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Development Manager

New York, NY

About The Campaign for Black Male Achievement:

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s (CBMA) mission is to serve as a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys. CBMA’s philosophy includes an asset-based approach to our work, which includes advancing an alternative narrative about Black men and boys in the nation. We focus primarily and unapologetically on Black men and boys, regardless of their class, sexual orientation or current level of achievement, while incorporating an intersectional lens that includes partnership with and support of Black women and girls. We welcome willing allies of all races, but who have an authentic intention to support the leadership of the Black Male Achievement field.

The ethos of CBMA is rooted in our core organizational values: Trust, Accountability, Affirmation, Entrepreneurship and Resiliency. We express our ethos to our members and partners through the values of Love, Learn Lead. CBMA leads with a mission mantra that posits “together we are a Thinking, Doing, Learning, Growing, Teaching enterprise”.

CBMA remains committed to the goal of enabling Black men and boys to thrive and flourish. In affirming our intermediary role, CBMA aspires to fill a distinctive and critical niche in the market. We have chosen to embrace three interconnected roles, described at a high level below:

  • Leadership Developer: Support fellowships and provide in-person convening spaces and leadership training to strengthen and sustain BMA leaders and organizations.
  • What Works Engine: Curate existing insights, conduct/commission original research, and share knowledge with members via various channels to help develop, identify and actively scale effective practices.
  • Catalytic Investor: Develop a plan and pitch for engaging with high-potential funders to raise and direct sustainable flows of money to the BMA field.

Across these three roles, CBMA focuses on two cross-cutting areas of emphasis:

  • Narrative Change: Shift the narrative about Black males using an asset-based frame and celebration of successes.
  • Health and Healing: Across activities, promote health, healing and overall sustainability within the BMA field.

Job Description:
The ideal candidate for the Development Manager is an experienced professional who demonstrates success supporting either a local or national non-profit organization’s fundraising, revenue generation and development strategies. The Development Manager will be able to demonstrate a commitment to, and passion for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s (CBMA) mission to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys.

The Development Manager will report directly to the Senior Director of Development. Using persuasive writing, attention to detail and excellent relationship management skills, the Development Manager will support and assist growth of CBMA’s current $3.5M annual budget to $10M by 2023.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):
• Support the Senior Director of Development in maintaining and strengthening relationships with individual, corporate and foundation funders. This work includes creating funder briefings, writing letters and mailings, and maintaining relationship management records.
• Prospect new potential foundation and corporate funders to support CBMA’s general operations and specific programs and services.
• Prepare and implement CBMA’s resource development strategies.
• Collaborate with CBMA team members to research prospective donors and funders, write grant proposals, and prepare grant reports.
• Maintain and update funders’ and donors’ Salesforce-based data.
• Partner with CBMA Operations and Communications teams to develop and publish fundraising materials.
• Prepare, support and occasionally lead fund development strategy meetings.
• Work closely with Communications team to develop and execute CBMA online donor engagement strategy.

Education / Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree is preferred.
• Either a minimum of five years development experience at a local nonprofit, or minimum three years development experience at a national nonprofit.
• Exceptional persuasive writing, copyediting, verbal communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
• Experience discretely and confidently building relationships with foundation and corporate partners.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, problem-solve, be proactive and work independently in a dynamic, deadline driven environment.
• Experience and ability to use and manage productivity software and platforms.
• Position is full-time, exempt.
• Travel may be up to 25% and will include some weekends.
• This job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive list of duties, activities or responsibilities that are required of this employee for this job.
• Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Essential functions are typically performed in an office with low-level noise. Job may require lifting typical office materials from time to time. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as: computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets.

Application Procedure:
Along with your resume, please prepare and submit a thoughtful, one-page cover letter detailing your interest in the position and the qualifications that you would bring to the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. The documents should be emailed as a single MS Word document to Be sure to include “Development Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: March 30, 2019