Apply Now – Development Manager

The South Kitsap Helpline located in Port Orchard WA has been feeding people and changing lives for the better for more than 40 years. What began in 1980 as a modest food and clothing bank has grown to serve thousands of low-income individuals each month. Over the next eighteen months, we will be gearing up to embark on a $8.5 million capital campaign so that we may build a new home that will provide the space we need to safely process food donations and distribute more food to people struggling with hunger. Our new home will also allow us to host other service providers and to facilitate innovative and educational programs such as cooking and gardening classes. 

In preparation for our growth, we are adding a Development Manager to the South Kitsap Helpline team. The Development Manager will partner with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to support South Kitsap Helpline’s fundraising efforts. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee donor relations, including serving as initial contact for donor questions and concerns
  • Coordinate donor recognition and stewardship activities
  • Develop and execute stewardship plans for donors in conjunction with the Executive Director
  • Build and grow monthly giving program
  • Assist with the research and preparation ofagency grants and/or provide support documentation needed for both general operations as well as capital campaign grants
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, plan and execute fundraising events and activities
  • Prepare and send quarterly email newsletters to donors
  • Send monthly or annual correspondence and tax receipts to donors
  • Develop and launch formal planned giving program
  • Maintains agency’s Little Green Light donor database
  • Provides monthly donor reports to supervisor

Required Skills

  • 4+ years fund development experience
  • Strong commitment to donor-focused fundraising strategies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience working with donor CRM systems (i.e. Little Green Light)

Position details

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • May include evenings, weekends and holidays as required
  • Salary $53,040 annually
  • Benefits include a $200 monthly health and wellness stipend and the opportunity to participate in an employer-matched 401(K)

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to .