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Development Manager

miami, fl usa

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: miami, fl usa
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
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Requisition ID: req7582

Job Title: Development Manager

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Miami, FL USA

Job Description

The Development Manager will be based in the IRC in Florida’s Miami office, but will receive support from the IRC in Atlanta’s Resource Development (RD) department. The Manager is responsible for raising agreed upon annual financial and in-kind goals. Working in close collaboration with the IRC in Miami’s Deputy Director and the IRC in Atlanta’s Development Director, the Manager’s specific areas of responsibility and oversight include: donor relations, proposal writing, grants management and reporting, unrestricted fundraising, special events and volunteer coordination. The Manager will represent the IRC to community, civic and faith partners, and individual and corporate financial and in-kind donors to support the organization’s fundraising efforts. In addition, the Manager will collaborate with the Deputy Director and the Development Director to craft and disseminate content to be used for internal communications and outreach efforts.

Major Responsibilities:

Resource Development

  • Meet or exceed yearly fundraising goals with the expectation that each year’s goals will increase over the previous year

  • Oversee the preparation of letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets and reports to local foundations and other potential donors to solicit cash funds for programs in collaboration with program staff and the Resource Development team

  • Identify, cultivate and sustain individual donors through mailings, face-to-face donor cultivation meetings, community engagement opportunities, and other creative mechanisms

  • Ensure the IRC in Miami office works effectively to meet cash and in-kind matching requirements and maintains appropriate documentation for all resource development including cash donations, in-kind donations and volunteer hours

  • Organize annual fundraisers, donor appeals and other special events as applicable

Donor Relations and Communications

  • Raise awareness about, and represent, the IRC in Miami through participation in outreach and fundraising events with community, civic and faith partners, and individual and corporate financial and in-kind donors

  • Support the planning and implementation of media and communications strategies, including working with local community radio contacts and/or recording public service announcements (PSAs) to conduct targeted community outreach

  • Support community events planning, preparation and implementation, including managing and tracking attendees, donations, and all other associated logistics

  • Assist in the creation of communications materials to engage current and prospective donors, deepen donor commitments and enhance giving

    Grants Management

  • Successfully increase the total grant funding in dollar amounts annually

  • Oversee the submission of all proposals with the expectation of annual increases in total number of grants and total funding amounts submitted

  • Maintain a grants management tracking and donor tracking system regularly updated with accurate data

  • Develop and ensure the effective maintenance of contract and grant files for each funded program with consistent documentation standards

  • Work closely with program staff and the Data and Grants Compliance Supervisor to prepare interim and final reports to grantors

  • Liaise with the headquarters grants and business development staff on all new contracts, grants and sub-grants

Volunteer Services

  • Maintain and distribute accurate and up-to-date job descriptions for all volunteer and internship opportunities

  • Recruit, screen, orient, train and match volunteers and interns with appropriate service opportunities, in accordance with IRC national volunteer guidelines

  • Record and report all volunteer time and keep accurate, appropriately documented electronic and paper records of service time

  • Maintain individual files on all volunteers and interns, ensuring all required documentation is complete, accurate and on file

  • Respond to volunteer inquiries swiftly and keep volunteers informed about news and events

  • Hold regular check-in meetings with volunteers and interns

    Additional Duties

  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Impeccable attention to detail and high degree of motivation to support the mission of the organization

  • University degree (BA/BS) required; graduate degree in Development, Nonprofit Management or Business Management, or International Relations preferred

  • Proven experience with Salesforce preferred

  • Minimum of five (5) years prior experience with fundraising, public relations, proposal writing, volunteer coordination and other development duties in the non-profit sector

  • Proven record of foundation and donor relations and the successful development of grant proposals

  • Proven ability to conduct research through various sources to target and locate potential sources of funding

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with grantors, volunteers, partner agencies, government officials, multi-cultural clients and colleagues on all levels

  • Willing to pursue professional development opportunities utilizing both work and personal time to consistently improve position effectiveness

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (especially Word, Excel, Outlook) and internet research

  • Outstanding organizational, leadership and team-building skills

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to an insured vehicle preferred


Working Environment:

The Development Manager position is based in the IRC Miami office, which is a standard office work environment. Weeknight and weekend hours may be required, with flexible scheduling available



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