Employment Type:

Full time


Tukwila, WA



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Job Description:

Development Manager
About Financial Beginnings Washington
Financial Beginnings Washington is an affiliate of Financial Beginnings USA, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth and adults to take control of their financial futures.  We have been operating in Washington State since 2014 under the direction of the CEO and founder, who is based in Portland, Oregon.  In 2017, the Board of Directors voted to pursue a nationwide expansion, thereby creating a national office and two state affiliates (Washington and Oregon), each with its own 501(c)(3) status. 
Financial Beginnings Washington provides no-cost financial education across the state in partnership with schools and community-based organizations. We offer a full suite of programming using age-appropriate curricula for K-12 students as well as customized programming for college students, Spanish-speakers, and economically-vulnerable adults. Other programming includes: an annual financial literacy conference, community panels on financial topics, and one-on-one financial coaching. Programs are enhanced by the career experience and personal knowledge of our volunteer instructors, who serve as strong role models for participants. We believe empowering youth and adults to make informed financial decisions increases the quality of their lives and the vibrancy of our communities.
Job Purpose
Fundraising allows us to grow our transformative programs and educate more youth and adults. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will support all aspects of fund development for Financial Beginnings Washington. This will be accomplished by deepening existing relationships and cultivating new partnerships. The primary focus for this position will be foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and community and fundraising events.  There may be opportunities for exposure to individual giving over time. 
The ideal candidate is an inspiring, articulate wordsmith who will create persuasive messages to convey robust programmatic and geographic expansion. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to join a small, but powerful team during an exciting period of organizational growth.  Financial Beginnings Washington is seeking a detail-oriented, mission-driven development professional who is looking to deepen their fundraising expertise and grow with us.
•      Work with the Executive Director to create and execute an annual development strategy that aligns with the organization’s strategic plan.
•      Work with the Executive Director to identify, cultivate, and steward donors and prospects.
•      Plan and manage both fundraising and community events, including seeking and managing event sponsorships and sponsor benefits.
•      Write foundation grants, submit grant reports, and maintain a calendar of deadlines, submissions, and deliverables.
•      Support the Executive Director with corporate sponsorship solicitation and stewardship.
•      Prepare monthly reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
•      Manage and maintain the donor database.
•      Develop and implement social media and special communications for all audiences.
•      Work closely with program staff to ensure fundraising efforts reflect program needs.
•      Maintain donor-specific deliverables chart, working closely with program staff, to make certain that all funding deliverables are met.
•      Provide foundation grant funding projections to inform budget planning process.
•      3-5 years of experience working in development, with an emphasis on grant writing, corporate sponsorship and database management. 
•      Demonstrated ability to successfully raise funds from businesses and foundations.
•      Demonstrated ability to successfully plan and execute fundraising and community events.
•      Confidence working with best-practice development strategies: prospect research, solicitation strategies, cultivation and stewardship.
•      Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
•      Excellent organization and planning skills.
•      Self-motivated and willing to work independently.
•      Professional, engaging attitude and ability to work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
•      Ability to work effectively with Board members, staff and volunteers. 
Desired Qualifications
•      Experience working in a rapidly-growing nonprofit.
•      Understanding of the fundraising landscape in Washington.
•      Familiarity with Apple operating systems.
•      Experience with graphic design and layout.
•      Technology-forward.
•      Fluency in Spanish a plus. 
Status and Compensation
•      Full-time
•      Status: exempt
•      Location: Tukwila, WA
•      Schedule: Monday through Friday, occasional need for event and/or weekend meetings or events.
•      Compensation: $50,000 – $65,000 DOE
•      20 days of PTO. PTO includes all personal, vacation and sick time.
•      8 paid holidays.
•      Cell phone and computer.
•      6% employer matched 401k, eligible after one year of employment.
•      100% paid health and dental insurance for employee.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit the Financial Beginnings Washington website at to complete the screening questions and to upload your cover letter and resume as a single PDF.  We will only review complete applications.
Application Deadline:  July 10, 2017
Financial Beginnings Washington
530 Industry Dr, Ste. 240
Tukwila, WA, United States
Phone: 800.406.1876 Ext 21

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