EOI is now hiring a Development Manager/Director

November 14, 2011 | Economic Opportunity Institute

If you’re looking for an opportunity to join the team at EOI, this could be for you. We’re looking for a Development Manager (or Director, more on that below) – are you the one? Read on to find out whether you think this position is a good fit, application directions are at the bottom.

Job Title: Development Manager/Director

Reports To: Operations Director

General Description: Work closely with the Operations Director and other key staff to raise funds in support of EOI’s mission and policy areas, with a current annual fundraising goal of approximately $750,000 from a variety of sources. Areas of responsibility include: create and manage strategic financial development plans; manage individual and institutional fundraising efforts; solicit, apply for, track and report on progress of grants and other funding opportunities; organize donor cultivation and fundraising events; and manage related administrative and technical responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with key staff and stakeholders to develop a 5-year strategic plan to ensure the organization’s short- and long-term financial stability and viability, and see that plan through to completion.

Promote individual giving to EOI through workplace giving campaigns, organizational membership drives, and other opportunities as they emerge. Identify and cultivate opportunities for both new and existing donors to engage and build relationships with the organization. Ensure all related administrative tasks (donor solicitation and acknowledgement letters, end of year letters, etc.) are completed in a timely manner.

Seek out formal and informal requests for proposals and grant opportunities with organizations and institutions. Coordinate grant applications with key staff, track grant-funded projects and coordinate communications with funders, including management of deadlines, contacts, payment, reporting, and fiscal requirements.

Plan and implement donor cultivation and fundraising events, including EOI’s annual fall event, luncheons and evening “salons” for current and potential major donors featuring guest speakers, and other events as planned.

Manage Salesforce database and keep data current in order to provide regular reports to Executive Director and the Board of Directors as requested. Work with bookkeeper to ensure funds received are accurately categorized in Quickbooks software.


In order to be considered, candidates for this position must have:

  • Enthusiasm for EOI’s mission, organizational values and policy goals.
  • Three to five years experience in grants management, development, event planning, or related field
  • A track record of proven success related to the key responsibilities outlined above
  • Superb attention to detail and follow-through, and strong organizational skills
  • Familiarity with both traditional and emerging donor marketing strategies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with groups of diverse people
  • Ability to work flexible hours and do some traveling occasionally
  • Bachelor of Arts degree (preferably in a related field)
  • A high degree of fluency with standard office productivity software, especially Microsoft Word and Excel

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience using Salesforce
  • Master’s degree preferred, but year-for-year substitution with experience welcome


This is a full-time salaried position with a generous paid vacation and holiday package, full medical and dental benefits, and a retirement plan. Depending upon experience, this may be considered a senior-level position. Salary will be determined based on the scale approved by EOI Board of Directors, including additional increments for experience and education.

Medical and dental benefits cover the employee, spouse or domestic partner, and all dependents. The organization participates in a TIAA/CREF retirement savings plan whereby the employer contributes the equivalent of ten percent of salary beginning after one year of employment. Paid time off begins at four weeks the first year, moving up to six weeks in the fifth year of employment.

To Apply:

Email your resume (no more than 2 pages) and letter of interest (no more than 1 page) to Aaron Keating, Operations Director: aaron [at] eoionline [dot] org. Note: The letter of interest must specifically address how the applicant’s experience and background relates to the qualifications and responsibilities outlined above. This position is open until filled.

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