Development & Operations Manager

Reston, Virginia
Up to $60,000 annual salary; bonus and merit increase based on performance
Apr 10, 2018
May 15, 2018
Full Time


Fellowship Square (FS) provides affordable housing and services to seniors. Our office is located in Reston, VA and we have four multi-family housing properties around Metro DC totaling 670 units for nearly 800 residents. We are seeking an enthusiastic, competent, and resourceful Development and Operations Manager to add to our small and effective staff.

The Development and Operations Manager will take on a varied menu of responsibilities and will be an integral part of supporting the implementation of long-term goals in the strategic plan and maintaining office operations.

The most appealing candidate will have the following characteristics:

·         Highly organized, manages times efficiently

·         Adapts to a fast-paced office environment with changing priorities

·         Relates to people from a diverse background

·         Exhibits strong interpersonal skills to manage key stakeholders

·         Sincere, friendly, courteous

·         Delivers quality customer service to residents and others

·         Displays a “can-do” attitude

·         Resourceful and makes good decisions

·         Productive in the office as well as out of the office

Job responsibilities fall within the following program areas:

Fundraising and Event Planning (45% of the time)

·         Lead the production and planning of annual campaign and special appeal campaigns

·         Analyze giving trends and develop campaigns and events to generate new income

·         Manage eTapestry database and input new and updated donor and prospect information

·         Create and disseminate fundraising/donor reports as needed

·         Generate thank you letters to all donors

·         Lead the planning of the FS Annual Meeting and other fundraising events

·         Conduct prospect research and grant writing; manage grant pipeline

·         Provide administrative support to the PR/RD and Annual Meeting committees

·         Manage consultants

·         Manage fundraising and event budgets

·         Other fundraising and event responsibilities may be assigned

Marketing and Communications (30% of the time)

·         Develop and implement annual communications plan to promote FS, its mission and programs

·         Develop and implement marketing plans for the Fellowship Square Annual Meeting and other events

·         Promote Fellowship Square through community events; ensure availability of materials, signage; schedule staff and volunteers as needed to attend events

·         Develop and implement social media strategy

·         Write and manage production of FS eNewsletter

·         Develop and produce annual report

·         Oversee redesign of website; manage updates

·         Assist with stakeholder surveys as needed

·         Assist in development and production of collateral materials

·         Manage consultants

·         Manage communications/marketing budget

·         Other marketing and communications responsibilities may be assigned

Office Operations (25% of the time)

·         Arrange for and manage vendor services; manage vendor invoices

·         Manage operations budget

·         Manage legal documents, filings, and registrations for Fellowship Square

·         Maintain file inventory including binders (hard and soft copies)

·         Manage memberships and subscriptions

·         Order office supplies as needed

·         Make arrangements and preparations for bi-monthly Board meetings and Executive Committee meetings

·         Advertise and manage internship program

·         Serve as the liaison between Board members and IT consultant

·         Oversee office suite and SharePoint access

·         Other office operations and administration duties may be assigned

Education and Experience Required

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred with a minimum of five years of demonstrated leadership in the nonprofit sector. Experience in the housing or senior service field a plus.

Candidates should understand the nonprofit sector and be able to apply their experience and expertise to several categories listed in the job description. We are looking for someone who can work well in a collaborative environment yet is very much a self-starter that is able to make good decisions on their own. The ability to clearly communicate with a wide variety of audiences (verbally and in writing) is required. Highly developed time management is essential. Ability to develop and manage projects from start to finish is necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Experience with Constant Contact, eTapestry, SharePoint and WordPress is preferred.

Salary range is $50,000 - $60,000, commensurate with proven experience and results. FS offers a flexible work environment and many professional development opportunities. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, and short-term/long-term disability, and life insurance.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: Learn more about FS at

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