Job Alert! Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is hiring

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Position Title:
Development Manager

Reports To:
Director of Development

Purpose of Position:
The Development Manager is a primary member of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Development
team. This position, in conjunction with the others, is directly responsible for raising contributed dollars for
SFPC from the community through individuals, corporate, and foundation gifts to meet budgeted goals.
This position works directly with the Director of Development and acts as a key member of the
Development team, which is responsible for a comprehensive fundraising program and related
activities including but not limited to: capital campaign, major gifts, planned giving, corporate
sponsorship and partner opportunities, grants management and the stewardship and cultivation of
donors. The Development Manager must be comfortable overseeing and ensuring a results-driven,
highly-structured and deadline-driven work environment while simultaneously undertaking activities and
communication to develop and nurture donor-centered relationships across all aspects of the
organization and the community. The DM must be highly goal oriented with the ability to perform well at
all stages of the donor cycle: research, cultivation, solicitation, marketing, gift actualization, reporting,
stewardship and renewal. The DM must work closely with the Director of Development, Senior
Development Manager, Director of Visitor Experience and Marketing Manager to ensure a
collaborative, integrated, seamless, targeted donor plan across all levels of giving.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct research of prospective donors, soliciting gifts, and relationship building
  • Oversee all aspects (development, research, cultivation, solicitation, marketing, reporting, actualization and renewal) of a successful corporate giving program to include: sponsorships (events, programs, etc.), park partnerships, fulfillment and recognition, stewardship and ongoing cultivation.
  • Comfortable in sharing the Park's story and representing the Park in various settings
  • Assist in planning and implementation of SFPC Capital Campaigns
  • Be familiar with and maximize the DonorPerfect/NetSuite database of major donors, sponsors, and prospects for targeted asks and segmenting; database marketing experience
  • Other duties as assigned or developed


  • Bachelor's Degree with minimum 5 years experience in nonprofit development or related field
  • Excellent writing, analytical and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinker who is a self-starter and solutions-oriented person
  • Ability to work effectively with board members and volunteers from all backgrounds
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Team oriented, flexible, positive, self aware and personable
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications, including Word and Excel. Experience with donor management software preferred

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrates values of collaboration, accountability, authenticity, trust and learning
  • Commitment to the consistent production of high quality, detailed work
  • Organizes, plans, and schedules in an efficient, productive manner
  • Manages stress in a fast-paced, changing organization
  • Collaborates with people of different races, backgrounds, experiences and educational levels
  • Elicits confidence and builds rapport
  • Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated, and self-aware

All applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs [at] shelbyfarmspark [dot] org. Applications without cover letters and writing samples will not be considered. No phone calls, please.