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Bartram’s Garden recognizes the value of promoting a diverse workforce. All individuals, including those from historically under-represented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, any form of personal or professional connections to Southwest Philadelphia will be considered a plus for all applicants. If desired, applicants are invited to reflect in their cover letter or other written statement on how their professional and lived experiences position them for their requested role.

Now Hiring: Development Manager

Posted: April 28, 2022

Bartram’s Garden seeks a full-time Development Manager to strengthen and implement a range of fundraising activities within a successful team. The Development Manager reports to the Director of Development & Communications and serves the Bartram’s Garden mission by facilitating all aspects of contributed income, including effective donor cultivation, special events management, and grant-writing.

As a lively, values-driven non-profit, Bartram’s Garden generates roughly $2.7 million in contributed income each year to sustain ongoing operations, programming, and special projects. The Garden is also in the early stages of preparing for a multi-year, multi-million-dollar capital campaign to support major campus investments and the organization’s long-term sustainability. The Development Manager will particularly focus on annual operational income, totaling about $650,000 per year through foundation, corporate, and government grants; special events; and individual giving. This is a generative, rewarding opportunity for a fundraising professional eager to build on and benefit from the successes of a high-impact, beloved organization on a significant growth trajectory.

Duties & Responsibilities
Fundraising Responsibilities
• Partner with the Executive Director, the Director of Development & Communications, the Development Coordinator, and other staff to create and implement fundraising strategies for operational income and for special projects;
• Maintain annual calendar of roughly 50 foundation, corporate, and government grant solicitations, including conducting prospect research, writing and submitting proposals, leading on-site and virtual site visits, and reporting;
• Steer individual giving program through messaging and distribution of annual fund solicitations, donor cultivation and outreach, and development of annual report;
• Support capital campaign, planned giving, and cultivation programs with prospect research and preparation of materials;

Supervision Responsibilities
• Supervise the full-time Development Coordinator, who focuses on planning and execution of special events, including the annual gala; volunteer engagement; and back-office support for development operations such as data entry, donor acknowledgments, and calendaring.

Operational Responsibilities
• Steward year-round Board operations by taking meeting minutes, compiling meeting packets and orientation materials, and overseeing fulfillment of Board pledges; and
• Sustain the cyclical range of development operations as needed, including but not limited to data entry, donor acknowledgments, scheduling, database management, and light administrative support.

Qualifications
• 2+ years of experience and demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising. The ideal candidate will be skilled in at least two of the following: individual giving and cultivation, special events, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and grants, government grants, major gifts, and capital campaigns.
• Excellent communication skills. Strong writing and proofreading skills with an ability to draft thought-provoking, compelling, and timely proposals, reports, responses, and pitches on a range of subjects for varying audiences. Comfortable engaging stakeholders over the phone, via email, and in person. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with staff, visitors, and donors from diverse backgrounds in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, and religion.
• Comfortable with numbers and data. Proficient reading, interpreting, and talking about budgets. Experience using a customer relationship management platform to input and track data.
• Organized, detail-driven, and willing to take initiative. Strong time management skills and able to manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines effectively without close supervision. Ability to navigate varied online and technological resources independently.
• Collaborative and supportive. Previous supervision or mentoring experience is a plus. Experience working collaboratively, both in-person and with remote colleagues, and serving as a resource and teammate for staff and Board members with varying degrees of familiarity and responsibilities on development.
• Purpose-driven and equity-oriented. Familiarity and alignment with the mission of Bartram’s Garden. A demonstrated commitment to racial equity and enthusiasm to thoughtfully communicate our mission and work to funders. Experience working in communities of color and a commitment to racial, economic, environmental, and social justice. Personal or professional familiarity with Southwest Philadelphia is a plus.
• Physical requirements. Work in this position is primarily sedentary, requiring the ability to sit/stand at a desk, work on a computer, and use a monitor for extended periods of time. Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 30 lbs. is a plus.

Bartram’s Garden COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An exception to the COVID vaccine requirement may be provided to individuals for religious or medical reasons.

Hours and Compensation
This is a is a full-time, non-exempt, year-round position. This role will largely work a typical M–F schedule, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities in support of special events, funder activities, and Board meetings. Additionally, all full-time staff support annual site-wide weekend and evening events including Southwest Spring Fest (April); Juneteenth (June); Honey Fest (September); Twilight in the Garden (October); Indigenous People’s Day (October); Harvest Fest (October); and Handmade Holidays (December).

The anticipated start date for this position is July 2022. This position requires regular on-site work at Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia. Occasional remote work may be permitted on a case-by-case basis or as public health conditions require.

Annual salary is between $50,000–$55,000, depending on experience. Benefits include employer-paid healthcare, dental coverage, short and long-term disability coverage, holidays, vacation, sick time, and professional development opportunities.

To Apply
Email cover letter with resume, two references, and two work samples to jobs@bartramsgarden.org, with subject line “Development Manager.” No phone calls or visits, please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in mid-May. Finalists will be contacted to interview with the Director of Development & Communications and with additional members of the Bartram’s Garden staff in May and June.

Bartram’s Garden recognizes the value of promoting a diverse workforce. All individuals, including those from historically under-represented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, any form of personal or professional connections to Southwest Philadelphia will be considered a plus for all applicants. If desired, applicants are invited to reflect in their cover letter or other written statement on how their professional and lived experiences position them for their requested role.

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Interested in selling your handmade items at Bartram’s Garden? We have opportunities for vending at various events and festivals throughout the year, as well as the possibility of vending wholesale through our Welcome Center. As a neighborhood park, our mission is to prioritize connections in Southwest Philadelphia.

Please fill out the Vending Interest Form. We’ll be in touch if it feels like a good fit. Feel free to contact Mary Strand at mstrand@bartramsgarden.org with any questions. Thanks!

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