Development and Marketing Manager

Job Type

Full Time




28 E. Ostend Street
United States


Development and Marketing Manager


The mission of South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC) is to improve the self-sufficiency of educationally disadvantaged adults. SBLC is a community-based nonprofit organization providing functional literacy and life skills training, in addition to career preparation services, to residents in the Baltimore Area.



The Development and Marketing Manager reports to the Executive Director and works with the Grant Writer, Board of Directors, Fund Development Committee, Gala Committee and Marketing Committee to raise private funds (corporate, individual and foundation) necessary for the operation of the organization. The Development and Marketing Manager must be able to think strategically to implement a comprehensive, results-oriented marketing and development plan. Key components of this plan will include annual and major giving, sponsorship drives, social media campaigns, and fundraising events. The Manager is also responsible for helping to build and manage the organization's brand and all aspects of marketing communications in order to raise awareness of the organization. 



Develop and execute an annual comprehensive development plan, in collaboration with the Executive Director,

with targeted goals, objectives, methods, quantifiable outcomes and timelines which will achieve budgeted goals.

Execute a comprehensive marketing plan that includes day-to-day managements of events, media relations,

social networking, website, newsletters, and branding.

Work collaboratively with Fund Development Committee, Gala Committee, Marketing Committee, Alumni, Board

members, community members, funders, and other key constituents through cultivation efforts.

Oversee the management and execution of the organization’s signature annual fundraising gala.

Develop and monitor annual fund budget with realistic revenue and expense projections.

Manage gift processing and donor acknowledgement, donor database, and financial reporting.

Support the development of program partnerships and strategic alliances that will extend the organization's brand

in the community and increase avenues of support.

Manage and promote major donor and community engagement events. 

Level of Language Proficiency


At least three years of experience in fund development and marketing and/or event planning with proven success in raising private funding for nonprofit service sector.

Bachelor’s degree required.

Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

High energy, outgoing, team player, and a passion for SBLC’s mission is essential.

Attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.

Working knowledge of development best practices, trends in adult education and development, fundraising tools

and technology, including donor databases, e-mail and online campaigns, and donor research.

Documented experience with nonprofit marketing and social media.

Experience working with volunteers, including a volunteer Board.

Working mastery of computer programs including: Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel, and familiarity with

Salesforce preferred.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree