Development Manager
Job Type

Job Status: Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried

Salary: $70,000+ ~ based on experience and qualifications

As our Development Manager you are responsible for annual fund development and donor stewardship that strengthens the foundation for growth in individual major gifts. The Development Manager will strengthen our mid-level donor programs to create stories and build relationships with our supportive and enthusiastic member base to deepen a culture of philanthropy.

As our Annual Giving and Donor Steward, you get to…

  • Create and implement annual fund development plan, revenue/expense budget, and evaluation strategies to ensure year-round engagement and stewardship of individual donors.
  • Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through one-on-one relationships and connect the story of what their gifts mean to ASI.
  • Analyze effectiveness of various fundraising methods and adopt successful appeals for future maximum effectiveness.
  • Build relationships with new donor prospects within membership and program participant audiences.
  • Identify funder prospects and application timelines, prepare grant proposals and reports
  • Provide prospect management support to the CEO, Director of Engagement, Board of Trustees, and other key volunteers, as assigned, including preparing prospect management plans and case materials. 
  • Create and write donor appeals, stewardship reports, event copy, and other donor communications.
  • Plan, implement, and oversee fundraiser events, donor/funder stewardship communications and strategies.

As part of our Engagement Team, you get to…

  • Participate in regular Development and Engagement Team and organization-wide meetings.
  • Supervise and train Member & Donor Services Coordinator position and other entry level development staff to provide work direction, performance appraisals, informal feedback, and mentor and develop staff. 
  • Manage systems and software tools to track and all donor and member activity.
  • Work with Engagement team to identify grant opportunities and prioritize initiatives.
  • Write grant proposals and reports to government, corporate and foundation funders.
  • Monitor philanthropy trends and opportunities and promote and deepen the culture throughout the organization.


This job might be for you if…

  • You have 4 years of experience in nonprofit fund development. You dream of transforming struggling organizations into successful ones, good ones into great ones, and you know how to actualize your aspirations.
  • You have 2 years of supervisory experience and are an enthusiastic leader capable of managing diverse teams to reach a common goal. You are a person with strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills that can also think strategically and creatively with multiple tasks and deadlines to meet.
  • You are a people person. You actively listen to all constituents, focus on donor needs and know how to identify mutual benefits.
  • You have experience with budgeting and meeting financial goals with working knowledge of grant writing and administration. Also experience with Altru, Raiser’s Edge or other donor relationship management system.
  • You are interested in not just raising money but telling the story of our unique organization.
  • Even better if you have an interest in Swedish or Nordic culture – but not required! 

The American Swedish Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All our employment practices, benefits and programs will be administered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, status with respect to receipt of public assistance or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Salary Description
$70,000+ commensurate with experience