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Development Manager

FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: Chief Development Officer

The Organization: Bring your successful development/sales experience to SEE International and help us change the World. SEE delivers more than 40,000 free vision-restoring eye surgeries annually in more than 40 countries. We seek a dedicated professional with a proven history of development/sales success to help us grow our programs and improve lives.

Summary: The Development Manager is responsible for day-to-day advancement of the organization’s annual fundraising goals. The Development Manager will work closely with the Chief Development Officer and CEO to identify, cultivate, and steward new avenues of revenue generation. The individual should be a motivated, driven self-starter with a proven history of development/sales success.

Compensation: based on work experience and performance history

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):


  • Continually prospect, identify, and initiate contact with potential donors, to include high-net worth individuals, industry, foundations, and community-based funders. Develop, manage, and regularly report progress against a fundraising plan that includes cultivation and funder relationship management strategies and campaigns.
  • Work with a dedicated development staff, providing effective mentorship, and establishing clear, accountable departmental priorities designed to achieve successful results.
  • Support the Chief Development Officer and CEO’s development related activities, and coordinate and participate in fundraising engagements with potential donors.
  • Partner with the communications team to lift stories about our work and supporters and strategically support development-related publications and other opportunities to elevate SEE’s work to supporters.
  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer to maintain and/or create development advancement policies and procedures; ensure data collection and integrity of all donor information, gifts, pledges, and files; and ensure accurate acknowledgment of all gifts and grants. Use the existing tools or direct the creation of new tools for managing donor engagement, communications, priorities, and deadlines.
  • Work across the organization to gather data to support grant budget management and reporting. Continually develop and report revenue forecasts and prepare and monitor the departmental budget.
  • Seek regular opportunities for Board and Chief Development Officer to engage with major foundations, corporate donors, and other organizations on social media and curate up-to-date lists of key accounts.

An individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Sales
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Relationship Building
  • Stewardship & Cultivation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration
  • Time Management


To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of demonstrated development/sales success
  • Management experience preferred

Language Ability:

  • Must be a strong communicator, have excellent written, presentation, oral communications, and interpersonal skills

Math Ability:

  • Strong understanding of programmatic and organizational budgeting

Reasoning Ability

  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker with good judgment and ability to make independent decisions in a changing environment


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Wealth Engine a plus
  • Understanding of Salesforce CRM Lightning Nonprofit Success Pack or similar database
  • Understanding of Classy Fundraising Suite or similar platform

Certificates & Licenses

  • None required

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a remote position that may be performed at your home office.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The vision requirements include close vision and ability to focus.

Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.


To apply for this position, please send your resume and two relevant writing samples to rachel@seeintl.org for consideration. The first round of applications will be reviewed January 31, 2023.