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Development Manager
Girls Leadership

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Development Manager

Girls Leadership
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9 months ago
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This is an exciting time to join the team at Girls Leadership. We are  growing rapidly and, for the first time, are seeking a full time  Development professional. Our growth is driven by a three-year strategic  plan to expand our work across lines of difference, such as race and  class, to impact as many girls as possible. The Development Manager will  report to the Executive Director (ED) and assist in building out the  Development department. The Development Manager will work closely with the ED to:  

  •  Assist with the planning and implementation of the program’s two  annual campaigns, which include direct mail solicitations, mass emails,  and incentives.
  • Management of donor events, house parties, correspondence and scheduling for department.
  • Write and copy edit letters, materials for campaign, development collateral, as well as oversee freelance grant writer.
  • Support the ED in preparation for fundraising events, including  generating lists, setting up payment systems (mail-in forms or online  donations), and tracking responses.
  • Maintain online fundraising and event software as needed.
  • Coordinate development mailings, including extracting data and generating lists, creating mail merges, etc.
  • Create development pipelines and track activities in Salesforce.
  • Generate monthly, annual, and event-related contribution reports from Salesforce.
  • Develop work plan including calendar with activities, prospect segments, internal/external partners and due dates for actions.
  • Maintain thoughtful communication plan that includes acknowledgements, invitations, site visits and reports
  • Research and preparation of prospect briefings for Board Members and ED.
  • Work with ED to ensure engaging and successful meetings of relevant board committees.
  • Create, maintain and update collateral and support materials  (organizational history, program descriptions, Board lists, budgets) for  funding requests and development reports.
  • Other special projects as need arises.

The ideal candidate:

  • Committed to our values of Inclusivity, Authenticity and Fun;
  • Passionate about girls' empowerment and leadership;
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • At least 4-5 years proven success in development in not for profit sector
  • Experience with a CRM platform; Salesforce a plus
  • Exceptional verbal and written skills
  • Exceptional skills with Excel, Word and web savvy
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Keen attention to detail and presentation
  • Resourceful and creative
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a good sense of humor;

Position is full-time and based in our Oakland, CA headquarters.

About Girls Leadership: 

 For over 15 years, Girls Leadership has awakened thousands of girls  to a life of authentic leadership. Girls Leadership teaches the skills  to be brave, resilient and connected – equipping girls to make change in  their world. 

We teach in-person programs across the US, produce free educational  content and conduct original research, such as our upcoming project,  “Closing the Gap: Understanding How Girls of Color Become Leaders.” Our  in-person programs teach girls, educators, and parents the core  practices of emotional intelligence, healthy relationships, and  assertive self-expression. Taught by professional, salaried instructors,  all Girls Leadership programs use interactive lessons and educational  theatre-based techniques to help girls connect with their emotions and  practice the tools of building healthy, authentic relationships. The  courses are age-appropriate and progressive, following girls’  developmental needs from grade school through high school. We ask people  to join our team who are skilled, experienced professionals in their  field, but this is only part of what will make you successful as a Girls  Leadership team member. We also seek team members who are authentic,  seek to contribute to an inclusive community and build strong  relationships with fellow team members, Girls Leadership clients and  partners. 


Girls Leadership encourages individuals of all racial, ethnic and  socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. Girls Leadership  is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for  employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national  origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age,  disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable  law. 

Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received. To  apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a list of three  references. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and  references in Word or pdf format to The subject line of the email should include your full name and Development Manager.


About Girls Leadership

Girls Leadership teaches the skills to be brave, resilient and connected, equipping girls to make change in their world.



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