Development Manager

Jan 26 2023
Lanakila Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description


The Development Manager is responsible for the development, planning, implementation and maintenance of donor relations and fundraising initiatives on behalf of Lanakila Pacific to further the organization’s mission.  This includes, but is not limited to, the strategic priority of acquiring, retaining and stewarding donors and other constituents for the purpose of raising funds for Lanakila Pacific.  The Development Manager supports the mission, vision and values of the organization, and upholds and enforces the guidelines and policies of the organization and demonstrates Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement, and motivation in all personal interactions and upholds and enforces the guidelines and policies of the organization and exemplifies Lanakila’s STAR service standards.



Program Implementation and Infrastructure

  • Lead and manage the development and implementation of donor relations and fundraising strategies to meet revenue goals.
  • Manage Lanakila Pacific’s gift processing including donation collection, acknowledgment, CRM data entry, reconciliation, and correspondence received from constituents - ensuring high levels of accuracy of donor files and timely information entry in database management system.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, volunteers, community partners and other stakeholders.
  • Develop, implement and manage major gifts and planned giving programs to increase donor giving
  • Collaborate with Marketing Team to develop, support and implement major fundraising and advocacy events such as March for Meals, The Good Table, etc.
  • Develop and implement events and initiatives to acquire, retain and steward donors and volunteers.
  • Develop, design and implement communication strategies and collateral aimed to acquire, retain and steward donors and volunteers.
  • Work collaboratively with internal departments to meet development objectives while maintaining alignment with the company’s overall plan and objectives 
  • Manage the Foundation fundraising budget
  • Support Contract Administrator with grant application and processing, including identifying potential new funding sources, writing grants, and monitoring and coordinating required report evaluations on existing grants.
  • Represent Lanakila Pacific at community meetings and events
  • Conduct presentations and tours of Lanakila Pacific’s programs and promote products and services.
  • Serve as a liaison for the media
  • Provide media & public speaking support to the executive team as needed.


Other Duties:

  • Assist with developing the annual budget and ensures projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget through regular monitoring of outcomes and expenditures, on assigned projects.
  • Review financial statements, reports, and statistical data to ensure accuracy and timely billing, payment, and reimbursement, as assigned.
  • Operates in a fiscally responsible way, protecting and safeguarding company assets and eliminating waste and inefficiencies.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, and cognitive abilities without bias.
  • Serve as a role model for the staff, participants and volunteers and as a member of the leadership team works to create a healthful and respectful environment.
  • Supervise and direct the day-to-day work of staff, assist with performance evaluations and improvement plans as needed, and appropriately address complaints, documents incidents and disciplines employees.
  • Participate in the recruitment process and makes recommendations for hiring.
  • Ensure all safety procedures and practices are followed and enforced, and that safeguards and proper safety gear, such as gloves, are used when appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with confidential information and comply with established policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to gain and possess thorough knowledge of Lanakila Pacific’s programs and seek ongoing educational opportunities related to the position.
  • Perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned, including but not limited to program promotion, representing the organization at events, and fundraising activities.
  • Complete training as mandated by organizational policy.




  • Industry Knowledge: Familiar with industry best practice, publications, and professional standards; adapts to new realities in the industry; understands the key needs of the industry and how it relates to Lanakila Pacific.
  • Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to use good judgment and initiative by considering relative costs and benefits of situations.
  • Communication:
    • Ability to give clear instructions or directions to others.
    • Ability to observe, evaluate and document effectively in writing at the executive level.
    • Ability to engage effectively in speaking and active listening.
    • Ability to choose a communication behavior that is both appropriate and effective for a given situation.
    • General ability to facilitate the transfer of information and knowledge through vocal or written communication. Ability to demonstrate emotional stability and the ability to relate to people.
    • Relationship Management:
      • Ability to launch and deliver a project requiring collaboration between multiple entities.
      • Ability to reconcile differences or to reach optimal results.
      • Ability to coordinate external resources or utilize body language and gesture when communication barriers exist.
      • Adaptable to changing situations such as lack of time or resources.
      • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups of people and the ability to work in a team setting and to maintain cooperative and productive working relationships.
      • Critical Evaluation:
        • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, identifying the best people for the job.
        •  Leadership:
          • Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective actions.
          • Ability to plan, organize, and meet deadlines. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
          • Technology/Tools:
            • Ability to use various software systems, intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office products, or other comparable programs.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of supervisory work experience in development, donor relations, fundraising, marketing, communications, or related field;
  • Skills:  Demonstrated excellent writing and interpersonal skills, intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Clearance/Certification:  1) TB clearance, 2) Criminal background check, 3) Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, 4) Child Protective Services/Adult Protective check.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract



  • Skills:  Print and digital graphic design; video production/editing; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs (Illustrator, In-Design, Photoshop and/or Premiere)





Frequently = F                     ​ 

Occasionally = O       

Seldom = S                

Rarely = R

Standing =O

Lifting/Carrying below 25 lbs. F

Walking S

Lifting/Carrying 26 – 50 lbs. F

Sitting R

Lifting/Carrying above 50 lbs. R

Climbing (ascending/descending ladders, stairs) F

Seeing (able to see clearly 20 feet or more) F

Balancing S

Color Vision S

Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or squatting R

Night Vision (work at night with use of lighting) F

Handling/Push/Pull (work with hands, arms, fingers) F 

Talking O

Feeling (perceiving attributes I.e., size, shape, temperature, texture) F

Hearing R

Tasting O




  • Monday through Friday, normal business hours 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Hours and work days, including weekends and holidays, may vary due to operational needs and contract requirements. Indoors, office setting some telework available, outdoors; may travel to see employees, other program sites, meeting sites, etc., as required.



The above information has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed for this position.  It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of the employee assigned to this job.  This job description does not constitute an employment contract.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job without undue hardship to the company.