Website LIFT Youth Center Inc


Development Manager Full-Time (FLSA Exempt) Salary Position

Directly Responsible to Marketing and Development Director
Salary range $40-50k ~ based on experience

Primary Function
The Development Assistant fills the critical role of assisting the Marketing and Development Director in executing and strategically managing our Integrated Philanthropy Plan. They also assist with other development and marketing activities to help LIFT Youth Center meet its revenue goals and access the resources necessary to fulfill its mission.
LIFT’s mission is to create opportunities for students to be Loved as they are, Inspired to be more, Found in community, and Trusted to make a difference. LIFT will accomplish this by providing free afterschool youth centers to serve 6th-12th grade Catoosa County students, where we will foster an environment of inclusion, positive self-worth, and self-discovery within our youth while facilitating inner growth to prepare them for future success.

Key Responsibilities
These key responsibilities are provided for illustration only and may include other reasonable tasks as assigned for the good of LIFT Youth Center, Inc.

• Provide high level administrative support to LIFT’s Development and Marketing Director as needed.
• Attend LIFT events, conferences, trainings, and functions as needed.
• Participate in Community Engagement as needed – Chamber of Commerce activities, City and County level partnerships. Identify new potential partnerships and donors.
• Analyze market trends and conditions and enhance overall development initiatives.

• Research, find, and apply for new grant and funding opportunities (i.e. foundation grants, state or federal grants, corporate giving, etc.)
• Manage, organize, and request data from youth center Program Staff needed for grant application and reporting.
• Provide timely reporting on grants and ensure compliance as required by grant award documentation.
• Maintain current portfolio of grants and major gifts; reporting and reapplying as needed.
• Compile reports and prepare organizational documents for submission as needed.
• Help manage a comprehensive grant timeline and track the grant writing process.
• Create budgets for grant applications and be able to report on those budgets.

• Work with donors to develop the potential for Major Gifts and to facilitate Planned Giving.
• Assist in ongoing donor recognition, executing our Gift Acceptance Policy.
• Assist in donor relations connected to the Annual Fund and Capital Campaigns when relevant.
• Help manage and utilize donor databases.
• Create and help deliver presentations.
• Distribute public relations and prospect materials.

• Assist in the coordination and execution of yearly fundraising events:
○ Currently that includes a Golf Tournament and a Stakeholder’s Dinner
○ Community Fundraisers: assisting with local City, County and civic events
• Assist in securing event sponsors, event participants, and auction items/prizes for events.
• Assist in sponsorship fulfillment, ensuring sponsorship benefits are delivered in a timely manner.
• Assist in providing sponsors with customer service, assistance, reminders as needed, and collaborate with staff on proper documentation and billing procedures.
• Attend and assist in managing in-person fundraising events.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
• Proven experience in philanthropy.
• A background in grant writing preferred.
• Knowledge of basic Office programs: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 preferred.
• Excellent organizational skills, such as time and project management and prioritizing.
• Ability to manage personal workflow in order to meet deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships.
• A good team player who meets and exceeds team goals.
• Self-motivated, confident, energetic, and charismatic.
• A clear, concise writing style.
• An eye for detail and the ability to maintain a very high level of accuracy.
• Ability and willingness to be a positive, contributing, and adaptable member of the team.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
• Must provide a valid driver’s license and employment eligibility verification information in accordance with the I-9 form, such as Social Security Card.
• Must pass a national criminal background check and NOT be listed in the sex offender registry.
• Must take and pass a drug test and comply with a “Drug-Free” policy, including random tests.
• Reliable transportation to and from work to program locations and for activities such as meetings, events, and trainings in and out of the area.
• Must be able to fully support the mission, vision, and values as stated by LIFT.

To apply, send all of the following to Tina Pinkston, Executive Director: [email protected]
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Three professional references

To apply for this job email your details to tina@liftyouthcenter.org