Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is on a mission to develop, inspire, and connect leaders, and advocate public policies that create a food secure world. We envision a world without hunger and poverty where every person can achieve their full potential because equitable systems exist to achieve financial freedom and full access to healthful, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods.
Our program work consists of:
- Leadership Development – We provide leadership development opportunities for hunger fighters to connect policy with practice, learn together in peer cohorts, apply an equity lens to their work, and make meaningful contributions to the fight against hunger in the U.S. and overseas. Our flagship programs include the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program.
- Network Building – We facilitate collaboration across our network of 550 fellowship alumni and 300+ partner organizations and work at the intersection of hunger and its root causes. We break down silos and engage a broad range of allies who have a vested interest in ending hunger.
- Advocacy – We are a one-stop shop for policymakers in need of accurate, field-based information, and expertise on hunger and its root causes.
Woven into all the work we do is a commitment to equity and ensuring that people who have experienced hunger and poverty are active leaders in designing, implementing, and evaluating community solutions and public policies. We also believe that leaders at the field and policy levels must collaborate and share knowledge in order to effect the systemic changes required to end hunger and poverty.
CHC is seeking to hire a Development Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will work in partnership with the Executive Director to implement the development plan and strategies to ensure that the organization reaches its annual revenue target and is working toward its long-term fundraising goals.
- Have hands-on experience cultivating and soliciting senior level executives, donors and community leaders;
- Can design and orchestrate special events that further CHC’s position and achieve revenue goals.
- Are energetic, flexible, self-starting team player with a direct, honest and respectful approach to problem solving, and with the ability to foster collaboration and contribute to a strong sense of community among staff, board and colleagues outside CHC;
- Thrive when working under deadlines, have strong project, time, and budget management skills, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail; and
- Have expertise in Salesforce or other donor management databases;
Then you want to be our Development Manager!
The Development Manager will work with the Executive Director to develop and monitor the development budget and is expected to maintain a solid working knowledge of CHC’s core programs. In addition, the Development Manager will support the Executive Director in the development and execution of resource generation activities and donor stewardship.
- Implement CHC’s overarching development plan to reach annual revenue goals and build toward the long-term sustainability of the organization.
- Support coordination of the annual fundraising event (including budget tracking) and other events for donors and prospects throughout the year.
- Research and identify donor prospects for major giving and planned giving cultivation.
- Manage the organization’s annual appeal campaigns (online and direct mail).
- Oversee the maintenance of relevant and timely information/notes in the donor database (Salesforce) and conduct prospect research to be used in the development of fundraising strategies and moves management.
- Oversee tracking of grant proposals including deadlines for submission, follow-up and reporting guidelines.
- Identify, schedule, prepare and coordinate meetings for appropriate staff and board members to accomplish the fundraising plan.
- Partner with program and communications staff to produce materials/collateral for donors.
- Ensure quality maintenance of donor files including giving history and contact information of donors, foundations, and partners.
- Lead post-event follow-up (including acknowledgement letters, records, reports).
- Manage a portfolio of low- to mid-level donors for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.