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Development Manager, West Michigan

Company: Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
Date Posted: October 4, 2017

Title:                     Development Manager, West Michigan

Reports To:         Director of Development

Location:             Grand Rapids


The Development Manager, West Michigan, will manage all aspects of fundraising for West Michigan for Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF), a statewide, 65-year-old nonprofit organization supporting children and adults affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood related disorders. The position is part-time (20 hours per week) with potential to grow to full-time.  This new position will be vital to our continued growth and developing meaningful relationships with donors and corporations in Kent County and the surrounding area. Successful candidate for this position will be innovative, proactive, outgoing and familiar with the West Michigan philanthropic landscape. Travel throughout West Michigan required.


  • Oversee planning and execution of CRUSH, CLF’s premier West Michigan fundraising event. Responsibilities include:
    • Sponsor prospecting, solicitation and fulfillment
    • Coordinate and lead meetings with event planning committee volunteers, follow-up as needed
    • Oversee and manage all event logistics
    • Communicate with marketing agency on all collateral needs
    • Oversee social media and e-marketing for CRUSH
  • Develop and manage major gift pipeline in West Michigan
  • Generate financial support from current and new major donors and major donor prospects to meet budget goals
  • Utilize and maintain prospect and donor database as it related to cultivation
  • Support Development Team in additional special events and annual fund activities
  • Identify and cultivate corporate partners
  • Some evening and weekend meetings/events as needed


  • Three – five years of experience in nonprofit development/fundraising with a track record for retaining and generating new and return support through individual donors and corporate sponsorships
  • Must be self-starting and self-directed, organized, have the ability to work independently and within a team
  • Knowledgeable in donor retention strategies and practices a donor-centric approach
  • Experienced in leading, recruiting and engaging high level volunteers to serve on planning and revenue committees
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a metrics driven, donor centric environment
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred, or experience working with a similar donor database
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Passion for supporting and growing the CLF mission
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience



Send resume and cover letter as one attachment in PDF format to by Friday, October 20, 2017. Please indicate job title followed by your name in the subject line. For example: “Development Manager, West Michigan – Mary Smith”. No calls please.