Development Manager, Northeast

Location:  Remote Position - Serving the Northeast Region 

Position:  Full-Time, Exempt 

Job Summary: The Development Manager leads the successful execution of a nationwide walk series and other special events that help drive the organization’s mission to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects. Reporting to the National Director of Development, this position works with state and region volunteer leadership and event committees to achieve revenue goals for fundraising activities with accountability for significant income targets, sponsorships, and mission and advocacy integration. 


Congenital Heart Walks  

  • Participate in strategic planning for the series, including market/site selection, scheduling, budgeting, revenue targets, event logistics, marketing, and communications strategies. 
  • Achieve income targets, annual growth of Walk gross and net income, build relationships, and work effectively with volunteer committees, donors, and sponsors to achieve event goals. 
  • Implement and enhance the walk series operational and financial plans. Provide tools for committee success, monitor activity, and progress address deficiencies. 
  • Work with the Director of Development, develop, implement, and manage all series timelines, benchmarks, and reports. 
  • Provide leadership for the recruitment, retention, coaching, and guidance of local walk committees and event volunteers.
  • Work in partnership with volunteer event leadership to recruit planning committee leads and members. Assure clearly defined roles and committee structure, effective communications, and provide training, tools, and support for success.
  • Monitor financial expenditures, progress to budget, and take appropriate measures to keep volunteers informed. Provide formal reports and analyses, including financials and associated metrics and event preparedness, as requested by the national office. 
  • Collaborate with external event production vendors, organizations, and providers, at each site (logistics, travel, event launch, permits and approvals, site reviews and planning, insurance, supplies, etc.) and
  • Drive event execution, including creating program agendas, scripts, and runs of the show. 
  • Plan and participate in regular committee meetings. Support event-specific logistics planning and coordination, ensure sufficient recruitment of event-day volunteers.
  • Support walks leaders in hosting kickoff events, team captain, and cultivation activities. 
  • Organize annual evaluation processes for locations and the overall series. 
  • Collaborate with national staff, execute awareness, marketing, and finance 

Other Events leadership, planning, and volunteer management

  • Engages, recruits, stewards, trains, and manages relationships with volunteers and committees to execute other special event types and fundraising plans to achieve revenue goals, including golf, gala, and local fundraisers.
  • Implements best practices for revenue growth drives, and encourages creativity and innovation resulting in new revenue opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain meaningful business communications with individual and business donors, volunteers, and sponsors.
  • Ensures compliance with CHF policies, including employment, risk management, travel, event and cash handling, data management, and financial controls.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes  

We seek a strategic, highly organized, and detail-focused team player with strong interpersonal skills,  

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Three years related experience preferred in volunteer development and management, fundraising, event management, marketing, and communications. 
  • Minimum two years experience in walks/runs, with a track record of success in forming and leading committees, empowering volunteers, and cultivating sponsors. 
  • Outcomes driven; strong project management ability.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure with patience and positivity. 
  • Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment.
  • Positively interacting and diplomatically maintaining relationships with a wide range of professionals, peers, volunteers, and those served by the organization. 
  • Excellent organizational, attention to detail, time management, and prioritization skills  
  • Very strong written, verbal, listening, and problem-solving skills  
  • High integrity and excellent judgment 
  • Ability to confidentially handle information and processing of income  
  • Proficient in computer-based information systems, including experience with Peer 2 Peer database software and Microsoft products 
  • The position requires working nights as needed for walk site and other events committee planning, virtual meetings, and frequent travel, including weekends, with flex time available. 
  • Must have access to a car or be able to transport materials to and from meetings and special events/programs.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and perform set up/take down of event equipment. 
  • Travel estimated at 25% annually, up to 40-50% during the Walk season, includes night and weekend work. 

CHF provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, vision, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our jobs site at We are an equal opportunity employer.