Marketing & Development Manager

SHARP Literacy

SHARP is a non-profit organization that partners with educators to foster a love of learning and brighten children’s futures through innovative STEAM-based experiential programs. We bring learning to life by actively engaging students with hands-on activities, educational tours, collaborative summer and after-school programs, mural projects, multi-generational reading programs and more.

At SHARP, we strive to strengthen critical thinking, science and math knowledge and appreciation for the arts in our students, helping to shrink the opportunity gap.

Position Details

Marketing & Development Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Marketing & Development Manager is a full-time hybrid position (in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays) reporting to the Vice President of Operations & Development. Primary responsibilities include management of SHARP and event websites, data management and marketing and social media activities. This individual also serves as a key team member for the grant proposal and reporting process and works closely with Vice President on all fundraising events and materials.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Database (Raiser’s Edge)

  • Responsible for all data entry, writing and distributing acknowledgement letters.
  • Create, maintain and distribute queries, lists, reports, etc.

Development - Annual Campaign & Grants

  • Create, maintain and distribute lists.
  • Assist with writing, editing and designing mailings and email communications.
  • Prepare tracking reports, download questions for proposals and reports, coordinate reporting schedules/process.
  • Attend and participate in Marketing & Fund Development Committee meetings.


  • Create and edit collateral materials for SHARP colleagues as needed for grants, reports, programming, recruitment, etc.
  • Update SHARP website quarterly, at a minimum. Create analytical reports for review and possible changes.
  • Develop a social media overall strategy with direction from the Vice President of Operations & Development.
  • Create posts and track results and analytics for LinkedIn. 
  • Supervise Marketing & Social Media Intern.
  • Draft and coordinate awards submissions with Vice President, President and PR consultant.
  • Identify cause marketing opportunities and coordinate with Marketing & Social Media Intern to pursue the identified opportunities.
  • Create and edit videos as needed.


  • Responsible for the event website portal - create overall design, enter and manage data.
  • Maintain tracking info re: RSVPs, sponsors, auction, etc. Enter gifts; write and distribute acknowledgment letters.
  • Design and produce collateral; coordinate with vendors as needed.
  • Create and coordinate event flows, scripts and other materials as needed.
  • Recruit, schedule and train volunteers.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2-3 years’ experience, preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint.
  • Graphic design ability and experience helpful (Adobe Suite, Canva).
  • Database management experience (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Fundraising website experience (GiveSmart preferred).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills.
  • Excellent personal and written communication skills.
  • Must enjoy working in a fast-paced mission-driven environment on a variety of projects simultaneously.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and skills.

Benefits include:

  • PTO
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Generous 401k match
  • And more...

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