Development Manager

Who we are:

For over 25 years CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country

  • Helping communities create 300,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
  • Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions; and
  • Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps.

Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and changes the lives of individuals, families and communities, we have done so while creating a family of nationally recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. We attract talented professionals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for two Development Managers to be part of our national Fund Development Team.

Why we need you:

CSH is seeking a creative, results-driven and team-oriented leader responsible for the role of Development Manager to assist with running the effective fund raising efforts and stewardship of CSH’s supporters. We seek strong writers with equally strong project management skills and an understanding of the nature of working with multiple sources of funding are key, as is the ability to manage workload and project deliverables within a specific time frame and budget.


Where you will work:

This position is based in the CSH Headquarters in New York City.


What you will do:

  • Serves as the main point of contact/liaison between the Fund Development team and a number of CSH field offices or national teams.
  • Enable those teams to meet their goals for foundation, government, and corporate supporters.
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage proposals to government, individuals, foundation and corporate sources. Coordinates the development management process for each assigned team, including writing inquiries (letters of intent), proposals, and reports. Manage deadlines, including managing contributions of content from multiple teams, and ensure submission.
  • Work with other business support teams (primarily finance) to gather information necessary to report to funders on current programs.
  • Comply with all compliance and reporting as required by government, foundation & corporate donors
  • Maintains tracking system for proposal and stewardship report due dates to ensure timely submission of requests and reports.
  • Develop concept papers on how to present new program models for support and conduct literature reviews of new target population needs and evidence-based models for serving different segments of the homeless population and other vulnerable individuals and families.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Limited travel


How we work:

All CSH staff share a common competency framework. These guide our approach and in turn, help us create value. CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible, and problem solvers. We are strategic thinkers with a sense of humor, persistence, and a commitment to treating others with respect.

  • 5+ years of fund development experience including grant writing, reporting and prospect research; proven track record of successful grants and related reporting with public sector and institutional donors
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Equivalent experience may substitute for education.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to convey complicated projects in a compelling and persuasive manner.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically and socially diverse internal stakeholders and external funders and partners.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities is preferred.
  • Strong research and analysis skills
  • Project management experience to effectively engage across the organization to produce results.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook as well as Raiser’s Edge or other fund raising databases.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary information.
  • Able to work independently in deadline-driven environment
  • Familiarity and/or interest in supportive housing, including homelessness, low income housing, community development, mental illness, healthcare, social services and social justice, preferred.


Interested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement?

To Apply:

Candidates should apply by clicking on the link below. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.

CSH is proud that it has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer


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