Development Manager

Development Renton, Washington


Do you want to be a part of the leading organization that promotes the growth, development, and independence of people with disabilities?

At Northwest Center (NWC) we do this by creating opportunities for education, rehabilitation, and employment. NWC seeks to create and support an inclusive community where all people can fully participate by learning and working together. We envision a day when all people have the same opportunities to grow, contribute to our society and enjoy a fulfilling life.

Position: Development Manager

Salary: 70K to 80K DOE 

The Development Manager will possess an unwavering belief in society’s innate human potential and the means to open the eyes of people, donors, communities, partners, and media to the limitless power of inclusion.

Northwest Center’s services for children provide early intervention, inclusive early childhood education, and after-school programs. Services for adults include supported employment, job training, and placement. Our unique social enterprise model allows our programs to thrive through a sustainable combination of philanthropy, profits from our own inclusive businesses.

The Development Manager has responsibilities for the financial and strategic objectives of the philanthropy plan, philanthropy budgets, sets up processes, and tracks return on investment.


  • Competitive and affordable Medical (including hearing & hardware coverage!), Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance  
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits
  • Additional Floating Holidays, Parental Leave, Paid Compassion Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Retirement 401(K) with a company match
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP) including six free therapy sessions per year
  • Gym & Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program

Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here:


  • Minimum of 2 years of fundraising, executive management experience at a foundation, and/or sales management experiences.
  • Strong persuasive skills and ability to engage at executive levels across industries, nonprofits, and governments.
  • Knowledge of legislative process and understanding of regulations related to philanthropy.
  • Passionate about Northwest Center’s vision and mission.
  • Lead by example and capable of dealing with ambiguity.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • BA minimum. Significant experience and success can substitute.
  • Experience in managing people and budgets effectively, financial reporting, and capable of setting up effective metrics and external business processes.
  • Knowledge of CRM principles.
  • A can-do attitude that is never afraid to pitch in on departmental tasks no matter the size.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Participation in the creation of annual philanthropy budget, action plan, long-range fundraising goals, and metrics.
  • Work with CDO, CEO, and members from Northwest Center’s Board of Directors to develop and execute philanthropy plans.
  • In coordination with the marketing department. Personally develop fundraising materials and donor communications along with managing external vendors.
  • Identify grants and contribution opportunities, co-create and support solicitation letters and proposals to drive them through implementation.
  • Collaborate with Finance team on a regular basis for revenue and expenses and monthly reporting.
  • Own and manage our donor database, optimize usage and report through Raiser’s Edge
  • Internal department lead for CRM implementation of Microsoft Dynamix.
  • Lead and manage events major fundraising events: fundraising, budgeting, logistics, etc.
  • Manage vendors and department coordinators.

Northwest Center is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need any assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process, please contact us at [email protected]

At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, support it, live it, and flourish in it to benefit our employees, the community, and our clientele. We believe that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. Northwest Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, including disability and veteran status.