Development Operations Manager

August 30th, 2022
Development Operations Manager

Development Operations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Education

Student Leadership Network supports young people growing up in diverse underserved communities to gain access to educational opportunities that help prepare them to lead successful lives. In 1996, Student Leadership Network (SL Network) opened the United States’ first all-girls public school in 30 years – The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem. What started out with one school has grown to a network of 41 public schools, including 21 all-girls schools nationwide. Over the last 24 years, SL Network has impacted more than 50,000 students. SL Network supports three life-changing programs that empower youth from underserved communities to disrupt the cycle of poverty through education: The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS), CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), and Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN).To learn more, visit www. .

The Development Operations Manager will report to the Managing Director of Development and collaborate with the development team, the marketing and communications team, the data team, and the finance team. The successful candidate is a strong project manager who will help the department to operationalize systems and processes to help frontline fundraisers to meet their goals. They must be highly organized, have strong analytical skills, superb written and oral communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, follow-up, and achieve results. A passion for expanding educational opportunities for students is essential. Visit our website career page for the full job description.

 Primary Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 With support from the Managing Director of Development, maintain and improve administrative systems, database management, policies and procedures, and infrastructure to manage the day-to-day operations and financial functions of the department, with a focus on:

  •  Gift Processing and Acknowledgments
  •   Team Coordination & General Support


 ·       Detail-orientation with excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills.

 ·       2+ years experience in a role that required nearly-daily Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database use a must; Salesforce strongly preferred.

 ·       Customer service orientation toward high net worth donors, Board members, internal and external stakeholders, peers, and funders alike. 

 ·       Deadline-driven, superb multi-tasker and able to prioritize.

 ·       High level of discretion and professional judgment.

 ·       Proficient use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive). 

 ·       Sharp analytical skills; can figure out the inputs that lead to desired outputs, figure out what’s missing, what’s superfluous, and how to do it better.

 ·       (Internal) Great rapport across all SL Network departments, ability to build relationships and become the trusted go-to person for the department.

 ·       Evidence of improving a system with measurable results.

 ·       Curiosity, drive and savviness to leverage technology to build capacity, problem solve and maximize efficiency with the ability to provide technical training to others. Aptitude and motivation to become a database wizard.

 ·       Superb multi-tasker who can manage multiple priorities and projects from concept to implementation while anticipating future deadlines.

 ·       Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and to thrive under pressure.

 ·       Resourceful, results-oriented team player with a positive “can-do” attitude and a sense of humor.

 ·       Interest in learning about the Development profession; flexible and adaptable, open to change, feedback, and improvement.

 ·       Must be willing to share COVID-19 Vaccination Status

·       Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 


Student Leadership Network

Equalizing Education. Achieving Success.

  • 322 8th Avenue 4th Fl
  • New York, NY 10001
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