Development Manager

  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease.

Job Description

The focus of the Oregon/SW Washington Chapter is fundraising to support this important research and to also provide Outreach Services to those living with type 1 diabetes and their families. This position is fundraising focused, requiring a minimum of 4-5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience.

Mid to senior-level development position. Serves in leadership role with assigned volunteers and constituents. Supervises select volunteers or committees . Leadership responsibility for managing, coordinating and leveraging the comprehensive development areas of the chapter in cooperation with the Development Manager on Staff who handles Peer to Peer Fundraising helping to ensure that fundraising goals are met. This position serves as Lead Staff for the Hope Gala and also handles the “Connections” Outreach Program and collaborates and provides some support for other Outreach Programs as appropriate. Also works with operations as needed in reviewing daily mail and processing deposits in cooperation with Development Manager on Staff.

Detailed Description        
In coordination with the Executive Director and volunteer leadership and committees, identifies and cultivates new – and cultivates, stewards and develops growth in existing - corporate and individual sponsorship partners for chapter events – specifically Hope Gala - and for the chapter as a whole.

Maintains accurate and complete financial records for all corporate and individual sponsorship partners and event donors.

In coordination with the Executive Director and volunteer leadership and committees, as appropriate, assists in the development the chapter's major gifts, planned giving, and grant writing programs as appropriate.

Assists in identifying major donors. 

Maintains standards for all events and non-events programs established at the international level.
Accountable for meeting deadlines, responding to volunteers and other national and regional department requests.

Networks with the national and regional resource teams and other JDRF chapters to discuss best practices and share new ideas.

Collaborates with chapter staff to ensure the critical growth and success of the chapter. 

Works in close partnership with the Development Manager who is responsible for Peer to Peer Events and some Outreach Programs.

Works closely with all Staff to ensure compliance with Audit Guidelines.   

Performs other duties assigned by the Executive Director.


Bachelor's Degree Required. 4-5+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience, preferably with some management experience. CFRE a plus. Knowledge of fundraising and non-event fundraising activities is a must. Candidate must be a self-starter with ability to exercise sound judgment. Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills a must.

Additional Information

JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Must be comfortable in a small staff situation where it is all hands on at times. Flexibility in working on all events as needed. Strong Volunteer partnerships are highly important at JDRF and essential to success in the Chapter.