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Development Manager

Company: Yankee Institute
Date Posted: June 14, 2018

Yankee Institution for Public PolicyYankee Institute seeks a Development Manager. This position will play an integral role in the service and organizational strength of the institute.
The position is ideal for candidates who have a passion for liberty, free-market solutions for Connecticut and are seeking experience working for a non-profit. Candidates should be selfmotivated, trustworthy and enjoy planning and organizing. Tremendous opportunities exist for professional development and training. 

Yankee Institute is a dynamic and fast-growing organization with an enthusiastic and collaborative work environment.

• Oversee the organization’s CRM platform, Salesforce
• Track all donor gifts and interactions 
• Generate regular reports via Salesforce, ensuring executive staff is up-to-date on revenue streams and donor 
• Research grant opportunities and write letters of interest to foundations aligned with Yankee’s mission 
• Ensure donors receive written thank you notes in a timely manner 
• As the opportunities arise, call or visit donors and prospects
• Support budgeting and bookkeeping procedures, particularly by processing incoming donations
• Manage direct mail campaigns
• Serve as point person for relevant contractors and vendors
• Some travel may be required
• Multiple training opportunities exist, specifically related to Salesforce, writing and fundraising


Entry level is OK
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Experienced with Salesforce a plus
Great attention to detail and organization
Willingness to show initiative Team player
Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your full name in the file title:
• Resume • Cover letter detailing a) your salary requirements, b) your interest in the position and the organization’s mission, and c) how your experience and background will ensure success.
Please include “Development Director, Yankee–[Your Name]” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Lauren Skiver with Talent Market who is assisting with the search:
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls please.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.