Work at Heyday

Thank you for your interest in working at Heyday. We are currently hiring for the following position:

Development Manager

Heyday’s Development Manager is responsible for a program that raises approximately one-third of Heyday’s budget from all donated sources, including: individual gifts, foundation and government grants, partnerships, appeals, and events. This position is designed to provide early professional growth in book publishing and the nonprofit sector. It is a full-time position and reports to the Publisher/Executive Director.


In collaboration with the Publisher and occasionally the Board of Directors, the Manager crafts and oversees Heyday’s strategy for securing new sources of funding that support the organization’s mission.

The Manager works with Editorial staff to secure funding for specific book projects. This includes attending acquisitions meetings and researching fundraising opportunities that align with Heyday’s work.

The Manager accompanies the Publisher on visits to funders and assists the Publisher with individual donor cultivation and follow-up.

The Manager maintains and grows existing foundation funding sources. This includes writing reports, submitting grant applications, and corresponding with foundation staff.

The Manager, in coordination with the Publisher, plans and manages one major fundraising event per year.

The Manager oversees the preparation of fundraising appeal letters, helps articulate Heyday’s development strategy in reports, and tracks the organization’s progress toward fundraising goals.

The Manager maintains Heyday’s development database, inputting and pulling data, processing gifts, and generating acknowledgments.



Superb writing, communication, and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to listen to a wide spectrum of constituents and pick up on cultural nuances quickly.

Professional experience in the book trade or nonprofit development is preferred. Experience in both is a major plus, and so are event-planning skills.

Strong organizational, research, database management, and problem-solving skills. Experience using Salesforce—or technological acumen generally—is a plus.

Profound enthusiasm for the written word, a sense of humor, and an enduring belief in the social impact of books.


Please submit your résumé, a cover letter that demonstrates your skills as a proposal writer, and three references to

Salary range: $45–50,000. Heyday benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, and a savings 401K plan.

Intended start date: March 1.

Heyday is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and we will take affirmative action against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of our activities or operations.