Development Manager

March 11th, 2022
Development Manager
  • Anywhere

JOB TYPE: Full-Time; Regular; Exempt; Confidential
JOB LOCATION: Remote until further notice **SEE COVID-19 NOTICE**
SALARY RANGE: $80,395.27 – $82,405.15 (7-9 years exp). NAPW Pay Scale provided upon request.
BENEFITS INCLUDE: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance and AD&D; FSA; Commuter Benefits; 403(b)
Retirement Plan (with employer non-elective contribution); Paid time-off (up to 20 vacation days,up to 10 sick days, up to 5 personal days, all federal holidays, December 25-January 1); Paid Parental Leave; Professional Development financial support; Paid sabbatical leave; Remote Work Allowance

About NAPW
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) is a New York City-based 501c3 non-profit advocacy organization that protects the rights and human dignity of pregnant and parenting people; specifically, those who are most likely to be targeted for state control and punishment, including low-income women, women of color, and drug-using women. NAPW works to ensure that people do not lose their constitutional and human rights as a result of pregnancy; that addiction and other health challenges they face during pregnancy are addressed as health issues, not as crimes; that families are not needlessly separated based on medical misinformation; and that pregnant and parenting people have access to a full range of reproductive health services, as well as non-punitive drug treatment services. Our work encompasses litigation, litigation support, and legal advocacy; local and national organizing; and public policy development, public education, and outreach. Two principles guide all NAPW activities: (1) to build bridges and align agendas across diverse public health, social justice, and civil rights movements, and (2) to leverage and connect local organizing and activism with national advocacy and policy work.

Position Description:
NAPW is seeking a Development Manager (DM) to assist with existing fundraising efforts/strategies and to help develop, implement and manage a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organization.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Executive Director, with close consultation with the Executive Director, the DM will align development activities with NAPW’s strategic priorities. The DM will also work closely with Legal, Finance, and Communications teams and will take part in Board meetings as required.

The DM will provide coordination and management for the planning, implementation and evaluation of NAPW’s fundraising and development strategies as established in the annual budget. The ideal DM is a results-oriented individual with strong project management skills and a strong comfort with a hands-on approach to fund development. The DM will develop strategies to maximize foundation opportunities, cultivate new and ongoing individual donors, and identify and coordinate fundraising opportunities, including annual fundraising events, in addition to other opportunities like lectures, webinars, and smaller gatherings.

The DM will work with colleagues across the organization to establish fundraising targets, ensuring they are met, that our contractual obligations with donors are adhered to with strong stewardship of these strategic relations, and that new donors are brought on board and sustained through consistent mechanisms of communication and appreciation. The DM also works collaboratively to mobilize and align communications, media, and advocacy activity to engage and maintain supporters.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Developing fundraising strategies

  • Assist in the development of organization-wide fundraising strategy and work plans including tactics for
    raising unrestricted income.
  • Advise and assist Executive Leadership in devising and implementing fundraising strategies for specific projects and
    review their implementation on a regular basis.
  • Conceptualize and oversee fundraising campaigns, appeals, and events.

Grant identification, writing, reporting, and tracking

  • Identify new sources of grant funding.
  • Help write and edit letters of intent, proposals, applications, reports, and other communications to funders and prospects, that are consistent with NAPW’s mission, values, and work.

Managing strong strategic relations with donors

  • Develop and deepen existing donor relationships, ensuring that the organization maintains effective communications and good relations with our donors, ensuring they are updated on our work and achievements.
  • Keep the organization up to date on changing donor priorities and ensure that new funding opportunities are identified and shared with teams in a timely manner.
  • Take the lead in developing new income sources.
  • Work closely with leadership, the Board and others across the organization to increase our profile and enhance our reputation within the donor community.
  • Represent the organization at meetings with donors and external events
  • Develop an acquisition plan to cultivate existing, and pursue new donors.

Other responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the fundraising budget.
  • Engage with consultants as needed.
  • Oversee NAPW staff on specified projects.
  • Contribute to organizational processes of learning and policy formulation.
  • Participate in internal meetings and communications.
  • Stay abreast of not-for-profit trends in the marketplace.
  • Contribute to development of promotional materials and fundraising tools across multi-media platforms.
  • Oversee maintenance of donor database.
  • Collaborate on development of new systems and processes as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university
  • 7-9 years of direct and consistent fundraising and grant writing experience, with demonstrated a track record of success
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; proposal writing, public speaking, with strong interpersonal skills with an ability to connect with a range of stakeholders.
  • a strong strategic thinker
  • Financial acumen; superior organizational, time management, and project management skills, and an ability to multi-task
  • Ability to step into an active role immediately; proven ability to make sound judgments on a day-to-day basis
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule and travel as needed
  • Excellent relationship builder; able to communicate with firmness and warmth, and to demonstrate a high level of tact, discretion, humility, and diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated alignment with NAPW’s mission, values, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Solid experience using Mac OS platform and equipment (NAPW is an 100% Mac environment)
  • Advanced-level proficiency with solid, measurable experience in a variety of Mac OS computer software applications, social media platforms, and databases (REQUIRED: MS Office Suite, Gmail, Zoom, Google Docs, Social Media apps)
  • Experience with donor management applications
  • Impeccable integrity, judgment, and discretion; A balance of humor and diligence, humility and mission-driven ambition.

This job announcement is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. NAPW reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


How to Apply

All submissions must be sent via email only to: with the subject line: NAPW Development Manager (March 2022). NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.


1. Cover Letter which must include all of the following elements:
a) Your personal & professional motivation for seeking this position;
b) A discussion of how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position;
c) If relevant to you, the identities, perspectives, and experiences that you would bring to NAPW that are important to you and/or relevant
to our work.
2. Resume 
3. Three (3) professional references (at least 1 must be from a current or recent immediate supervisor).

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Due to the pandemic, NAPW is at present a completely remote workforce and will remain a remote workforce until further notice. We will ensure that all employees are provided with the tools, equipment, technology, and support necessary to be successfully integrated into our remote work environment. Occasional in-person and/or offsite meetings and/or overnight travel may be required.

The employee must be able to read, write and interpret documents and perform highly detailed work. This is largely a sedentary position that requires the employee to sit, stand, walk, and bend, and may occasionally require moving files and other equipment. The standard/regular work schedule will be 40 hours per week; a minimum of 5.00 days per week, Monday – Friday. NAPW has adopted a flexible work day. Employee works 8 hours between approximately 9:00a -6:00p. Employee will build the 8 hours work day around their own personal needs. Employee chooses to work 9:00a – 5:00p or 10:00a – 6:00p, and that can change as frequently as needed. Business priorities may require employee to work in excess of the standard schedule/hours/days as defined. Some business-related travel may also be required. Employee will be expected to make the necessary adjustments and accommodations to fulfill responsibilities.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to pregnant people and qualified individuals with disabilities, including in the application process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please send an email with the subject line “Reasonable Accommodation Request” to

****COVID-19 NOTICE****
Due to the pandemic, NAPW is a remote workforce until further notice, therefore this will start as a remote position. We will work with the selected candidate to ensure they have the tools, equipment, and digital on-boarding to be successfully integrated into our remote work environment. Staff may be required to transition to onsite when the office reopens.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, gender, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. NAPW recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.