Now Hiring: Fund Development Manager

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Now Hiring: Fund Development  Manager



Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While FFL was established in the wake of these disasters, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that have contributed to the life outcomes of the most marginalized of Louisianans for centuries. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today, FFL focuses on philanthropic leadership, racial justice, climate justice, criminal legal reform, economic opportunity, LGBTQ justice, and support for Louisiana's vibrant arts and culture via a three-pronged strategy:

  • Invest: FFL makes grants and loans to support organizations and movements throughout Louisiana in our key program areas. We attract and invest resources to support on-the-ground projects, many of which can’t access traditional philanthropy. Through fiscal sponsorship, we support innovative ideas responding to unmet needs throughout Louisiana. 
  • Build: We build power to effect change in Louisiana communities. We convene community leaders and provide training in organizing, policy change, leadership, public speaking, and facilitation to tackle issues of climate change, police accountability, health disparities, housing access, and more. 
  • Transform: By fortifying movements, we shift systems and shape regional and national narratives. We re-imagine how our communities are governed and funded to redefine how residents can thrive in them. 

 Since its inception, FFL has invested $59 million in more than 260 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working across the state toward building a more just Louisiana. As a social justice philanthropic intermediary, FFL’s work unapologetically advances racial justice while moving Louisiana forward. The foundation engages communities in both program co-design and its grant-making process to expand opportunities and move communities towards a more just future. 


Reporting to the Director of Development, the Philanthropy Manager is responsible for implementing FFL’s fundraising endeavors, such as prospect research and event planning. The manager also supports our donor-advised fund, scholarship fund, and various issue-specific campaigns. The Fund Development Manager works closely with the Director of Development Institutional Giving Officer and collaboratively across departments as needed. 

The Fund Development Manager can be based anywhere in Louisiana; occasional travel may be required. 

All Foundation for Louisiana employees are currently working remotely. Office space is available in New Orleans. Public health conditions and potential climate hazards are monitored closely, and FFL observes all municipal, parish, and state guidelines and Center for Disease Control recommendations to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, partners, and the communities we serve.


The following list of duties and responsibilities is representative and may be subject to evolution and change over time.  FFL is committed to an inclusive workplace for all staff, including those with a disability, and is open to discussing disability-related accommodations to essential job functions for qualified applicants. The Fund Development Manager will: 

 Donor Identification and Cultivation (30%)

  • Conduct routine prospect research
  • Coordinate mailing campaigns, including disaster fundraising campaigns, end-of-year, etc. 
  • Communicate to donors as needed
  • Monitor donation activity
  • Respond to inquiries regarding Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) via Amalgamated portal. 
  • Provides operations and donor cultivation support for the Donor Advised Funds 
  • Research existing software options to possibly house DAFs within FFL
  • Serve as the strategist/ primary contact for scholarship funds

Data and Systems  (40%) 

  • Maintain the integrity of data for all prospects
  • Data entry in Salesforce and other online platforms such as Donorbox
  • Design and maintain effective procedures, processes, and systems to support FFL’s development work
  • Manage team process of researching and identifying new funding opportunities from major donors, private foundations, corporations, and state and federal agencies 
  • Maintain FFL’s donor database, ensuring information is current and well organized; overseeing effective reporting, tracking, acknowledgments, and other correspondence with donors 
  • Generate data to provide periodic reports to the Director of Development used by the CFO to produce cash flow reports and create an annual organizational budget  
  • Manage RFP / contracts for fundraising consultants

Events (25%) 

  • Strategist/ primary contact for BHBF/ Black Philanthropy Month
  • Ensures the  implementation of logistics for fundraising / friend-raising events
  • Managing FFL sponsorships to other organizations
  • Coordinating logistics and implementing strategy for donor briefings 
  • Conduct any post-event follow-up 
  • Assist in Requests For Proposal (RFP)/ selection process for the campaign consultant for the anniversary campaign.
  • Coordinate data / information flow 
  • Monitor timelines
  • Coordinate logistics/operations

Other if applicable (10%)

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development in identifying strategic opportunities to shape and resource Louisiana’s future.
  • Share expertise in specific issue areas as requested 
  • Perform other related duties as requested


  • Razor-sharp attention to detail 
    • Technological agility: the willingness to learn and master various software 
    • Workflow management and project implementation
  • Relationship management: identify and assist in the cultivation of  individual donors and funders
  • Communication: write/edit communications to individual donors
  • Collaboration: support the work of the development team and staff across departments


You have over three years of experience in fund development and are a collaborative team leader. You love Louisiana and are concerned about this state's most pressing issues.

You’ll fit right in if you love to:

  • Work towards shared goals with multiple team members, stakeholders, and partners
  • Use technology to communicate, perform tasks, and meet critical timelines while maintaining accuracy and quality
  • Use FFL’s core values (community wisdom, courage, integrity, and commitment) to serve Louisiana’s communities of color and low-income communities with an intersectional analysis of racism, specifically anti-Black racism
  • Give and receive feedback to improve our work together

You’re good at:

  • Performing both independently and as part of a team
  • Centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of your work
  • Time and project management
  • Multi-tasking
  • Prioritizing work
  • Problem-solving
  • Being organized
  • Communicating (verbally and in writing)
  • Working with diverse groups



The annual salary range for this position is $61,000-$75,000 and will be based on experience. FFL offers generous benefits and a PTO package, which includes:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums
  • Up to $50,000 employer-paid life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement employer match
  • 17 holidays and extended end-of-year/ winter holiday break
  • Home office stipend


This is a full-time, exempt position. Candidates should have flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume along with a cover letter via email addressed to Chantelle Pierre, Director of Development: 

No phone calls please. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received by MAY 15, 2024 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY                                                                                

Foundation for Louisiana aspires towards freedom for all Louisianans and aims to create a fully inclusive and affirming workplace for all people.  We welcome and encourage applications from people involved with the criminal legal system.

Foundation for Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy. It employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, criminal justice background, and marital status.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members, customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, grant partners, board members, and dealings with the public.