• Development Manager

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 5 months ago(2/28/2018 7:03 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Fund Development
    USD $21.03/Hr.
  • Overview

    Established in 1985, the Matt Talbot Center is a Washington State licensed addiction treatment program serving the homeless, addicted and mentally ill. Our mission is to help restore participants to healthy lives, and to encourage them to take responsibility for their actions and family obligations. Our dedicated, professional staff treats adult “members” holistically, recognizing that each of them has individual needs for physical, mental and spiritual healing. We provide personal care and a ministry of presence to our members. All of our programs are provided free of charge to our members.


    Working closing with the Program Director, the Development Manager is responsible for on-going growth and success of Matt Talbot fundraising strategies and events. The Development Manager will take lead in the execution, fund raising and volunteer engagement of the Annual Gala and other special events as designed. The incumbent must raise a minimum $650,000 per year for services and operations of Matt Talbot.


    This is a full time, 37.5 hours per week, benefitted position with generous paid time off.  Pay range is $21.03-$23.40 DOQ.


    Develop and Maintain dynamic relationships with Matt Talbot Board Members.

    • Plan, coordinate, and serve as a liaison between staff, Board Members, and company/corporate sponsors for annual fundraising events (Formation of committees, working w/external vendors, etc.).
    • Assist Executive Director and Board Members in developing relationships with potential event sponsors.
    • Drive the development and assembly of media and donor kits and marketing packets.
    • Advisory Board Liaison - Assist Executive Director in working with Board Members to enhance development efforts by reporting regularly on the progress of the development program and engaging the Board in this work.

     Donor Development

    • Identify, cultivate, recruit, solicit, and steward volunteer Event Chairs and Leadership Committee Members.
    • Increase recruitment of new sponsors and participants, retention of past sponsors and participants, and overall revenue.
    • Oversee logistical requirements for pre and post event and onsite execution.
    • Secure in-kind donations to reduce costs and increase community involvement and engagement.
    • Help execute and administer grant writing for special events.
    • Manage online fund raising websites to promote the events, support individual fundraising, and generate reports. Maintain accurate and thorough records of all activities and ensure that required reports are properly prepared and submitted to the King County Administration/Fund Development Office.
    • Track and analyze timelines and benchmarks to determine true event and donor engagement towards meeting overall goals.
    • Implement, execute, evaluate and revise as needed, ongoing community outreach strategies and year-round team recruitment and cultivation programs.
    • Recruit volunteers and provide support to volunteer planning committees.
    • Maintain event budgets, financial reports and records.
    • Develop proposals for event-related marketing and public relations.
    • Develop innovative methods to maximize its net income, including ancillary fund-raising activities at events and additional sponsorship opportunities.
    • Meet income goals for events and special initiatives.
    • Performs additional duties as required.

    Define, develop, and manage donor development activities sufficient to establish a robust pool of individual contributors (donors, volunteers, sponsors, etc.).

    • Donor recognition program/s
    • High-level donor thank you event
    • Community and neighborhood events/partnerships

    Organize direct mail campaign/newsletters to reach current and potential contributors.

    Drive the definition of a digital marketing strategy leveraging social media.

    Implement CRM software

    • Supervise and coordinate activities of employees/volunteers engaged in maintaining CRM software and paper records of contributors and grants.
    • Drive maintenance and data entry.
    • Maintain security and quality controls.
    • Generate queries, reports, exports and any other collection data as needed.
    • Manage any related vendors.


    Advisory Board Liaison - Assist Executive Director in working with Board Members to enhance development efforts by reporting regularly on the progress of the development program and engaging the Board in this work.


    Grant Development

      1. Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
      2. Maintain an accurate grants calendar and transmit this information to the Executive Director/Board.
      3. Identify and utilize resources including volunteers, faculty, staff, publications and the Internet to identify linkage, ability and interest of major gift prospects.
      4. Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and government funders.


    1. Three years of experience in grant writing, donor development, and special events.
    2. Proven track record in raising funds from various sources, including grant writing, donor solicitation, and/or special events.
    3. Knowledge of and experience with donor-centered fundraising.
    4. Grant writing competencies: excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to follow directions with attention to detail and understanding of best practices.
    5. Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize competing deadlines, effectively organize diverse tasks and responsibilities, and provide productivity reports that reflect a high level of accountability to the programs.
    6. Ability to supervise and collaborate within a team environment.
    7. Computer skills: MS Office, Publisher, and Access or similar database systems.
    8. Experience in social services or social justice work, particularly in the area of homelessness and issues faced by people experiencing homelessness (volunteer and/or paid work experience).
    9. Ability to support and maintain an environment that honors cultural awareness and competency.
    10. Commitment to working within the mission, goals and values of Matt Talbot Center and Catholic Community Services.





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