Development Manager

Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States

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From $63,000 To $66,500
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The Family Partnership is seeking a Development Manager. The Development Manager actively participates in a team environment where ideas for deepening the engagement of donors and constituents, continual process improvement, and a strategic focus on data-driven results is encouraged and celebrated. The Advancement team is comprised of a VP for Advancement, Communications Manager, Grants Officer, Advancement Associate, and a VISTA who is building out volunteer opportunities.


  • $1,000 hiring bonus after 3 months of employment!
  • $63,000 - $66,500 annual salary
  • Generous paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Strong emphasis on employee self-care and work-life balance
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability
  • Agency sponsored retirement savings plan


The Family Partnership’s mission is to build strong families, vital communities, and better futures for children. Our vision is that all children and families, regardless of income or origin, reach their potential.

Our purpose is to clear the path for family success by:

  • Championing the two-generation approach.
  • Preventing and overcoming adverse childhood experiences.
  • Demonstrating leadership in thought and action.
  • Building partnerships based on trust.
  • Centering Equity, Diversity, and Anti-Racism

We believe:

  • Our focus is families, and families, no matter what their form, are the foundation of strong communities.
  • We meet people where they are at.
  • People change in the context of relationships.
  • All individuals and families have strengths.
  • We want a better future for the next generation.
  • Culture matters in helping people change.
  • We strengthen help families through compassion and accountability.
  • Our employees are our most valuable resource.
    • As such, self-care is a core tenant of how we work.
  • Good stewardship of resources makes our efforts sustainable.


The Individual Giving Officer is responsible for leading the organization's annual individual giving efforts – includes setting strategy and executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of individual donors and increasing the overall amount raised. Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Lead, strategize, execute annual giving and events plans with a goal of acquiring, retaining, and upgrading annual giving and events donors and attendees.
  • Support and take the lead on cross-functional collaboration with the communication staff to ensure the success of solicitation, stewardship, and events communication and strategies.
  • Develop and administer project timelines and coordinate with colleagues on the Advancement team, as well as other departments within the organization.
  • Champion a high-quality donor experience in all donor communications, engagement opportunities, and events.
  • Support major gift efforts of the CEO, VP of Advancement and volunteer fundraisers.
  • Act as an ambassador of The Family Partnership both internally and externally.
  • Foster a creative and productive work environment.
  • Work with a high degree of independence to meet and exceed annual goals on time and on budget.


Education and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited educational institution, or demonstrably equivalent knowledge gained through alternative courses of study and life experience.
  • 5 – 7 years of fundraising experience.
  • Experience managing fundraising events.
  • Proven track record executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of individual donors.
  • Experience managing budgets and proven track record of spending within budget.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable of all aspects of The Family Partnership in order to provide needed information to supporters, donors, clients, and the community.
  • Ability to foster a creative and productive work environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Google applications (calendar, email, etc.).
  • CRM database experience required; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience framing compelling cases for diverse donors at different states of engagement with TFP.
  • Ability to function in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, and goal-focused.
  • Ability to analyze data and make decisions based on that analysis.
  • Proven ability to work with volunteers, donors, and vendors.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive materials in a confidential manner and to maintain data integrity.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Valid MN Drivers’ License, access to reliable transportation, and the ability to meet TFP’s driving record requirements

The Family Partnership has a mandated vaccination policy implemented for all employees, subject to reasonable accommodation required by law.

Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of The Family Partnership. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don't fit 100% of the technical requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.

Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.

The Family Partnership participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.