The Senior Development Manager is responsible for executing on
the organization’s fundraising strategy and managing key revenue
programs, including annual and planned giving, corporate
philanthropy and all major fundraisers. Reporting to and with the
support and guidance of the Chief Advancement Officer, the Senior
Development Manager will play a leadership role in bringing in
approximately $3M to $4M in philanthropic funds to support the
organization’s annual operating budget. The Senior Development
Manager oversees the Development Manager, and works closely with
the Founder and the Board of Directors in all development and
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the implementation and execution of all fundraising
programs in support of museum and community initiatives, monitoring
progress toward short- and long-term fundraising strategy and
Refine and grow the organization’s annual giving program,
including end-of-year appeals, mail campaigns and major
Manage fundraising efforts for all annual fundraisers, including
appeals and invitation mailings, donor communications and
stewardship, pledge tracking and reconciliation, benefit
fulfillment, silent and live auction, budget oversight, impact
reporting and Board and committee updates.
Advance the major gifts program by analyzing donor behaviors and
Wealth Analytics to support the Chief Advancement Officer and Chief
Executive Officer with their portfolio of top donors and
Manage the implementation and execution of a planned giving
program with support from the Board-directed major gifts
Facilitate the implementation and daily management of the
corporate giving program, conducting prospect research, building
sponsorship opportunities, managing and stewarding relationships
and ensuring completion of all deliverables.
Support the Chief Advancement Officer in ensuring compliance
with all funder requirements
Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer on ongoing
cultivation efforts across all donor programs.
Manage Development Manager in prospect research to guide
Oversee Development Manager in management and maintenance of
donor database and tracking systems, ensuring timely update of
donor records, funds and queries to drive development efforts.
Spearhead the development of all underwriting and fundraising
decks, including outlining content, coordinating with the program
and museum teams on content deliverables, drafting and editing copy
and guiding the Creative Director in an effective design for donor
Prepare all donor recognition and cultivation publications,
including monthly progress reports, annual reports, donor appeals,
wrap reports, acknowledgment emails/letters, and more.
Ensure the timely update of organization and program case
Manage online fundraising platforms, such as Charitybuzz,
IfOnly, Benevity and GiveSmart.
Other duties as assigned.
5 years experience minimum in professional fundraising.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other standard office
software, systems and collaboration tools.
Ability to create impactful presentations, reports, and
underwriting/sponsorship decks to attract donor support.
Ability to take initiative and operate autonomously with
guidance from Chief Advancement Officer.
A team-oriented approach to work, with the ability to
collaborate with and motivate staff, board members and other
Ability to think strategically and creatively while maintaining
careful attention to detail.
Great interpersonal skills and ability to represent the
organization with diverse audiences.
Strong organizational skills and follow-through.
Ability and willingness to jump in and do what it takes to get
the job done.
Commitment to the mission, vision and values of ShareWell, the
Cayton Children’s Museum and youTHink.
Familiarity with Blackbaud Altru, a plus.
Knowledge building planned giving and legacy campaigns, a
The person in this position must be able to:
Move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office
machinery, storage shelves, etc.
Lift up to 20 lbs.
Communicate via telephone, video conference, email and
Stand for sustained periods of time while overseeing fundraising
BENEFITS & SCHEDULE
Comprehensive benefits package includes: health, dental, vision,
life and disability insurance; retirement plan; health and
childcare flexible spending accounts; vacation and sick days; plus
more. Usual work schedule is typical business hours, Monday -
Friday, with some evenings and weekends, as needed. Office is
located at Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica, but, due to
COVID-19, candidate must be able to work remotely until in-office
At ShareWell, we are guided by a bold and ambitious vision: to
nurture young people to become responsible community members with
the ability to positively shape the world. Through experiential
learning and the creative arts, we guide children, youth and
families to work together toward justice and expanded possibility
in their communities and beyond. Our vision is manifested through
the Cayton Children’s Museum , where immersive play and
values-based programming foster connection and creativity in young
children. Purposeful play is then put into practice through
youTHink , ShareWell’s youth development program that works with
young people in their schools and communities to ignite activism
through creative expression.
ShareWell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability,
political affiliation, marital or family status, age, military
service, or other non-merit factor.
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