Job Title: Development Manager

Too Young to Wed 

Peekskill, NY (available as a remote position for exceptional candidates)


TOO YOUNG TO WED (TYTW) was born on the first International Day of the Girl Child in 2012 at the United Nations in New York. With her powerful portraits of child brides from around the world as a backdrop, acclaimed photojournalist and TYTW founder, Stephanie Sinclair, rallied dozens of global dignitaries to vow to bring an end to the often overlooked practice of child marriage.


TYTW envisions a world where every girl can decide for herself, if, when, and whom to marry; a world where adolescent girls are free to simply be children, with access to gender-specific healthcare and all levels of education; a world where all girls are free to determine the course of their own lives.


The mission of Too Young to Wed is to empower girls and end child marriage. Through powerful storytelling, Too Young to Wed provides visual evidence of the human rights challenges faced by women and girls, amplifies their courageous voices, builds a global community dedicated to ending child, early and forced marriage, and inspires the global community to act. Through groundbreaking programming and comprehensive on-the-ground support, Too Young to Wed (TYTW) transforms influential advocacy into tangible action in the communities where the girls in our images live.

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Job Summary:

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Development Manager to join our team at Too Young to Wed, a global nonprofit organization focused on ending child marriage and promoting girls' rights. As Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing and implementing fundraising strategies to secure financial resources and support for our programs and initiatives. Your primary objective will be to cultivate relationships with donors, foundations, and partners, and to drive the growth and sustainability of our organization. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact and contribute to the empowerment of girls worldwide.


Fundraising Strategy:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies to support the organization's mission and goals.
  • Identify new funding opportunities and cultivate relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Research and analyze donor prospects to create targeted solicitation plans.
  • Donor Engagement and Relationship Management:
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential donors, ensuring excellent stewardship and regular communication.
  • Coordinate and lead donor meetings, events, and presentations to promote the organization's work and secure financial support.
  • Collaborate with program staff to effectively communicate the impact of donor contributions and provide timely updates on projects.

Grant Writing and Proposal Development:

  • Prepare compelling grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and other fundraising materials to secure grants from foundations and government agencies.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify and evaluate potential grant opportunities.
  • Manage the grant application process, including coordinating with program staff to gather necessary information and ensure timely submission.

Fundraising Campaigns and Events:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising campaigns and events, both online and offline, to raise awareness and generate financial support.
  • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to develop fundraising materials, including online campaigns, social media content, and impact reports.
  • Engage and mobilize supporters, volunteers, and influencers to maximize fundraising efforts.

Donor Database Management:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records in the organization's CRM database.
  • Track and report on donor engagement, contributions, and fundraising activities.
  • Generate regular reports and analysis to measure fundraising effectiveness and inform decision-making.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Nonprofit Management, International Development, Communications) or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven experience in fundraising and development, preferably within the nonprofit sector.
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising techniques, strategies, and best practices.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders, including individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners.
  • Excellent grant writing and proposal development skills.
  • Experience in planning and executing successful fundraising campaigns and events.
  • Proficiency in using CRM databases and donor management systems.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Passion for girls' rights, gender equality, and social justice.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, a cover letter in PDF form highlighting your relevant experience and interest in the position, and two writing samples of grant proposals or fundraising materials you have prepared. Email your application to Please include "Development Manager Application - [Your Name]" in the subject line.


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Too Young to Wed is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.