Development Manager

About the Roosevelt Institute Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st-century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni. Our Culture At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all. We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger. Roosevelt is equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender-neutral bathroom on site.

Purpose of Position

Working closely with the Vice President of Development, the Development Manager will play a key role in the Roosevelt Institute’s fundraising strategy. Responsibilities include: grant writing
and stewardship management for a portfolio of foundations and major donors; collaborating with the team on logistics, communications, and donor cultivation/stewardship; conducting research and analysis on grants, donors, and prospects; managing the overall fundraising pipeline; and other related activities. 

This is a non-management, unionized, individual contributor role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Vice President of Development, Deputy Director of Grant Writing, and other senior staff and advisors to execute on fundraising strategy for the Roosevelt Institute.
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to research, write, prepare, and submit grant proposals and reports. This includes: collaborating with staff and fellows to write, edit, and proofread complex grant proposals and reports; ensuring the completion and accuracy of all proposal attachments; and managing deadlines for timely submissions and efficient workflow.
  • Work with development and external relations teams to craft other donor-facing materials as needed.
  • Manage the development calendar and fundraising pipeline, tracking deadlines for the timely submission of grant materials and managing up to senior staff for all departmental projects and activities to ensure best-in-class donor stewardship.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 3-5 years grant writing experience in the nonprofit field.
  • Track record of writing winning proposals that yield grants from a variety of institutions.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and thriving in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to collect, synthesize, and process information quickly and with accuracy.
  • Ability to present complex programmatic strategies and activities in narratives that are approachable for and tailored to specific funder audiences.
  • Understanding of philanthropic environment and best practices in fundraising.
  • Highly organized, with outstanding attention to detail.
  • Experience using donor databases like Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, etc.

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered.

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