Development Manager


Development Manager Job Description

The Development Manager manages the daily activities of SRAP’s development programs. The Manager assists in the development of goals and strategies for all fundraising campaigns and works with the communications manager and special projects coordinator to plan and implement marketing programs, campaigns, and special events to maximize prospect/donor engagement. SRAP’s current funding comes primarily from foundations. We are interested in someone to fill this position who will grow and diversify our funding, while also managing and stewarding our current foundation funders. The Development Manager also will plan, organize, and manage annual appeals and digital fundraising campaigns. 

About SRAP (

For more than 20 years, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP) has served as a mobilizing force to help communities protect themselves from the damages caused by industrial livestock operations and advocate for a food system built on regenerative practices, justice, democracy, and resilience. Our team includes technical experts, independent family farmers, and rural residents who have faced the threats of factory farms in their communities. When asked for help, SRAP offers free support, providing communities with the knowledge and skills to protect their right to clean water, air, and soil and to a healthy, just, and vibrant future.

Led by Executive Director (ED), Sherri Dugger, and championed by an engaged Board of Directors, SRAP is well-positioned to continue its efforts to inform the public about the negative effects of industrial livestock operations – also known as factory farms or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) – while providing direct assistance to communities impacted by this destructive industry. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, SRAP helps people protect public health, environmental quality, and local economies from the damaging impacts of factory farms, and advocate for a socially responsible food future.
SRAP is a fully remote organization with staff working throughout the country. SRAP is a supportive environment with an impressive and accomplished team that is passionate about the organization’s mission.

Position Overview:

The Development Manager position is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, savvy individual to build on already successful fundraising efforts and its potential for increased growth toward SRAP’s important mission.

Core Responsibilities

Development Planning and Reporting:

  • Develop and implement a diverse fundraising plan with aggressive goals and detailed timeline;
  • Prepare and deliver detailed development activity report to the SRAP leadership on fundraising progress against budget, goals, pipeline of prospects, and other pertinent developments;
  • Work with leadership and program staff to identify and develop descriptions of programs and projects for possible funding.

Grants Application Support and Grants Management:

  • Research and track foundation landscape, including funder associations, identify and communicate potential funding opportunities to program staff, and coordinate the proposal planning process, from conceptualization through submission and reporting;
  • Manage the grant calendar, which includes submission dates for LOIs and applications;
  • Coordinate the process workflow with program staff and Executive Director to develop and execute the submission of LOIs, proposals, and reports within set deadlines and in accordance with funder criteria;
  • Work with Operations Team to develop and track grant budgets and financial reporting methods that meet high standards in cost accounting, report content, and timelines;
  • Meet with program staff regularly to discuss the status of ongoing work and proposals, prospective funder communications, and strategic direction of the program applications
  • Assist in creating content to be used in funding applications, donor relations materials, and campaigns;
  • Provide writing and communications support to the SRAP team, including grant proposal and report writing and drafting quarterly and annual reports to the Board and funders;
  • Ensure proposal and reporting submissions are consistent with foundation requirements;
  • Track and report on all donations received;
  • Steward relationships and consistent communication with funders throughout the grant cycle, including acknowledgements of the receipt of grant funds and reporting of deliverables.

Individual & Corporate Fundraising:

  • Collaborate with Communications team to develop messaging, strategy, projects, and communications products that can be directed at various foundation, corporate and individual audiences;
  • Manage individual giving program, including drafting direct mail and digital appeals, pulling mailing lists, and working with mail house to send out solicitations;
  • Research prospects, manage relationships, and develop strategies to support SRAP’s corporate partners and major donors to sustain and increase funding;
  • Spearhead occasional fundraising events, and potentially develop a signature event.


  • Monitor and track all funder communication in the organization’s database and files.

Perform other related duties as requested.

Candidate Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Excited about the mission of SRAP and its community partners
  • Able to compellingly articulate the mission, programs, stories, and impact of SRAP
  • Polished, entrepreneurial, confident, and organized self-starter
  • Grant management experience, meticulous at managing deadlines, communicating, and collaborating with other staff to produce reports and proposals
  • A successful track record raising gifts from a variety of sources, and proven experience engaging with foundation, corporate, and individual donors, including High Net Worth Individuals
  • Demonstrated success identifying, building, and sustaining strong relationships over time
  • Experience building organizational infrastructure a plus (systems, processes, technology)
  • Ability to thrive in an environment focused on growth
  • Sense of humor and flexibility essential
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and 2+ years of direct fundraising experience working with non-profits, foundations, or other charitable organizations in a development position
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with staff, Board members, donors and volunteers
  • Willingness to attend occasional evening or weekend events

The Development Manager will report to the Executive Director. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Remote position, with some evening and weekend hours and some travel expected.

Compensation: Salary of $62,000 to $72,000, dependent upon experience. Benefits include fully covered health, vision, dental and life insurance, as well as a 403b retirement plan and generous paid time off.

Location: Remote position with some travel expected. 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the attention of Katie Engelman, Operations and Human Resources Director, at Please include the position title of Development Manager in the subject of the email. No phone calls, please.

SRAP is a proud equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, veteran status or other status protected by law.

SRAP is committed to creating an inclusive organization and we believe that having a staff that is reflective of the communities we serve will help best advance our mission. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.