Development Manager of Special Projects & Events

Los Angeles, California
This is a full time, year round position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Feb 12, 2019
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The Partnership is seeking a full-time, self-motivated and results-driven person to fill the role of Development Manager of Special Projects and Events for support of its private and public fundraising efforts. The new position requires excellent project management skills and will serve as a key member of the organization’s development team, working cooperatively to plan, resource, and drive events and other fundraising activities. The abilities to multitask, organize and prioritize multiple programs are essential, as this role involves overseeing all donor activities, including fundraising events, days of service, and student-focused opportunities, as well as rollout of a new customer relationship management system (Raiser’s Edge NXT). The Development Manager of Special Projects and Events reports directly to the Director of Development.


Communications & Reporting

Serve as primary liaison, in consultation with Director of Development in coordinating and executing development priority projects, including rollout and and oversight of new CRM system, Raiser’s Edge NXT

Serve as a liaison to the Director of Development for data, information, and reporting needs

Develop materials successfully communicating the organization’s vision for Development

Summarize thoughts, ideas, and notes from leadership and project meetings and distribute follow-up action items to appropriate stakeholders in a timely fashion

Report the progress of initiatives back to the Director of Development; gather information, organize and present ideas, materials and recommendations clearly

Maintain performance management reporting, tracking, and forecasting through key performance indicators in support of organizational vision

Implement a structure and process for file management, fostering a community approach and easy access to key development materials

Serve as a convener, facilitating workgroups, meetings, engaging in appropriate conversations with internal/external stakeholders, conducting appropriate research to support strategies and creating roadmaps to advance Development projects

Execution & Monitoring Partner with the Director of Development to manage outcomes of leadership meetings, specifically related to development

Lead, monitor, and manage project team tasks, assignments, and timelines to ensure timely delivery of development projects

Identify obstacles, devise solutions and maintain management system to ensure timely resolutions

Prioritize multiple assignments and execute strategies within limited timeframes to meet deadlines, ensuring project deliverables are met

Assist with the collection, analysis and display of data in charts, tables or other formats to support department needs and project execution

Planning Assist in the annual identification and defining of development priority projects

Participate in the prioritization of annual projects in alignment with organizational goals, strategies, and mission-critical activities

Partner with key stakeholders in designing solutions to solve development needs, maximizing resources and efficiencies, with a focus on development and campaign priorities

Establish and lead high performing project teams to deliver development solutions, document tasks, assignments, and establish timelines for project delivery

Relationship Management Partner with development leadership to identify key development stakeholders for information sharing, feedback, and ongoing process improvement

Create a project team environment that fosters trust and facilitates solution-oriented discussions ensuring optimal development solutions



The ideal candidate will possess:

3-5 years of experience in development, project management and/or constituent relationship management

Proven project management skills

Experience working with customer-relationship management systems; experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT a plus

Must be an outstanding communicator and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills; and the ability to work collegially and interact effectively with a diverse constituency

History of partnering with leadership to drive execution

The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse constituencies, meet deadlines, be self-motivated, and work independently

Accuracy, attention to detail and a customer service oriented attitude

Ability to work collaboratively and a team player

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to organize resources and establish priorities

Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports

An appreciation for and support of diversity in the workplace in all its forms

Experience in a data-driven environment

Ability to lead, influence and motivate others