Resource Development Manager

Define American is seeking an experienced, mission-oriented, and values-driven Resource Development Manager to oversee our fundraising activities. 

Position Overview 

We are seeking an experienced, mission-oriented, and values-driven Resource Development Manager to oversee our fundraising activities. The ideal candidate will be proactive, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication, and be a skilled project and relationship manager. The Resource Development Manager will play a critical role in powering the organization’s current and future initiatives.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday; some weekend and evening work as needed

Classification: Exempt 

Location: Remote

Salary: The expected salary range is $77-90k annually

Reports To: Founder and President; works in close collaboration with Chief of Staff

TRAVEL: 15-20% 

Core Responsibilities

The Resource Development Manager will oversee and implement Define American’s fundraising strategy. 

  • Manage grant calendar, including meeting, proposal, renewal, and reporting processes, for active and prospective funders.
  • Write proposals, reports, and funder communications, leveraging the existing knowledge base and working in collaboration with other staff members.
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders to contribute to fundraising strategy, and lead prospect identification; maintain an entrepreneurial approach to opportunities. 
  • Coordinate individual and corporate giving campaigns and initiatives, including events, and contribute to in-kind and earned revenue generation opportunities. 
  • Maintain donor database and documentation of all fundraising materials and activities.
  • As appropriate, manage relationships and engagements with contractors supporting fundraising efforts.

Candidate Profile 

To be successful in this job, you will excel in these areas:

  • Commitment to and passion for Define American’s mission and model, and a desire to share that commitment and passion to benefit the organization 
  • Demonstrated record of securing major institutional funding and building relationships with institutional funders, as well as experience with individual and/or corporate engagement
  • Entrepreneurial mindset oriented to identifying and pursuing opportunities 
  • Exceptional time management skills and an ability to organize and coordinate multiple concurrent projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and detail orientation 
  • Proficiency with office productivity and data management tools 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment, as well as the ability to fully own and drive forward work independently
  • Comfortable and self-directed working within ambiguity and maintaining flexibility; inspired by challenges
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times


Compensation & Benefits 

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical, vision & dental insurance
  • 401(k) match
  • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Short & long-term disability coverage
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Internet + cell phone stipend
  • Health & Wellness reimbursement
  • Professional development stipend


How to Apply

Please submit your employment application, along with all requested documents, via the employment application portal by visiting the link here.

NOTE: Define American goes through an incredibly intentional process for hiring new team members and will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We appreciate your interest and your patience in moving through this process. Define American is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

About Define American 

Define American empowers diverse and nuanced storytelling about immigrant experiences across mediums and industries through research, partnerships, and storyteller engagement. Founded in 2011 by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer Jose Antonio Vargas, our work is helping audiences see all immigrants with their full humanity. To learn more, visit

How to Apply

Please submit your employment application, along with all requested documents, via our employment application portal.