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Development Manager in Orange County

  • Miracles for Kids
  • Full time
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  • Orange County
  • 21/02/2019
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About Miracles for Kids:

Miracles for Kids (Miracles) helps critically ill children and their families fight bankruptcy, hunger, homelessness and depression. The organization’s core programs provide direct support to low-income families with children receiving treatment for life-threatening medical conditions throughout California.

Miracles for Kids is seeking an ambitious Development Manager to support existing fundraising initiatives and events and develop new fundraising partnerships. 

The ideal candidate is:

  • A team player who is enthusiastic about collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Creative and curious; eager to develop innovative strategies and campaigns to cultivate relationships and generate revenue
  • Energized by impact and poised to “make an ask” to forward the Miracles mission
  • Organized, optimistic and solutions-oriented. S/he responds well under pressure and with tight timelines, knowing that donor demands can often be unpredictable
  • Persuasive communicator that inspires people to take action. Skillful in inspiring donations via written and digital communications as well as in person
  • Experienced in effectively executing a spectrum of fundraising events and initiatives
  • Enjoys developing their skill set and is interested in growing their career as a professional fundraiser with Miracles for Kids

Role Responsibilities

  • Strategize, initiate and manage monthly giving program, including timeline, budget and goals, for Individuals and couples as well as corporations, matching gifts and employee giving
  • Support all fundraising events and initiatives in partnership with the Development and Marketing team, including Gala, Golf and Stars and Stripes sponsorship, team and table sales
  • Develop creative and innovative ways to pitch and engage new donors and corporate partnerships
  • Coordinate and activate one giving day annually and End of Year Fundraising campaign
  • Implement donor stewardship plan for donors at all levels. Support donor recognition and retention efforts
  • Play a strategic role in developing systems for donor identification, solicitation, tracking, and upgrading, including the planning of tailored giving opportunities, donor events, and activities throughout the year


  • A minimum of 2 years fundraising experience
  • A level of comfort with CRM/donor database systems and management
  • Strong persuasive communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Flexibility to work some nights and weekends

Interested?  Apply today!

  • Email your cover letter and resume to Rachel Peterson at  
  • In your cover letter please explain why this position appeals to you and indicate your salary expectations

Miracles for Kids

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