics including securing contracts, vendor relations, auction item procurement, sponsor benefit fulfillment and volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Manage post-event reporting, gift processing, and follow-up
  • Support logistics for other donor-related events, as needed
Candidate Qualifications: 
  • Personal qualities of professionalism, integrity, confidentiality and reliability
  • A commitment to the Native community and women’s development, mentorship and leadership
  • Professional references
  • High attention to detail; ability to prioritize projects; efficiency; and the ability to work effectively and complete tasks with little instruction.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team and maintain positive interpersonal relationships in a small, intimate working environment
  • Systems thinker with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to adjust to dynamic work environment.
  • Great written communication and editing skills.
  • Direct experience with nonprofit event planning, preferably in areas of social justice
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience and three years of relevant work experience in a project manager or coordinator role.
  • Two years nonprofit development-related experience or similar field preferred
  • Experience with donor database management is required, preferably Salesforce
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and digital email programs such as MailChimp
  • Available some evenings and weekends for donor event-related activities

How to Apply

Application Contact: 
Susan Balbas, Executive Director, susan@naahillahee.org
Application Deadline: 
June 25, 2020
Application Instructions: 
Email cover letter and resume