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Title:                    Development Manager

Reports To:        Executive Director (Primary)

Updated on:      September 19, 2014

Status:                Exempt


North Side Christian Health Center is a Christian ministry that provides comprehensive primary health care to underserved and uninsured persons on the North side and surrounding neighborhoods.

We envision a community where people of all backgrounds and affiliations are actively engaged in maintaining healthy lifestyles and preventing chronic disease, and where people take specific steps on their own behalf to ensure good health and a long life.


Development Manager is NSCHC’s first line of contact for individual donors seeking to donate or to obtain information about their giving history. The Development Manager administers all ongoing correspondence with individual donors and has primary responsibility for maintaining the donor and mailing databases, inputting and retrieving donation data and ensuring the accuracy of the database. The Development Manager is the point person for the project of the HRSA Service Area Competition Grant process. Additional training in HRSA grant application and HRSA grant reporting will be made available. Training will be provided as needed in grant development, and management, foundation relations, government grant tracking and reporting. The Development Manager is responsible for grant reporting to the agencies from which the North Side Christian Health Center receives funding.


  • Prepare grant submissions and follow-up reporting.
  • mail, assuring the donor that their needs are processed immediately upon request.
  • Process all donations; receive and input donation information according to accounting systems.
  • Generate acknowledgments for all gifts to individual donors within 48 hours of receipt of gift.
  • Work with other staff and the Executive Director to ensure that protocols for gift acknowledgments are maintained.
  • Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders: find personal connections with staff, board, volunteers, donors that will ensure the attention of institutional funders.
  • Scheduling development presentations for the Executive Director with donor groups.
  • Prepare content for newsletters and annual reports
  • Maintain website and providing fresh content as needed.
  • Perform regular maintenance in the database, including updating donor records; processing account code and donation changes, and keeping organized paper records for reconciliations, audits and general hard copy history.
  • Work with Finance Department to ensure accurate and timely monthly, annual and project financial reports, prepare donor data analysis for annual financial audit, and ensure that all legal and fiscal requirement for donation acknowledgements are met.
  • Generate, prepare and submit all reporting for all funding sources and types.
  • Supervise and train temporary or volunteer staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3-4 years previous experience in a development/fundraising role including data entry.
  • Proficiency in Windows Excel, Microsoft Word, a donor database, and database programs.
  • Must be accurate and detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize competing priorities in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced Team environment.
  • Must have excellent people and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the basic principles of fundraising and grant management/reporting. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and be able to effectively work with a team.
  • Minimum qualifications include dedication to working with the poor and underserved, a Bachelor Degree and 3-4 years of experience in Community Programs, which includes experience in administration and management support skill or an equivalent combination of acceptable training experience.


  • MinimumBachelors Degree in Business
  • Good writing, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, grants management, fundraising, records management and general administration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Sense of humor


  • Normal accessibility and mobility throughout the region required
  • Normal overtime/extended work hours


North Side Christian Health Center
Human Resources Department
816 Middle Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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The North Side Christian Health Center provides comprehensive whole-person primary and preventative health care to the underserved in accordance with our Christian principles and values. We see caring for the health and well-being of people and communities as not only our work but our mission.