Job: Development Manager – Community Cycling Center

Job Title

Development Manager

Company / Organization

Community Cycling Center

Job Description

Organizational Overview

We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together 29 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.  Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members. Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.

In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. We also collaborate with community partners to generate pathways to numerous supports to meet the needs of the people we serve.

The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

The Development Manager at the Community Cycling Center plays an integral role in ensuring the financial health of a multi-faceted, community-based nonprofit organization and storefront business operation.The Development Manager will report to the Development Director and will support prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and corporate revenue streams.They will manage development events, and support strategic long-range planning efforts.

We expect the Development Manager to individually bring in a minimum of $150,000 across all revenue streams they manage during their first 365 days.

This is a primarily remote position with in-person work required to support fundraising and donor cultivation activities throughout the year.

Essential Functions

Please note that the percentage indicators below represent an estimate of how much time each week will be spent fulfilling these functions. In terms of importance, all areas are valued equally. In all aspects of this position, we expect you to lead with racial and restorative justice with all of your work, and actively practice Community Centric Fundraising methodologies.

Events (30%)

• Actively work to bring people together around a common language and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion through our events. Strive to support and uplift all people within the communities we serve, inclusive of a diversity of ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, classes, disabilities, geographic areas, ages, and other factors that contribute to a vibrant and thriving community.
• Manage, coordinate, and execute existing development events including Holiday Bike Drive, Transportation Trivia, Pedalpalooza events, corporate team-building, weeklong fee for service at Cycle Oregon, and more.
• Collaborate with the Volunteer & Events Manager and Program staff around development-specific events.
• Track ROI on all development-specific events, and demonstrate adaptability to improve results.
• Manage internal event management systems for development.
• Envision, propose, and execute new revenue generating events with an emphasis on donor cultivation.

Corporate Giving (30%)
• Prospect and solicit new funders to build out the corporate partner list. Manage pre-committed corporate partners.
• Move corporate funders in the $500 level to $1,000+ up the donor pyramid
• Manage all corporate sponsorship benefits, including private team building experiences.
• Maintain genuine relations with corporate partners through creative, persistent and friendly touchpoints.
• Collaborate with the Communications & Marketing Coordinator to manage a robust social media, marketing and media relations calendar specific to events and corporate fundraising campaigns.
• Lead all in-kind donation needs.

Individual Giving (30%)

• Prospect and solicit new individual supporters to build out the independent supporter list. Manage pre-committed corporate supporters.
• Move supporters in the $100 – $1,000 annual range up the donor pyramid.
• Manage and support solicitation campaigns for individual supporters including but limited to writing winter mailers, newsletters and LinkedIn articles.
• Maintain genuine relations with supporters through creative, persistent and friendly touchpoints.

Administrative and General (10%)

• Collaborate with the Development Director and Executive Director to implement, and monitor the annual fund development plan, outlining goals, activities, and timeline for completion with which you are tasked.
• Support the financial reconciliation process as needed.
• Work with the Bike Shop team to identify and improve development and fundraising opportunities.
• Regularly track and analyze donor data throughout the year. Lead donor strategy with most current analysis.
• Actively use the Community Cycling Center’s Salesforce database to ensure constituent records are maintained accurately. Input and track specific cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship actions related to major donors and campaign sponsors in a timely manner.
• Work with support staff to ensure acknowledgment letters are sent in a timely fashion.
• Provide support to the Board of Directors and Development Director in planning, developing, and achieving Board-led fundraising activities.

Qualifications & Characteristics


• Resident of Portland, Oregon area or plans to relocate
• A deep appreciation for the mission and values of the Community Cycling Center, as well as a thorough understanding of the unique and complex community development and social justice issues facing Portland residents.
• Practices Community-Centric Fundraising.
• At least 2 years of successful and progressively responsible nonprofit fundraising experience.
• Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts with a proven track record of procuring donations of $500+
• Experience in social media marketing, MailChimp, WordPress, Canva and soliciting new media relation opportunities.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and responsibly, and to also collaborate effectively.
• Innovative, values-driven, self-directed and action-oriented personality.
• Culturally sensitive communication skills.
• Strong project management, administrative, and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and responsibly, and also to collaborate effectively.
• High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Salesforce, and project management platforms.


• Knowledge and/or personal experience of how Portlanders use bicycles to meet their daily needs.
Experience using Salesforce.
• Exhibit an established network with individual and corporate funders in the Portland region.
• Knowledge and/or personal experience of how Portlanders use bicycles to meet their daily needs.
• Coursework or training in DEI, fundraising, marketing, event planning, and/or other related fields.
• Fluency in one or more languages spoken in Portland’s marginalized communities (e.g., Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali).
• Lived experience as a member of a marginalized community.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email with “Development Manager” as the subject line to

This announcement was originally posted on July 24th, 2023

Applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the application deadline, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline for this position is 5:00pm PST on August 7, 2023.