Ronald McDonald House Jacksonville – Development Manager

Posted Jun 16, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Jun 30, 2022


The Development Manager reports to the Development Director (DD). The Development Manager implements assigned fundraising projects and is responsible for supporting the organization’s “Adopt A Room Program,” Grants and Foundations, In-Kind Donations, 3rd Party Fundraisers, special event Silent Auction, and Individual Fundraising, as assigned by DD. This position includes important departmental operations, donor tracking, donor research, proposal writing and submission, and implementation of the Department policies and procedures. The Development Manager will be responsible for assisting the DD in the execution of an overall comprehensive fundraising plan that includes an array of fundraising strategies that generate revenue in support of RMHCs mission.

For questions, or to submit an application, email David Shaffer at

Essential duties and responsibilities

Development: GRANTS, FOUNDATIONS & PLANNED GIVING: • Track proposals for all corporate fundraising. • Assist DD with research and application for grants that fit the mission of RMHC. • Solicit a minimum of one new $10k grant a month, in conjunction with existing Grant Pipeline. • Partner with DD to steward all foundation donors – both corporate and family foundations. • Act as an agent for Planned Gifts to the House. • Write and submits grant proposals and program budgets, developing appropriate materials to support fundraising. • Responsible for all grant reporting and managing overall grant calendar. • Identify and conduct research on potential funders from many sources, including foundations. CONNECTION TO COMMUNITY • EXTERNAL: • Participate in local networking organizations, as assigned by DD. • Manage 3rd Party Fundraising Events. • Create Visibility in the Community: Collaborate with DD and other staff to create awareness within the community around mission and fundraising events. • IN-KIND: • Works with Marketing Manager (MM) and Volunteer Manager (VM) to process and document all in-kind donations. Ensures in-kind donors are thanked in a timely manner. Assists MM with recognition of large in-kind donors as appropriate. ADMINISTRATIVE: • Maintain accurate and complete records and files, and update workplans for assigned programs and campaigns and routinely review the status of each with DD. • Identify, track, and deliver on development benchmarks. • Coordinate ongoing prospect identification and research in all fundraising sectors. • Coordinate with MM to ensure sponsors are recognized on social media and in-print as assigned by DD. • Collaborate with the fundraising team to ensure gift administration and donor recognition activities are executed. Utilize Raiser’s Edge database system to manage donor information, acknowledge and track major gift commitments, and generate financial reports, lists and queries. SPECIAL EVENTS: • SPONSORSHIPS • Strategize and partner with DD to solicit donations $3,500 and under. • Work with DD to identify which current mid-level donors have potential to move up within calendar year. • Utilize Wealth Engine Software to help research and identity what existing contacts in RMHC Databases are suitable for Major Gift Solicitation. • Take the lead on renewing event table purchasers and ticket buyers as assigned. • SILENT AUCTIONS • Responsible for achieving mutually agreed upon goals for all Silent Auctions. • Take the lead on a minimum of three silent auctions per year. • Work with Auction Committees and Event Manager (EM) on soliciting and managing auction items. • Maintain accurate record for team as to weekly progress. • Attend special events and manage silent auctions during events. • Follow up with all auction winners- research which of these winners are potential prospects for meetings with DD to solicit for Major Gifts. • Become fluent in all software related to silent auction- serve as the main liaison to One Cause (or whichever company is selected) • PARTNER WITH OTHER EVENT STAFF • Work with MM to manage a multi-channel communications strategy that supports development goals and advances the programs and priorities of RMHC. • Partner with Development and Marketing Team to take the lead in all on-line fundraising campaigns and third-party fundraising. • Work with EM to identify cost-saving and in-kind opportunities to reduce event expenses • Serve as a consultant and resource to VM in planning and implementing volunteer tasks and/or responsibilities regarding Special Events. Assist VM in training volunteers for major events. Assure appropriate utilization of volunteer skills and resources. • Other duties as required.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: • Familiarity with the Jacksonville community and its leadership. • Demonstrates temperament and interpersonal skills that are suited to serving people’s needs. • Attentive, persistent, and flexible. • Function in a support role and derive professional satisfaction from working in the background. • Desire to make indirect contributions to the success of events. • Technically proficient and a quick learner. • Ability to take direction and set priorities as assigned. • Relentless in pursuing fundraising opportunities- does not give up or get discouraged easily. • Leadership skills, including the ability to think and plan strategically in the context of the organization. • Knowledge of fundraising software. • Demonstrated ability to handle many simultaneous responsibilities, be flexible and well-organized.

Education and Experience

Education and Experience Requirements: • College Degree (required) • 3-5 years of fundraising or related experience in nonprofit fundraising. • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation and recognition, donor records, and acknowledgements. • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team. • Experience in a multi-tasking work environment with a high level of professionalism. • Experience with managing high visibility projects and carrying them through. • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends, as well as, extended hours around major events.

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Ronald McDonald House Jacksonville


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