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  • Development Manager - Non-Profit

    Job Locations US-VA-Virginia Beach
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    (757) 502-4101
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  • Overview

    Equi-Kids, A Nationally Acclaimed Horse Riding Therapy Organization is looking for their next great Development Manager!

    This Development Manager (DM) will be counted on to continue Equi-Kids success and to significantly develop the organization on all fronts.

    The objective of the DM is to work in partnership with the Executive Director in implementing all fundraising and development initiatives; including special events, grant research and submissions, individual giving, major gift cultivation,  donor stewardship and cultivation, campaign development and management, and marketing/social media plans.


    Full Time, salaried position.


    • Oversees organization and partner events; including event preparation, management and planning. Identifies new corporate sponsors and cultivates existing sponsors to maximize fund development opportunities. Solicits in-kind donations to support event initiatives.
    • Identifies and assists with grant applications to garner support of corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
    • Coordinates the individual giving campaigns including annual appeal, adopt a horse campaign, and major gifts efforts in collaboration with the Executive Director.
    • Develops and supports marketing and public relations materials to enhance the organization's brand; including press releases, newsletters, cover stories, public relations content and social media.
    • Delivers organized structured and persuasive presentations to represent EQUI-KIDS in the community.
    • Optimizes teamwork with volunteers and support staff to update fundraising software to maximize success of targeted fundraising campaigns.
    • Develops new corporate relationships; maintains ongoing contact with donors, event sponsors, businesses and community leaders. Effectively engages donors of all levels.


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in fundraising, nonprofit management, or marketing.
    • Minimum 3 years fundraising/development experience.
    • Excellent verbal communication; professional, confident, adaptable and flexible in a busy work environment.
    • Exceptional problem solving skills, ability to manage time effectively, manage multiple projects and work independently.
    • Must be effective and persuasive in presenting EQUI-KIDS and its mission to government and community leaders, donors and the public at large. Background in public speaking and presentation and media development preferred.
    • Experience with equine, special needs communities, and/or veterans programs preferred.
    • A valid state driver's license, a satisfactory driving record and reliable transportation.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google business applications, basic marketing development tools, and fundraising software preferred.
    • Excellent organizational, administrative, word processing and data entry skills required.

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