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Development Manager

Company: Liberty Fellowship


Greenville, SC


Liberty Fellowship invites applications for a Development Manager.  Reporting to and working directly for the President & CEO, the Development Manager is a skilled fundraiser and strategic thinker and is central to Liberty Fellowship’s growing philanthropy program.  Liberty Fellowship’s Development Team is comprised of the President & CEO, Founders, and the Development Manager. The Team leads, responds to, and works closely with the Board of Directors, Liberty Fellows and donors.  Each member of the Team contributes to this highly-collaborative, low-politic, strong team that is ultimately responsible for securing the contributions necessary to allow Liberty Fellowship to reach its fundraising goals, transition to a comprehensive philanthropic program and ultimately, fulfill its mission to move South Carolina forward.


The Development Manager is a full-time exempt position located in the Liberty Fellowship office in Greenville, SC.  Contingent upon initiatives and outreach activities, occasional evenings and weekend hours may be required; otherwise, the normal office hours are 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.  Travel throughout the state for events, meetings, and related program activities is expected in this role.



  • Actively manages the engagement process of a growing group of established donors, Liberty Fellows, Mentors and prospects (individuals, corporations, and foundations). Identifies and researches new prospects that align with the organizational mission.
  • Supports the Development Team and volunteer solicitors to move major gift prospects into and through a robust cultivation and solicitation program.
  • Directly cultivates, solicits and stewards all Liberty Fellows.
  • Takes an active support role in the coordination of campaign meetings, discussions, and updates to ensure effective cultivation, solicitation, follow-up, data entry, and tracking of new and prospective donors.
  • Maintains the campaign calendar and the schedule of cultivation/solicitation activities and meetings.
  • Leads the development and drafting of proposals for individuals, corporations and foundations. Manages all development support/outreach materials in coordination with Liberty Fellowship communications team.
  • Performs accurate, efficient, and strategic data entry to provide comprehensive constituent data organization and ensure a smooth cycle of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Serves as the lead fundraising database administrator.
  • Creates and generates reports, queries, exports, and analysis. 
  • Ensures proper acknowledgement and stewardship procedures are implemented.  Runs acknowledgement letters for all donations and pledge payment reminders.
  • Performs prospect research as needed for donor prospects, including individuals, corporations and foundations.



The Development Manager will have proven leadership and relationship management experience. S/he is adept at seeking, building, cultivating, and maintaining major donor and executive level relationships.  The Development Manager is a strategic thinker who possesses excellent communication (writing, editing, speaking, and listening) skills to orchestrate and manage comprehensive projects and derive ways to connect with the Team and to donors to achieve goals.  The Development Manager must be 100% reliable and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills to carry out projects and meet timely deadlines.  S/he is a self-starter and works independently with little administrative support; however, at the same time, values and works effectively in a team environment to collaborate and contribute to the mission of Liberty Fellowship.


This position works with confidential information and will be subject to Liberty Fellowship’s confidentiality policies and practices.  Honesty and high integrity with professional discernment, ethical conduct and mature judgment are required. 



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4 years of progressive experience in annual fund, major gift cultivation and solicitation, and working with board members and volunteers in fundraising
  • Experienced use of hardware and software technology, including office equipment (copier, scanner, fax, etc.).  Preference will be provided for candidates with proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, and Outlook) as well as fundraising database software (preferably eTapestry)



Liberty Fellowship is a statewide leadership initiative founded by Anna Kate and  Hayne Hipp in partnership with Wofford College  and The Aspen Institute . It seeks to infuse outstanding leadership in South Carolina, empowering proven leaders to realize their full potential moving the state forward. Fostering a values-based approach, Liberty Fellowship exposes these leaders to diverse perspectives, critical thinking, and intellectual and personal development through an intense 18-month program experience and its network of now 290 Fellows.  



Salary is commensurate with experience.  Through Liberty Fellowship’s affiliation with Wofford College, staff of Liberty Fellowship are provided Human Resources support as well as eligibility for comprehensive major medical health insurance, life and disability insurance, and other applicable fringes. 



Email to PrgmMgrLF (at) the following application documents: (1) letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position; (2) current resume, and (3) names and contact information (email and telephone numbers) of minimally 3 professional references. 


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Wofford College and Liberty Fellowship value diversity and strives to recruit, develop, and retain top talent.  We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.


It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Wofford College Human Resources.


A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon a completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.