Working America

Working America

Senior Development Manager

Based in Washington, DC


With 3.5 million members, Working America mobilizes working people who don’t have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy. As the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, we unite working people in urban and suburban communities around a shared economic agenda.

The Senior Development Manager provides support for Working America and the Working America Education Fund’s fundraising development and relationship management work. The position is responsible for research, writing, data support, administration, outreach, and other programmatic activity.

Reports to: Executive Director


  • Assist with the creation and implementation of an annual development plan;
  • Assist the Executive Director with major donor and stakeholder contacts to include preparation of materials and background for meetings and calls;
  • Assist in managing Working America’s and the Working America Education Fund’s current portfolio of donor and stakeholder relationships to include solicitations, reports, tracking and of funds, and gift acknowledgements;
  • Assist with donor cultivation and engagement to include identifying, researching and developing a robust portfolio of donors for individual programs and general support; support the expansion of Working America’s and the Working America Education Fund’s profile with the donor community; develop annual goals and giving outcomes;
  • Manage the development of foundation grant applications and reports; manage the organization’s grant inquiry, grant writing, reporting and tracking activities.
  • Manage data collection, entry, and evaluation, including maintenance of Working America donor database and donor records.
  • Assist in developing internal and external materials;
  • Manage event planning and execution
    • Develop, conceptualize and manage occasional fundraising and visibility- raising events, including public briefing events, webinars, receptions, house parties, fundraising dinners, etc.;
    • Create and manage event host committees;
    • Develop and oversee event time lines;
    • Oversee event logistics;
    • Direct outreach to event sponsors and event attendees.
  • Prepare Board communications, materials, reports and presentations; attend local Board meetings, record, distribute, and maintain Board minutes, and manage governance files;
  • Manage board governance logistics and communications with the Working America Education Fund Board of Directors; Manage relationships and serve as liaison with Board members and assistants;
  • Manage election compliance reporting.
  • Monitor and research trends for new publication ideas to inform Development program and strategy.
  • Cross functional support of other departments and programs as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3-5 years’ related work experience
  • Familiarity with labor movement required with labor movement experience preferred; Commitment to labor issues
  • Superior written and oral communications skills; strong research and analytic skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with computers, graphics and spreadsheets
  • Experience using political / fundraising software (e.g. Salesforce, NGP VAN) preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member as appropriate
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems
  • Available for periodic travel
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours as necessary


  • Washington, DC


  • Full-time
  • FLSA Classification: Exempt

Starting salary is $89,000. Includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer contribution.

Working America is an equal opportunity employer. Working America is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other non-conforming individuals, and individuals with disabilities.

To Apply
Please email a résumé and cover letter to: work@workingamerica.org, or fax a  résumé and cover letter to 202-508-6900.

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