Working America

Working America

Development Manager

Based in Washington, DC

With 3.5 million members, Working America mobilizes working people who don’t have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy. As the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, we unite working people in urban and suburban communities around a shared economic agenda.

The Development Manager provides support for Working America and the Working America Education Fund’s fundraising development and relationship management work. The position is responsible for research, writing, data support, administration, outreach, and other programmatic activity.

Reports to: Executive Director


  • Assist in managing Working America’s and the Working America Education Fund’s current portfolio of donor relationships;
  • Help identify, research and develop, and cultivate a robust portfolio of donors for individual programs and general support; supports the expansion of Working America’s and the Working America Education Fund’s profile with the donor community;
  • Lead the development of foundation grant applications and reports; lead the organization’s grant inquiry, grant writing, reporting and tracking activities.
  • Manage data collection, entry, and evaluation, including maintenance of Working America donor database and donor records.
  • Assist in developing internal and external materials;
  • Events planning and execution
    • Help develop, conceptualize and manage occasional fundraising and visibility-raising events, including public briefing events, receptions, house parties, fundraising dinners, etc.;
    • Create and manage event host committees;
    • Develop and oversee event time lines;
    • Oversee event logistics;
    • Direct outreach to event sponsors and event attendees.
  • Prepare Board communications, materials, reports and presentations; attend local Board meetings, record, distribute, and maintain Board minutes, and manage governance files;
  • Help staff with board governance logistics and manage communications with the Working America Education Fund Board of Directors;
  • Monitor and research trends for new publication ideas to inform Development program and strategy.
  • Cross functional support of other departments and programs as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 2-3 years related work experience
  • Familiarity with labor movement required with labor movement experience preferred; Commitment to labor issues
  • Superior written and oral communications skills; strong research and analytic skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with computers, graphics and spreadsheets
  • Experience using political / fundraising software (e.g. Salesforce, NGP VAN) preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member as appropriate
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems
  • Available for periodic travel
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours as necessary


  • Washington, DC


  • Full-time
  • FLSA Classification: Exempt

Job Particulars

  • Competitive salary includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer contribution.

To Apply
Please email a résumé and cover letter to work@workingamerica.org, or fax a résumé and cover letter to 202-508-6900.

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