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  • Development Manager

    Job Description
    Position: Development Manager [FT]

    MORTAR is looking for a Development* Manager to work closely with our Managing Partner to support organizational fundraising goals while also playing a key role in building the infrastructure for a high-functioning Development Department. *Development is a fancy way of saying “you know how to make it rain!”

    Who you are: As a Development Manager, you are part of a growing team focused on helping build and structure MORTAR’s Development and Fundraising capacity. In this role, you will support our Managing Partner in all Development responsibilities, including helping build the Development Department and implementing new processes to support existing donors and find new opportunities. Sound exciting yet?

    The right candidate will be someone who is:

    ● COLLABORATIVE - Someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We’re an organization with an entrepreneurial mindset, so you will need to be able to think fast, think proactively, and think in a way that puts the team first. We’re going to build something from the ground up, so knowing how to work as a team is critical.

    ● PEOPLE, PEOPLE - Someone who likes building relationships and getting to know new people. If your network determines your net worth, expect to get RICH at MORTAR. We’re a people driven organization which means we’re looking to constantly meet new people and develop long-term, high-quality relationships.

    ● ORGANIZED AND DETAIL ORIENTED - Someone who has a laser focus on being ORGANIZED. Does being organized excite you? Do you dream about spreadsheets and data entry? Well, have we got the job for you! The Development Manager will provide support in data entry, budget tracking, donation processing and more, so enjoying the process of organization will be important for this role.

    ● FUN! - Someone who wants to be the best at having fun! There’s a quote that essentially says, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be a part of your revolution”, which means that changing the world and having fun shouldn't be mutually exclusive. There’s no fundraising without FUN, so we want someone who brings an optimistic, problem-solving mentality to the Development Manager role.

    BONUS POINTS:
    Are you an over-achiever? PERFECT! Extra consideration will be given to people with a knack for writing and storytelling. You should also consider submitting a writing sample to showcase your skills along with your attention to detail.

    PREFERRED:
    A Bachelor's Degree and 2-3 years of fundraising experience. We also pride ourselves in treating our people well, salary and benefits include:
    ● 40 hours weekly
    ● Salary based on experience
    ● Flexible office hours and locations (Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills)
    ● Dedicated resources to support professional and leadership development
    ● [FT]: Competitive benefits package; including medical, vision, dental and life insurance.

    Parking, paid vacation after 90 days of employment, paid day off for your birthday

    Advice:
    If you think this opportunity is for you – apply! Don’t ignore this opportunity thinking you aren’t a good fit. We’re looking for people willing to take risks and learn/grow in the process. If you know of someone else who may be a good fit, please share this post, retweet on Twitter, send via smoke signal, etc., with your friends and family!

    Resumes, cover letters and writing samples can be sent to wearemortar@gmail.com.

    About us:
    Founded in May of 2014, MORTAR Cincinnati exists to build communities through entrepreneurship. MORTAR accomplishes this goal in by offering a 14-week business training course designed to teach entrepreneurs (often from low and moderate income backgrounds) the nuances of starting or growing a business. Post graduation, our alumni program offers an additional 18 months of ongoing support. MORTAR also runs and operates BRICK pop-up shops, created to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pressure-test their ideas in real time. MORTAR is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations and talents can flourish.
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