Manager, Development and Special Events

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $45,000




919 18th Street Northwest
Suite 901
District of Columbia
United States


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with fundraising strategy and execution to achieve revenue goals for special events, with a primary focus on the Bowl-a-Thon campaign
  • Solicit and secure event sponsorships; assist Director with fundraising efforts
  • Track sponsorship commitments and manage sponsor benefits for Bowl-a-Thon and Hall of Fame sponsors
  • Provide administrative support to manage volunteer leadership committees, including agenda and materials development 
  • Manage expense budgets, event logistics and vendor relationships for each Bowl-a-Thon event
  • Manage database and CRM for special events
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to produce marketing campaigns and materials to support fundraising efforts for JA Bowl-a-Thons and Hall of Fame
  • Assist with setting annual fundraising goals
  • Conduct prospect research and profiling to increase JA’s corporate donor pipeline for events
  • Prepare and maintain prospect lists, committee materials and update reports, event registration and seating charts
  • Manage production of cultivation and stewardship events as needed
  • Manage program event logistics as needed
  • Strategically assess other fundraising events that may be worthwhile for JA to implement
  • Maintain flexibility and willingness to take on other duties, as necessary
  • Execute on additional duties, as assigned

Experience Requirements and Desired Skills:

  • 1-3 years of experience in development or marketing
  • Previous exposure to events management, board management, corporate giving or institutional fundraising preferred
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, including a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to form relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team
  • Self-starter who is comfortable handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and writing skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Excellent research and computer skills, including comfort and experience with databases
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to handle deadlines, pressure and changing priorities with good judgment 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary and experience with a donor management system (like Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce) is highly preferred
  • Operational flexibility to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs, willingness to work outside standard established business hours, and 50% of local travel are required 


JAGW offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a fun, challenging work environment. EOE

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to and reference the position title in the subject line. No phone calls. Incomplete applications will not be considered.