Job Opening: Development Manager

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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About Communities United for Police Reform: Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory and abusive policing practices in New York City, and to build a lasting movement that promotes public safety based on cooperation and respect – not discriminatory targeting and harassment.

NEW POSITION -- DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Position Summary: The Development Manager will work with the Director and others to develop and implement fundraising strategies and efforts to support the growing resource needs of CPR and CPR members (particularly community organizing groups based in communities directly impacted by abusive policing). The Development Manager will help develop and manage key relationships to increase CPR’s visibility, impact and financial strength in order to advance a multi-strategy campaign for police accountability, including an ambitious policy and organizing agenda. As a member of a small staff team, the ideal candidate is a seasoned fundraiser with demonstrated commitment to raising funds for community organizing and social change; is committed to CPR’s principles and issues; is flexible and effective in a fast-paced and evolving environment, and has a great sense of humor.


  • In conjunction with Director and others, develop and implement comprehensive annual and multi-year development plans and budgets, to include grassroots appeals to individuals, major gifts, foundation grants, special events, and other strategies to raise annual budget goals for CPR priorities
  • Coordinate and support Director, Steering Committee, resource development team, and others in all major fundraising efforts
  • Develop, submit, track and steward proposals for foundation grants with a long-term relationship approach
  • Develop and manage direct mail, crowdfunding and other fundraising campaigns to build base of individual and other revenue sources
  • Manage special events and related activities
  • Establish and implement systems and processes for effective identification, tracking, and recognition of donors and prospects, incl data management
  • Identify and manage follow-up with potential donor prospects (institutional and individual)
  • Coordinate timely and accurate reporting for all funding sources
  • Recruit and supervise relevant vendors, consultants, interns and volunteers

Other responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other staff to ensure strong cross-area coordination throughout the campaign, including leadership and partnership in planning and implementation of communications strategies.
  • Represent CPR at external meetings and events, as necessary to advance priorities.
  • Share infrastructure/administrative responsibilities with other staff; help coordinate staff and campaign meetings/events.

Qualifications and Skills of Ideal Candidate

  • Passion for/knowledge of police accountability issues, and demonstrated commitment to the vision and values of CPR. Knowledge of key issues, commitment and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities directly affected by discriminatory policing, including: communities of color, low-income people, youth, LGBT people, homeless people, immigrants, Muslim communities, women, and people with disabilities. Loves and respects community organizing.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience fundraising and leading successful fundraising campaign(s), including for grassroots community organizing
  • Demonstrated success at raising $1million+ annually from a mix of individuals, events, appeals, and foundations, including success at cultivating, soliciting, and securing gifts from $5,000 - $100,000+ levels
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, and excellent writing and research skills, including: experience coordinating teams; ability to understand and act on complexities of group/coalition dynamics; at least 3 years experience recruiting, retaining and supervising staff/volunteers; ability and track record of writing well, quickly, and within deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented, results-driven, excellent time/project management skills: creative, results and detail-oriented, and able to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities within deadlines and in resource-limited environment.
  • Proficient in various database programs and fundraising platforms.

Position Reports to: Director

Compensation and Schedule: This is a full-time salaried position with generous benefits package. Current annual salary range for this position is $50,000 - $70,000 based on experience and qualifications. Most work will be during business hours, but schedule varies based on activities of the campaign, and will require working evenings and weekends, as needed.

How to apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to jobs [at]  Include the position title: “Development Manager” in the email’s subject line.  The position will be open until filled.  No phone calls please. We appreciate all applicants.  Please be advised that we can only respond to those we intend to interview. 

Communities united for Police Reform (CPR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or disability.