Full Time
FLSA Status: 
Reports To: 
Deputy Development Director
$55,000-$65,000 DOE
Start Date: 
December 2, 2019
Work Location: 
Flexible (remote possible within the U.S.)
Position Summary: 

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the state level, pushing for regulatory changes at the national level, through the International Labor Organization at the global level, and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 60+ affiliates in 19 states nationally. NDWA has a partially remote staff, with headquarters in NYC and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, DC and Oakland. Current members of the Development team are based in New York City, Oakland, and Washington, DC. NDWA has a growing civic engagement program, which is implemented in partnership with our c4 sister organization, Care In Action.

NDWA seeks a results-oriented, adaptable, and relationship-driven Development Manager to help manage a growing foundation and individual fundraising program. The person will serve a key support role toward our goal to increase the number of philanthropic partnerships for NDWA and its sister entities, NDWA Labs, an LLC that experiments with innovations for improving standards in the marketplace for domestic workers, and Care in Action, a 501(c)4, dedicated to organizing domestic workers and working families to make their voices heard, and advocate for respect and recognition. The Development Manager will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of our fundraising while helping to adapt and build systems to meet evolving needs, and working in an exceptionally mission-driven environment.  The Development Manager’s key responsibilities will include the management of a subset of foundation and major donor relationships; coordination with program leads on concept notes, grant proposals, and reports; and oversight of a donor engagement plan for a portfolio of mid-level and major donors.



  • Serve as a member of the Development Team to implement the overall fundraising plan, ensuring that NDWA meets its annual goals and develops a strong financial base for the future

Grants Management and Writing

  • Support the development and submission of proposals for our overall portfolio with a focus on our innovations and civic engagement programs
  • Develop and submit interim and final grant reports to grantors/donors as required
  • Assist Sr. and Deputy Development Directors in coordinating funder interactions with Executive Director and program leads, making strategic use of their time to cultivate and steward foundation officers and other prospects, and arranging for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees)
  • Work closely with existing Development Manager position, to manage the overall grant writing program, monitor the grants pipeline, and oversee the maintenance of a strong grants management systems
  • Assist with drafting and developing proposals for general operating support and other program initiatives, as needed
  • Work with the Development Associate to maintain the grants calendar and ensure that grants and gifts are properly processed and recorded in Salesforce

Donor Engagement

  • Manage a growing portfolio of mid-level and major donors giving specifically to our innovations and civic engagement programs, and support the implementation of the organization’s overall major giving program
  • Support planning and executing development-related events for the innovations and civic engagement programs, such as panels, networking, and fundraising events that appeal to current and potential donors
  • Assist senior fundraising staff and program leads by researching, creating, and compiling requisite documents (funder bios, funder areas of focus, and historical data) to support donor cultivation and engagement
  • Coordinate with the Individual Donor Organizer to implement innovative strategies for encouraging new donors to support the organization, moves management, and stewardship
  • Consult the Communications team, and work with the Development Associate, to develop materials to support the cultivation and stewardship of donors, including event invitations, program descriptions, etc.


  • Liaise with other departments on reporting and compliance issues
  • Assist in month end close reconciliations and fiscal year audits
  • Help produce financial updates for the spring and fall Board of Directors’ meetings
  • Build positive and collaborative inter-departmental working relationships
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Participate in organization-wide activities such as twice-yearly in-person retreats, monthly virtual meetings and staff study
  • Travel Requirement: 10%
Job Requirements: 
  • At least 3 years previous employment experience in nonprofit development, including foundation, corporate, and individual giving
  • Alignment with NDWA’s vision and values, along with an understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, and other communities of color
  • Experience preferred in supporting the management of an individual donor program, including: cultivating donor relationships, organizing friend-raising and fundraising events, and implementing other forms of engagement
  • Experience in 501(c)4 fundraising is a plus 
  • Experience preferred in supporting the writing and editing of concept notes, proposals for emerging areas of work, and grant reports
  • Ability to prepare effective messages for donors, including the use of electronic communications
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and development systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a high-performing team, in a fast-paced, experimental organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word (including mail merge), Excel, and Google Docs platform
  • Knowledge of CRM operations and Salesforce experience a major plus
  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41. This position will remain open until filled. Applications received by October 7, 2019 will be given priority for review.