Job Post: Development and Organization Manager - Austism Families Connecticut

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


WEST HARTFORD -- Autism Families Connecticut seeks a Development and Organization Manager to execute AFC's Business plan and manage all aspects of office operations and development with support from the Program Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. 


As Autism Families CONNECTicut’s Development and Organization Manager, you will join a small, well focused not-for-profit organization and will have overall responsibility for the successful execution of AFC’s mission. The Development and Organization Manager will execute AFC’ s established Business Plan and will manage all aspects of office operations and development with support from a Program Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant. In furthering the mission and objectives of AFC, the Development and Organization Manager may be called upon to serve as spokesperson to the media, community groups, potential funders and/or sponsors along with Board members and Founders. The Development and Organization Manager will implement, track, and evaluate AFC’s Financial Development Plan, including fundraising and cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters to ensure all financial development goals are achieved. You will work from the AFC office location, with flexibility to partially telecommute upon approval of the Board.  Annual salary range: $50,000 - $60,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. 


  • Spearhead efforts to maintain and grow individual, corporate and foundation contributions. 
  • Manage AFC’s critical annual fundraising event, including but not limited to, volunteer recruitment, support to the volunteer committees, budget and logistics management, corporate and individual sponsorship, auction acquisition, marketing, and ticket sales. 
  • Create and manage marketing materials and distribution methods that promote awareness of AFC’s mission, programs and events to current and potential constituents and donors including social media, and online publishing online bulletins, newsletters and an Annual Report. 
  • Manage and expand the Champion’s Fund Initiative (AFC’s peer-to-peer fundraising tool). 
  • Implement the Annual Giving Plan by identifying new fundraising opportunities and executing strategies that ensure financial/development goals are achieved. 
  • Implement Donor Relations best practices. 
  • Research, and in partnership with the Board and staff, manage and develop funding proposals for grants, charitable foundations, corporate sponsorships, and other similar funds and foundations. 
  • Represent AFC at community events, autism awareness events, and other activities when needed, many which take place on weekends. 
  • Work with the Board and Program Coordinator to identify, recruit, and support adequate qualified volunteers to carry out financial development activities. 
  • Oversee AFC programs, events and activities within the Board approved Workplan and budget parameters. Manage the work of the part-time Program Coordinator, the part-time Administrative Assistant, and volunteers. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in relevant field - i.e. business administration, communication, education, health, social services or not-for-profit management. 
  • 2 to 5 years’ business or financial development experience with consistent track record of achieving results. 
  • Demonstrated passion and experience with not-for-profit organization(s). 
  • Exceptional written and oral communication, organizational, time management and problemsolving skills. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and proficiency in event planning and execution. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to cultivate teams, supervise and motivate others. 
  • Ability to work well with a diverse Board of Directors, staff and volunteers and other community constituents. 
  • Results oriented with ability to work independently but also as part of a team. 
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, donor database software and social media platforms. 
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends when needed. 
  • Reliable transportation for in-Connecticut travel. 
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. 

Preferred Qualifications:  
Experience interacting with people with disabilities or special needs. 
3 years grant writing experience. 
Leadership and supervisory experience in a not-for-profit organization. 
Familiar with MS Publisher, WordPress or other marketing platforms. 

About AFC 
Autism Families CONNECTicut (AFC), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, was founded in 2010 to provide recreational, social and learning opportunities to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. AFC offers programs for children, teens and young adults that provide recreational and social opportunities in a welcoming, nonjudgmental environment. 

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by July 26, 2018 to  Interviews will be conducted to qualified applicants on a rolling basis. 

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