Coyote Central seeks Development Manager

We are seeking a part-time, seasoned Development Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving the fundraising efforts of our organization by managing development initiatives and writing grant proposals with the assistance of a contracted grant writer. The Development Manager will work collaboratively with program staff, volunteers, and other team members to ensure alignment of fundraising efforts with organizational priorities. This person will be someone with a deep sense of ownership over philanthropic engagement, excellent self-initiative and follow through, and a commitment to actively stewarding donors. They will provide support and guidance to staff and volunteers involved in fundraising activities. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to make a tangible difference in the nonprofit sector.

Coyote has a 30+ year legacy of providing nurturing opportunities for young people to discover just what they are capable of. Through skill building and access to unique tools and mediums, our youth get the chance to express their creativity! Coyote is committed to centering equity in all facets of the organization, including fundraising.

Development Strategy (40%)
– Collaborate with the Executive Director and board of directors to develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan intended to grow and diversify Coyote’s fundraising revenue.
– Develop and execute fundraising campaigns, events, and initiatives to support organizational goals.
– Track and report on fundraising activities, grant outcomes, and financial targets.
– Evaluate the effectiveness of development strategies and make recommendations for improvement.

Donor Relations (35%)
– Maintain ongoing communication with existing donors and supporters to steward relationships and secure continued funding.
– Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors, sponsors, and partners, including corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals.
– Collaborate with the Executive Director to build individual donor plans and personally solicit gifts.
– Develop customized acknowledgment and recognition strategies for donors at various giving levels, being sure to reflect Coyote’s voice and values.

Grant Writing (25%)
– Research, identify, and pursue grant opportunities that align with the organization’s mission and programs.
– Develop compelling grant proposals, applications, and supporting documents in collaboration with contracted grant writers, program staff, and leadership.
– Ensure timely submission of grant proposals and compliance with all grant requirements.
– Connect with Coyote’s current foundation and corporate partners to maintain and further develop relationships.

– Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., nonprofit management, communications, or related field) plus 3 years experience or 6 years of commensurate experience.
– Proven track record of successful grant writing and fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector. Experience in youth and/or arts organizations preferred, but not required.
– Strong research skills with the ability to identify funding opportunities and analyze grant requirements.
– Excellent writing and communication skills, with the ability to craft clear, persuasive grant proposals and other fundraising materials.
– Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic fundraising plans and campaigns.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive, as well as experience with fundraising software and databases (e.g., Salesforce, Bloomerang) preferred.

Additional Job Requirements:
– Passion for Coyote’s mission
– Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, sponsors, and stakeholders.
– Highly organized with excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
– Regularly scheduled attendance
– Percentage of time traveling: Local travel, 20%, for donor meetings
– All employees must follow Coyote Central’s employment practices and attendance policies
– Any other duties needed to help drive our Vision, fulfill our Mission, and abide by our company’s Values and Commitment to Equity.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Please include “Development Manager” in the subject line of your email. You will be asked to provide a writing sample before the second interview. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About Coyote
Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures.

An equitable world powered by curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

YOUTH IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT: The heart of what we do. We count on self-reliance to fuel curiosity and creativity.
FEARLESS EXPLORATION: We trust the process of taking creative risks. There is no one path and no one right answer.
REALIZING POTENTIAL: We rely on challenges and high stakes to encourage surprising outcomes and self-discovery.
EXPERTS AND BEGINNERS SIDE BY SIDE: We thrive in collaborative spaces where everyone is an equal partner in learning.
MAGNETIC CONNECTIONS: Our collective success is built on listening, powerful relationships, and igniting one another’s strengths.
HAVING FUN: Creativity is contagious. Spread the joy.

Commitment to Equity
Coyote Central strives to lead with equity in everything we do. We aim to dismantle barriers of access to creative opportunities by engaging diverse voices in our decision-making processes and continually pursuing new knowledge about equity. We start with a racial equity lens but also address inequity in income, gender identity, culture, language, ability, and any other oppression that our community might experience. We will continue to approach our equity work with respect, humility, and accountability, and with an organization-wide commitment to doing better.

Reports to: Executive Director
Work Schedule and Classification: 20-25 hrs/wk to start, non-exempt, with flexibility to accommodate fundraising events and deadlines
Pay Rate: $30- $35/hr
Work Location: hybrid schedule, minimum three days per week in the Central District office; some evenings and weekends required
Desired Start Date: July 16, 2024
Benefits: Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week earn prorated paid holidays and paid time off (including vacation and sick time) based on a rate proportional to hours worked. Employees receive 20 days/yr PTO to start plus up to 40 hr/yr rollover; 12 paid holidays each year plus up to two weeks of company closure; 1 floating holiday; 3 days of paid community service leave; up to 8 weeks paid Coyote Family and Medical Leave; a 2% company contribution to a SIMPLE IRA account (independent of any employee contribution); and access to employee-paid, supplemental insurance benefits.

Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.
Coyote is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other protected class.