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Nexus Community Partners is a community-building intermediary whose mission is to “build more engaged and powerful communities of color by supporting community-building initiatives and foster social and human capital.” Nexus addresses the deep isolation within communities of color and Indigenous communities caused by personal, institutional and structural racism by promoting an equity centered engagement model; supporting the development of leaders; democratizing wealth; and by reclaiming culture as an asset.

Current Postings

At a Glance

Salary Range: $60,000 to $67,000
Position Closes: February 11, 2021
Hours: Full-time, 40 Hours, exempt
Start Date: March 15, 2021

Position Description

We are seeking a strategic and innovative, wordsmith extraordinaire for the role of Development Manager at Nexus Community Partners. The Development Manager will work closely with the staff across the organization to manage the organization’s development strategies and activities by 1) creating strategic development goals and plans, 2) leading day to day grant administration activities, and 3) growing and sustaining donor/funder relationships through engagement.

Position Responsibilities

Management (40%)

  • Collaborate to create and implement strategic development goals and plans that align with Nexus programs and the broader goals (e.g. Communications, Evaluation) of the organization
  • Organize and implement administrative systems, such as reporting systems, managing the database, fundraising files and the fundraising calendar
  • Report on prospective funding opportunities and strategies to staff and board members
  • Provide timely updates on progress and/or changes towards development goals to relevant staff and board members
  • Identify and manage consultants, as needed, to best achieve Nexus’ development goals

Grants Administration (35%)

  • Draft, edit, and send Letters of Inquiry, proposals, grant applications, and reports that are timely and compliant to funder requirements
  • Draft and send acknowledgement letters for grants and/or gifts received
  • Communicate necessary updates/changes to funders and donors
  • Stay informed on relevant fundraising programs, practices, and procedures and work with program and organizational leadership to identify opportunities to pursue
  • Ensure grant and funding information is accurate and current in the database

Outreach & Engagement (25%)

  • Collaborate with relevant staff and others impacted by Nexus programs to understand program principles & practices as well as set fundraising needs, goals, and strategies
  • Cultivate and maintain donor/funder relationships through one-to-ones, meetings, and attendance at events and special gatherings
  • Coordinate and participate in funder site visits, including preparing appropriate program staff
  • Plan, coordinate, and host engaging fundraising opportunities and events with support from staff and event planning consultants


  • Provide support for other projects, such as the broader evaluation and communication for Nexus
  • Present to board and at all-staff meetings as necessary
  • Demonstrate Nexus’ core values of commitment to learning, valuing culture, partnering in the work, and being reflective as a way of working and leading


Assets of most interest to the hiring committee include the following:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in development, community work, nonprofit, or another related field
  • Knowledge of philanthropic sector and trends
  • Clear and effective (oral & written) communication skills
  • Exemplary and creative narrative development and writing skills
  • Must be able to synthesize oral and written detailed information to align with overarching development goals
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, MailChimp, Zoom, and other platforms
  • Understands and embraces efforts that promote racial, social and economic equity and asset-based community change
  • Ability to establish and maintain trust readily with a diverse set of partners
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team and independently
  • Capacity to work cross-culturally to achieve understanding and results
  • Project management skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically while managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn
  • Flexibility regarding work assignments and ability to respond positively to changing demands and priorities

Compensation and Benefits


To protect staff from the spread of COVID-19, Nexus staff work remotely from the Nexus office until further notice. Nexus offers a Remote Work Allowance to ensure you have the necessary setup and equipment to work remotely.  Office space is available, however, staff utilizing office space must follow proper procedures to maintain a clean and healthy workspace during these times. 


Nexus offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience and a highly participatory, mutually supportive workplace.  We are committed to the personal and professional growth of all staff.

Nexus offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes two health insurance options that pay for 80-90% of the coverage for the entire family, and an Unlimited Paid Time Off policy.  Additionally, all Nexus staff are invited to participate in the Wellness Program that offers 2 hours of wellness time each week, $600 of reimbursable wellness dollars each year, contributions to wellness memberships, and all-staff wellness events.

To apply:

Emails the application materials to Application should include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. The resume and cover letter should reflect your motivation to work at Nexus Community Partners and how your experiences will advance our work to create more equitable communities. The writing sample should be relevant to the Development Manager position and can be a new or an existing piece. Some examples of relevant samples are Letters of Inquiry, concept papers, or concise reports.


NEXUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.