Development Manager

  • New York, NY, 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.

JDRF’s New York City/Long Island Chapter plays a vital role in JDRF’s success. With revenue of over $14M in FY2019, the New York City/Long Island chapter is among the largest of JDRF’s chapters across the country. The New York City/Long Island Chapter has a strong Board of Directors as well as volunteers who are actively engaged and passionate supporters of JDRF.

Office locations are in downtown New York City and Melville, Long Island.

Job Description

Reporting to the Development Director, Peer to Peer Programs, the Development Manager serves as part of the Peer to Peer Programs department team in managing major aspects of the chapter’s One Walk program. Peer to Peer programs represent over $4 million in annual revenue, with One Walk serving as its largest event from both a financial and participant engagement impact.

The Development Manager plays a key role as part of the Peer to Peer department. They will help manage, evaluate, and expand One Walk programming and increase the Chapter’s revenue. He or she will work with the Peer to Peer and chapter staff team to ensure that the fundraising and non-fundraising priorities of JDRF grow and will lead the development and various communication activities related to assigned programs.


Along with department leadership and staff, responsibilities will include integrating, coordinating, leveraging and expanding the comprehensive One Walk Program for the New York City/Long Island chapter, which includes:

Lead targeted fundraising efforts to achieve or exceed fiscal year financial goals for the One Walk program, representing over $2.5 million in revenue, with specific management responsibility for the Manhattan and Staten Island One Walk events. Team and participant management may extend to Long Island One Walks as well.

Implement strategy and execution plans for One Walk with a focus on growing the program through team retention, participant acquisition, development of corporate partnerships and new areas of opportunity.

Partner with department coordinator to oversee One Walk event day logistics to enhance event day experiences.

Execute One Walk support events and communications plans including  e-communications and social media promotions, recruitment kickoffs, stewardship events and recognition activities.

Recruit, manage and continually develop assigned volunteer committees providing leadership, cultivation, acknowledgement, material support, and assistance in building and implementing committee annual plans.

Provide frequent financial input around budget building, updates, forecasts and revenue reports.

Identify, build and steward relationships with community, civic and corporate leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor prospect development and engagement in JDRF activities.

Support and maintain the vision, mission, priorities and guiding principles of JDRF.

Communicate and set expectations clearly and appropriately.

Establish and maintain departmental and organization-wide policies and procedures and support regional and national directives.

Represent the best interests, professionalism and integrity of JDRF in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the JDRF mission and a commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example.


Bachelor's Degree required. 

Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of progressively responsible and related fundraising experience.

Understanding of computer systems and databases.  Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint).  Understanding of Salesforce or other database platform such as/like Luminate Online.

Effectively multi-task, establish priorities and work in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.

Must develop, maintain and utilize relationships.  Capability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements.  Familiarity with volunteer/staff partnerships. Exceptional management, leadership and team-building skills.

Excellent written, oral and communication skills.  Ability for presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively.  Superior active listening, observation, analytical and problem recognition and solving skills. 

Exercise sound judgment.  Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.

Well-disciplined and a self-starter that is extremely resourceful and a strong team player.

Ability to travel locally required across the New York City and Long Island territory.

Expectation that candidate will have a frequent presence in both of our office locations. 

Occasional overnight travel as needed. Evening and weekend work required as needed.

Additional Information

JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.