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Izzi Early Education Development Manager

Mar 21, 2024    |   ECE Job Board

Organization Name:

Izzi Early Education

Job Title:

Development Manager (Senior Leadership)

Link to application instructions


$85K – $90K DOE

Full Time Exempt Position (Some Weekends & Evenings Required)

About Izzi Early Education:

Join the Izzi Early Education team and make a meaningful impact on the lives of families and children in the San Mateo County community! We are seeking a passionate and motivated Development Manager to expand the resources that support our Head Start and Early Head Start Programs to help children and families thrive. If you are passionate about our mission, we encourage
you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our team and help us make a difference in our community! For the past 40 years, Izzi Early Education (formerly IHSD Inc.) has believed that every child and every family deserve access to high-quality early child education. Our comprehensive early care, education, and family services ensure that all children, regardless of circumstances, get the care they need, when and where they need it.

Position Insight:

Izzi has a vision to increase our impact on the children and families of San Mateo County through expanding our core services. This individual manages our current fund development strategies, and employs creative and new ways to achieve our vision. We seek a professional who can leverage networks and is unbounded by our current business model. The duties include managing and expanding the general donor base through innovative campaigns, communications tools such as social media, and new cultivation and solicitation strategies. Strong collaboration skills enable the Development Manager to prioritize key grant applications ( with the assistance of the Executive/Program Director) for new and renewed funding to foundations, and state
and federal government sources. The ideal candidate will possess strong levels of communication, emotional intelligence and drive to move the organizational mission forward.

Attractive Benefits:

  • Employer Paid – Medical, Dental, Vision Health Plan and Life Insurance
  • Employer Assistance Program
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan Benefits – 8% funded by employer – Full vesting after 6 months of employment
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal Days and Paid Sick Time
  • Limited Time ONLY & after 6 months of full-time employment: Sign-On Incentive and Relocation allowance will be provided if coming from out of the State of CA

Job Duties:

Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Institutional Fund Development: Research, write, and manage grant applications for ongoing and new government contracts, as well as private and corporate foundations.
  2. Fund Development Strategy: Partner with Executive/Program Director to develop strategies and tactics to create revenue from new streams; and inform, involve, cultivate and solicit the general donor base. Execute and manage these strategies and tactics.
  3. Annual Fund: Strategize with the Executive/Program Director to establish and execute effective campaigns. Engage and grow individual donors, through innovative methods for generating community-level gifts. Collaborate with administrative staff on planning fund development strategies and tactics for major organizational events.
  4. Major Donors: Support development of Major Donor program. Identify potential major donors in the general database and among volunteers, research prospects, and make recommendations for outreach. Work with Executive/Program Director and appropriate Board members on major donor cultivation and solicitation portfolios.
  5. Communications: Review annual communication plan and apply tools such as quarterly donor e-newsletter, e-updates, dynamic content with Marketing Manager for Izzi website to meet departmental and organization targets.
  6. Department Administration: Support Administration Department in overseeing database management


  1. Minimum of 2 years’ experience with a non-profit, preferably in development. Leadership experience strongly preferred. Experience with direct mail, donor research, development publications is preferred.
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Master’s degree in nonprofit management or related field preferred. Knowledge of the Bay Area is an advantage.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of internet research, word processing and EXCEL. Knowledge of automated database management and development software is a plus.
  4. Experience working with board members, donors, volunteers and program staff on collaborative activities.
  5. Experience with organizing and managing the logistics of events. Must be a self-starter and have a sense of humor.
  6. Commitment to the environment, a love of nature, and an interest in learning more about the natural environments and IHSD’s involvement in local communities are a must.
  7. Background in writing and ability to work in diverse groups is preferred.
  8. High level of integrity and stewardship of the Izzi mission, brand and fiscal resources

Application & Selection Process:

We require all applicants to submit copies of transcripts, degree(s) and any certification along with the cover letter and resume. All applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee for satisfaction of minimum qualification standards. The best candidates for the position will be invited for a panel interview.

Health & Other Requirements:

  • Physical Examination, TB Test and Immunizations
  • Fingerprint Clearance/Child Abuse Index/Criminal Record Statement/NSOPW
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