Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Development Manager

Paid Position


The FGC Development Manager works closely with the Associate Secretary for Development to plan and implement a comprehensive development program for Friends General Conference. The Development Manager is directly responsible for those aspects of the development program centered in the Philadelphia office. This work will include the preparation and management of all mail appeals; grant proposals and reports; acknowledgement letters; and communications with our constituents.  Occasionally, FGC will undertake major development campaigns, and the Development Manager will share in the responsibilities of managing them.

This position will be based in FGC's main office in Philadelphia.

Desired Qualifications:

College degree or equivalent experience.

Required Experience
• Working with a well-run development program for a non-profit organization.
• Writing for a targeted audience with a focus on clarity and impact.
• Extensive Microsoft Excel experience, including combining and generating insights from multiple data sources and creating charts.
• Demonstrated ability to learn new technology skills.
• Experience working in a database.
• Working on many different projects while setting priorities and meeting deadlines.

Desired Experience
• Running annual giving campaigns, involving mail and online appeals, and personal contacts.
• Understanding of Salesforce CRM.
• Writing educational and promotional materials, especially fundraising appeals.
• Writing grant proposals and reports.
• Other aspects of a non-profit development program, such as work with major donors and capital campaigns.
• Working with volunteer committees and recruiting and supporting development volunteers.

• Researching, organizing and interpreting data.
• Organizational skills necessary to manage the complexity of Development communications projects, including working with vendors, managing mailing lists, and collaborating with program staff.
• Ability to create compelling content and incorporate extensive feedback.

• Demonstrates a strong concern for the vitality of the Religious Society of Friends.
• Supportive of FGC's mission and goals.
• Familiarity with FGC’s constituents and unprogrammed Quaker culture.
• Conscientious and imaginative.
• Able to travel occasionally and work some weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A.  Development Aspect:
• Work with Development Committee and the Associate Secretary for Development to formulate and execute annual giving plans, with a focus on smaller donors and Stewardship Services
• Analyze and report on donor data for internal and external audiences, including drafting the Annual Report.

B.  Fundraising Aspect:
• Plan, draft, and manage all direct mail and online appeals, including working with outside vendors on design, printing, and mailing.
• Prepare and report on grant proposals.
• Generate, mail, and file donor acknowledgements. Ensure that contributions are acknowledged promptly and effectively in accordance with United States IRS regulations. Maintain all necessary documentation to be in compliance with organizational, IRS, or auditing accountability.
• Assist with occasional major fundraising campaigns, as requested.
• Prepare and manage year-end acknowledgements, including recurring gifts and unreimbursed expenses.
• Assemble and mail in-house Development mailings.

C.  Public Relations Aspect:
• In cooperation with Communications staff, ensure that the FGC Web Site presents concerns of the Development Program.
• Travel to at least one yearly meeting session a year to interpret FGC to Friends.

D.   Database Management:
• Work with Database Manager to ensure that the database supports current organizational processes regarding donations.
• Perform monthly reconciliation of Development figures against FGC financial statements with Fiscal and Property Manager

E.  Other:
• Attend Development Committee meetings, Central Committee, the Gathering, and other events, in consultation with the Associate Secretary for Development.
• Routine correspondence as needed.
• Other duties as assigned by the Associate Secretary for Development.

Supervisor: Associate Secretary for Development
Hours: Full time (35 hours/week)
Salary: $38,500 to $42,500, plus full benefits (non-exempt)
Location: Philadelphia, PA

This position will be open until filled.  Job will likely begin in August. Email inquiries from Quakers are welcome -- no phone calls, please. Send cover letter, three references, and a resume to Traci Hjelt Sullivan via email at [email protected].