Development Manager (Fundraising)

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JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in chapters across the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information please visit or follow us on Twitter @JDRF.

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease. JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job summary:
The Development Manager is responsible for overseeing the management and financial growth of several key components of JDRF’s signature events program. The Development Manager will be the relationship manager for Committees supporting these events and functions. Additionally, this position is responsible for overseeing the chapter’s marketing and communications efforts, including oversight and expansion of the Marketing/Communications (Marcom) Committee. Lastly, the Development Manager will manage the chapter’s volunteer program and stewardship efforts.

The position is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. While staff are currently working remotely, the expectation is that staff will return to the office with a flexible work schedule when it is safe to do so.

• Serves as a key staff member in implementing the strategic direction and purpose of the Chapter. Collaborates with local staff as well as national/regional staff resources to ensure the Chapter’s growth and success
• In partnership with the Associate Executive Director, will manage the direction of the Charlotte Hope Gala, including committee recruitment and management
• Oversee the chapter’s procurement efforts for the gala including the recruitment and management of volunteers to assist in these efforts
• Manage event logistics for the Charlotte Hope Gala, with the possibility of also managing event logistics for galas across the state
• Oversee the Chapter’s Marcom committee, including recruitment, engagement and retention of committee members
• Manage chapter website, emails, e-newsletters, and social media accounts
• Manage the chapter’s volunteer program. Identify, recruit, train, and engage impactful volunteers to meet and exceed all financial and programmatic objectives for the chapter
• Manage all event volunteers for the Chapter One Walks and Galas as well as office volunteers
• Manage the chapter’s stewardship efforts of donors and volunteers to ensure their retention
• Develop and maintain impactful, meaningful and donor-centric long-term relationships with volunteers, event participants, sponsors and community partners
• Must be a team player who can achieve individual objectives and support those of the entire chapter team
• Accountable for meeting deadlines, responding to volunteers and other department requests
• Supports other fundraising events, chapter activities and programs as assigned

• 3 years of work experience including 2+ years fundraising or relevant business/volunteer experience
• Must be a self-starter, with the ability to collaborate as a team player
• Strong verbal and written communication with attention to detail and accuracy
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
• Ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects, meet deadlines, problem-solve and multi-task
• Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and Salesforce or other CRM databases
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Ability to travel within the chapter footprint required. Occasional evening and weekend work is required as needed