The Development and Special Events Manager works to develop and steward existing and new corporate and individual partners. In collaboration with the Regional Director, this position will identify new opportunities to grow engagement across all fundraising channels to increase revenue through corporate partnerships, individual giving, and special events. In addition, this position is the point person, ensuring assigned fundraising special events meet or exceed budget goals by securing participates, donors, sponsorships, and in-kind donations. The Development and Special Events Manager will oversee the successful operation of the special event, registration process, recruitment of volunteers, data entry into organizational BCRM database, peer-to-peer fundraising systems, marketing, advertising, and promotional efforts. This remote position reports to the Regional Director of Southeastern Washington. Development and Special Events Manager must reside within the Tri-Cities Region.



  • Develop new strategic alliances with businesses and individuals located in Southeastern Washington
  • Steward renewal sponsorships to increase donor retention
  • Manage sponsorship deliverables
  • Identify private, corporate and community foundation funding sources through grant research, draft letters of inquiry, proposals and grant applications, and prepares and submits grant reports
  • Maintain donor data in CRM system
  • Represent JA in the community to build awareness and engagement

Fundraising Events:

  • According to a defined timeline, organize and execute Fundraising Special Events to meet or exceed fundraising goal for each event
  • Work with corporate, individual, and board partners and their representatives to secure attendees/teams by developing new funding and participant leads; retain past participants
  • Work with Special Projects Coordinator to ensure auction meets or exceed its goal
  • Assure that funding, sponsorships, auctions, and duties are managed and completed on time
  • Develop printed and electronic collaterals
  • Work closely with event registrar on registration process
  • Solicit companies for new sponsorships, teams, volunteers, etc.
  • Develop marketing and communication plan for each event
  • Monitors event income revenue and expense budgets, track/report event projections for budget compliance
  • Negotiate and secure venue, catering, and event contractors and suppliers
  • Attend special event as lead onsite management
  • Manage all preparations for event, including but not limited to, external communications, related procurement, venue preparation, and event logistics


  • Supervision of the regional Special Projects Coordinator


  • Two years of experience in donor prospect development and fundraising initiatives
  • Two years of general fundraising event management experience with demonstrated success
  • Strong oral/written communication, interpersonal, organization/planning and problem-solving skills
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance
  • Knowledge of local giving community
  • Availability to work nonstandard hours including occasional evenings or weekends
  • Ability to work accurately and quickly under stress to meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to work well independently and with little supervision, as well as part of a collaborative te

What’s In It For You:


  • United Healthcare Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance Employee
  • Family and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation and Wellness Leave
  • Paid Holidays & Winter Break
  • Paid Personal Leave Days
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Ability Assist Program
  • Family Leave Consistent with Local and National Regulations

Anticipated Salary Range:

  • $53,000-$55,000

What Makes JAWA Special:

  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Work-Life balance – Flexible options to balance office time via remote access as well as flexible work schedules
  • Opportunity to volunteer in classroom teaching JA programs twice per year.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, walk, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, continually required to talk or hear, occasionally required to bend, lift, or climb, frequently required to lift and carry light weights (25-50 pounds), and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.

Company Summary:

Junior Achievement of Washington’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. In 2022, Junior Achievement of Washington will reach thousands of K-12 students with relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their businesses, and develop readiness for careers or college.

Junior Achievement of Washington offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community. Junior Achievement of Washington associates are known for their passion for the mission of bringing business and education together to work with students in kindergarten through high school, empowering them to own their economic success. The team members interact with community leaders who support JAWA with their time, treasure, and talent.

Junior Achievement of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JA of Washington does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. The position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter to Tamra Meyer at

For questions regarding employment, reach out to the VP of Finance and HR Tammy Neese.

We at JA of Washington stand for social justice. We are committed to educating in a way that dismantles inequality, racism, and oppression and sparking honest conversations in our communities. The future we envision and for which we prepare our students cannot exist unless we become catalysts for change.
We pledge to do better. We must all do better.