Posted 3 weeks ago

Northern Nevada Legal Aid (NNLA), formerly known as Washoe Legal Services, is seeking a Development Manager. They will help strengthen, maintain, and grow support for the vital, free legal assistance we provide to the indigent and underrepresented in Northern Nevada by collaborating with our executive team in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic development plan. Initial development focus involves raising funds for building improvements. If you are looking to support our ability to deliver essential legal services to your community and join a team of caring individuals and an employer who values your contributions and provides a positive work-life balance, NNLA may be the place for you!

Duties and Responsibilities

This position reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the leadership team:

  • directs or coordinates the organization’s fundraising and donor cultivation efforts,
  • helps develop and execute the organization’s strategic plan,
  • leads fundraising development, communication, and donor management efforts,
  • sets and achieves annual and long-range fundraising goals, including baseline annual fundraising targets,
  • builds strong relationships with fundraising partners, including effective and consistent fundraising-related outreach to supporters,
  • measure progress throughout the year to ensure success, including creating reports to analyze data and determine the effectiveness of fundraising programs,
  • collaborates with all departments to support funding needs and priorities,
  • ensures consistent, compelling storytelling, including proposals, acknowledgement letters, emails, and other donor-related materials like end-of-year gifts and meeting packets,
  • produce board reports and presentations as needed.


As an ideal candidate, you have proven senior management experience and success in supporting the development of a solid infrastructure for a legal aid organization or other non-profit. You understand that fundraising and raising financial resources are medicine for caring for our communities. You are motivated to seek and build pathways to new financial resources, including institutional, individual, and governmental funders. You have a proven track record in institutional fundraising and working with high-net-worth individual donors and a genuine commitment to helping us best serve the indigent and underrepresented in our community.


Position is a full-time, exempt position, with a salary range of $65,000-85,000, depending upon experience. Salary will be reviewed after 6 months and may be increased accordingly.  NNLA promotes superior work-life balance by offering a 35-hour work week, 13 paid holidays per year, and a generous Personal Time Off (PTO) program that starts accruing immediately to earn over 5 weeks of PTO a year (increase in PTO accrual after 2 years). NNLA also offers an excellent benefits package which pays 100% of the employee Medical, Dental, Vision and Life plans and 75% of dependents’ benefit premium. In addition, NNLA offers a 401(k)-matching program, an Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Account, and access to supplemental insurance benefits.

Application Deadline and Starting Date

Position is available immediately and will remain posted until filled.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Northern Nevada Legal Aid

Human Resources Department


Work Location

Work is expected to be performed primarily on-site at the primary office of NNLA, located at 299 S. Arlington Avenue, situated between Reno’s Downtown and Midtown neighborhoods. A hybrid/telework schedule may be considered dependent on organizational needs.

About Northern Nevada Legal Aid

Formerly known as Washoe Legal Services, Northern Nevada Legal Aid (NNLA) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public interest law firm in Reno, Nevada, that was established and has been in continuous operation since 1965. NNLA’s purpose is to provide access to justice for vulnerable populations in Northern Nevada, give voice to those who might otherwise not be heard, empower individuals to advocate for themselves, and make positive changes in the communities we serve (regardless of ability to pay). NNLA plays a critical role in helping individuals facing eviction or other housing issues to know and defend their rights. We promote the safety and stability of domestic violence victims and their children. We represent abused and neglected children in foster care proceedings. We serve immigrants who are victims of crime and domestic or sexual violence. We serve the elderly and disabled adults facing guardianship proceedings. In 2022, Northern Nevada Legal Aid assisted in over 10,500 legal matters.

Diversity Statement

NNLA is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer. That means we do not discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities or political affiliations. We are committed to empowering vulnerable individuals and communities, through the expansion of access to legal justice in Northern Nevada. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

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