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Development Manager

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
100 W 10th St Ste 209, Wilmington, DE 19801
Hybrid work
$55,000 - $65,000 a year - Full-time


100 W 10th St Ste 209, Wilmington, DE 19801

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Full job description



TITLE: Development Manager

DIVISION & PROGRAM: Administrative Team

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time and Exempt

As a member of the Administrative Team, this positionwill provide programmatic support to the Chief Executive Officer, Staff, and other agency administrators as needed. Working under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, this position oversees the agency’s donor relations and management of the agency’s donor database to ensure a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that effectively promotes engagement with and recognition of all-level donors, while leveraging strategies and best practices for donor retention, acquisition, and growth.

This versatile position also oversees DBCC fundraising partnerships, provides support for grant submissions, and serves as internal lead for day-to-day grants management across the organization.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

· Articulate and persuasive communicator with excellent organizational skills (oral and written) and the ability to excel at details, multi-tasking, and working under pressure with adherence to concurrent deadlines.

  • Must have expertise in the use of software programs such as MS Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Excel and proficiency with social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram).
  • Must have experience with donor management software.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a non-profit Development/Fundraising role. Knowledge around Delaware foundations, funders, and experience with grant writing, submissions, and tracking management.
  • Valid Driver’s license with clean driving record with ability for occasional local travel.
  • Ability to keep very sensitive and confidential information, respecting the privacy of donors, survivors, and the DBCC agency.
  • Ability and/or experience with research and sourcing of prospective grant and foundation funders and major gifts cultivation.


Bachelor’s degree and three to five years development/fundraising/office administration support at the executive level preferred.


Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Board of Trustees, clients, partners, staff, and the public. Ability to review, edit, and submit grants and produce strategic donor/sponsor mailing lists.


Ability to solve practical problems and make informed recommendations to leadership.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, or schedule format.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job has the potential for supervisory responsibilities.


Donor Relations:

  • Oversees donor relations and manages the agency’s database, Give Effect.
  • Oversee the maintenance of Give Effect and works to keep the system as accurate and up to date as possible, minimizing donor record duplication.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures are put in place and ensures those are being followed when working with Give Effect and updates are provided as necessary.
  • Keep up to date with Give Effect systems and attends trainings and seminars as warranted and available to enhance and leverage system to inform donor outreach.
  • Apply a strategic understanding of Give Effect tools and effectively utilize features that efficiently track all donations, including cash gifts, to cultivate future donations, as well as regular reporting on grant and partnership funding progress.
  • Support development efforts in advancing, creating, and sustaining long-term relationships with major donors and key stakeholders. Interact with working groups and donors through both verbal and written correspondence and in-person as needed.
  • Leverage Give Effect training and system capabilities to maximize efforts in cultivating successful stewardship of donors by designing, recommending and producing strategic reports in donor trends and insights, developing robust donor profiles and cultivating best practices in donor relations.
  • Work with the Chief Executive Officer on donor and fundraising partner cultivation.
  • Work with the Chief Executive Officer to maintain the freshness of thank you letter narratives and how donors are acknowledged, with sensitivity to their communication preferences.
  • Provide reports, data, and mailing lists as requested, facilitate DBCC appeal campaigns.
  • Ensure all donors are appropriately thanked in a timely and meaningful way, i.e. follow up thank you letters to donors. Collaborate with leadership team to send benefactors acknowledgements/thank you letters.
  • Work with the Greater Giving database administrator to ensure individual donor information generated through events are captured for future donor stewardship.

· Prospecting & Research: Take the lead in researching major gifts prospects to build and maintain an active donor pipeline in collaboration with CEO and fellow team members.

Grant Submissions:

  • Review, edit, submit, and at times lead on, and keep track of all grant requests and funding awards. Work closely with the Executive leadership to ensure timely submission of grants and accurate report tracking.
  • Lead research & prospecting of new eligible foundation, corporate and government grant opportunities to suggest to the grant team.
  • Create a timeline of traditional grant deadlines and update with new grant undertakings, communicating to the Grant Team regularly to ensure advance time for preparation/submission.
  • Manage, coordinate and execute the collection of impact data to strengthen evidence to inspire storytelling efforts and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer and grant team to furnish funders with supporting documents, managing the full reporting process for awarded funds as required and in accordance with grant parameters.


· Oversee partnerships and the Partnership Oversight Committee (POC), a staff-driven committee that meets weekly to discuss and coordinate partnerships held for the agency.

  • Represent the agency at various outreach, community, networking, and partnership events.
  • Perform other related duties as requested or required.
  • Investigate potential new fundraising partnerships with CEO and DBCC team members to determine feasibility of DBCC resources/assistance needed for execution.

General/Office Administration:

  • Assist the Chief Executive Officer with programmatic support as it pertains to the function of the agency.
  • Attend, and assist as needed at, all major agency events and other functions as appropriate.


The agency has general operating hours Monday – Friday, between 9:00am – 5:00pm with flexibility, although necessary work hours will be scheduled on evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the program and agency. This position is a hybrid of office and work at home hours.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. DBCC’s culture is collaborative, and team focused and exercises a strengths-based approach in alignment with our values.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Wilmington, DE 19801