Development Manager

AmeriCorps St. Louis

About the organization

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps St. Louis (ACSTL) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaging annually about 40 full-time AmeriCorps National Service Members in community service. ACSTL Members travel throughout Missouri and other states completing service projects in partnership with government agencies and nonprofit organizations. In times of crisis or disaster, ACSTL is an available resource to support local, state, and national response services. In addition, ACSTL provides outreach and support services for unhoused neighbors in the St. Louis area. ACSTL has a nine-member Board of Directors and a dedicated staff of five full-time employees.
AmeriCorps St. Louis has an annual operating budget of $1.2 million with the goal of 10-15% from philanthropic contributions. To meet our vision and potential, ACSTL requires comprehensive groundwork and strategic efforts toward donor cultivation and fundraising which have not been formalized before.


ACSTL seeks to increase the staff size though a determined, inspiring leader who is passionate about the mission, and brings both the desire and ability to raise the profile of ACSTL through donor relations that have a lasting mutual impact.

The Development Manager will serve as a key team member and active leader responsible for the creation and implementation of successful short- and long-term fund development strategies. The Development Manager should excel at developing meaningful ongoing relationships with donors, improving systems and processes to meet goals, and methodically carrying out all aspects of a development plan in support of ACSTL’s mission.

Please see the detailed Position Description for a complete list of responsibilities (


• Three years of experience in project management, relationship building, fundraising, and/or strategic planning in the nonprofit sector.
• Experience working effectively toward mutual outcomes with volunteers, staff, and stakeholders across wide ranging skills, communication styles, and interests.
• Strong interpersonal and public communications skills, written and verbal.
• Ability to network effectively to identify and develop donor prospects.
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the principles and practices of fundraising related to individuals, foundations, and corporations.
• Proficiency in data management, CRM systems, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite.
• Event planning and management experience preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership experience preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.


$48,000 - $52,000, commensurate with experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send Cover Letter, Resume, and Contact Information for 3 Professional References to Kelley Hower – ([email protected]) subject line “Development Manager – Applicant.”

Cover Letter should include a response to the following: Share an experience of serving effectively with diverse people and/or communities to accomplish successful fundraising objectives, in a professional or volunteer role.

Priority is given to early applicants; applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and position is open until filled. Initial deadline to apply is July 9, 2021.

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