Development Manager

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Development Manager


Under the direction of AEMS Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Deputy Director, the Development Manager implements and develops fundraising strategies to maintain the organization’s financial sustainability and increase its financial capacity through grant research and writing, and fundraising initiatives that diversify AEMS’s funding sources.


The Development Manager is responsible for executing AEMS’ development activities including planning, organizing and directing fundraising; writing and managing grant proposals, reports, appeals, and campaigns; conducting prospect research; and developing and executing strategies for diversification of funding sources.


Manage development, fundraising, and committee responsibilities: -Retain and increase corporate, foundation, and state grants annually -Research prospects, initiate asks and stewardship meetings between donors and board members (and/or leadership) -Author appeal letters, grant requests and grant reports -Support the writing of the annual report -Execute the organization’s annual and individual appeals -Author summary development reports to inform board and committees about fundraising activities -Work with Executive Director and board members to diversify funds and execute anti-racist fundraising strategies -Create and implement donor stewardship strategies -Provide resources and guidance for AEMS Trustees and volunteers to support fundraising efforts


$50,000 – $55,000

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Development/Fundraising
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $50,000-$75,000
Experience: -
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree