National WIC Association

Development Manager

National WIC Association (Washington, DC/remote)

The National WIC Association (NWA), located in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Development Manager to join its diverse team of nineteen dedicated professionals. NWA is a high-impact non-profit, member organization that represents more than 2,000 service provider agencies that offer quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health care and other social referral services to women and young children in over 10,000 WIC clinics nationwide.  


The Development Manager is responsible for managing all grant fundraising activities within the National WIC Association (NWA). This includes managing relationships with existing funders, researching grant prospects and writing grant proposals to support both general operating and special projects at NWA. The Development Manager will work closely with all NWA staff to ensure that an efficient and effective fundraising strategy is developed and implemented.


The successful candidate will be able to work independently and as part of the wider NWA team, be a self-starter who enjoys taking initiative to seek out new funding opportunities that will support NWA’s growing portfolio of programming, and have experience building out a successful fundraising portfolio in public health, health equity and/or food policy related fields.



  1. Creates and implements fundraising strategy to grow foundation and sponsorship funding.
  2. Identifies new funding prospects by evaluating funder strategies/priorities and building relationships.
  3. Serves as NWA’s expert advocate by showcasing the impact of the Association’s work with existing and potential donors.
  4. Coordinates 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.
  5. Drafts letters of interest, funding proposals, and reports.
  6. Creates and maintains a tracking system for records on current, past, and prospective funders.
  7. Strategizes with other team members within the organization to increase revenue streams, including membership and grassroots fundraising.
  8. Identifies new opportunities for revenue and drives fundraising efficiencies
  9. Coordinates grant timelines, deadlines, tracking deliverables, and grant reporting.
  10. Manages and grows NWA's annual giving program for unrestricted gifts, including annual campaigns, donor communications, and online donation processes and tools.  
  11. Manages and expands NWA's listings on philanthropic information sites such as Guidestar, Charity Navigator, and others.


Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • 5-10 years of fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, and growing support over multiple years, sourcing and securing 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 partnering across departments and teams to implement new strategies. 
  • 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.




$75,000 - $85,000


NWA provides competitive benefits, including remote work, and  professional  development opportunities in addition to generous health and disability coverages, family leave, a company-matched retirement program and more.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two-writing samples to  


NWA is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to building a work environment that is inclusive and equitable.