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2 Feb 2021

Full-Time Development Operations Manager

StriveTogether – Posted by StriveTogether Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Job Description

Development Operations Manager

About StriveTogether

StriveTogether is a national movement with a clear purpose: helping every child succeed in school and in life from cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. We refuse to settle for a world where a child’s potential is dictated by the conditions into which they are born. We work to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes for as many families as possible.

The StriveTogether team is passionate, talented and dedicated to achieving our mission. We seek and value all kinds of diversity and work hard to eliminate inequities in ourselves, our organization and our communities. Our goals are bold, so we support each other to try new things, have tough conversations and push for change. As we work, we share learning and progress, use data to make decisions and celebrate our wins.


About you

You’re oriented to strategic processes of grant acquisition and grant management. Holding a critical role on the development team is not a new challenge for you. Effective and efficient are both words you would describe your work style. You have experience supporting leaders in support in identifying and cultivating prospective foundations through research and relationship development.  You have experience working closely with a finance team; as well as other teams and executive leaders in a project management type role supporting incoming grants by providing clear communication of grant initiation, guidelines, deliverables, reporting and other essential measures.

At StriveTogether, we’re dedicated to eliminating racial inequities. You must seek to understand the challenges faced by marginalized communities — including but not limited to barriers of race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, gender and their intersections.




  • Prospect Identification: Maintain a system for generating and tracking prospective funders and keeping abreast of national trends and news with potential for impacting fundraising efforts.
  • Qualification: Conduct research on prospective donors to make recommendations on their interests, alignment with StriveTogether efforts/goals, capacity to give, giving history, solicitation guidelines and possible means for introductions.
  • Cultivation: Support the creation of meeting invitations; create donor-specific materials demonstrating alignment with StriveTogether efforts/goals and donor interests; and prepare donor meeting prep and follow up.
  • Solicitation: Support the grant writing process for new grant applications by helping to create project plans, gathering data and supporting the gathering of necessary attachments including relevant financial reports.
  • Stewardship: Support the creation of stewardship materials
  • Database: Maintaining and updating donor database tracking progress of fundraising activities. Support the department’s CRM system improvements as well as identifying and championing various tech solutions that support fundraising goals.

Grants Management

  • Ensure grant initiation follows an established sequence of steps to properly plan for compliance, timely reporting and impact evaluation.
  • Support grant reporting, maintaining the calendar and following up as deadlines arise to maintain compliance in reporting to investors.
  • Initiate request of StriveTogether staff for information necessary to complete interim and final grant reports. Support compilation of all components from staff, including narrative and financial documentation for reports.
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs.


  • Some college or 2-4 years of work experience (project management, development database management, research and writing)
  • Desire to support StriveTogether to become an anti-racist organization so that we can support every child’s success, cradle to career.
  • Be highly organized in planning and managing their time to meet continuous priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to research and synthesize data quickly to produce clear and concise summary narratives.
  • Strong writer who has experience reading and synthesizing information for senior leadership in prep documents and other collateral.
  • Experience tracking and analyzing data, preferably through a fundraising database.
  • Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with diverse coworkers, community members and customers to create materials and products.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, data driven organization.

Salary range: $51,300 – $64,600


StriveTogether is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications including resume and cover letter are accepted here until February 26, 2021.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter are accepted here until February 26, 2021.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: development, Fundraising, grantmaking, project management, and social justice. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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