The Marconi Society

The Marconi Society

Development Manager

Job Description

Position Overview

The Marconi Society is seeking an innovative Development Manager to plan and implement fundraising activities for our respected 46-year old organization. We are expanding our small and powerful 100% remote team to realize our vision of a world where everyone can fully participate in and benefit from the opportunities of connectivity.  The Marconi Society’s recent development efforts have produced some significant national grants and sponsorships for our core programs and annual symposium &  gala.

Reporting to our Executive Director, the Marconi Society’s Development Manager will help grow the development function and expand the funding base. Top candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience that includes a combination of grants, sponsorships, membership, events and annual giving.  Experience in the technology sector is a plus.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to describing how your nonprofit fundraising experience is a  great fit for the Marconi Society.  Only applications including cover letters will be considered.

Who we are:

The Marconi Society is a cross-disciplinary group of technology, policy, and digital inclusion visionaries creating innovative collaborations to build digitally equitable communities. We break down silos to create digital equity solutions that work for our integrated world.

Our forward-thinking programs are designed to create long term, transformative change through agile projects that deliver high impact. Our current focus areas include:

Stabilizing the long term funding infrastructure for digital equity
Creating the interdisciplinary workforce needed to develop a digitally equitable world.

Ensuring that broadband funding goes to the areas that need it most by making impartial resources and best practices in broadband mapping widely available.

What you’ll do:

The Development Manager will be a key part of creating and implementing the Marconi Society’s philanthropic plan built to increase contributed revenues for the Marconi Society.  Working closely with the Executive Director, the Development manager will also collaborate with program staff and the Board to effectively raise funds for Marconi Society operations and programming.


Work with executive director and staff members to plan, prepare and implement fundraising initiatives
Collaborate with executive director to identify and build relationships with key funders and donors
Team with board members to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors
Write, research and track grant submissions and reports
Plan and manage fundraising events
Plan and implement annual giving opportunities
Manage Donor Perfect; entering, acknowledging and recording all donations, donor information, membership status, and membership renewals
Collaborate with staff to develop and implement a new membership program
Track and report weekly productivity

Who you are:

The Marconi Society’s Development Manager will have at least 2-5 years of applicable experience with a nonprofit that is rapidly growing its development function and a bachelor’s degree in the field.  Bonus points for experience fundraising in the technology sector or for a scientific organization.  The successful candidate will be a scrappy and creative builder with successful grant writing and event support experience.

Specific requirements include:

Proficiency with technology, CRMS systems and Microsoft Office suite
Experience with special event management
Experience with private, community and government grant seeking and submissions
Knowledge of or experience with non-profit annual giving programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of basic financial reporting and budget planning
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects/events simultaneously
1+ years experience working remotely

The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic organization that is building, measuring and iterating programs and development.  She / he / they will be a self-starter who thrives on trying and refining innovative ideas.

Salary Range – $50,000 – $60,000  per year DOE


12 paid company holidays
2 personal days
10 days paid sick leave
10 days paid vacation
Healthcare stipend
Company computer

The Marconi Society’s mission to create digitally equitable communities reflects our belief that too many people do not have the economic and social opportunities that being part of the connected world brings. We acknowledge that, in our role as innovators in technology and digital inclusion, we have a responsibility to use our voice and influence to highlight the work and stories of the incredibly diverse set of people that we aim to benefit. We do this by lifting up the perspectives of underrepresented people in our field and those who do not yet enjoy the opportunities of digital equity and by conducting our business and hiring in a way that recognizes and compensates for the value of diverse perspectives.

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