Susie’s Place hiring part-time Development Manager

Job Title: Development Manager
Reports To: Executive Director
Agency: Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Centers
Primary Location: Avon – Travel to Monroe and Vigo counties required. Some remote work allowed.
Salary: Contractor position paying $2,500 a month with an expectation of 20 hours a week.                                         

Development Manager Definition: Reporting directly to the Executive Director. Major responsibilities include implementation and execution of fund development plan, managing fundraising campaigns/activities, and developing and furthering relationships with existing donors and prospective donors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with Susie’s Place Board and Executive Staff to implement and execute a comprehensive fund development plan.
    • Monitor progress toward development goals utilizing metrics related to donor acquisition, donor retention, and growth in annual giving in relation to the goals established each year.
    • Engage in discussions about current and future fund development needs
    • Research potential funding opportunities and follow-through, as appropriate
    • Maintain ongoing contact with the agency’s staff regarding fund development program and plans
    • Attend Board of Directors, Development, and Marketing Committee meetings
    • Actively participate in the agency’s budget development process
  • Develop strategies for and coordinate all fundraising activities of the agency in keeping with the agency goals.
    • Manage relationships with both corporate and private donors
    • Manage details of the annual fund campaign
    • Plan and implement awareness and fundraising events
    • Maintain database and information for all donors and prospective donors
    • Coordinate promotion of agency events and activities through printed material, media relations, and social marketing  
  • Strategize with Board and Executive Staff to seek new corporate and foundation funding sources and maintain relationships with current/past donors.
    • Ensure corporate/ business donors receive regular updates on agency activities
    • Track details of corporate gifts, including ensuring gifts are acknowledged appropriately throughout the period of the gift
    • Ensure appropriate and timely acknowledgment of all donations
    • Identify and pursue new corporate and private donor relationships in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Work collaboratively with Management Staff to complete grant prospecting and strategize for grant funding opportunities.
    • Conduct grant prospecting research and prepare a report of the top 20 funding matches
    • Maintain a grant submission and management calendar
  •  Assist with agency publications and electronic communication strategies.
    • Assist with newsletters, annual reports, and other printed materials
    • Ensure the agency website and other means of electronic communication are current, professional and engaging
    • Oversee maintenance of electronic communications databases and publication of mass e-mails
    • Assist with electronic and paper fundraising campaigns
  • Participate in operations of Susie’s Place that support and/or enhance fundraising efforts.
    • Tours of facilities with existing or prospective donors
    • Prepare facilities or venues for special events


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of donor relations, endowments, annual giving, foundations/corporate solicitations, special event planning, and marketing. Demonstrated grant writing success preferred. Knowledge of philanthropic communities in which centers are located, preferred. Understanding or experience working with child welfare and/or criminal justice systems preferred. A qualified candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be able to attend required trainings/meetings, have a valid driver’s license with proof of minimum state required auto insurance, and successfully pass a criminal history check. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience    

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (public relations, marketing or non-profit management). Minimum of 3 years of experience in a nonprofit management, development, marketing and public relations. Proficient computer skills, communication skills, and organizational skills.

Physical Demands

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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb stairs, or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Susie’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the recruitment, employment, promotion, or transfer of qualified personnel, or in the administration of personnel practices based upon age, sex, race, ethnicity, nationality, handicap, or religion.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest and resume with references to Boardofdirectors@susiesplace.org.  No phone inquiries, please. All applications are due January 10.


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Susie's Place - Avon, Bloomington, Terre Haute

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