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Position Title: Development Manager - Consultant


Location: Remote within the New York City area

Reports to: Director of Individual Giving and Special Events




About Shared Interest (

Shared Interest is a nonprofit investment fund (that grew out of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa) to move local banks to lend to low-income Black entrepreneurs, micro-enterprises with a special focus on women in Southern Africa. To date, Shared Interest has provided $38 million in guarantees, that has unlocked $131 million in loans to Black-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi and Zambia, impacting 2.3 million individuals from disenfranchised communities. Our new model is designed to achieve our guiding star by working with at least 10 new Southern African commercial lenders in seven countries -- benefiting 100,000 people from disenfranchised communities – 60 percent of them women and youth.

This year, Shared Interest is celebrating its 30th Anniversary through its Voices of Change Campaign which includes creating a special video segment to shine a spotlight on the voices of the anti-apartheid leaders that contributed to the impact of our work and highlight today’s leading voices of change that are advancing the fight for economic, racial and gender justice in Southern Africa. We will also bring back our Annual Gala to New York City and host other celebratory activities and initiatives.

Job Description: 
Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving and Special Events, the Development Manager Consultant provides key support and oversight in all areas of development with a primary focus on supporting the successful execution of all 30th Anniversary events and activities. The Development Manager Consultant plays an integral role in executing Shared Interest’s fundraising strategy and will manage the day-to-day responsibilities associated with building the kind of strong and diverse funding base that will enable the organization to achieve its event-related fundraising goals, donor engagement and cultivation efforts.

This is an interim 6-month consultation with the possibility of extending to 12 months.  Remote based in New York with 35-40 weekly anticipated hours and availability 9a-5p.


  • Work with Director of Individual Giving and Special Events to provide logistical support for special events including 30th Anniversary Voices of Change Gala, Signature Regional Events, Community Conversations on Racial Justice, Voice of Change Videos and other fundraising activities.

  • Assist with planning and executing special events and projects (mailings, revenue reports, donor tracking, maintaining RSVP lists, run event check-in, manage event volunteers, silent auction, budget recap of revenue for events).

  • Manage event pre-production and set ups, including packing of supplies, scheduling delivery, transporting materials, and receiving deliveries on-site. Oversee setup and breakdown of events on-site.

  • Take ownership, set up and manage event ticketing platform.

  • Liaise with Senior Director of Operations and lead data administration related to donor information including donor input, create coding systems for consistent donor portfolios, data actualization, and donation tracking, reporting and reconciliation. 

  • Prepare and send thank you/acknowledgment letters to donors overseeing the gift acknowledgement process.

  • Assist with creation of engaging content across various platforms, including press releases, website copy, social media posts, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations and collateral. 

  • Oversee Constant Contact data syncing email design and maintenance and plan and execute complimentary email strategies in tandem with written appeals, mailings, and social media initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree with 5 to 7 years’ experience in fundraising, database management, event experience in nonprofit organization required.

  • Meticulous organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects, take initiative and follow through on detail with high-level accuracy.

  • Excellent spelling and proofreading skills, especially to ensure accuracy of names and contact information.

  • Experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, database software (Salesforce, Constant Contact, Classy) and social media platforms.

  • Ability to transport, lift and carry supplies weighing up to 25 lbs.

  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and travel to events may be required as needed.

  • A demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice and an understanding of the challenges facing diverse communities. 

  • Graphic design, audio/video production and editing skills a plus.

  • Must have a laptop. 

Send your resume and cover letter expressing interest to Director of Individual Giving and Special Events - Shukura Shears at by February 8th. Please include “Development Manager Consultant” in the subject line.

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