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Resource Development Manager

The Salvation Army USA Western Territory
United States, Alaska, Anchorage
143 East 9th Avenue (Show on map)
June 19, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Resource Development Manager

DEPARTMENT: DHQ/Community Relations & Development

SUPERVISOR: Divisional Executive Director of Development (DEDD)

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time/40 hours per week; Non-Exempt


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Manage and engage with corporate and private foundation donors, maintain a caseload of individual major gift donors, and establish fundraising goals for same. Work with Corps Officers and Program Directors to determine needs and identify resources for the same. Assist with special event fundraising as requested by DEDD. Ensure that donor records are accurate and well maintained in CRM database. Produce monthly reports for DEDD and THQ related to donor activity.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, psychology, marketing, or similar field preferred. May substitute eight years' relevant experience for the education requirement.
  • Five years' relevant, professional experience preferred; a minimum of three years is required.
  • Understanding of or experience working in a non-profit environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate and connect with donors whether by phone or in person.
  • Effective grant writing skills which result in proposal awards.
  • Impeccable organizational and project management skills, with a keen attentiveness to detail while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Proficiency in CRM database usage to track, manage, and analyze related data; experience with Raiser's Edge a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team, as well as to work independently, juggle multiple tasks, and interact closely with colleagues.
  • Appreciation for and understanding of The Salvation Army's mission.
  • Ability to occasionally work outside regular hours as needed for events and donor meetings.
  • Current Alaska Driver's License with acceptable driving and criminal history.


  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit donations from existing and new corporate, private foundations, and major donors. Develop annual plan/strategy for same.
  • Prepare grant proposals for corporate and private foundations in cooperation with Corps Officers and Program Directors.
  • Meet with Corps Officers and Program Directors on a regular basis to understand program/ Corps needs.
  • Work with grant compliance officer to ensure grant restrictions are adhered to and reports are filed on a timely basis.
  • Directly manage a caseload of major donors, including outreach to current and potential donors via online, phone or in person. Cultivate and solicit same, maintain record of activity in CRM database, and produce monthly reports for DEDD and THQ.
  • Identify and secure corporate/individual donations for special events.
  • Engage corporate and foundation leaders through tours of facilities and personal visits to ensure they have a better understanding of the impact of their gifts.
  • Hold a minimum of four corporate and/or individual major donor events annually.
  • Establish goals in cooperation with DEDD and THQ and develop a plan to monitor progress.
  • Attend Development Department meetings and trainings.
  • Provide event support as requested by DEDD.
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required; working knowledge of integrated database applications and ability to use new software programs with basic training.


Must be a licensed driver. Must also complete and pass The Salvation Army Driver Safety Course.


Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on intermittent or continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push, pull, and reach overhead. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.

A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests if the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.


The employee understands that all information is to be treated as highly confidential. Non-compliance will result in disciplinary action.


The employee acknowledges that he/she has been informed and understands The Salvation Army's religious purpose and status as a church. The employee agrees that he/she shall do nothing to his/her relationship with The Salvation Army as an employee to undermine its religious mission. The employee agrees and understands that his/her services are a necessary part of The Army's religious purposes, and his/her work-related conduct must not conflict with, interfere with, or undermine such religious programs or The Army's religious purposes.


The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Such equal opportunity for employment will apply to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, salaries, and other compensation, transfers, and layoffs or termination.

This position should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this position. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position statement.

Bachelors of Other (preferred)
Licenses & Certifications
Driver's License (required)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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