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  • Part Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $30,000- $50,000
  • Organization Type: Education

Aim High St. Louis

Join Aim High St. Louis as a Development Manager, with the potential for advancement to Development Director, leveraging your mid-level or seasoned experience to drive strategic fundraising initiatives. Collaborate with the Development Committee to meet annual operating goals, cultivate high-level donors, and manage corporate engagement programs.

With a minimum of 2 years in fundraising, grant writing, or marketing, you’ll direct our annual giving program and oversee special fundraising events. This year-round, part-time role (25-30 hours per week) offers some virtual work opportunities. Lead the charge in executing our fundraising plan, managing our grants program, and enhancing our visibility through targeted marketing efforts. Manage our donor database for accuracy and leverage insights for strategic decision-making. Knowledge in utilization of social media as a significant marketing tool is important. If you’re passionate about empowering youth and ready to make a difference, apply now and join our team!

Aim High St. Louis – Position Description

Title: Development Manager

Scope: year-round, part-time (25-30 hours per week), hybrid

The Development Manager is expected to perform all essential job duties as described herein and as appropriately requested by the Executive Director, in a professional and efficient manner, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director and in compliance with Aim High policies and procedures.

The primary function of this position is strategic fundraising. Within that, key responsibilities include:

  • Help develop and execute the fundraising plan, in partnership with the Development Committee, to meet Aim High annual operating goals.
  • Lead high level donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship to achieve long-term and rooted philanthropic partnerships between new/existing donors and Aim High.
  • Drive corporate giving and engagement programs.
  • Manage the grants program, to include grant calendar, proposals, reports, and research and cultivation of new grant resources.
  • With the executive director, direct the annual giving program including strategy and approach for summer and year-end appeals.
  • Lead the development/design of and implementation of special fundraising events including Luminosity ($80K+), GiveSTLDay, and Giving Tuesday and stewardship events including the Nova Circle Reception and Friends Day.
  • Prepare monthly fundraising projections, and conduct a yearly evaluation of fundraising gains and losses for the Executive Director and Development Committee.
  • Manage the donor database to insure donor record accuracy and completeness and create reports from the database for mailings, donor segmentation, and other data inquiries as needed.
  • Execute the marketing plan including annual reports, promotional materials and other marketing and branding opportunities that could increase visibility and lead to new funding sources or supporters.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years Fundraising, Grant Writing and/or Marketing Skills
  • Must be knowledgeable in using social media as an effective marketing tool
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Please add the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.

Aim High St. Louis is dedicated to fostering a workplace environment that values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status. Discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics is strictly prohibited. We strive to create a culture where every individual’s unique talents and perspectives are respected and celebrated.