Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary Commensurate with Experience




Geo-flexible, preference for Fort Collins or Boulder, CO
United States




About Us

Project HEAL is America’s strongest voice that full recovery from an eating disorder is affordable and possible. At the age of 15 and themselves in recovery, Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman founded Project HEAL in 2008 to raise funds for others who could not otherwise afford treatment. We are now the largest nonprofit in the U.S. delivering prevention, treatment financing, and recovery support for people suffering from eating disorders.

With over 40,000 people now connected through 40 chapters worldwide and online, Project HEAL’s mission is to provide access to healing for all people with eating disorders. Our vision is that the dominant approach to eating disorder treatment and recovery becomes truly patient-centered, prioritizing and providing easy, equitable, and affordable access to long-term, sustained, treat-to-recovery care for all people with eating disorders.

About the Role

The Development Manager is a new role on the Project HEAL team and will be responsible for bringing both structure and imagination to the growing sophistication of our development activities, especially around major gift, individual, online, and special event fundraising. This role is both strategic and tactical, requiring the ability to think big while minding all the details.

This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and work closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), in addition to partnering with other staff to promote an organizational culture of philanthropy.

This position is geo-flexible with a preference for Fort Collins or Denver, CO.

The Development Manager can expect his or her work to include:

Devising and Updating Development Strategy

●     Work closely with the CEO and COO to update the existing development plan to accomplish Project HEAL’s new strategic growth goals

●     Regularly collaborate with the contracted grant manager to understand the pipeline for grant funding and coordinate grant funding with overall philanthropic funding

●     Identify suspected revenue gaps and provide input on strategies and tactics to generate new leads

●     Provide strategy and structure to streamline and standardize all chapter fundraising campaigns and special events

Fundraising and Donor Relations

●     Ensure a continuously robust opportunity pipeline big enough to hit growing annual revenue goals by actively managing individual and corporate prospects and current donors

●     Research and design the moves management plans for all individual and corporate donors

●     Research and design online campaigns and direct mail appeals for small and mid-size donors

●     Serve as the primary POC for all donors $1 - $4,999

●     Project manage the CEO’s fundraising work, directing her where and how best to spend her time and efforts on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis

Supporting Board Relations

●     Serve as the primary POC to the Junior Board

●     Guide the Junior Board’s purpose and activities based on the development plan

●     Support the CEO and COO with advice and preparation of materials/reports for the fiduciary, advisory, and clinical boards

Managing Development Operations and Revenue Tracking

●     Conduct weekly gift processing and acknowledgement letter mail merges

●     Spearhead data input and ensure data integrity and accuracy in all records and reports in Salesforce, Project HEAL’s CRM

●     Routinely update how-to documentation to codify and safeguard systems

●     Work with COO to ensure Salesforce and QuickBooks reconcile

●     Offer input to the CEO and CEO on realistic future fundraising goals during the annual budgeting process

Overseeing Consistent and Creative Donor Stewardship

●     Manage the execution of Project HEAL’s donor stewardship plan

●     Think creatively about the donor stewardship plan and update it annually with new and meaningful ways to connect donors and foster a sense of community

●     Design and project manage the completion of an annual report

About You

To be maximally successful in this role, you need to be:

●     A born project manager with a knack for working backwards from a deadline to create a plan

●     Accustomed to working on multiple projects with different deadlines simultaneously

●     A natural people person who appreciates that everyone has an important story to tell

●     A dynamic, professional, and poised brand ambassador for Project HEAL

●     A reliable and friendly communicator who reaches out and follows up

●     A practiced public speaker who can think on your toes

●     A stickler for details and quality

●     A caretaker of sensitive information about donors, team members, treatment grant recipients, methodologies, etc.

●     A strong self-motivator

●     A creative thinker willing to test out new ideas

●     A believer in anecdote and data in equal measure

●     An advocate for social entrepreneurship and a believer in young people making an impact

You need to have:

●     3-5 years of nonprofit development experience

●     Experience working remotely and independently

●     Experience designing, executing, and analyzing online fundraising campaigns

●     Experience designing, executing, and analyzing direct mail appeals

●     Experience being a relationship manager/primary POC to donors

●     Experience working in a CRM, preferably Salesforce


●     $5000 Annual Tax-Free Health Stipend

●     18 days PTO

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply:

Project HEAL is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. It is important to us to reflect the communities we serve. Project HEAL thus recruits, hires, trains, compensates, and promotes our staff regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Development Manager” in the subject line.