Jun 24, 2019

Development Manager, Individual Giving and Events

$40,000 yearly
  • City Year
Full-time Community Engagement and Outreach Development and Fundraising Marketing and Communications

Job Description

Reporting to the Managing Director Development, the Development Manager - Individual Giving and Events will be responsible for supporting the sites private revenue fundraising goal of $2.5 million and engaging donors through ongoing service activities. The roles' primary mission is to develop new donor relationships while also leveraging and cultivating existing relationships to create inspirational event experiences to drive retention and acquistion of new donors and stakeholders.

Job Description

  • In conjunction with Development Director, raise at least $250,000 from non-major gift individual giving and event sponsorship revenue per year and increase annually to achieve site scale.
  • Responsible for visioning, planning, execution, and evaluation of site-wide events including but not limited to, Opening Day, MLK Day, Graduation, Annual Gala, and annual donor cultivation events.
  • Identify new donor prospects and cultivate relationships that will result in broadening donor base for City Year Jacksonville.
  • Assist the Executive Director and Development Director in the creation and implementation of the annual development plan and strategy - focused primarily on annual fund giving and event revenue.
  • Support Site Boards (advisory, alumni, and associate boards) fundraising capacities.
  • Support the implementation of Customer Relationship Management database (cychannel) and donor engagement protocol systems, maintenance, and reporting.


  • 1 + years of experience and proven track record of success in fundraising, event planning, nonprofit management; emphasis on corporate event sponsorship and relationship management is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts.
  • Experience managing volunteers in fundraising, event planning, and coordination efforts.
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development.
  • Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base.
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of database programs (salesforce a plus).
  • Strong passion for and commitment to City Year’s mission of delivering high impact service to children and the Jacksonville community; developing young people in the corps as powerful civic leaders and life-long active citizens, and promoting and advancing the concept of voluntary national service.
  • Willingness to wear City Year uniform on a regular basis and work irregular hours to ensure the success of events.

Starting Salary is $40,000 or commensurate with experience.

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

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