Job Opportunity: Development Manager

The Development Manager coordinates and oversees New Jersey Policy Perspective’s fundraising efforts and is a key member of the team tasked with raising the funding necessary for NJPP to drive policy change.


The Development Manager reports to the Director of Operations and Development and works closely with the President and the Director of Communications. The specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement NJPP’s individual donor strategy, with a special focus on identifying, researching, cultivating and engaging major donors. Work closely with the Director of Operations and Development, President and Trustees to help schedule and follow-up their cultivation and contribution requests.
  • Generate all donor communications, both printed and digital, including appeals, e-blasts and newsletters
  • Manage the Salesforce database, analyze donor data, record contributions, generate and track gifts acknowledgements and oversee all other development operations.
  • Oversee the execution of key NJPP events, including year-round fund- and friend-raisers, policy summits and Kathleen Crotty Fellowship events

This position is full-time and based in Trenton. Salary range is $55,000 – $65,000, with benefits package. NJPP is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter, resume, and a professional writing sample to with the subject line “Development Manager – [Last Name].” Please include all attachments in one email, in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

About New Jersey Policy Perspective

New Jersey Policy Perspective drives policy change to advance economic justice and prosperity for all New Jerseyans through evidence-based, independent research, analysis and advocacy. We are a “think-and-do tank:” Once our analysis is done, our communications and outreach teams gets it into the hands of the policymakers, advocates and partners best positioned to use it to improve lives and bolster the state’s economic prospects.