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The Porch

Development Manager

The Porch


Job Summary

This part time position will support the founding directors in securing funding and sponsorships to support the mission of The Porch Writers’ Collective – to inspire, educate, and connect writers and readers of all ages and stages through classes and literary events – and ultimately contribute to the success and long-term sustainability of the organization. We are seeking a locally-based team player with experience in outcomes-focused fundraising/partnership cultivation, innovative thinking skills, and a passion for literary art and promoting literary culture.

Job Responsibilities

Key areas of Responsibility: 



  • Implement and build upon the current development plan. 
  • Plan and evaluate fundraising campaigns and activities.
  • Conduct donor communications  and stewardship. 
  • Ensure donations and gifts are acknowledged in a timely manner.
  • Plan and execute an annual membership drive.
  • Create copy, report-ready metrics, and other necessary elements for annual report and other essential fundraising materials.



  • Secure funding through writing grant applications, seek out new grant opportunities, and fulfill all grant compliance requirements (potentially with support from a grant coordinator, dependent upon candidate’s level of expertise in grant pursuit and compliance).



  • Work with staff (and potentially with an event consultant, dependent upon candidate’s level of expertise in event production) to produce annual fundraising event and additional smaller-scale events throughout the year.



  • Work with the organization’s bookkeeper to ensure appropriate financial oversight (including a monthly meeting to go over financials).
  • Work with co-directors to create the annual budget. 



  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly team meetings. 
  • Attend board meetings and relevant committee meetings.
  • Oversee fulfillment of funding-related marketing/acknowledgement requirements, including relevant website and social media content, and communicate needed updates to appropriate staff members.


  • Self-starter who can work independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.
  • Exceptional communication, writing, editing, and interpersonal skills.
  • 5+ years of experience in fundraising and development for 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations. (Preference given to candidates with experience fundraising for arts-related organizations.)
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Experience and/or interest in marketing favored.

Additional Information


Benefits not included at this time

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Katie@porchtn.org


  • Date Posted: September 12, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 10/15/2022
  • Salary Range: $30,000-45,000, depending on experience
  • Working Hours: 20 hrs/week estimated