Location: Seattle, Washington

Part Time, Non-Exempt Employee (25-35 hours per week)


The Junior League of Seattle (JLS) is an organization of women committed to promoting

voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective

action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


The Junior League of Seattle is seeking a Development Manager, a new role for the organization that will be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to fundraising for the organization. A highly motivated, organized, and strategic thinker that wants to build and grow the Junior League of Seattle’s fundraising program. The Development Manager works collaboratively with volunteer leaders, including the President, and a small office staff.



  • Create and manage a detailed and accurate donor database: gift entry, tracking, reporting, and acknowledgement system.
  • Prepares and monitors all sponsor contracts associated with fundraising events alongside JLS committee leaders.
  • Support JLS fundraising events through training, administrative support, and day-of-event oversight (occasional evening/weekend support required).



  • Build a fundraising plan that includes: corporate sponsor, fundraising event, in-kind donation, and individual donor strategies.
  • Prepare strategy and debriefing materials for meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Plan and supervise appropriate stewardship of all gifts including thank you correspondence, events, and listing of donors in publications.
  • Develop stewardship methods to maximize retention of donors.
  • Identify areas of growth for organization fundraisers.
  • In partnership with communications team (volunteer led) develop an impact-driven messaging framework for use in fundraising efforts.



  • Identify, build, and steward relationships with community, civic and corporate leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor prospective development and engagement in JLS activities.
  • Work with communications team to utilize social media to increase visibility and promote programs and event





  • In partnership with volunteers, establish, evaluate, and maintain standards for all JLS events and non-events programs including: Annual Campaign, Touch-A-Truck, Catalyst Luncheon, and Special Events.
  • In partnership with JLS volunteers, develop an annual plan template for each of the programs including financial goals, objectives, and calendar of activity.
  • Work with volunteer leaders in securing and soliciting corporate and individual underwriters/sponsorship for events and solicit past event donors for renewed support.
  • Train JLS members on fundraising policies and best practices.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience in the field of communications, marketing, community relations, or Nonprofit Management.
  • 3+ years of professional fundraising experience with fundraising events, annual fund, and individual gifts with proven track record of success.
  • Ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and volunteers and build long-term relationships. Prior experience working with volunteers is a preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and work independently, while also being collaborative and an amazing team player.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize tasks as needed.
  • Ability to thrive in a changing environment and to remain flexible and adaptive, as member leaders change every year.
  • Maintain confidential member and donor information.
  • Proficient computer skills in CRM/donor databases (Digital Cheetah), MailChimp, social media platforms, Microsoft Office Suite and financial systems (Excel, QuickBooks).
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as determined by operational needs.
  • High degree of ownership – able to proactively identify opportunities and propose solutions, willing to roll up sleeves and pitch in on a variety of tasks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift (overhead, waist-level) from the floor, as well as walk up and down stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.






Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Currently, this job operates remotely and will require the use of virtual technology (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Etc.) In the future we anticipate to operate in a clerical office setting with the potential to work-from-home part of the time. The office team is small and supports a predominately volunteer led service organization. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and varies with public meetings and points of service in the community.



How to Apply

This position is hourly, 25-35 hours a week at rate of $30-35 per hour. The Junior League of Seattle offers a flexible work environment and a $400 stipend for healthcare.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume to: recruiting@jrleagueseattle.org.  Please put “JLS Development Manager (Last Name)” in the subject line. No phone calls please.