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Development Manager

Open Position: Development Manager  

Reports To: President & CEO  

Date Posted: Aug 5, 2022

Apply By: Aug 17, 2022 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation:  $45K-$55K  

FSLA: Full-time, Exempt

Work Hours: flexible, generally 8:30 to 5:00 p.m 

Location: Flexible, 2 days the office/week, 51 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215 



The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, educational non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 



The Development Manager will develop, drive, and execute the organization’s fundraising strategy in close partnership with the President & CEO.   



 Executive Support 

  • Under the direction of the President and CEO, develops and implements annual fundraising plan to renew, identify, cultivate, and secure funding from individuals, corporate, government, and foundation partners.  
  • Manages all details to support CEO solicitation including meeting prep, calendar management, internal coordination with Team as needed, proposals, talking points, donor follow up, notes, invoices, etc. 
  • Provides administrative sales support to CEO and Vice President for Global Scholars Diploma and Global Fluency Training.  
  • Guides and supports an emerging Development Committee to leverage the networks of Board of Directors and to ensure 100% Board giving. 
  • Develops annual budget and projections in coordination with the CEO.  

Operations Management 

  • Actively manages all behind-the-scenes operations related to donor acknowledgement, stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation, as well as prospect identification, research, and leads management. 
  • Provides accurate and effective database management ensuring impeccable ability to access and report swift and relevant information. 
  • Ensures the continued identification of new prospective donors via the President and CEO, Development Committee, CCWA contacts, volunteers, and research. 
  • Effectively manage donor and sales components of new Salesforce CRM. 
  • Serves as the expert for iWave donor research database. 
  • Actively collaborates with Communications and Grants Manager to meet grant deadlines and to ensure communications enhances fundraising needs.  
  • Develops, implements, and manages special donor events. 
  • Collaborates with staff to plan and execute development strategy. 
  • Enthusiastically supports teammates and organizational needs. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by CEO.  


  • Fun: We deliver unparalleled impact, and we have fun.  
  • Growth: Opportunity to grow within the organization 
  • Flexibility: 2 days/week in the office 
  • Parental Leave: 8 weeks, full pay 
  • Health: Medical premiums 100% paid  
  • Sabbatical: up to 8 weeks, full pay, no work 
  • Days Off: Immediate access to PTO/sick leave; plus week off before New Year’s 
  • Retirement: HSA & 403b contributions 


  • Alignment with CCWA’s Core Values: 
  1. Respect for our Diverse World: Anchored in our mission to increase global competency and understanding, we embrace the world’s rich abundance of people, cultures, languages, perspectives, experiences.  
  2. Collaboration Orientation: Together is always better than alone. Farther, together. 
  3. Growth & Aspiration: We believe in the promise and potential of our students to change the world.  
  4. Consistent Excellence: We demand excellence in all that we do.  
  5. Passion for Purpose and Positivity: Passion for our mission drives what we do, who we hire, and why we work.  And we have fun along the way. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to CCWA’s mission and values. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. 
  • 3-5 Years of experience of relevant work. 
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts. 
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. 
  • Ability to cultivate interpersonal relationships with a wide variety of constituents. 
  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and donors. 
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to develop and manage meaningful relationships. 
  • Thrives in a collaborative, high-growth, fast-paced, results-oriented, mission-driven environment. 
  • Communicator: Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills. 
  • Organized: Detail-oriented, efficient, swift, consistent, and accurate. 
  • Accountable: Accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results.
  • Prioritization: Effectively manages robust workloads, meets deadlines, and successfully prioritizes tasks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to smile, laugh, and take time to refresh and recharge. 


Please email a resume and a cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org.  Please type “Development Manager” in the email subject line.  

Communications Intern

Open Position: Communications Intern (Potential for 2 positions) 

Term: Fall 2022 (September-December) 

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Reports to: Communications & Grants Manager 



The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 



The Communications Intern will support the Communications, Development, and Programs department of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Communications & Grants Manager on efforts related to content creation, social media management, database management, and program support. The Intern will also work with the rest of the team to address fundraising efforts related to marketing and communications, database and donor relations, and other efforts as needed.  


Communication Development and Projects 

  • Develop ways to tell the Global Scholars Diploma story by highlighting student projects, accomplishments, and community impact  
  • Develop assets that highlight the GSD (Global Scholars Diploma) 
  • Create posts for all of CCWA’s social media platforms that promote CCWA programming and awareness of current global affairs 
  • Engage public in CCWA programming through social media  
  • Assist in developing social presence for the Global Fluency Institute (GFI) 
  • Assist in creating content for mass email communications to the various audiences of the CCWA & GFI

Program Support

  • With the guidance of CCWA staff, brainstorm and develop ideas for new activities around global cultures, global issues, and global careers 
  • Help with testing of virtual activities and provide feedback on functionality and engagement of activities 
  • Update program materials such as slide decks, recruitment assets, and Learning Management System 
  • Archive GSD Take Action projects 
  • Conduct research for national education credentials  

Development Support  

  • Assist Communications & Grants Manager with data migration and CRM implementation 
  • Assist in managing contacts between integrated CRM platform, inclusive of GSD participants, donors, advisors, partners, etc.  
  • Conduct grant research and provide opportunities for funding


  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate candidate, or degree in communications, marketing, education, international affairs, or related field 
  • Experience working with social media, eLearning software, and graphic design preferred 
  • Dependability: follows instructions, consistently on time to meetings and events, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction 
  • Communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintains open line of communication across all necessary parties 
  • Team-oriented: track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, consistent, accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses 
  • Prioritization: effectively manages workload, meets deadlines 
  • Other important competencies for success in the role: 
    • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously 
    • Positivity – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things 
    • Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive 
    • Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion 


Please email a resume and cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Communications Intern” in the email subject line.