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Development Operations & Stewardship Manager


EdAllies | Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range: $56,000 - $76,000

Founded in 2016, EdAllies is a Minnesota-based education advocacy nonprofit that partners with schools, families, and communities to ensure that every young Minnesotan has access to a rigorous and engaging education. We advance policies that put underserved students first, remove barriers facing successful schools and programs, and foster an inclusive conversation about what’s possible for students. To learn more, visit:

EdAllies is seeking a Development Operations & Stewardship Manager to coordinate fundraising functions for the organization, partnering closely with the Executive Director to develop and execute strategies to advance individual and foundation giving, and ensure proactive cultivation and relationship building with supporters. Candidates should possess strong attention to detail, excellent writing skills, comfort managing multiple priorities, and the ability to manage up to advance goals.

This position is based out of EdAllies’ Minneapolis office. EdAllies offers a hybrid work setting, with
employees working 1-2 days in-person and flexibility to work remotely at other times. The position reports to the Executive Director.


  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Partnering with Executive Director to advance successful fundraising strategy, serving as a thought partner and successfully executing tactics;
  • Managing development timelines and coordinating deliverables to ensure on-time submission of high-quality grant applications and reports;
  • Managing accurate lists of current and potential donors through Bloomerang;
  • Drafting external-facing documents (letters, emails, applications, reports, etc.) to create concise and compelling descriptions of EdAllies’ work;
  • Developing and executing cultivation and stewardship plan for major donors;
  • Supporting individual giving strategies;
  • Supporting development and execution of fundraising meetings and outreach events, including planning, logistics, materials, etc.;
  • Supporting board engagement in development activities;
  • Overseeing meaningful stewardship practices and internal development policies;
  • Supporting other communications and outreach functions as needed; and,
  • Collaborating closely with team members to advance EdAllies' mission and vision.

Candidates should possess a strong commitment to EdAllies’ mission, and to education equity more broadly. The ideal candidate has:

  • Excellent project management skills, including comfort engaging others at all levels of the organization to achieve goals;
  • Knowledge of development principles, fundraising techniques, and ethics;
  • Experience with database management and tools;
  • Strict adherence to deadlines, with ability to set and meet timelines;
  • Excellent writing skills (grant writing experience a plus);
  • Ability to build strong collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies, including board members, donors, community partners, educators, parents, and students;
  • Excellent organizational skills and passion for details;
  • Ability to communicate effectively about issues of equity and race;
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, with ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, and to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • A commitment to integrity (doing what’s right, even when it is uncomfortable), transparency, candor, and collaboration;
  • Previous experience with fundraising, grant management, and/or communications; and,
  • Commitment to operating with EdAllies’ core values of equity, inventiveness, humility, honesty, and


The position pays an annual salary of $56,000-$76,000, based on qualifications and experience. EdAllies also provides a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, disability, life, and vision insurance premiums paid in full for employees and significantly subsidized for families; 401(k) matched up to 5% with immediate vesting; 21 days of annual PTO; 9 paid holidays plus a paid winter break and 2 floating days; flexible bereavement leave; parental leave with 8 weeks fully paid; school activities and student service release time; and more.

Interested candidates should send the following to, with “Development Manager Application” in the subject line:

  • a cover letter;
  • your résumé.

We encourage applicants to submit their materials by March 3, 2024, but will consider all applications submitted until the position is filled.

EdAllies is an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to a diverse, inclusive workplace. From hiring to internal practice, we work to promote a culture that is welcoming and free of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination

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