BHITC Seeks Manager for Fundraising

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Principal Function

The Fundraising Manager develops and supports the implementation of a strategic approach for the organization to maintain and expand its relationships with key funding partners, including individuals, churches, foundations and corporations.


This position is a part-time, salaried position (25 hours per week)

Key Attributes

  • A self-starter and creative thinker, able to analyze situations or data and develop recommendations and strategies independently.
  • A passion for managing and developing organizational relationships for Kingdom purposes.
  • A proven ability to oversee and improve upon processes, including information/data, communications, events, volunteers, etc.
  • A strong writer and communicator.

Working Relationships

The Fundraising Manager reports to the Executive Director and will work as a team member of BHITC’s staff.

Job Duties

Plan and manage development activities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan that increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organi
  • Monitor and evaluate all donor-related activities to ensure that goals are being achieved.
  • Monitor trends in the community and among current donors; adapt strategies as neces
  • Serve as a lead member of BHITC’s Fundraising Committee.


Organize fund development activities

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising and donor appreciation events.
  • Assist in preparing and submitting grant applications to generate funds for the organization; assist in managing grant writing consultants; manage reporting processes to grant funders.
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization’s mission goals.
  • Oversee the administration and maintenance of a donor database, prepare reports from same for analysis by Executive Director and Fundraising Committee.
  • Coordinate receipt processes for all donations.
  • Engage and manage volunteers for special development projects and events.


Promote the organization

  • Support BHITC’s communications plan and activities to promote the organization to its
  • Coordinate the design and printing of all marketing and communication related to development efforts.
  • Build relationships with donors and community stakeholders to advance the mission and funding needs of the organization.
  • Participate in staff meetings and organizational events.



  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate in Fundraising or Nonprofit Management is an asset, but not required


Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Some experienced in fundraising management
  • Knowledge of special events planning and management


Proficiency in the use of computer for:

  • Fundraising software
  • Word processing / Desktop design (InDesign)
  • Database management


Candidates may submit letters of inquiries and a resume to:

Brian Upton

Building Hope in the City

2031 West 30 Street

Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 281-4673

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