Development & Operations Manager

Organization Name: 
Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN)
Date Posted: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) seeks a full-time Development & Operations Manager for its Rockville, MD office. The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) is a network of grantmakers investing to promote healthy people, communities, and environments; its mission is to mobilize philanthropy to advance environmental health and environmental justice solutions.

The Development & Operations Manager will manage the network's fundraising, finances, and operations, working closely with the Executive Director. 




  • Track and manage HEFN's overall fundraising.
  • Write grant proposals and reports, in conjunction with staff or consultants, as required.
  • Track work on membership dues invoicing and acknowledgements.
  • Develop, with Executive Director, ambitious and effective fundraising plans.


  • Staff liaison to fiscal sponsor.
  • Oversee and staff lead on operational needs, including: office space; communications needs; computer, website, and other technology needs; liaising with consultants as needed.
  • Review organizational contracts.
  • Other administrative responsibilities, as needed.

Financial Management

  • Oversee the financial operations of HEFN, a fiscally sponsored organization.
  • Develop organizational budgets and revenue projections.
  • Monitor fundraising and spending; provide oversight.
  • Develop financial reports for Steering Committee updates, grant reporting, and other planning needs.
  • Other financial administration as needed.



  • Excellent professional writing skills, especially for proposals, reporting, financial memos.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Extensive computer skills (expertise with Microsoft Office, Salesforce);
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • A Bachelor's degree (a master's degree a plus); and
  • At least five to seven years of relevant professional experience, including in fundraising, financial or operational management.
  • Experience with nonprofits or foundations.

Skills and Attributes

The ideal candidate will thrive in a small team environment. Reliability, integrity, flexibility, a quick mind, and a sense of humor strongly valued. Additional skills and attributes:

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines while maintaining quality and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and on a highly collaborative team.

We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. No phone calls please.

Compensation and Benefits: 


Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Benefits:  Very generous benefits including health insurance, retirement, professional development, and paid vacation.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to, with your email subject line reading: "Development & Operations Manager". No phone calls please.

Application deadline March 28, 2017

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