Development Manager

Title: Development Manager

Type: Full-time

Location: Boulder, CO, remote work possible

Industry: Bicycle Industry Nonprofit

Employment and Classification: “At will” employment status; full-time position

About PeopleForBikes

PeopleForBikes (PFB) works to unite millions of Americans, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. Our mission is to put more people on bikes more often and make biking better for everyone. Nationwide, PeopleForBikes represents 290 supplier members, more than 1,100 Ride Spot retailer members and nearly 1.4 million individual supporters. PeopleForBikes has a Coalition that is the U.S. bicycle industry’s trade association and a Foundation that supports and promotes bicycling’s benefits and backs crucial bike infrastructure projects and programs.

Position Summary

PeopleForBikes is hiring a development manager. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial individual experienced in fundraising best practices with the desire to learn and grow with PeopleForBikes’ development department. This new position is responsible for helping build out the development program from the ground up, beginning with the database and annual fund and taking on responsibilities as we grow the department through stewardship, strategy, donor relations and more.

The development manager will work closely with fellow staff members, donors and the PeopleForBikes executive team to build a culture of philanthropy. The manager will report to the vice president of philanthropy.



  • Support the vice president of philanthropy, president and CEO and other team members in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation and corporate donors through correspondence, scheduling, prospect management, proposal development and reporting.
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent donor-centric communications in all materials, such as solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship.
  • Maintain prospect and donor records, track the Foundation pipeline, record moves management in Salesforce and create and produce reporting mechanisms.
  • Collaborate with the VP of philanthropy to design and implement stewardship and retention strategies for current and lapsed donors and ensure proper benefits administration and donor recognition.
  • Develop the annual fund strategy and manage implementation and direct mail activities.
  • Support Foundation board communications, meetings and fundraising initiatives.
  • Strategize and help execute development events.
  • Participate in writing and editing proposals, reports, acknowledgements and updates for donors, foundations and board members.
  • Deliver on special projects and campaigns as needed.
  • Occasional to regular travel, some evening and weekend work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 6-8 years of experience in nonprofit development/fundraising required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or substantial related professional experience.
  • Experience in moves management, direct mail, donor database management, gift processing and acknowledgement.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Knowledge of donor databases and best practices; Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and relationship management experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills — including the ability to listen and target communications to specific interests and audiences.
  • Motivated self-starter who can think critically and solve challenges creatively.
  • Ability to work effectively in a results-oriented team environment and meet established deadlines.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.
  • Passionate about PeopleForBikes’ mission and the power of philanthropy to right historical injustices.
  • A commitment to safe, healthy, reliable and affordable access to bicycling for all but especially those from underserved and marginalized communities.
  • PeopleForBikes will consider alternative ways that an applicant may have gained the required qualifications, outside of traditional pathways.


Compensation and Benefits

This “at-will” position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience with a range of $60,000- $72,000. PeopleForBikes offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package. This includes paid health insurance for employees, a generous paid-time-off (PTO) policy including 22 days plus federal holidays, paid parental leave, a flexible work schedule including work from home options and optional participation in a deferred compensation retirement plan with immediate vesting of the competitive employer match. In addition, we provide long-term disability insurance, a cell phone plan and a laptop computer along with other benefits.

At PeopleForBikes, our agreed-upon set of team norms are what drives us to do our best every day that we show up to work. Our core purpose is to make life great, and our core values are to put others first, include everyone and it can always be better. We’ll talk more in the interview process about what these mean, but for now, know that we continually strive to build and strengthen our team, we work together effectively to serve our mission and we have fun. Beyond that, we’re casual, we work flexibly with some remote work allowed and we love dogs. You don’t have to be an amazing bike rider to work here — what matters to us is a desire to work alongside passionate people improving the world through bikes (and hopefully you love bikes too).

To Apply

  • Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF file, via email, with “Development Manager” in the subject line to PeopleForBikes’ chief of staff at
  •  The cover letter should not exceed one page and briefly explain the candidate’s applicable experience including your experience working with people of different cultures or backgrounds to make them feel included and with a sense of belonging.

Due to volume, we will not respond to telephone or in-person inquiries. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position is available immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit for general information and organizational background.

Equal Opportunity

Our work to create safer, more comfortable and accessible places to ride for everyone starts with us. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and will consider alternative ways in which an applicant may have gained the required qualifications outside of traditional pathways.

We are working to ensure our staff reflects the backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of the communities we serve. Employing a diverse staff enables us to better serve diverse communities and build an empowering, collaborative and innovative work culture. We strive to create an inclusive work environment where employees from all backgrounds and communities feel welcomed, valued, respected and received. Please see more about our efforts externally and internally at

We believe that no matter who you are, where you're from or why you ride, everyone can find joy on a bicycle. When you work at PeopleForBikes, you help us do the same.