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Development Manager


Job Purpose

Oakland Promise seeks a detail-oriented development manager with excellent organizational, communication, and systems management skills and a passion for expanding opportunities for Oakland children and families to join its growing team. The Development Manager will be a part of an innovative development team tasked with raising the annual budget of around $12 million as well as other ongoing fundraising campaigns. The team works across the organization to ensure that the organization is sustainable in the short- and long-term.


Duties & Responsibilities

▪      Manage individual giving strategy and stewardship, including creating impact reports, leading the End of Year Giving campaign and monitoring multi-year giving.

▪      Monitor and manage restricted giving, working across programs.

▪      Act as the primary manager for a comprehensive custom donor database, ensuring that records are accurately kept.

▪      Serve as a primary liaison to institutional funders, especially during proposal development and reporting.

▪      Support the OP’s portfolio of existing and prospective institutional funders, including foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

▪      Identify new potential institutional funders through prospect research in target markets.

▪      Assist the Director of Development, CEO, and other fundraising partners in creating and implementing overall institutional fundraising strategies.

▪      Assist in the creation of marketing materials, including annual direct mail campaign and annual report as needed.

▪      Plan and execute funder site visits as needed.

▪      Manage the OP’s donor recognition, retention, and stewardship plan.

▪      Support event planning and execution.

▪      Other duties as assigned.

●     Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

●     Minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising

●     Exceptional organization and communications skills

●     Excellent organizational skills, attention to details, and ability to manage multiple competing deadlines required

●     Deep commitment to and passion for the vision of the Oakland Promise: to engage the Oakland community to advance equity and economic mobility through cradle-to-career educational opportunities

●     Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

●     Proficient with Salesforce Databases

●     Proficient with Google Suite tools

●     Strong self-motivation and ability to operate effectively with limited direct management

●     Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations

●     Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups


Preferred Qualifications

●     Experience in the fields of education or college access

●     Knowledge of and connections to Oakland communities

●     Experience leading individual giving strategies 



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