Urban League of Broward County
Job Postings
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 06:08 PM

Urban League of Broward County
Title: Development Manager
Classification: Exempt
Department: Philanthropy and Communications
Supervisor: President and CEO

Primary Responsibility
The Development Manager will be responsible for advancing the fundraising goals of the organization through individual, corporate and foundation giving, building and maintaining donor relationships, coordinating event related sponsorships and maintaining appropriate data collection using fundraising software.
 Work with the CEO and Philanthropy and Communications team to develop an annual and long term comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate and solicit new philanthropic partnerships, while strengthening existing corporate sponsorship and philanthropic relationships ultimately growing unrestricted revenue.
 Serve as a member of the Urban League’s Philanthropy and Communications team providing input on the department’s direction and problem solving to ensure the organization’s goals are achieved.
 Work in collaboration with all departments at the Urban League to promote the vision and mission of the Urban League and the goals and objectives of the CEO and Board of Directors.
 Manage staff (compensated and non-compensated), as assigned, including but not limited to staff recruitment, interviewing, orientation, training and evaluation.
 Undertake all other duties as assigned to ensure the fulfillment of the Urban League’s annual and long term goals.
Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities
 Manage fundraising plan, including but not limited to, programs for planned and annual giving, major gifts, matching gifts, memberships, endowments, bequests, and capital campaigns to achieve financial goals as outlined in the annual budget.
 Plan and direct all foundation and corporation solicitation and appeals.
 Research, cultivate and manage account portfolio of corporate/business, foundation and high net worth donors and prospects.
 Continuously seek to develop new projects and fundraising concepts to ensure long term and immediate fundraising.
 Analyze current and new donors to determine giving levels and giving potential.
 Prepare appropriate research information for donor or prospect engagements and prepare staff and board members/volunteers, as appropriate, for meetings.
 Prepare impact reports for donors, including, but not limited to, required funding reports demonstrating the results of investments.
 Implement stewardship strategies as outlined in current strategic plan that enhances a donor-centric culture of philanthropy.
 Schedule and conduct follow up for face to face solicitation meetings for CEO and board members.
 Conduct donor asks/solicitations, as approved by the CEO
 Provide adequate information, support and tools to Board members, volunteers, and staff, which support the fundraising goals.
 Manage board level and volunteer committees as assigned.
 Manage, review and control all gift acknowledgments, including thank you letters and pledge statements.
 Develop and coordinate a plan for donor recognition, retention, renewal and upgrade. Respond to donor concerns and requests in a timely manner.
 Update and manage foundation corporate grant/proposal requests.
 Engage community and political leaders to support Urban League goals and general community initiatives.
 Meet monthly with Finance Department to ensure collections process is implemented according to guidelines.
 Develop and coordinate the timely submission of sponsorship requests and proposals (grant writing) to corporations and foundations based on a deadline driven calendar.
 Recommend for approval operating plans, policies and procedures within the fundraising subsection.
 Solicit special event sponsorship, in-kind donations, and/or underwriting
 Attend networking, business and community events to further the reach of the Urban League.
 Input, maintain and update donor database software Raiser’s Edge, including, but not limited to appropriate data hygiene and report production. Assures confidentiality and accuracy of donor information.
 Support coordinated efforts for Urban League special events and annual fundraising events.
 Serve as a liaison for volunteer auxiliary groups of the Urban League, including, but limited to the Young Professionals Network.
 Manage external vendors and contractor relationships, as assigned.
Job Specifications and Requirements
 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or similar discipline and
 Minimum of three (3) years in nonprofit fundraising, sales and account management, or related business development function.
 Demonstrated experience/leadership in the solicitation of significant major gifts and/or business development preferred.
 Demonstrated sales and account management experience resulting in achieving financial goals.
 Willing to work evenings and weekends, when necessary
 Ability to write impactful fundraising proposals
 Excellent written and oral communication skills.
 Must have excellent presentation skills for both internal and external.
 Outstanding organizational skills and thoroughness with attention to detail and timeliness.
 Ability to balance the needs and expectations of multiple constituents including executives, volunteers, and community representatives.
 Possess high ethical standards of behavior, good judgment, respect for others and confidentiality.
 Demonstrated ability with project and relationship management.
 Established network of business and community contacts and ability to apply network to achieve goals.
 Use of technology to ensure efficiency in managing and reporting using Microsoft Office, along with fundraising software such as Raiser’s Edge.
 Proficient in time management to fulfill all tasks in a timely manner adhering to department guidelines and supervisory expectations
 Ability to work with persons of all ages, diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities.
 Ability to carry out responsibilities with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and goals.
 Ability and willing to drive a 15 passenger van when necessary.
 Applicant must have a valid Florida Driver License and reliable transportation.
 Must pass drug and Level 2 background screenings.
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
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Human Resource and Training Manager
560 NW 27th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
via email:
or fax: 754-200-5757