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Development Manager

East Hanover, NJ

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Development Manager devises and executes strategy to meet fundraising goals; manages and maintains relationships with annual donors; generates leads for prospective donors; and oversees the planning and implementation of fundraising and other events.

Responsibilities may include
  • Assist with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects — including individuals, corporations, and foundations — through grant proposals, events, tours, and personal visits.
  • Manage annual giving and donor communications program.
  • Manage annual Stroll ‘N Roll fundraising event and other development events.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of five years of fundraising or related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to solicit and “close” philanthropic gifts, including event sponsorships.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, desktop publishing software, and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects under competing deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
To apply

Forward your résumé (MS Word or PDF) and salary requirements to career@KesslerFoundation.org. Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line.