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23 Mar 2023

Development Manager – San Francisco Baykeeper

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Baykeeper’s Development Manager will manage an active docket of foundation and corporate giving programs, including tracking grant deadlines and creating compelling proposal and report content. The Development Manager will also support growth in individual giving, corporate engagement, and membership.

This position offers opportunities for growth across a wide range of responsibilities. The ideal candidate has strong writing and content development skills; enjoys organizing multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment; and is eager to expand individual and corporate donor engagement in Baykeeper’s mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create compelling content for funders, including proposals and reports to foundations and corporations. Track deadlines and manage internal discussions and schedules for submission. Research new funder prospects and help grow funder support for Baykeeper.
  • Manage cultivation of corporate partners through events and employee engagement. Research new prospects and help grow corporate support for Baykeeper.
  • Manage strategies for individual donor growth through events, mailings, marketing, and volunteer engagement. Support events and other outreach activities for supporter engagement.
  • Create powerful content for engaging individual donors, including appeal mailings, donor reports, and acknowledgements

Work Location

The Development Manager is a primarily remote work position and the employee must live in the Bay Area. While working remotely, employees must be online and focused on job duties during regular work hours, typically Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm, including availability for messages, phone calls, and online meetings throughout the day. The Development Manager will be required to work periodically in the Baykeeper office as needed for meetings or other in-person coordination. Baykeeper’s office is located in downtown Oakland, convenient to 19th Street BART station and other public transit.


We encourage applications from all who are interested in the position and meet a majority of the qualifications. To apply, please send a cover letter and an updated resumé to jobs@baykeeper.org, subject line “YOUR LAST NAME, Development Manager.” Please use your cover letter to tell us briefly (1-page maximum) why you want to work for Baykeeper and what experiences you have that make you a good fit for this position. If your materials indicate a potential match for our requirements, we will contact you. References and/or sample professional material may be requested from selected candidates. Position open until filled, with an anticipated start date in May. Apply by March 31 for full consideration.

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