Development Manager

Brooklyn, NY

About CPD + CPDA
The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with 50 partner organizations in 38 states and Puerto Rico and build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. CPD is a rapidly-expanding, dynamic organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position
We are seeking an experienced fundraising professional to work within the Development Department to support a wide range of organizational fundraising activities, with particular responsibility for managing the organization’s foundation grants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the drafting and submission of new grant proposals, concept papers and letters of interest, independently and in collaboration with program leads and senior staff.
  • Manage the renewal process for existing grants, including maintaining an accurate renewals calendar and liaising with foundation staff
  • Manage the timely submission of grant reports to funders
  • Provide research on new prospects and develop appropriate strategies for cultivation and solicitation
  • Organize compelling funder briefings, and coordinate the participation of program staff in other funder events, such as conferences and affinity group meetings
  • Provide task and management support to the organization’s fundraisers
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date information in the organization’s grants database on prospective and awarded grants.
  • Provide support for other development team functions, such as event planning and individual giving programs

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of fundraising experience - grant writing experience and foundation sector knowledge preferred
  • Experience working collaboratively on teams and coordinating multifaceted projects, an advantage.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing and proofreading ability;
  • Strong research skills
  • High level of independent working ability and initiative, and ability to manage multiple tasks under deadline pressure.
  • Meticulous organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects, follow through on detail with high-level accuracy.
  • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office applications
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate income families.

Please submit your cover letter and resume through our hiring portal: https://cpd.hiringthing.com/job/59080/development-manager

CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

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