The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities seeks a fund development manager to join our dynamic team. Join the Alliance and our network of thousands of committed social sector professionals working to positively impact local communities across the country. Through our collective work, Alliance staff and our network of members help all children, adults, and families achieve their full potential.


Reporting to the director of development, the development manager will:

  • Help to advance our national public and private grants program
  • Coordinate annual unrestricted appeals
  • Manage and maintain the donor management system
  • Provide development resources and opportunities to our national network of health and human services organizations


  • With the director of development, develop and oversee processes and plans that advance the Alliance's annual and strategic plans including development of an annual fundraising plan, grants plan, and donor recognition processes
  • Manage annual appeals including employee, board, and individual annual giving
  • Identify new sources of individual, corporate, foundation and grant support
  • Coordinate, develop, and/or revise corporate, foundation, and individual solicitation materials, including presentations, cultivation materials, and grant proposals
  • Solicit financial support from local, regional, and national foundations and corporate and individual donors
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with program staff to obtain information for major gifts, potential donors, funding proposals, grant-funded program updates, and compliance reports
  • Maintain donor files and donor database to ensure complete prospect records and accurate and timely recording and acknowledgement of all gifts received; produce regular donor reports
  • Develop announcements, website content, and/or other related materials highlighting grant opportunities for Alliance members and grant activities and major gifts of the Alliance
  • With the director of development, staff, the Alliance board, and Alliance member network development committees and maintain web-based development resources for the Alliance member network
  • Other responsibilities or special projects as requested

Desired Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or any equivalent combination of experience or training
  • Three or more years of experience working with human-serving nonprofits with demonstrated success in a development function and an understanding of nonprofit structure, operations, and culture
  • Commitment and passion for advancing the capacity and influence of the national nonprofit sector
  • Experience with annual fund campaigns including board and individual giving
  • Demonstrated grants management experience including grant writing, project execution, and reporting for public and private sector funders
  • Strong project management experience with the ability to plan and execute complex projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Skills in prospect and partnership cultivation and management; ability to collaborate and influence and engage coworkers, partners, and donors outside of formal levels of authority
  • Excellent communication skills including excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills for diverse audiences and formats
  • Thoughtful, strategic mindset; willingness to learn, innovate and grow in a team environment
  • Skills in Microsoft suite of programs and donor management software such as RaisersEdge, SharePoint; experience in web conferencing and online listserv tools is preferred

How to Apply

Send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements via email, and note the title of the position in the email subject line.

Applicants not providing salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please.

The Alliance is fully committed to equal employment opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified employees. The Alliance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.