Development Manager

  • Full Time
  • Columbus
  • Salary Range: 45,000-55,000 USD

Website Columbus Council on World Affairs

Open Position: Development Manager  
Reports To: President & CEO
Date Posted: Aug 5, 2022
Apply By: Aug 17, 2022 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: $45K-$55K
FSLA: Full-time, Exempt
Work Hours: flexible, generally 8:30 to 5:00 p.m
Location: Flexible, 2 days the office/week, 51 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, educational non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs.

The Development Manager will develop, drive, and execute the organization’s fundraising strategy in close partnership with the President & CEO.


Executive Support 

  • Under the direction of the President and CEO, develops and implements annual fundraising plan to renew, identify, cultivate, and secure funding from individuals, corporate, government, and foundation partners.
  • Manages all details to support CEO solicitation including meeting prep, calendar management, internal coordination with Team as needed, proposals, talking points, donor follow up, notes, invoices, etc.
  • Provides administrative sales support to CEO and Vice President for Global Scholars Diploma and Global Fluency Training.
  • Guides and supports an emerging Development Committee to leverage the networks of Board of Directors and to ensure 100% Board giving.
  • Develops annual budget and projections in coordination with the CEO.

Operations Management

  • Actively manages all behind-the-scenes operations related to donor acknowledgement, stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation, as well as prospect identification, research, and leads management.
  • Provides accurate and effective database management ensuring impeccable ability to access and report swift and relevant information.
  • Ensures the continued identification of new prospective donors via the President and CEO, Development Committee, CCWA contacts, volunteers, and research.
  • Effectively manage donor and sales components of new Salesforce CRM.
  • Serves as the expert for iWave donor research database.
  • Actively collaborates with Communications and Grants Manager to meet grant deadlines and to ensure communications enhances fundraising needs.
  • Develops, implements, and manages special donor events.
  • Collaborates with staff to plan and execute development strategy.
  • Enthusiastically supports teammates and organizational needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by CEO.

Fun: We deliver unparalleled impact, and we have fun.
Growth: Opportunity to grow within the organization
Flexibility: 2 days/week in the office
Parental Leave: 8 weeks, full pay
Health: Medical premiums 100% paid
Sabbatical: up to 8 weeks, full pay, no work
Days Off: Immediate access to PTO/sick leave; plus week off before New Year’s
Retirement: HSA & 403b contributions


  • Alignment with CCWA’s Core Values:
    • Respect for our Diverse World: Anchored in our mission to increase global competency and understanding, we embrace the world’s rich abundance of people, cultures, languages, perspectives, experiences.
    • Collaboration Orientation: Together is always better than alone. Farther, together.
    • Growth & Aspiration: We believe in the promise and potential of our students to change the world.
    • Consistent Excellence: We demand excellence in all that we do.
    • Passion for Purpose and Positivity: Passion for our mission drives what we do, who we hire, and why we work.  And we have fun along the way.
  • Demonstrated commitment to CCWA’s mission and values.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • 3-5 Years of experience of relevant work.
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to cultivate interpersonal relationships with a wide variety of constituents.
  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and donors.
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to develop and manage meaningful relationships.
  • Thrives in a collaborative, high-growth, fast-paced, results-oriented, mission-driven environment.
  • Communicator: Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Organized: Detail-oriented, efficient, swift, consistent, and accurate.
  • Accountable: Accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results.
  • Prioritization: Effectively manages robust workloads, meets deadlines, and successfully prioritizes tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to smile, laugh, and take time to refresh and recharge.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email  a  resume  (with references) and a cover letter  to:  [email protected]   Please type  “Development Manager”  in the email subject line.

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