Development Manager (Part-Time)

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $30,000
Maximum: $32,000
Details: Salary dependent on experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



3543 18th Street, #1
San Francisco
United States


About Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco (PPS-SF)

Our vision is that all San Franciscans are committed to the success of every public school in the city.

PPS-SF  promotes the fundamental value of public education and pursues the success of every public school by sharing knowledge, bridging communities, and informing policy.

Since 1999, we have helped over 275,000 families navigate San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) enrollment and become leaders in their schools, building a parent community dedicated to the success of each child in every family.

Position Summary

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, this position leads and supports all fundraising activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships and strengthen existing relationships to build PPS-SF’s visibility, impact and financial resources. The Development Manager will play a key leadership role in building on current and creating future development plans for the long term financial health of the organization. The annual operating budget of PPS-SF is approximately $600,000.

Primary duties of the Development Manager will take place at the PPS-SF office located in the Mission District.  Some remote work is possible.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Fund Development:  Support and coordinate PPS-SF’s annual development strategy that actively engages foundations, corporations, individual donors, and other key stakeholders through:

  • Effective communication:  Translate PPS-SF’s programmatic impact into effective donor-centric messages and well crafted-writing; using the same lens to support marketing and programmatic communication. Coordinate bi-weekly newsletter content and disseminate through MailChimp.
  • Donor Cultivation and Stewardship: Coordinate and steward relationships with existing donors at all levels and lead the organization’s efforts to identify and cultivate new prospects and engaging lapsed donors. Conduct ongoing research regarding funding sources and trends.
  • Appeals: Lead the End of Year and spring Appeal efforts, including concept, coordinating donor stewardship and cultivation, leadership gifts and #GivingTuesday activities.
  • Institutional Giving: Research, identify and help write grant proposals, letters of inquiry and reports to secure government, private and public foundations, corporate foundations and family funds. Track annual calendar for proposals and reporting.
  • Database and reporting​: Oversee gift processing, and Salesforce database management. Provide timely analysis and monthly data driven reports.

PPS-SF Community:

  • Serve as an active member of the PPS-SF Team
  • Event support (Annual General Meeting, fundraisers) as needed
  • Maintain working knowledge of SFUSD student assignment policies, ideally presenting 6-8 enrollment workshops each fall.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fund development, demonstrating successively greater responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required.
  • Proven track record of successful experiences with at least 3 of the following: individual gift fundraising, foundation grant management, direct appeals, gift processing and donor stewardship, and campaign planning.
  • Experience with database and CRM systems required; Salesforce and MailChimp experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated project management experience managing multiple, complex projects with tight and overlapping deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, attention to detail, organization, writing, and team-building skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to navigate San Francisco’s diverse populations.

Preferred Experience:

  • Working knowledge and experience of San Francisco Unified School District and/or K-12 public education.
  • Ability to communicate in a language other than English.

PPS-SF does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


50% time (~20 hours/week).

Weekly work schedule primarily between 8:30-5:00 with some evening work.

Specific work schedule created in conversation with the Executive Director.

Optional opportunity for additional summer leave without pay.

Level of Language Proficiency


The ability to communicate in a language other than English is preferred but not essential.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume (Word Doc or PDF) to and include the "Development Manager_ First Name_Last Name" in the subject line.