Development Manager

GALvanize USA | Telecommunte, Other


The 2016 election and #MeToo movement have disrupted the cultural status quo. Women are marching, organizing, and running for office in record numbers. But millions of women living in suburban, small town, and rural communities face barriers that keep them from using their political power to advance progress for all.

GALvanize USA is a new initiative focused on creating the tools and strategies to support these gals to build the political confidence and agency needed to use their political power to advance solutions that work for all of us. We conduct in-depth multi-sector research, test promising organizing strategies, and work with community-based partners to address the systemic barriers working to undermine the political agency of millions of women.

Job Summary

The Development Manager leads and manages GALvanize USA’s fundraising efforts, with a particular focus on individual donors and major gifts. The Development Manager reports to the Director of Operations and works closely with the Director of External Relations and the Executive Director.

Reports To

Director of Operations


  • Develop and execute an annual fundraising strategy
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and innovative investors
  • Manage fundraising tracking systems and oversee staff responsible for data entry and acknowledgments 
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and foundation contacts
  • Cultivate and serve as the primary point of contact for prospective donors
  • Organize special events, including in-person fundraisers, online briefings for prospective donors, and exclusive briefings for major donors
  • Harness the energy of an established volunteer fundraising committee
  • Collaborate across campaign, communications, and operations teams to ensure integration
  • Manage online donations and end-of-year appeal program
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation fundraising


  • 4-6 years of experience working in fundraising and development, including major gifts
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong command of verbal and written communication
  • Confidence, poise, and ease interacting with current and prospective donors
  • Ability to design and update effective systems and procedures
  • Commitment to understanding race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment
  • Occasional travel (dependent on COVID-19)

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line: Development Manager - LAST NAME.

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