Development Manager Position


Children’s Law Center fights so every District child can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to us to advocate for children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone. With more than 100 staff and hundreds of pro bono lawyers, we reach 1 out of every 9 children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year. And, we multiply this impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit all children. Learn more at


This position is great for someone who likes to bring order and manage projects in a fast-paced environment for an organization with incredible impact. The development manager works closely with the chief development officer to ensure the success of Children’s Law Center’s private revenue fundraising program. Responsible for the daily operations of the development program which focuses on gifts that range up to $500,000, the development manager develops and modifies systems to effectively and efficiently implement the chief development officer’s vision, directly supervises development staff,  works closely with the finance team, and manages a portfolio of Kite Club prospects of $1,500+. 

Requirements and Qualifications

The position requires four to six years of development experience, including excellent operations and project management skills, personal solicitation, event planning, fundraising analytics, database use, and staff management. Excellent professional judgment and ability to maintain confidential information.  Experience working with individuals, corporations, law firms, and foundations is preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to conduct weekly, annual and long-range departmental planning. Four-year college degree preferred.

Application Instructions: 

Position is open until filled.


No telephone calls please. Send resume, cover letter, three references, and two page writing sample via mail or email to:


Development Manager Search Committee

Children’s Law Center

501 3rd Street, NW, 8th Floor

Washington, DC 20001


Children’s Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, medication, status as a veteran, tobacco use, or other classification protected by law.