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Position Title: Development Manager

Position Location: Remote, U.S.

Local Progress is hiring for a Development Manager.

About Local Progress 

Local Progress (LP) is a movement of local elected officials advancing a racial and economic justice agenda through all levels of local government. We are elected leaders who build power with underrepresented communities, share bold ideas and policy among our network and fight to reshape what is possible in our localities all across the country. Hand-in-hand with community-based organizations and unions committed to advancing a social justice agenda, the elected officials and staff of Local Progress are building the network to facilitate a genuine “inside/outside” strategy to reforming municipal policy and politics. Founded in 2012, Local Progress has grown to over 1,200 local elected official members representing cities, counties, and towns in 47 states. 

Local Progress is a hosted project of the Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A). 

About the Position 

Local Progress seeking a full-time Development Manager to support a wide range of organizational fundraising activities. 

Working closely with and reporting to the Director of Organizational Development, the Development Manager is responsible for building and maintaining the organization’s fundraising systems and strategy, including holding primary responsibility for grant proposals and reports, implementing systems for donor identification, cultivation and management, and managing fundraising events. Local Progress is a $3 million dollar organization that has grown on average by 14% per year for the past five years. 

Job Responsibilities

Ensure the timely submission of high quality proposals and reports. 

  • Liaise with foundation staff and individual donors.
  • Develop and maintain administrative systems (grants calendar, grants database, etc.).
  • Develop collaborative practices and facilitate communication among staff who fundraise. 
  • Work closely with the Director of Organizational Development and the Operations Manager to develop and maintain administrative systems for tracking and reporting on grants, including financial reporting. 
  • Write and edit content for grants reports and proposals. Develop and maintain concept papers on all key areas of LP work. 

Develop and manage fundraising strategy, including researching potential donors and supporting outreach efforts. 

  • Work closely with the Director of Organizational Development and the Executive Director to develop and implement an annual work plan engaging multiple staff from across the organization. Track and regularly report on progress towards goals. 
  • Perform research on foundations and individuals to help inform fundraising strategy.
  • Develop and manage systems for tracking and stewarding individual and institutional donors. 
  • Develop strategies that leverage the existing relationships of the organization to build connections with new potential donors. 

Develop promotional materials and events, geared towards increasing LP’s visibility among potential donors. 

  • Conceive of and execute in person and virtual fundraising events, managing all components of the event from invitations to logistics to production management. 
  • Work closely with the LP Communications Director to identify and support the creation of promotional materials (website, brochures, videos, etc.) that help tell LP’s story to potential donors.  

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • About 6 years of experience, with at least 3 years in a development or fundraising role. 
  • Demonstrated written communication skills, including writing, copy editing and proofreading ability. 
  • Collaborative work style. Ability to work across a diverse, remote team to engage and develop our overall capacity for fundraising, leveraging the skills, relationships and experience of the full LP team.
  • Strong project manager. Can keep projects on track and communicate expectations and progress regularly with a remote team of co-workers. 
  • Experience developing and implementing systems, processes and infrastructure that supports the engagement of multiple stakeholders in work. 
  • Familiarity working with budgets and financial documents as well as database tracking systems (we currently use Salesforce) is a plus. 
  • Basic excel skills, including the ability to compile and format budgets and financial documents.  
  • A demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and an interest in local policy, politics, and government.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a union position. Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years’ experience, location, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $65,000-$75,0000 and category 2. The Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.

Position Title: Development Manager

Position Location: Remote, U.S.

Local Progress is hiring for a Development Manager.

About Local Progress 

Local Progress (LP) is a movement of local elected officials advancing a racial and economic justice…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

USD 65,000 - USD 75,000

Benefits

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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