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Foundation Development Manager

Buffalo Bills

Apply by 5/31/2024

Posted 1 month ago



Orchard Park, NY, USA

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Job Description

The Foundation Development Manager will oversee fundraising and events for the Buffalo Bills Foundation. The position will focus on the development and execution of fundraising initiatives and programmatic events. In collaboration with other Foundation staff, this individual will help shape the philanthropic engagement of the Buffalo Bills Foundation in the Western New York Community.

If you are a motivated individual and have a passion for positively impacting the community, then this is your chance to contribute in a fast-paced environment and be a part of one of the most storied franchises in the NFL.


  • Manage the Game Day 50-50 Raffle which includes the coordination of volunteers for every Bills home game and management of the raffle software system
  • Seek new funding sources and maintain relationships with donors
  • Apply for potential grant opportunities to support the Foundation
  • Identify and implement new ways to engage Bills fans within Foundation initiatives and fundraising opportunities on game day, throughout the season, and the offseason
  • Develop and execute events associated with Buffalo Bills Foundation focus areas to highlight and raise awareness for causes and nonprofit partners
  • Manage community and corporate partner relationships associated directly with the Bills Foundation
  • Coordinate and enhance Bills and NFL Community programs and platforms as assigned
  • Manage budget for assigned programs and events
  • Provide monthly and year end summaries for events and activities
  • Remain actively engaged in the community and constantly learn and assess needs to determine productive ways for the organization to be involved
  • Actively develop relationships with non-profit organizations in the WNY area to strengthen the outreach footprint
  • Connect as a member of the larger Community Relations team and integrate Foundation objectives as part of this larger community and philanthropic philosophy within the organization
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


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Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of four years of fundraising and event experience
  • Experience managing event based staff and/or volunteers while unifying them towards a common mission and goal
  • Strategic and creative thinking with strong organizational skills
  • Valid driver license
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take initiative and coordinate projects from development through completion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Work schedule must be flexible – evenings, weekends, and some holidays required as needed

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