College Possible Leadership Team
  • 24-May-2018 to 29-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Development Site Support Manager - National Office
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Full Time

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching low-income students to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has a budget of nearly $20 million, more than 110 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2017-2018 school year, we are serving 30,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 colleges. 

College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Omaha, Nebraska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to serve 50,000 students. 

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Basic Description

The Development Manager is responsible for advancing the fundraising efforts of all College Possible sites and National Office by developing fundraising tools and programs, identifying and securing multi-site revenue and sharing fundraising best practices across the national organization.

Essential Job Functions

Fundraising Program Development: Develop tools for individual giving that can be utilized in sites across the organization to increase giving from individual donors. Develop initiatives and enhance programs that can increase fundraising in sites, including planned giving, sustainers, alumni engagement, and volunteer engagement.

Facilitate Best Practice Sharing: Gather and share fundraising best practices across the organization. Develop and enhance tools to leverage successful fundraising techniques across sites.

Secure multi-site and national fundraising gifts: Prospect, cultivate and solicit gifts from national donors in support of multi-site or national operations. Work closely with site and national development leads to strategize, write grants and secure new resources for the organization.

Training:  Provide training and support for new development staff at sites. Coordinate an annual development summit for all external relations team members at College Possible.

Supervise, Train and Support the Site Support AmeriCorps VISTA: Duties include providing daily support, guidance, and oversight to the Development VISTA to ensure excellence in service to sites and other organizational stakeholders. 

Other Duties as Assigned.

Professional Requirements (Skills & Qualifications)

In addition to the requirements below, College Possible staff and service members are expected to demonstrate the Idealistic Leader traits of Strive to be Delightful, Energize those in your Presence, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Challenge Cynicism, Practice Empathy, Learn to be Grateful and Have Fun, as expressed in our organizational value statement and have a significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion.


  • Bachelor's degree required.

Related Work Experience:

  • Five years fundraising experience required;
  • Strong grant writing and grants review experience required;
  • Understanding of fundraising programs, initiatives and best practices required;
  • Prefer previous experience organizing fundraising events required.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and donor database software;
  • Raiser's Edge experience strongly preferred;

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion;
  • Must have a desire to engage in diversity, inclusion and/or equity work;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Attention to detail, including proofreading and project follow-through;
  • Comfort with data collection, analysis, and a strong focus on results;
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in fast-paced environment.


Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits (complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and generous paid time off program).

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