Development Contractor

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The GenderCool Project

Rebecca Monro
Sr. Director of Operations and Programs

About Us:

The GenderCool Project is a youth-led, youth-inspired movement and non-profit with a simple mission: help replace misinformed opinions with positive, powerful experiences actually meeting transgender and nonbinary youth who are thriving. GenderCool is seeking a passionate, inclusive individual interested in temporarily joining our team as a Contract Development Manager. Please visit to learn more about our organization.


  • Research and identify grant opportunities, write compelling grant proposals, and submit timely reports as required.
  • Utilize expertise in Raisers Edge NXT/BlackBaud to manage donor database effectively and ensure accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Cultivate a plan for major donors, maintaining regular communication and providing stewardship to enhance donor engagement and retention.
  • Assist in planning and executing fundraising events or campaigns as needed.
  • Provide support to the Senior Director of Operations and Programs on various development-related tasks.
  • Collaborate with the Development Associate to plan and execute fundraising strategies.
  • Direct solicitations through phone banking, email campaigns, and digital fundraising initiatives.
  • Ensure progress towards goals in organization’s fundraising strategy


  • Five or more years in non-profit fundraising.
  • Proven experience in grant writing and reporting, with a track record of securing funding from foundations.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and professional experience required.
  • Experience in and knowledge of the LGBTQ+ space
  • Proficiency and demonstrated skill in Raisers Edge NXT/BlackBaud
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with donors.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities, with the capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to successfully and effectively work remotely.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.
  • Passion for our mission and dedication to making a difference.
  • Must be located in Eastern, Central, or Mountain Time Zones.
  • Must be able to travel if required.

Role Parameters

  • Remote
  • 20-30 hours per week
  • Approx. $40/hr
  • Ideal start date: April 2024

Contract Details:

This position is a contractor role with a commitment of 3 months at 20-30 hrs per week, with the possibility of extension up to 9 months based on organizational needs and performance. This is a contractor role and not a full- or part- time position.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in joining our team as a Contract Development Manager, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are passionate about our mission.

Deadline for Applications:

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.


GenderCool maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

We are a welcoming and inclusive organization, so all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply! Qualified candidates from historically marginalized groups often self-select out of applying to positions if they don't meet all the requirements listed. Qualified candidates may not meet every single part of this description but still have strong experience and expertise to offer.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration.

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