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Development Manager

Company: OakCliff Sailing
Location: Oyster Bay
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Development Manager

Position reports to the Executive Director

Responsible for Oakcliff's revenue streams including fundraising, sponsorship and other commercial activities. Utilize current infrastructure and resources, modify as needed and deliver a fundraising and development program.


--- Work with the Public Relations Manager in messaging and communications and promotions to maximize fundraising results.

--- Work with Training Director on the annual brochure and recruitment. Supporter Service

--- Work within the existing infrastructure to manage the current fundraising activities including the supporter contact database, currently in Constant Contact, of current and past donors.

--- Be a presence on site for regular sailing and events to service supporters

--- Actively work to increase the number and levels of support

--- Manage supporter deliverables

Major Gifts:

--- Cultivate the current databases for possible high-end donors

--- Research new donor bases, specifically non sailing

--- Aggressively traffic donors from initial contact through giving

--- Encourage multi year commitments and legacy giving program.

--- Utilize the Executive Director to secure major gifts


--- Take the lead on the fundraising portion of special events and team building

--- Produce the Celebrating New Heights annual fundraising event


--- Coordinate year end appeal and mailings

--- Ensure appropriate language is in all receipts and acknowledgement

--- Create, manage and adhere to the fundraising schedule Commercial


--- Continue to strengthen relationships that will lead to the donation of assets, boats, vehicles etc. Work with the management team to identify needed assets and make plans to have those donated.

--- Coordinate the occasional sale of assets including listing, promoting and administering the transfer

--- Support the Training Director in student recruitment

--- Actively sell team building and other stand alone fundraising opportunity --- Package, sell and service corporate sponsorship opportunities


This position is for a highly organized and personable fundraising manager. He or she obviously needs to be well spoken with excellent communication skills but also must be comfortable in a variety of environments from the deck of a boat to a corporate board room.

Advanced word processing, mail merge and database manipulation skills required. Sailing experience of some level is required

Keywords: OakCliff Sailing, Stamford , Development Manager, Executive , Oyster Bay, Connecticut

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