Organizational Overview 

We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together 29 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits. Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members. Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.

In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. To stay relevant and provide stronger financial support to our essential bike programs, we are in the process of changing this model to a membership space that aims to offer fee-for-service educational opportunities. We also collaborate with numerous partners to generate pathways to numerous supports to meet the needs of our community.

The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary 

The Development Manager plays an integral role in ensuring the financial health of a multi-faceted, community-based nonprofit organization and storefront business operation. The Development Manager will report to the Development Director and will support prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and corporate revenue streams. They will manage development events, and support strategic long-range planning efforts.

We expect the Development Manager to individually bring in a minimum of $150,000 across all revenue streams they manage during their first 365 days. This is a fully remote position with opportunities to co-work with teammates in person.

Essential Functions 

Please note that the percentage indicators below represent an estimate of how much time each week will be spent fulfilling these functions. In terms of importance, all areas are valued equally. In all aspects of this position, we expect you to lead with racial and restorative justice with all of your work, and actively practice Community Centric Fundraising methodologies. 

Events (30%) 

  • Actively work to bring people together around a common language and

understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion through our events.

  • Manage existing development events in collaboration with the Development team and Program staff.
  • Use data analytics to understand the success of events, and demonstrate

adaptability to improve results.

  • Manage project management systems that collaborate with volunteers and different departments.
  • Collaborate with the Communications & Marketing Coordinator to produce all necessary assets & marketing opportunities for event promotions.

Corporate Giving (30%) 

  • Prospect and solicit new funders to build upon the corporate partner list. Steward pre-committed corporate partners.
  • Maintain genuine relations with corporate partners through friendly & persistent touchpoints. Use moves management methods to increase support from corporate partners.
  • Ensure all corporate partner sponsorship benefits are met.
  • Lead all in-kind donation needs.

Individual Giving (30%) 

  • Prospect and solicit new individual supporters to build out the individual supporter list. Authentically steward pre-committed corporate supporters, and use moves

management to increase their annual support.

  • Manage and support solicitation campaigns for individual supporters including but limited to writing winter mailers, newsletters and LinkedIn articles.
  • Regularly track and analyze donor data throughout the year. Lead donor strategy with most current analysis.

Administrative and General (10%) 

  • Collaborate with the Development Director and Executive Director to monitor the annual fund development plan: outlining goals, activities, and timeline for completion with which you are tasked.
  • Work with Bike Shop team to identify and improve development and fundraising opportunities at the shop.
  • Actively use Salesforce to ensure constituent records are maintained accurately. Input and track specific cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship actions related to major donors and campaign sponsors in a timely manner.
  • Work with support staff to ensure acknowledgment letters are sent in a timely fashion.
  • Provide support to the Board of Directors and Development Director in planning, developing, and achieving Board-led fundraising activities.

Qualifications & Characteristics 


  • A deep appreciation for the mission and values of the Community Cycling Center, as well as a thorough understanding of the unique and complex community

development and social justice issues facing Portland residents.

  • Practices Community-Centric Fundraising.
  • At least 2 years of successful and progressively responsible nonprofit fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts with a proven track record of procuring donations of $500+
  • Experience in social media marketing, MailChimp, WordPress, Canva and soliciting new media relation opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and responsibly, and collaborate effectively.
  • Innovative, values-driven, self-directed, confident, and action-oriented personality ● .Exceptional, culturally proficient communication skills. Adaptable, accessible, compassionate, and professional demeanor.
  • Strong project management, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office programs and project management platforms.


  • Lived experience as a member of a marginalized community.
  • Experience using Salesforce.
  • Coursework or training in DEI, fundraising, marketing, event planning, and/or other related fields.
  • Fluency in one or more languages spoken in Portland’s marginalized communities (e.g., Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali).

Status: Salary, full-time
Union/Non-Union Union, ILWU Local 5
Location: Portland, Oregon. This is a remote position however we require all Community Cycling Center staff to live in the Portland metropolitan area.
Salary: $55,000
Benefits: Includes health & dental

How to Apply 

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email with “Development Manager” as the subject line to [email protected].

This announcement was originally posted on May 4, 2023. The application deadline for this position is 5:00 pm on June 30th, 2023.

Connect with Us

Hours: 10AM-7PM Thursday-Saturday, 12PM-5PM SundayBike Shop Address: 1700 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503.287.8786