Senior Manager

Atlanta, Georgia

Per Scholas Inc Newark
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POSITION TITLE: Senior Manager, Development - Southern Region


REPORTS TO: Sr. Director, Development - South


Per Scholas is seeking a Senior Manager, Development to become a member of the national development team. You will hold key responsibilities in funder relations, corporate engagement, grant writing, individual giving and organizational storytelling for a diverse national funding portfolio. The role will specialize in revenue-raising with a primary focus on the Atlanta and Orlando campuses. The role is a part of a dynamic team of development professionals and will work closely with local Managing Directors as well as the National Leadership Team to meet our revenue targets and grow our programs throughout the region.


  • Work with regional development and campus teams to provide input on and implement a strategic fundraising plan/campaign to meet fundraising goals for both Per Scholas Atlanta and Per Scholas Orlando, including identifying and researching new funding sources: corporate, foundation, government, and individual
  • Assist in the management of cultivation and fundraising events during the year, with responsibilities including but not limited to: the development of sponsorship materials and prospect lists; coordination and facilitation of solicitor-based fundraising; planning and implementing event logistics, managing invitation lists and RSVPs, providing attendee research, managing day-of logistics, developing metrics to measure success, managing reporting, and working with event vendors
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with current Advisory Board members and other stakeholders to ensure continued partnership and support including conducting personal outreach, developing solicitation materials, and engaging them in relevant events/activities
  • Analyze program data and coordinate with local program teams and fiscal departments to gather all needed information and collateral to prepare and write accurate and compelling letters of interest, grant proposals, reports, and other materials that are responsive to donor guidelines, including assembling required documentation and budgets
  • Organize and attend funder meetings and site visits, including drafting agendas, preparing learners, and taking and distributing notes
  • Participate in quarterly Advisory Board meetings and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports as requested by the local campus leads and Advisory Board
  • Prepare slide decks, one-pagers, proposals and other collateral to support fund development
  • Contribute to accurate and up-to-date development record-keeping in Salesforce and other development systems


Professional Requirements

  • 5-7 years of relevant fundraising experience, ideally managing external individual and institutional donor relationships
  • Experience facilitating solicitor-based fundraising campaigns
  • Some event management experience is strongly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills; able to prioritize, influence myriad stakeholders, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent relationship management skills, capacity and willingness to reach out to donors to cultivate and steward them as the organizational representative
  • Results-driven approach with a commitment to outcomes and tracking
  • Ability to gather and interpret data to drive decision-making; donor prospecting experience desirable
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Salesforce and Google Apps for Business (Docs, Drive, Gmail, Calendar, etc.). Experience with Classy is a plus.
  • Availability to travel 5-10%
  • Familiarity with the Atlanta philanthropic community, strongly preferred.

Why Join Our Development Dream Team?

Imagine a place where your fundraising efforts spark real change and where every day is a new adventure in making a difference. That's us - the Development Team at Per Scholas. Here's why you'll love being part of our squad:

  • Innovate & Impact: We're not just raising funds; we're revolutionizing tech education in underserved communities. Your work directly fuels this mission.
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Collaborate with a vibrant team that's all about support, creativity, and a pinch of fun. No solo acts here; we thrive together.
  • Growth Galore: With us, you're not just growing our programs but also your skills and career, amidst a culture that cheers on your personal and professional development.
  • Celebrate Diversity: Join a diverse crew where every voice is valued, and every contribution matters. Plus, we're big on creativity and even bigger on impact.
  • Tech at Heart: We're tech-savvy and proud of it. Dive into a world where digital tools and innovative strategies are part of our everyday toolkit.

So, ready to make waves with us? Dive into a role where every day you help turn aspirations into real-world opportunities. Let's do this.

For this role specifically, we are targeting a salary range of $75,000 - $90,000, where the difference in salary is typically determined by several factors, including geography in which the selected candidate resides, and alignment with qualifications and experience.

Date Posted: 13 April 2024
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