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Development Manager

HealthCorps Houston, TX

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

HealthCorps, a national non-profit organization committed toimprovinglivesby addressing health inequities incommunities through programming that includes innovative and engaging experiences for teens in education, leadership, and service learning, seeks a Development Manager to join our team. We empower teens by encouraging them to become change agents within their families, schools and neighborhoods. Our program is grounded in the understanding that limited access to health education can lead to a lifetime of social, emotional and physical challenges. To learn more about HealthCorps visit

The Development Manager position is REMOTE and open to all localities with slight preference to candidates located in our programmatic hubs Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas; Southern California; South Florida; Metro Philadelphia; New York City (including Northern New Jersey); and Oklahoma (with a concentration in Oklahoma City).




  • Works with the CEO and COO to coordinate all fundraising initiatives and activities to achieve fundraising goals;
  • Identifies potential contributors and sponsorship opportunities through examination of past records, individual and corporate contracts, and knowledge of community;
  • Coordinates the assignment of responsibilities for personal solicitation with the board of directors and board of advisors according to their special interests or capabilities;
  • Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations;
  • Works with marketing director to develop successful social media fund raising campaigns;
  • Works with the director of events to organize, conceptualize, and manage events to raise charitable gifts and increase awareness of HealthCorps;
  • Evaluates and grows donor relationships and attempts to match donors interests and capacity to give to solicit funding.

Special Events

  • Supports and motivates event committee members to achieve event goals.


  • Conducts research on corporations, grant agencies, and foundations to identify potential grant funding;
  • Writes and submits letters of inquiry, grant proposals and required documents for grant funds from foundations and corporations;
  • Manages (if applicable) grant writing consultant;
  • Coordinates the management of grant implementation with the department involved in the funded projects including:
    • Overseeing grant budget;
    • Writing final grant reports.

Donor Stewardship

  • Works with the CEO and COO to coordinate the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors donor committee;
  • Cultivates new and existing relationships and routinely communicates with key supporters to inform donors how their contributions benefit HealthCorps and the youth it serves;
  • Develops personal contacts with selected donors as designated by the board of directors, board of advisors, CEO and COO;
  • Works with the CFO and COO to recognize contributions with accurate and prompt acknowledgement according to IRS gift recording requirements.

Board Relations

  • Works with the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors to develop strategies to meet fundraising goals;
  • Prepares a monthly report and quarterly presentation of past, current, and future development activities and concerns to the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors.

Development Department Administration

  • Prepares development plan with short- and long-range goals to meet HealthCorps funding objectives, and enlists support from members of the board of directors, board of advisors, CEO, COO and staff;
  • Works with the COO & CFO to prepare and monitor department budget;
  • Establishes development policies, systems, and procedures;
  • Supervises donor management procedures including donor database and record management (Blackbaud);
  • Coordinates with the COO & Director of Events to prepare development master events calendar and updates as needed by the board of directors, board of advisors and CEO.

Public Relations and Marketing

  • Works with the Marketing and Communications team to develop and distribute public relations materials to promote fund raising initiatives;
  • Keeps website current with fundraising initiatives;
  • Works with social media team to integrate all social media and email efforts; e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and digital newsletter etc.;
  • Provides ongoing timely and fundraising information to Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, staff, alumni, schools and stakeholders to increase exposure, cultivate donors and build relationships.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years professional fundraising experience in analyzing, developing and implementing fundraising strategies with an emphasis on personal solicitation and grant writing programs;
  • Bachelors degree, although an advanced degree in psychology, education, nonprofit management or institutional development is preferred;
  • Strong written communication and editing skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive grant proposals, marketing materials, and donation solicitation;
  • Strong verbal communication and public speaking skills;
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate, collaborate and connect with people with various backgrounds, identities, positions, and experiences, including the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, CEO, staff, donors, etc.;
  • Experience working in and with racially, ethnically and socioeconomically marginalized communities;
  • Commitment to raising ones cultural consciousness and challenging oppressive practices on an interpersonal and institutional level;
  • Ability to successfully work as a leader, part of a team, or independently as duties require;
  • Excellent project and time management, analytical reasoning, creative design, organization, attention to details, resourcefulness, judgement, and problem-solving skills;
  • Flexibility to manage changing priorities and timelines;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Blackbaud donor database management skills are required (or a willingness to learn); Desktop publishing/graphic design skills preferred (or a willingness to learn);
  • Occasional travel for special events and donor meetings is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods working on a computer.


Additional Position Details

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other and our communities is core to HealthCorps values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

HealthCorps, Incis an Equal Opportunity Employer. HealthCorps provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics and in compliance with all state and federal law requirements.

HealthCorps, Inc complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HealthCorps, Inc reserves the right to conduct background investigations and/or reference checks on all of its potential employees. Your job offer is contingent upon a clearance of a background investigation and/or reference check.

Note: HealthCorps reserves the right to assign additional duties, as needed. All HealthCorps employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.



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