Manager of Community Development



Reports to 

Deputy Director of Community Development


Interns / Volunteers

Job Summary

The Community Development Manager is responsible for contributing to CureSearch’s fundraising goals by supporting and contributing to all efforts to raise revenue in an assigned portfolio of communities. Such fundraising efforts focus primarily on CureSearch Walks and include support for sponsorship, individual giving, and 3rd party special events.

Based in a home office located in select cities throughout the country, the successful incumbent will be able and willing to engage in local, regional and national travel at least 50 percent of time.

Responsibilities and Duties


  1. Manage a portfolio that includes Walk revenue, sponsorship, corporate sponsorship and gifts, 3rd party events, and some individual donors.
  2. Assist in identifying key market areas for growth potential and in the identification of prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, organizations, and corporations.
  3. Contribute to a vigorous program to build constituencies at all levels to obtain private support from foundations, corporations, private organizations and individual donors.
  4. Develop and execute tactics for increasing Walk participation, revenue growth, community awareness and volunteer engagement.

Event Logistics 

  1. Adheres to mandatory event protocols to maintain the integrity and success of each event.
  2. Manage all logistics pertaining to Walks and community events, including site identification, venue fees, insurance coverage, and other activities associated with securing event sites
  3. Respond to all Walk Team Captains’ requests for up-to-date collateral materials, supplies and incentives based on appropriate level of fundraising.
  4. Work with Communications department to facilitate event media coverage and use social media tools to communicate with walkers and increase participation\revenue.
  5. Develop solicitation material as needed.
  6. Provide information and graphics to the Web Manager for website content and ensure that all event websites are functioning and contain relevant information.

Event Revenue 

  1. Ensures that event net income targets are achieved by operating within pre-approved budget and expense management guidelines. 
  2. Develop a fundraising plan for each Walk and 3rd party event. 
  3. Secure and support local, regional and national sponsors.  Conduct corporate team recruitment activities in an effort to achieve maximum corporate team participation.
  4. Promote and increase participation in online giving.
  5. Manage a third-party event program by identifying and evaluating current and new events with highest potential and partner with the event coordinators to increase revenue and impact.

Community Relations 

  1. Provide day to day support for all community relations in assigned areas.
  2. Establish and maintain relationships within the assigned area, including key donors, sponsors, volunteers, prospects, etc.
  3. Cultivate a strong volunteer constituency. Recruit, train and mobilize volunteers, and partner with volunteer committees in planning and executing events. Secure volunteer commitment through volunteer development and recognition. 


  1. Work closely with Director to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospects as needed.
  2. Serve as an articulate spokesperson to the donor community and a variety of key constituencies to enhance recognition and support for CureSearch.
  3. Assumes leadership role for one or more departmental projects, as assigned.  Represents department internally, as needed.
  4. Ensures implementation of data collection for each income activity including income/expense records and donor/volunteer information.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-4 years’ experience in fundraising, event management, or development, preferably with a non-profit organization
  • Adept at use of social networks for fundraising, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate and present in a professional demeanor with constituents at all levels
  • Self-starter; highly organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to understand the needs of volunteers with varying skill sets and committed to serving on a focused, results-driven team
  • Sense of urgency and ability to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge.
  • Work virtually with an ability to travel extensively. 
  •  Availability to attend evening and weekend meetings, travel for centralized training, and participate in events as required. 
  • Multi-lingual strongly considered. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, stoop or kneel. Some of the work of this position will be performed outdoors in varying climate and conditions. 
  • Able to lift 25 - 30 lbs and perform basic set up & take down of event equipment (folding tables, loading/unloading and moving boxes, setting up displays, etc).

For consideration please submit your resume to: 

We are proud to be an EEO Employer.

Christine Bork
Email Christine
(800) 458-6223

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