Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $68,000
Maximum: $750,000
Details: Salary is comparable to similar organizations in the Bay Area with a range of $68,000 to $75,000 annually.




405 - 14th St., 15th Floor
United States


National Center for Youth Law

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) ensures that low-income children have the resources, support, and opportunities they need for healthy and productive lives. To do this, NCYL leads cross-sector campaigns that hold public systems accountable to children and families. Our strategies weave together coalition building, demonstration projects, policy development, research, technical assistance, and litigation, when necessary. NCYL’s unique strength is working at the convergence of youth rights issue areas, with intersectional campaigns focused on adolescent health, child trafficking, child welfare, education, immigration, youth justice, and reproductive justice. 


The Development Manager will secure funding for NCYL’s high-impact system reform projects to defend the rights of immigrant children, end child trafficking, protect LGBTQIA+ youth and students of color from harassment at school, hold foster care systems accountable, dismantle the school to prison pipeline, and advance the reproductive health rights of youth.


As part of an organization grounded in values of equity and justice, this is an opportunity to connect deeply to the issues you care most about in a creative, supportive, and inspiring work environment. Through this role, you will engage in close partnerships with NCYL program staff across all campaign areas, partner with leading national, state, and local foundations, and help drive the organization’s growth. NCYL has a $9.5M organizational budget with significant, multi-year investments from leading foundations. The Development Manager will have the opportunity to identify and implement new strategies that continue to build NCYL’s prospect.

Desired Qualifications

  • Three or more years of full-time work experience, preferably in non-profit development or philanthropy
  • Demonstrated commitment to the youth rights issues that NCYL stands for
  • Experience successfully applying for and receiving significant private foundation grants
  • Persuasive, compelling communication skills, especially in the written form
  • Exceptional attention to detail and project management skills
  • Preference for candidates with Salesforce experience


NCYL provides health, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, sabbatical, sick, and vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 11, 2018. Submit a cover letter and resume to apply. No phone calls or emails please.

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NCYL is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Applicants of color and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.