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1416 17th StreetBakersfieldBakersfield, CA 93301


The Development Manager position coordinates efforts to extend the funding base in support of Dress for Success Bakersfield’s ongoing financial needs. This will include: developing fund development strategies, cultivating and maintaining donor relations, and leading fundraising activities. This position is accountable for special events management; direct mail, email, and social media campaigns; grant writing; and public relations.

The Development Manager will work closely with and reports to the Executive Director. This position requires local travel up to 50% of the time. Personal vehicle usage is required, and mileage will be reimbursed per organization policies and procedures.

Dress for Success Bakersfield is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Currently the position is volunteer while we are growing the program. However, if successful you will be building funding to create a paid position. You will create your own hours. You will meet with the Executive Director regularly, but work as a "remote" office. Access to a computer is required.

Qualifications and Skills

Qualifications for this job include, but are not limited to: experience in fund development, public relations, or related field; proven fund development, fundraising, and grant writing skills; demonstrated communications and public speaking skills; proficiency using Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, Google Drive, DonorPerfect or other fund development software. Must possess excellent prioritization and time management skills.


  • Donor Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours per week
  • Your own vehicle, computer and office space

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