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Development Manager

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts, health, youth, and pride programs to strengthen and support the LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley region in Eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 2014 and opened in 2016, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has become a regional and statewide leader in LGBT health, has been recognized for its life-enriching LGBT arts and culture programs, and has developed a leading-edge after school program for LGBT youth. In addition, The Center provides supportive services to address unique needs that exist for LGBT people, manages the annual Lehigh Valley Pride celebration, and provides training on LGBT issues to dozens of organizations each year.

Position Summary: The Development Manager is responsible for implementing The Center’s vision of a well-resourced array of programs and services to meet the needs of the LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley. This position works collaboratively as part of a team. Based on a thorough understanding of LGBT community needs, the Development Manager works with the Executive Director to ensure that programs and operations are funded and development goals are achieved. The Development Manager is responsible for grant research, writing, and reporting, corporate sponsorship, individual donor stewardship, acknowledgement, and solicitation - including through monthly, major, and legacy donor programs, planning and production of the center’s annual gala, assisting with government grants, and maintaining historical development records. This position supervises one part time direct report (Development Assistant) and reports to the Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Grants Management
    • Prepare and submit grant applications including budgets, and ancillary materials
    • Maintain grants calendar for grant applications and reports
    • Solicit quotes needed for grant applications
    • Prepare and submit grant reports to ensure organizational compliance with grant terms
    • Continuously research new grant opportunities
    • Monitor and manage grants income goals
    • Work with program staff to ensure strong grant implementation
    • Maintain historical grant records
    • Build, maintain, and cultivate relationships with foundation and corporate grantmakers
  • Individual Donor Relations & Stewardship
    • Identify and cultivate individual donors
    • Actively promote monthly donor program, major donor program, and legacy donor program
    • Promote and confirm matching gifts
    • Maintain donor database
    • Prepare and send donor acknowledgement letters
    • Perform donor research and prospecting
    • Monitor and manage individual donor goals
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Research potential corporate sponsors
    • Build, maintain, prospect, and cultivate relationships with corporate sponsors
    • Implement and promote all sponsorship benefits for committed sponsors
    • Maintain historical records of sponsorship agreements
    • Solicit sponsorships for Lehigh Valley Pride, The Fall Gala, and community programs
    • Monitor and manage sponsorship goals
  • Event Management
    • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events, including the Fall Gala, to generate funds for the organization
    • Coordinate and execute cultivation and solicitation events
    • Develop and work with the gala committee 
    • Solicit silent and live auction items for the Fall Gala
    • Monitor and manage gala fundraising goals
    • Create and host annual donor recognition event for monthly, major, and legacy donors
  • Capacity Building
    • Prepare award nominations for the organization and organizational leaders
    • Prepare letters of support for partner organizations
    • Actively engage in networking on behalf of the organization
  • Provide fundraising support to members of the Board of Directors for their fundraising goals
  • Thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Provide monthly written report to the Executive Director
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics 

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to support programs and services for the LGBT community
  • Passionate learner who is motivated to take on new challenges
  • Interest in grassroots fundraising strategies, and raising funds for an organization dedicated to equity for the LGBT community
  • Comfort with public speaking, presentations at events and in front of large audiences, cold calling, and direct community-based outreach
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Prior experience in working with historically underrepresented and marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals


  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience required. Relevant work experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable
  • Previous experience in non-profit development (the ideal candidate will have prior full-time experience involving grants, corporate sponsorship, and individual donor fundraising)
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, Excel, Powerpoint, word processing, and social media
  • Understanding of the programmatic and direct service needs for an LGBT community-based organization
  • Cultural competency around LGBT communities
  • Passion for LGBT health equity
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position


  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required


This is a full-time position with a salary range of $38-45,000 annually. Salary will be offered for this position based upon the successful candidate’s prior experience. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offers health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and offers an SEP/IRA retirement plan, credit union access, and vacation time. Excellent working environment in downtown Allentown, PA within walking distance of numerous restaurants and cafes, arts and culture organizations, and more.

Our goal is to be a workplace that is representative of the community we serve. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has a non-discrimination policy and we welcome applications from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, people of color, people living with HIV, people from first nations communities, people with disabilities, and women. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a ban-the-box organization. If you are a member of an under-represented community, you are encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter. The candidate who best meets the job qualifications and needs of the organization will be selected for the position.

The position is open immediately and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply before September 16th. 

To apply for this position, please email your résumé, a responsive cover letter, a writing sample and list of three references as ONE document in PDF format to: Sharon Brotzman, Administrative Manager,

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities provide undergraduate and graduate students with high-quality experiential learning opportunities at an LGBT non-profit organization. Internships are open only to students enrolled or completing educational programs at accredited higher educational institutions. In order to provide a high-quality learning experience for our interns, our internship program requires that students intern for a minimum of 8 hours per week during the spring or fall semesters (12 week minimum) and 16 hours per week during the summer semester (9 weeks minimum). Interns at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center conclude their internships after learning transferable skills that are relevant for employment in many non-profit organizations.

We are currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2019 for all internships

Internship are accepted on a rolling basis

Development Internship (Already filled)

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Development interns work directly with the Development Manager to research and draft grant proposals, draft individual donor communication, participate in a grassroots fundraising campaign, and assist with fundraising events. This is a research and writing-intensive internship. Interns learn transferable skills in development for non-profit organizations.

Pride Programs Internship

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Pride Programs interns work directly with the Pride Programs Manager to plan and execute the annual pride festival and other pride programs, including the pride pageant. Interns learn transferable skills in event logistics for non-profit organizations.

Training Institute Internship

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Training Institute interns work directly with the Director of the Training Institute to research and prepare for trainings, assist with booking trainings, and assist during trainings. Interns learn the process involved in educating non-profit, government, healthcare, and education professionals about working with the LGBT community. 

Youth Programs Internship

Academic internship for a graduate student in a social work, nursing, counseling, psychology, public health, nutrition, gender studies, or related field of study. We are not currently accepting undergraduate interns for our youth program. Youth Program interns work directly with the Youth Programs Manager to support Project SILK Lehigh Valley, a recreational-based safe space for LGBT youth of color and their friends for healthy eating, active living, and HIV intervention purposes. Interns learn the process involved in youth empowerment programs, health promotion among targeted populations, and youth leadership development in the LGBT community.

Health Programs Internship  (Already filled)

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study, but optimal for students in social work, public health, nursing, psychology, gender studies or related fields. Health Programs interns work directly with the Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager to conduct health promotion outreach for tobacco, cancer, diabetes, and HIV prevention, help to research health disparities, and assist with organizing health related events. Interns learn the process involved in outreach, health disparity research, and event organizing. 

Application requirements:
Please send a resume, responsive cover letter, writing sample and an academic reference as one PDF document to

Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will be reviewed.