Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

Development Manager

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 28th December 2017
Thursday, 1st February 2018
Category: Administrative
Location: Pittsboro, NC
274 Pittsboro Elem School Rd Pittsboro, NC 27312
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:


About the Position

The Development Manager will be responsible for developing RAFI’s fundraising program strategies in collaboration with the Executive and Associate Directors. The Development Manager is also responsible for engaging staff in the fundraising process, and ensuring that our strategies are implemented effectively, including for example: all deadlines are met, reports and proposals are accurate and well written, individual donor appeals are compelling and all donors files are accurate and organized in Salesforce, etc. This position is primarily internally focused, placing a lower priority on external networking. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team leader, highly organized and detail oriented, self-motivated and prepared to take initiative in designing and managing creative fundraising strategies. Reports to the Associate Director. 



  • Develops and implements fundraising strategies and oversees fundraising programs.
  • Works with Executive Director and Associate Director to develop annual fundraising goals and solicits funds to meet these goals
  • Identifies new donors and organizes initiatives to solicit funding.
  • Coordinate with program staff to maintain up-to-date grant application and reporting calendar
  • Responsible for crafting general support grant applications
  • Reviews program grant applications and submits final version to funder
  • Maintains organized records of grant awards, grant agreements, final grant budgets and ensures program staff are aware of grant restrictions and reporting requirements
  • Update organizational information on BBB, Guidestar, and Charity Navigator.
  • Maintain Salesforce cloud-based donor database for individual donors and donations, including processing donations, data entry, tracking and reporting for donations from individuals and businesses/organizations, fundraising appeals, donor communications, and prospective donor information.
  • Manages administrative staff in day-to-day performance of fundraising related work.
  • Develop and coordinate fundraising appeal campaigns
  • Develop monthly fundraising reports
  • Assist with grant reporting and grant calendar as needed, information gathering from staff, tracking deadlines, and submissions.
  • Manage weekly list of individual donors for direct communication from Executive Director based on donations and individual donor history, including major donors.
  • Assist with general fundraising efforts, including events, meetings, generating fundraising leads and strategies, and outreach opportunities in the local community and online.
  • Keep stock documents up to date.
  • Maintain stock of fundraising materials and templates.
  • Maintain up to date charitable licensing information.
  • Act as point of contact for Workplace Giving Campaigns.



  • Experience with Salesforce
  • 5 years experience in fundraising
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and individual donor program management
  • 1 to 3 years supervisory experience
  • Bachelor's degree



This is a full-time salaried position starting at RAFI’s Manager tier with an annual salary of $50,960. RAFI offers highly competitive benefits including 5 weeks paid vacation plus holidays, paid sick leave, 401k, and complete health coverage for employees and dependents including health care premiums, dental and vision, disability and life insurance.


To Apply

Please click here for our online application. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include 3 references. 

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