Development Operations Manager

Reports to: Vice President
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone a remarkable transformation and it has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact. DLF is now looking to take its work to the next level by conducting best-in-class research to prove that the TM meditation technique can help many who suffer from a variety of health challenges. ​

The Development Operations Manager will be directly responsible for the overall operations of the Development team, including gift entry, prospect research, Salesforce database, grant writing, reporting, and administrative support. This position reports directly to the Vice President.


  • Works closely with VP in creating and implementing development operation procedures, policies and strategies
  • Manages day to day operations (data entry, reporting, and gift processing)
  • Budget and expense management
  • Responsible for DLF data administration, in coordination with Sr. Salesforce Administrator
  • Responsible for the overall donor database and records; assures integrity, deleting duplicate records, appropriate coding, etc.
  • Oversee DLF gift acknowledgement processes
  • Manage and resolve fundraising database issues, in coordination with Sr. Salesforce Administrator
  • Ensure procedures are in place to check the quality of data entered in to Salesforce
  • Assists with prospect research for major gift prospects
  • Facilitates all foundation reporting with Program and Finance teams
  • Manages foundation pipeline
  • Works with broader team to write impactful grant proposals and reports
  • Works closely with the Finance team
  • Participates with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations as assigned
  • Assumes additional administrative responsibilities, as requested, to support the department and the organization


  • At least five (5) years of experience in the Development field
  • Experience with back office functions related to gift processing, data entry, and reporting
  • Experience with Salesforce database (or similar CRM database)
  • Excellent writing abilities; proposal and grant writing experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-sufficient work approach
  • Passion for DLF’s mission

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to

Director, Government and Community Relations

Reports to: Executive Vice President (works closely with the CEO)
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: Washington, DC

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2005 to address the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. DLF delivers this program in the District through The Trauma Project, which has earned broad public interest and support for its work to bring this simple, evidence-based meditation intervention to its core target populations: veterans suffering from post traumatic stress and their families, domestic violence survivors, people suffering from opioid and alcohol use disorder and young people in high crime, high need areas.

DLF has four regional offices: New York City, Washington, DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

The Opportunity
The newly-created Director, Government and Community Relations, will play a vital role in taking the Foundation to its next level of impact by helping to develop close government relationships and community partnerships in the District. ​

The DLF Trauma Project opened two offices in Washington, DC in 2016; one on Capitol Hill for its work with government and a second office in Southeast Washington for its work with under-resourced, vulnerable populations.

Activities of the Trauma Project include:

  • informing government leaders and policy-makers about the evidence-based, cost-effective benefits of Transcendental Meditation in addressing (among other concerns) post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideation among veterans and adverse childhood experiences and other trauma-related disorders among the youth;
  • exploring avenues of federal and district government funding opportunities; and
  • creating showcase projects (primarily in Southeast Washington, where the need for this meditation intervention is particularly great) so that legislators, influencers, and decision-makers can experience firsthand, the impact of this intervention on the communities served.

DLF’s Trauma Project in Southeast Washington is housed in The Meditation Center at THEARC (Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Campus) located in Ward 8. THEARC is a consortium of best in class nonprofits dedicated to an integrated approach to improving the quality of life for families in Wards 7 and 8. The Meditation Center:

  • offers the meditation as a health and wellness tool for the Ward 7 and 8 communities;
  • collaborates with THEARC resident partners to offer the meditation to their staff and clients; and
  • serves as the teaching and organization hub for the Trauma Project’s showcase projects in the District.


  • Minimum of six (6) years of related experience on the Hill, or in District Government (advocacy background preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Refined interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Astute attention to detail.
  • A collaborative nature but also the ability to work independently.
  • Passion for helping those overcoming toxic stress and trauma in our core areas (veterans, education, addiction and recovery, health care, trauma) will be a major plus.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to

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