Development Manager

Development manager

The King County Bar Association promotes and supports a diverse and collegial membership; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence, equity, and accessibility in the administration of justice; and benefits the community through public service and engagement in public policy.

Position Mission
The King County Bar Association seeks a highly collaborative, strategic, and independently motivated individual to use their talents within organizational planning, fundraising, budgeting, and outreach to build meaningful awareness within communities. This charismatic individual will shape our newest role to help us build an inspiring development program grounded in our mission and anti-racism commitment.

The Development Manager will play a crucial role as a core team member within the leadership team at KCBA. This position will be responsible for taking the steps to ensure the nonprofit organization is hitting its fundraising milestones, adhering to its budget, and identifying future fundraising opportunities that are necessary for continued sustainable growth. This position reports to the Executive Director.


  • Work with the leadership team and board to design and implement fundraising planning for strategic short and long-term fundraising goals
  • Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with current and prospective donors and funders
  • Support the Executive Director in relationships with existing and potential funders
  • Work with event staff to plan and executive fundraising initiatives and events include cultivation events and larger annual fundraising event
  • Raise annual revenue to pursue KCBA’s strategic goals
  • Maintain administrative database, entries, and tasks
  • Create a development plan that will assist in raising awareness on key issues
  • Embrace the mission and values of KCBA through respective work
  • Commit to growth within the fundraising and budgetary responsibilities of KCBA

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or relevant life experience and minimum of three to five years of development experience
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Robust knowledge and experience in fundraising and advocacy specifically pertaining to major philanthropic gifts
  • Strong and motivated relationship builder with ability to foster and strengthen collaboration amongst diverse groups
  • Experience working with individuals with a range of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
  • Experience developing and overseeing annual fundraising, communication plans, and tracking for success
  • A desire to help people and the community
  • The strong ability to work independently

About KCBA
Founded in 1886, KCBA is a membership legal organization with over 4,000 attorney members, over 60 staff members and an annual budget of $8,000,000. As a unionized workplace and an equal opportunity employer, KCBA is committed to upholding an equity and justice-based organizational environment for the public, the client communities it serves, its members, its Boards, its staff, and its volunteers. We are committed to anti-racism and an environment of mutual respect, collaboration, equity, and equal opportunity for all employees, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people who have been affected by mass incarceration, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We believe in building and sustaining an organization that is reflective of the communities we serve, and is diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental, and physical abilities. We believe that the resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.

Please note, one of KCBA’s programs supports attorneys working with parents and guardians of at-risk children.  As a result, certain convictions would make an applicant ineligible. The King County Bar Association requires all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  To meet this requirement, all employees must provide proof of vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, have questions regarding eligibility, or have vaccination questions, contact Len Roden at

This is a non-exempt full-time position requiring occasional local travel within King County. Salary range is based on a pay scale of $75,000-$93,000 annually, with increases based on years working at KCBA. Benefits include employer-paid healthcare, 401k plan with automatic employer contribution, subsidized transit pass, flexible spending account, professional development opportunities, paid vacation, sick leave, and more. The position is currently hybrid (both in-person and remote) and includes some evening and weekend events. The position may transition to a permanent in-person position subject to changes in office policy.

Priority will be given to those who apply by August 29th, 2022, by 4:00 p.m, however we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. Make “Development Manager” your subject line and send a letter of interest that addresses any lived or professional experience that explain your qualifications for this role, resume, and three references to:

To Apply

Priority will be given to those who apply by August 29th, 2022, by 4:00 p.m, however we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis.

Make “Development Manager” your subject line and send a letter of interest that addresses any lived or professional experience that explain your qualifications for this role, resume, and three references to: