Development Manager – Baltimore Green Space

Baltimore Green Space is hiring!

Baltimore Green Space is Baltimore’s environmental land trust. We promote vibrant neighborhoods and a healthy environment through land preservation, research, and community advocacy. Our vision is to be a leader and partner in ensuring that communities’ open spaces and forest patches are considered priority assets in the growth and redevelopment of Baltimore.

This position is hybrid; our staff are currently hybrid working from home and our office.

Job Responsibilities Include

  • Lead implementation of BGS’s development goals, strategies, timetables and budgets for all grants, giving, and acquisition fundraising.
  • Work with the executive director and Board Fundraising Committee to identify new grant opportunities, and attract new donors, retain and upgrade current grant funding, increase individual donors and net annual fundraising revenues.
  • Write and manage grants for federal, state, and local grant opportunities.
  • Work with BGS’s growing team to seek creative connections between our programs, staff and events to engage prospects and donors.
  • Plan and implement donor engagement activities, including special events and presentations to expand awareness of the organization’s mission.
  • Draft and maintain policies and procedures related to fundraising, including donor data management, ethical standards, and recurring annual deadlines.

Fundraising Management

  • Oversee the daily operation of development database, including funder data management, grant funder prospecting, recording gift transactions; data cleansing, querying/reporting, list management and analysis; output includes generating thank you notes, gift receipts, campaign and financial reporting.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of gift, constituent, and funder data and reporting.
  • Proactively mine grant funder and other donor data and keep current with emerging trends.
  • Record revenue received from various sources including foundations and individuals, online and offline credit card transactions, gifts of stock, wire transfers and checks received in-house, generate and distribute timely and accurate gift summary reports and gift acknowledgments.
  • Conduct biographical, financial and philanthropic research on individuals and/or institutional prospects and donors.
  • Lead development initiatives and activities: including special events, foundation grants, major gifts, firm/corporate, direct marketing and other duties as assigned.

Communications Management

  • Create and oversee fundraising content for BGS’s website, social media and e-communications including e-newsletters and e-appeals.
  • Supervise Communications Associate with donor related social media posts, e-newsletters, annual report, event invitations, programs and all related promotional material.
  • Create donor focused e-newsletters through Mailchimp in collaboration with the executive director and Operations Manager.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • 2 to 5 years of successful work in fundraising for nonprofit organizations or equivalent experience.
  • Must have at least 2 years grant writing experience.
  • Preference given to applicants with Development experience, such as knowledge of fundraising principles and basic gift accounting practices and proficiency with Salesforce or comparable relational donor database with an aptitude for using information systems in support of development operations.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power-Point, Access and especially Excel) to produce reports and correspondence for stakeholders and social media experience and proficiency.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines, flexibility and ability to adapt to changing needs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to communicate timely and effectively, capacity to collaborate and work well with diverse internal and external teams.
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently and has the ability to multitask while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound independent judgment, maintain confidentiality and discretion with sensitive, confidential and proprietary information;
  • A passion for social justice and commitment to improving the lives of city residents through greening and environmental improvement; motivation and capacity to quickly learn issues pertinent to disability rights.
  • Must be able to work occasional special events as needed, and additional hours during peak times as required.
  • Access to transportation required for local travel.

Salary and Benefits
Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization. Salary is commensurate with education and experience, Annual Salary Range: $46,000-$58,000. Staff Benefits include Employer Sponsored (Medical, Dental); 403(b) Retirement Plan; and paid Holidays and Vacation/Sick days.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $46,000.00 – $58,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday


  • Fundraising: 2 years (Required)
  • Grant writing: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: One location