Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



United States


GreenWave is seeking a Development Manager to support the Executive Director and Deputy Director in growing and stewarding the current fundraising base, as well as independently securing additional revenue streams. This is a full-time position that reports to the Deputy Director, and can be based in Brooklyn, NY or New Haven, CT.

Position Responsibilities:

  • With guidance and assistance from the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Board of Directors, create and implement a comprehensive development plan to increase resources from both unrestricted and restricted donations from major gifts, small donors, online donations, corporations, and foundations
  • Write grant proposals as well as letters of inquiry, applications, progress reports, acknowledgment letters and other correspondence to prospective and renewing foundations, corporations and government agencies to ensure organizational program funding
  • Assist the Executive Director and Deputy Director with scheduling and preparing for cultivation meetings
  • Work closely with the Programs Manager to develop funding proposals that align with programmatic needs and funder priorities
  • Manage funding pipeline progress and ensure all deadlines are met for letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports; provide regular updates to Deputy Director
  • Create a system of funding opportunities and donor tracking on Salesforce; oversee all database work on Salesforce, including entering new donations, grant tracking, adding records, updating records, and pulling reports and analyses of database records

Desired Skills and Requirements:

  • 5 years of fundraising experience, preferably in a sustainable agriculture, oceans, or climate change organization setting
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in executing fundraising strategy and generating new fundraising leads for social impact organizations
  • Proven experience working independently, with minimum direction
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals and reports
  • Thrives in a startup environment that requires adjusting to new challenges and thinking creatively to find solutions
  • Willingness to work in a small, lean team and work through the weeds with a good attitude and sense of humor
  • Tech savvy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, CRM Management (Salesforce preferred), and a strong interest in mastering the ins and outs of Salesforce
  • Occasional travel required


  • Competitive non-profit salary commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits
  • Generous paid vacation and holiday leave

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Emily Stengel, Deputy Director, at by June 1, 2018.

GreenWave is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse organization. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.