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Corporate Development Manager



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
The Development Manager will join iMentor’s 10-person Development team, which is collectively responsible for raising $20M. The Development Manager (DM) will report to the National Director Corporate Partnerships and will be focused on providing research, writing, and moves management support for the maintenance and growth of our corporate philanthropy portfolio.
The DM will play a key role in the execution of iMentor’s cultivation and stewardship strategies. In this role, they will support the development team in stewarding relationships with iMentor’s corporate partners and prospects. In particular, the DM will project manage and write corporate funder LOIs, proposals, and reports; draft e-mails, meeting talking points, decks, and research memos; and attend conferences and networking opportunities to build new prospect relationships.
The ideal candidate is one who is a strong networker; an excellent writer, storyteller, and information synthesizer; highly organized; detail-oriented; and a cross-functional and collaborative project manager. This position offers an opportunity for a creative storyteller to inspire corporations, philanthropists, and social impact leaders to support iMentor’s strategic vision and national program impact. The DM will be equally excited to represent iMentor’s students, mission, and opportunities for support through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. This role also offers exciting potential opportunity for career advancement and growth within the department and/or organization. The development team operates on a hybrid work schedule and candidates should be prepared to work in-person at one of the iMentor offices (NYC, Chicago, or Baltimore) two days per week.

Report Writing (40%)

  • Work closely with National Director of Corporate Partnerships to write exceptional LOIs, grant reports, and recognition materials (social media, blog posts, annual report highlights, and similar materials) for a portfolio of corporate foundations with capacity for 6-7 figure gifts.
  • Build relationships with key departments within iMentor – e.g., program, volunteer engagement, finance, and research and evaluation – to aggregate data and information that will help inform and tailor funder reports.
  • ·Proactively manage internal grants and stewardship calendar to ensure corporate engagement touchpoints, deliverables, and reports are executed in a timely manner.

Cultivation Preparation & Execution (40%)

  • Research and qualify corporate prospects for fit, and recommend next steps for cultivation to strengthen iMentor’s revenue pipeline and generate new sources of support.
  • Draft e-mail outreach, meeting agendas, and meeting talking points upon request for frontline fundraisers.
  • Proactively manage internal moves management such as logging meetings, tasks, deliverables, and campaigns.
  • Attend conferences and other networking opportunities to generate new corporate leads.

Development Collateral Content Creation (20%)

  • Draft and refresh iMentor annual development materials, such as “About iMentor” deck and Corporate Partnership deck.
  • Draft ad hoc one-pagers for funders on iMentor programs overviews and event programming.
  • Draft campaign materials such as e-mails, decks, and talking points for funder audiences.
  • Manage special projects for corporate engagement such as “Bring Your Mentee to Work Day” campaign and other sponsorship activations.


  • 5 years’ experience in relevant field with demonstrated success in relationship building, moves management, grant report writing and development storytelling; experience in the nonprofit sector a must.
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to articulate clear, persuasive, and concise ideas.
  • Understanding of fundraising landscape and fluency with effective development communications practices.
  • Strong researcher and relationship mapper; experience with philanthropy research tools such as LinkedIn Sales Navigator, Candid, ProPublica, etc. preferred.
  • Displays exceptional project management skills while balancing multiple, complex projects in a highly deadline-driven environment.
  • Detail-oriented and design/presentation-focused.
  • Flexible and adaptive to effectively manage changing priorities and new opportunities.
  • Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated alignment with iMentor's mission, values, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Views differences between individuals (race, gender, age, cultural heritage, physical ability, education, beliefs, and lifestyle) as an asset and demonstrates an appreciation of the diversity across the iMentor community.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Our organization works in partnership with district public schools across the country. In doing so we must meet all compliance requirements of those districts including background checks.
  • iMentor is committed to ensuring healthy and safe environments for our staff, mentors, and the students we serve. In order to fully comply with the NYC Vaccine mandate, all iMentor employees (regardless of role or region) are required to be fully vaccinated priority to their start date.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary $65,000-70,000 commensurate with experience
  • Up to 100% employer funded comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • 18 days paid annual vacation (increasing annually to 21, 23, 25), 13 paid holidays + your birthday + one floating holiday, iMentor closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day, plus 6-7 sick days annually
  • 401K match up to 4%
  • Significant opportunities for professional development and growth including a $250 personal professional development budget in your first year, increasing to $500 in each subsequent year
  • Hybrid Home/Office/School working arrangement
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Dependent care and health care flexible spending plans
  • 1 hour of wellness time off per week for wellness activities of your choosing
  • 9 weeks of paid parental leave