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Development Manager

About the Guild

Godman Guild Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1898 with the mission to help members of the Columbus community achieve social and economic mobility – one person, one family at a time. Godman Guild’s programs are for all ages and are built to provide a continuum of success and support, making it possible for participants to achieve their academic and career goals.

The Godman Guild is a warm, collaborative space with a 120+ year history of making a difference in Columbus. In our early years we were a neighborhood association, but over time we have grown into the largest settlement house in central Ohio with the capacity to impact and empower lives across Franklin County and beyond.

The Role
This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of like-minded individuals to support and financially strengthen funding programs that support the organization’s values, mission and strategic objectives. They will work with staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the agency; under the supervision of the Chief Philanthropy Officer they will support, coordinate, and assure implementation of strategies to sustain and develop donors and contributions to support the organization in alignment with Guild’s strategic plan.

Essential Responsibilities

Grants Management: Responsible for oversight and grants management

  • Develop and implement procedures for grants management:

  • Act as grant coordinator (e.g., writes grant proposals for submission to granting agencies)

  • Manage calendar and dates of grants

  • Monitor and evaluate grants for compliance and deadline

  • Schedule all aspects of the review and reporting of grants

  • Investigate and research new grant opportunities as appropriate

  • Represent the Guild at community meetings regarding grants and programmatic concerns and schedule on-site visits with funders

  • Assist the Data and Client Enrollment Manager to prepare, assemble and interpret data

· Communications and External Advocacy

  • Help bridge communication channels between GGA, the communities we serve, partners, etc.

  • Create and manage all social media content plans (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok)

  • Create external communications and strategy for news, posts, events etc.

  • Manage and create email newsletters, press-releases, campaigns, and any other external communications

  • Manage Guild website and content

  • Manage and implement Brand Guidelines

Donor Management

  • Manage donor database

  • Ensure proper donor recognition and retention activities and track gifts

  • Drafts and sends donor recognition and solicitation letters

Fundraising and Development Management

  • Under the direction of the CPhO, approach, and request of partners for support

  • Coordination with vendors and partners

  • Serve as liaison between philanthropy and the rest of the organization

  • Provide support for event coordination by updating guest lists, menu planning, decorative and table set up, nametags, staffing etc.

  • Assist CEO and CPhO with administrative support as needed

  • Administrative coordination for all major fundraising campaigns

  • Assist in developing major gift opportunities

  • Research new foundations and corporate prospects

  • Produce tax acknowledgment/recognition of gifts letters

· Volunteer Development and Management: recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers

  • Partner with the HR, Operations, and Volunteer Coordinator to provide management of volunteer orientation and onboarindg processes

  • Engage and enhance the volunteer-to-donor pathway

  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation activities

And like all Guilders, they advocate for change that allows for all people to reach their full potential.

Work Experience and Education

· A Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study (preferred)

· At least 2 years of communications experience

· At least 2 years of experience in grants management is strongly preferred

· Nonprofit Development: 2 years (Preferred)

· Marketing skills a plus

· Experience with donor management software

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Ability to work independently or in a team environment

· Excellent technology skills including social media (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn), WordPress, Wufoo, SurveyMonkey, Microsoft Office/ 360, Google suite, etc

· Ability to work hybrid in-person/work from home

· Valid driver’s license & insurance. Must pass criminal background and license checks

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $44,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible schedule

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Currently working remotely with limited in person meetings, contact, etc. Position is anticipated to remain hybrid with WFH in the future primarily under the employee's preferred schedule.
COVID19 vaccine required for staff (with EEOC accommodations).

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