Development Manager

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Ft. Lauderdale
Mission Statement: 

CenterLink strengthens, supports, and connects LGBTQ community centers.

Position Description: 

Position:  Development ManagerClassification: Full-Time, ExemptDate: February 28, 2020Reports to: CEO Overview:  The Development Manager will provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives, including special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, donor cultivation, and grant writing.  They will identify, organize, and manage CenterLink’s fundraising activities with a focus on new opportunities to obtain ongoing and increased support from corporations, public and private organizations, and individuals. Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute a multi-channel development strategy that contributes to the financial viability and overall sustainability of the organization.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive written annual resource development plan with strategies for donors and prospects in each constituent group, including individuals, organizations, foundations, corporations, etc. to be approved by the board.
  • Provide monthly reports to the CEO and the board which measure progress towards achieving the plan.
  • Broaden CenterLink’s fundraising by developing approaches such as planned giving, solicitation of bequests, and endowment programs.
  • Assist the CEO, COO, and program directors with researching and writing grants for the agency.
  • Maintain and expand foundation relationships and revenues.
  • Maintain and grow corporate relationships and revenues.          
  • Provide timely reporting and ensure compliance as required by grant award documentation.
  • Create and implement strategies for donor development and cultivation, which will provide a diverse and sustainable funding base.
  • Keep up-to-date on current fundraising programs, practices, and procedures used in the nonprofit sector and inform the leadership of items that would benefit CenterLink.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Implement a thorough donor acknowledgment and stewardship system and work with the CEO and Board Development Committee to maintain consistent contact with major donors.
  • Oversee the design, production, and dissemination of development collateral (including but not limited to solicitation letters, Annual Report, sponsorship packets, etc.)
  • Assist with messaging on social media outlets, including website, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Collaborate with staff, board, and volunteers to gather stories and outcome statistics that demonstrate the results and value of programs funded.
  • Partner with the CEO and Board Development Committee to engage the board in its fundraising responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Must have a deep belief in our mission.
  • Display a positive mental attitude and enthusiasm.
  • Outcome-driven with the ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills – both in-person and written.
  • Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments.
  • Strong organization and time-management.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Three to five years of professional development and fundraising experience.
  • Advanced PC skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Donor database experience desirable.
  • Passionate learner who is motivated to take on challenges
  • Ability and willingness to travel to conferences and meetings.

It’s a bonus if you….

  • Have a high degree of comfort with Little Green Light or other fundraising databases.
  • Have created development plans for organizations.
  • Have worked in the LGBTQ movement, especially in the LGBTQ Community Center movement.
The hiring range for this position has been established at $65,000 - $75,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Application Instructions: 

If you’re interested in joining our team, please submit the following via email to careers [at] by March 20, 2020:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in CenterLink
    • Include how your experience has prepared you for this role
    • Also, please include your salary needs
  • Your resume

No calls or agencies, please.CenterLink does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Position Level: 
Country/US Territory: 
United States