Development Manager
JDRF International

Louisville, Kentucky

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JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in chapters across the United States and our five international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @JDRF.

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease. JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Development Manager role offers an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of our dynamic chapter team, reporting directly to the Senior Development Manager. Collaborating closely with local and chapter leadership, regional and national teams, and a dedicated group of volunteers, this role focuses on expanding the chapter's reach and impact within the Kentucky markets, specifically Louisville, with anticipated statewide growth. The Development Manager plays a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising and chapter operations, overseeing cultivation opportunities, communications, and various event activities including Kentucky walks and galas. With primary focus on peer-to-peer and individual donor giving, the Development Manager manages the entire donor cycle, from qualification to stewardship, with special emphasis on our Kentucky walk and gala programming.

This remote position is based in Louisville, KY, working from a home office.


  • Collaborate with local and national/regional staff to drive chapter growth and success.
  • Lead and support the identification and management of revenue opportunities, particularly in peer-to-peer and individual giving.
  • Coordinate fundraising and mission activities to increase engagement and stewardship of fundraisers, donors, participants, and volunteers.
  • Strategically utilize CRM data management tools to optimize donor pipeline management.
  • Plan and execute events in the area, including walks, galas, family engagement events, donor events, and volunteer-led third-party activities, while also overseeing volunteer recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Maintain accountability for meeting deadlines and responding to volunteer and departmental requests.

  • College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience including at least 2 years in fundraising or relevant business/volunteer experience.
  • Strong knowledge of CRM databases, preferably Salesforce.
  • Self-starter with a collaborative mindset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal and relationship-building abilities.
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff and volunteers at all levels.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage processes that enhance staff efficiency while prioritizing donor-centricity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the chapter footprint. Occasional evening and weekend work as needed.
Essential Functions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and infrequently up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional information:

Requests for medical, religious, and other exemptions will be considered on an individual basis. JDRF will comply with all federal, state, and local laws.

JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce.
JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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