National WIC Association

Development Manager

National WIC Association (Washington, DC)

The National WIC Association (NWA), located in Washington DC, seeks a full-time Development Manager to grow foundation and sponsorship revenue enabling NWA to support the success of the WIC program. As the leading non-profit voice for the WIC program, with a 34-year track record of success, NWA has successfully sought grants and sponsorship for years and is now looking to bring on a Development Manager to leverage this past success and implement best practices to drive our next stage of growth.


In addition to managing current and prospective foundation and corporate partnerships, grant writing, reporting, and prospect research, the incumbent will also have the opportunity to work with the communications and membership teams to ensure that these efforts are as impactful as possible and part of a cohesive fundraising strategy. 



  • Create and implement fundraising strategy to grow foundation and sponsorship funding.
  • Identify new funding prospects by evaluating funder strategies/priorities and build relationships.
  • Serve as NWA’s expert advocate by showcasing the impact of the Association’s work with existing and potential donors.
  • Coordinate day-to-day fundraising efforts including funder management and working with the finance team and grant project program teams to track progress on current funding activities.
  • Draft letters of interest, proposals, and reports.
  • Create and maintain a tracking system for records on current, past, and prospective funders.
  • Strategize with other team members within the organization to increase revenue streams, including membership and grassroots fundraising.
  • Identify new opportunities for revenue and drive fundraising efficiencies.
  • Coordinate grant timelines, deadlines, tracking deliverables, and grant reporting.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience. Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, and growing support over multiple years, sourcing and securing five and six figure grants and sponsorships.
  • Experience tracking budgets, deliverables, and reporting for restricted grants.
  • Experience with donor research and tracking systems.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills and experience collaborating across departments and teams to implement new strategies. 
  • Good judgement and discretion in managing relationships, handling sensitive information, protecting confidentiality, and navigating decisions.
  • Insights into and expertise on the philanthropic and corporate landscape in the nutrition, public health, and food policy space.
  • Proven network of development and grant relationships.
  • Excellent customer service and commitment to organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion.

NWA provides employees with competitive benefits, including remote work opportunities, a tuition reimbursement program, and opportunities for professional growth.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples and salary requirements to  No phone solicitation accepted.

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