Development Manager

5 days left

Washington D.C.
Feb 24, 2023
Mar 31, 2023
Full Time

Are you passionate about donor cultivation and private funderaising? Do you enjoy designing fundraising and development activities. If so, then Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS) has the perfect opportunity for you.

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS) is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS you become part of a unique, performance-driven organization where students are the center of our work and excellence permeates.

Development Manager

We are in search of a Development Manager who is an experienced, dynamic individual to help lead our development department and operations. The Development Manager will oversee aspects of donor cultivation and private fundraising from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations. The Development Manager will be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating fundraising and development activities that support our mission and priorities. This individual will serve as a key internal and external representative of our school. S/he will report to and partner with Rosario School’s Director of Development and Communications and work closely with our CEO, Board of Directors, administration, faculty, and staff. The right candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and will be tasked with supporting a formal development program.


• Using the current development plan as a template, set annual strategies and timelines for the following: annual fund appeal; annual scholarship appeal, fundraising events (i.e. Achieving the Dream); major gifts; planned giving marketing, donor stewardship and communications. Appropriately engage the Director of Development and Communications, CEO and Board with input from all key staff who are involved in the development process.

• Conduct prospect research and engagement to increase the local, regional and national prospect pool 

• Engage staff and Board members in the cultivation process

• Write grants, when necessary, and submit applications and proposals

• Work with the Director of Development and Communications and CEO to positively engage and support members of the Board of Directors in fundraising

• Collaborate with the Communications Manager to implement a strategy that is integrated with fundraising

• Implement a strategic stewardship program centered around donor appreciation and retention

• Oversee management of the fundraising database (Bloomerang) to ensure accurate donor/prospect records, pipeline projections, gifts and donor activity, acknowledgement and tracking and reports, as well as the gift acknowledgement process

• Coordinate the writing and design of development materials (i.e. print, web, etc.)

• Track metrics to evaluate effectiveness of the development program

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years experience or appropriate combination of education and experience

• Passion for our mission and the work we do with adult immigrants

• 5-7 years of nonprofit experience, with a track record of fundraising success

• A strong strategic thinker who can initiate as well as implement

• Excellent written communication skills; able to write persuasively and passionately about our school’s mission

• Exceptional project management skills, including managing multiple campaigns and programs simultaneously

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, disciplined, and sometimes unpredictable environment

• Prior experience in academic advancement is desirable but not required

• Strong understanding of database management systems and moves management principles. Experience with Bloomerang donor management system is a plus.

• Must be able to provide proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination

• Deep commitment to CRIPCS's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners

Range from $38.75 to $46.49 per hour depending on experience.

Hybrid schedule.

Apply directly at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School’s career page at