Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $80,000
Maximum: $97,500
Details: Position pay range is $80,000 to $97,500 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York
New York
United States


The Development Manager leads fundraising initiatives and stewards the organizations’ relationships with individual and foundation supporters, especially those based in New York City. They play a vital role in advancing Urgent Action Fund’s work for women’s human rights. This position reports to the Director of Partnerships and also works closely with a Development & Communications Officer and with the Executive Director on outreach to key supporters. The position is based in New York City.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual fundraising targets, implement workplans, and monitor, assess, and adjust progress and development strategies.
  • Support the Executive Director in her personal outreach, solicitations, and stewardship of donors.
  • Steward and cultivate foundation grants and institutional support.
  • Manage reporting to foundation donors, supervising the work of grantwriting consultants as needed.
  • Participate in the organization’s annual budgeting process, advising on revenue streams and new sources of support.
  • Work with the Development & Communications Team on the development of print and online communication materials and online fundraising campaigns, gifts processing and donor stewardship.
  • Plan and staff donor events, as needed.

Core capacities:

  • Share the values of the organization: integrity, feminisms, wellbeing, justice, courage, and mindful engagement.
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with multiple stakeholders including program staff, grantees, donors, Board members, and external consultants.
  • Work with attention to detail and sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Build relationships that connect others to Urgent Action Fund and that nurture a community of donor-activists.
  • Highly driven, energetic, detailed, enjoys a small company atmosphere with lean staffing, has the ability to wear a number of different hats.


  • Minimum 5-7+ years of experience with fundraising or development work.
  • Experienced in fundraising campaign planning and execution.
  • Comfort with and demonstrated interest in outreach to donors, securing meetings, and soliciting gifts.
  • Experienced in writing proposals and reports for funders and developing the case for support for social justice or human rights-oriented work.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable working across cultures and time zones.
  • Passion for social justice and human rights, including women’s rights and LGBTQI equality.

Job Specifics & Work Environment:

This position is full time (40 hours per week) and is exempt. Position pay range is $80,000 to $97,500 annually, depending on qualifications and experience and includes a strong benefits package (Health, Dental, retirement, Flex Spending for medical and transit). Position location is New York City.

Urgent Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.


Strong benefits package (Health, Dental, retirement, Flex Spending for medical and transit).

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter, and resume to, with “Development Manager” in the subject line. Cover letters may be addressed to the hiring manager: Caitlin Stanton, Director of Partnerships. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The position is open until filled. No phone calls please.