Seeking: Experienced part-time Development Manager

Job Type

Part Time Contract




Minimum: $20,000.00
Maximum: $30,000.00
Details: This salary assumes 20 hours per week.



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



New York
New York
United States


Earth Law Center works to transform the law to recognize and protect nature’s inherent rights to exist, thrive and evolve.

Position Summary: ELC seeks an entrepreneurial fundraising professional who will assume the position of Development Manager. If you are an articulate relationship seeker and builder and are keen to add value to a mission-driven organization of passionate Earth Law advocates, we encourage you to apply. 

The Development Manager (DM) is ELC’s key fundraising leader in developing plans and activities for fundraising, and managing the portfolio of development activities. The DM supports the work of the Executive Director (ED) and Board to coordinate the development programs and execute the tasks related to fundraising campaigns and programs – with a focus on increasing donor activity and associated revenue for the ELC. Specific tasks include prospect identification, and cultivation, donor management and stewardship, communications and meetings, and other projects. The DM will work directly with the Executive Director to drive foundation giving.



·      Identify priorities then design, implement, and manage strategic plans for a comprehensive development program.

·      Design and implementation of a development plan to meet fundraising goals, including a development calendar and action plans.

·      Assist ED to expand foundation giving.

Donor Cultivation 

·      Identify, cultivate, solicit and manage a portfolio of potential and current donors, with a focus on gifts that advance the ELC’s strategic priorities.

·      Manage relationships with prospective, current, and lapsed donors; identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these individuals to maintain relationship continuity.

·      Develop and maintain strategies to enhance donor stewardship including the creation of donor relations materials such as an annual report and methods of donor recognition.

·      Design and implement donor recognition program including acknowledgement letters, thank you cards/letters, and other communication via phone and/or e-mail.

·      Generate reports from eTapestry and analyze giving patterns.

With ED, develop and manage key giving campaigns: Annual Giving Fund, Earth Day, Giving Tuesday and End of Year.

Core Competencies:

·      Results oriented:  Creating an effective action plan in consultation with the ED to deliver against that plan.

·      Creativity and Innovation : Comes up with new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; takes acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation; learns from mistakes; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.

·      Self-Starter : Is able to manage multiple projects, and to work both within teams and independently; identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or the situation requires it; seeks out others involved in a situation to learn their perspectives.

·      Written, Verbal and Visual Communication : Is able to write and speak articulately and clearly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get a spoken message across that has the desired effect; adjusts and fine-tunes communication in response to both verbal and non-verbal cues. Has the ability to conceptualize and/or create compelling visual materials.

·      Project Management : Identifies the key objectives and scope of a proposed project; garners needed resources and project support, develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives, keeps team members briefed on progress, implements action plans, resolves barriers and problems; has ability to balance multiple tasks and projects while delivering quality work on schedule.

·      Commitment to Excellence : Takes pride in your work and strive to deliver the best possible results. Always be looking for opportunities to improve the way you work, generate ideas for streamlining processes and thoroughly check your work.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

·      Experience with eTapestry or other Blackbaud CSM product

·      Knowledge of fundraising and grant writing best practices, including compliance and reporting, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship cycles, and systems for information and performance tracking

·      Strong relational skills

·      Ability to craft messaging and create attractive materials for (potential) donors

·      Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies

·      High standards for excellence, including extraordinary organizational skills and attention to detail

·      Candidate should have 5+ years of experience in development; undergraduate degree is required

Interested Candidates should forward their resumes to Darlene Lee, Executive Director at


What You Will Receive

  • An opportunity to make a significant contribution to environmental protection and sustainability
  • A wonderful opportunity to leverage non-profit skills and experience
  • A competitive non-profit salary
  • A chance to join a dynamic and rapidly growing organization 
  • Flexible work schedule (20 hours/week) and location (position works remotely)

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent English is required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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