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Children's Home Society of Idaho

Development/Fundraising Manager

The Development/Fundraising Manager is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing, coordinating and assessing fundraising and philanthropic activities for the Children’s Home Society of Idaho (CHS).

 What we offer you:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, disability, and EAP covered at 100% (full-time employees)
  • Retirement matching
  • A positive and gratifying workplace
  • Salary range: $45,000 – $47,000 DOE

The Development/Fundraising Manager manages all aspects of:

  1. Grant Writing – Research, plan, write and manage all aspects of grants, including preparing associated reports.
  2. Events – In partnership with Marketing, develop and manage fundraising events – such as the annual gala – ensuring that financial and relational goals are met.
  3. Individual Giving – Manage all efforts aimed at increasing individual donations – including the development and management of the CHS giving campaigns.
  4. Marketing Support – Work closely with marketing manager in all aspects of the role to enhance fundraising efforts, including preparation of annual report.
  5. Community Relations – Serving as an ambassador for CHS, cultivate strong, positive relationships with grant managers, foundation executives and community organizations.
  6. Corporate Sponsorships – Secure sponsorships for major fundraising events.
  7. Annual Fundraising Goals – Meet established goals within specified timeframe.
  8. Donor Relations: Manage all aspects of donor relations including donor recognition and appreciation. Collect, record, organize and analyze donor data utilizing CRM software.
  9. Community Partnerships: Conduct efforts that gain CHS visibility in the community among existing and potential donors (foundations, individuals and corporate sponsors). Ensure development of partnerships with like agencies for maximum impact on CHS service population and the community as a whole. 
  10. Budgeting: Advise ED on fundraising and program methods and budgets.
  11. Technology: Understand all aspects of existing donor/fundraising software and systems. Recommend changes and updates that enhance efficiencies, accurate data collection and ease of use.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in business management, marketing, communication or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years of  fundraising, grant and report writing, public relations and community relations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Must possess strong verbal and written command of language. Must have knowledge of and experience using a variety of communication mediums. A strong understanding of fundraising and campaign planning, as related to business objectives is vital, as is the ability to multi-task and manage competing deadlines. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, and some basic Adobe programs.

PREFERRED SKILLS: Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Excellent communication abilities and effective public speaking. Shows initiative, drive and passion for the organization’s mission and service population. Has a desire to help shape perception of organization in efforts to achieve fundraising goals. Must possess creativity and ability to plan, manage, and execute original ideas that are on strategy as related to CHS donor population. Must also possess strong organizational, reporting and project management skills.


LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER:  The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.  Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands and have finger dexterity; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.


Job Type: Full-time.