Development Manager

  • Bellevue Literary Review
  • New York City
  • Jul 04, 2022
Part time Strategic Planning

Job Description

Bellevue Literary Review is accepting applications for a P/T Development Manager (~12 hours/week, flexible). BLR is looking for a fundraising professional who is committed to supporting this arts-focused nonprofit to the next phase of its growth.

As the Development Manager, you will work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other team members to raise essential funds from both individual and institutional sources to sustain the organization in the long and short terms. Collaboration, organization, and strategic thinking is key to success in this position.

BLR is located in New York City, and is only seeking candidates in the NYC-area. While the majority of the job is remote/flexible, there will be in-person events and meetings.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, coordinating, and executing BLR’s fundraising efforts
  • Researching and cultivating potential donors and sponsors—individual, corporate, foundations
  • Maintaining ongoing communications with new and existing donors.
  • Coordinating the development and distribution of BLR communications and fundraising materials including, but not limited to the website, annual appeal, event and marketing collateral and social media platforms.
  • Overseeing donor acknowledgement and recognition process.
  • Maintaining accurate donor records, including giving and stewardship history.
  • Working with BLR staff on grant opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in fundraising with emphasis on individual and institutional funders
  • An understanding of fundraising strategy and approach
  • A highly organized approach to task and project management
  • Willingness to work collaboratively
  • Flexibility to work occasional evening/weekends as needed (eg for events), though time will otherwise be flexible
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Facility with donor management programs (Little Green Light) and other relevant technology (Google documents, spreadsheets, email marketing programs)
  • Appreciation for the mission and work of BLR


BLR is an equal-opportunity organization that values diversity.

Salary $2000/month, (~12 hours/week, flexible).

Location: NYC-area

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter discussing your relevant fundraising experience via this Google form.



Bellevue Literary Review ( is a dynamic literary arts organization with a >20-year track record. It publishes the first ever literary magazine to focus on health-related creative writing. BLR, once a part of a university, is now its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

BLR is committed to seeking a diversity of voices from all communities and walks of life through offering a wide range of events at the intersection of the arts and the sciences. We publish two issues per year of our flagship, award-winning, journal and produce 8-10 public events per year (virtual and in-person). BLR engages our community of readers and writers by offering readings, book talks, interviews, newsletters, reading guides, book reviews, literary contests, author reviews, and an active social media presence.

BLR recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. We are excited about this next chapter to reimagine our engagement with our donors and subscribers, and continue our mission of publishing emerging and established authors that probe the nuances of our lives both in illness and health.




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