Development Manager 2023

The Legal Clinic (TLC), a Honolulu, Hawaiʻi-based nonprofit organization, is seeking candidates for a new full-time development manager position. TLC’s mission is to ensure justice for low-income immigrants and migrants in Hawaiʻi, through high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy. TLC was incorporated as an independent, secular 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2019, and is the Hawaiʻi affiliate of the national Immigration Law and Justice Network. TLC serves clients throughout the state of Hawaiʻi, with a staff of six.


The development manager will help lead and support the continued growth of TLC through fundraising and donor cultivation efforts. The primary focus of this position will be to cultivate new individual donors and corporate sponsors, as well as to develop personal relationships with a portfolio of existing supporters that result in renewed or increased support to the organization.  The development manager works closely with the executive director and engagement coordinator to develop and implement an integrated strategy across fund development, communications, and volunteer engagement to ensure the organization has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission and grow to serve more clients. The manager also works to increase public awareness of the organization and of immigrant justice matters, telling the story of the organization and the clients we serve. The development manager reports to TLC’s executive director (ED) and also works closely with board-run committees on fundraising efforts. TLC currently uses Bloomerang as its donor database (CRM). The development manager, in conjunction with others, will fulfill the following duties: 

Individual Donor & Sponsor Outreach and Engagement – 60% 

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with individual donors and corporate sponsors (phone calls, emails, handwritten notes, in person meetings, attending networking events, etc.)  
  • Plan and manage donor stewardship events and annual TLC fundraising events, including managing an event planning committee, and helping secure event sponsors 
  • Manage timely donor acknowledgment process, ensure that donor database is accurate and up to date (with additional staff support) 
  • Engage board members and volunteers in fundraising efforts, providing training opportunities as needed 

Fundraising Campaigns & Communications – 30% 

  • Plan and oversee implementation of fundraising campaigns and appeals via mail, email, and social media. 
  • Work with the ED and the engagement coordinator to develop and oversee TLC’s donor related communications efforts, and to ensure regular e-newsletter communications, social media presence, and website messaging 
  • Work with the ED and the Board development committee to develop and execute the organization’s annual fundraising strategy 

Grants Research, Tracking, and Other – 10% 

  • Assist ED in researching new grant opportunities, tracking grant proposal and report deadlines, and occasionally assisting with drafting grant proposals and reports 
  • Attend community events as a representative of the organization. 
  • Participate in other staff activities, including team-building events, trainings, educational opportunities, etc.  



  • Proven skills and experience in nonprofit fundraising and , preferably in Hawai’i 
  • At least one year of annual giving and individual donor relations experience (alternately, two years or more of client relations plus communications and marketing experience) 
  • Prior experience with event planning, coordination, and implementation 
  • Prior grant proposal and report writing desired but not required.  


  • Familiarity  with major non-profit funders and the donor community in Hawai’i 
  • Some knowledge of issues affecting the immigrant communities in Hawaii 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.  


  • Strong commitment to the mission of TLC and the legal rights of immigrants 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
  • Ability to communicate clearly, persuasively, logically and succinctly (verbal, written) 
  • Ability to work on deadlines and maintain accountability with others to manage multiple funding priorities across the organization 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to track many deadlines, grants, and donor relationships  
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and social media platforms 
  • Ability to work sensitively with numerous staff, volunteers, and clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, political orientations and various faiths. 

Compensation & Benefits:  

Salary range is $60,000-$70,000 (full-time, annual), depending on experience and qualifications. A robust benefits package includes health/vision/dental insurance, 401k benefit with employer contribution, unlimited paid time off, flex scheduling, parking subsidy, and professional development opportunities. This is a hybrid workplace role with regular in person meetings required in Honolulu.   

To Apply: Please submit cover letter (or email) and resume to Flexible start date between late March and May 2023. Those invited to interview will also be asked to provide a writing sample and references.

The Legal Clinic is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.