Development Operations Manager

Reports to: Director of Philanthropy
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 Director of Philanthropy.


  • Manages day to day operations (data entry, reporting, and gift processing)
  • Budget and expense management 
  • Internal Salesforce data administrator, working in collaboration with our Salesforce Consulting Firm
  • Responsible for the overall Salesforce donor database and records; assures integrity, deleting duplicate records, appropriate coding, etc.
  • Manage and resolve fundraising database issues, in coordination with our Salesforce Consulting Firm
  • 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
  • Oversee and support the Iowa Office Manager 
  • Assumes additional administrative responsibilities, as requested, to support the department and the organization.
  • Manage the Double the Donation relationship and optimize its use. 
  • Manage the Classy system, including optimization, running reports, setting up campaigns, interface to SF


  • At least five (5) years of experience in the Development field 
  • Experience with back office functions related to gift processing, data entry, and reporting 
  • Extensive knowledge of Salesforce in a non-profit environment
  • 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 the subject area) to

Director, Partnerships and Operations

Reports to: CEO and President, Center for Resilience
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: Washington, DC

About the Center for Resilience

The Center for Resilience of the David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 2005 to address the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress and stress-related disorders that disproportionately afflicts under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based, non-pharmacological Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. Since then, The Center for Resilience (“the Center”) has become a global leader in the field partnering with leaders in government, military, healthcare, business, and education. DLF 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, healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic, domestic violence survivors, those suffering from opioid and alcohol use disorder and families in high crime, high need areas. With the support of the international TM organization, the Center has brought the technique to more than one million vulnerable adults and children worldwide.

DLF has three regional offices: its operational headquarters in New York City (where there is also a significant programmatic presence), its government locus in Washington, DC, and a programmatic hub in Los Angeles.

One of the Center’s primary long-term objectives is to make TM widely accessible to all who will benefit from it – with cost to the individual not being a barrier. The National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense have granted more than $35 million over the past 30 years to study the effects of the TM program on cardiovascular disease, PTSD, anxiety, depression and other chronic conditions and hundreds of studies have been published in peer reviewed journals. The Center for Resilience is spearheading a new health policy initiative to take this research to the next level by pursuing a series of gold-standard, Phase 3 randomized controlled trials on the effects of TM on three chronic health disorders: 

  1. PTSD and Trauma, which afflicts 10 million Americans in any given year (8% of the entire population will have PTSD at some point in their lives, and this includes over one million veterans);
  2. Heart Disease and Hypertension, which afflicts 100 million Americans; and
  3. Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, and Resilience, which afflicts 60 million Americans and has an immensely personal, societal, and corporate cost.

Our work in Washington, DC, focuses on pursuing a strategy to secure reimbursement for this evidence-based intervention through private and public insurers, by working with government agencies, nonprofits and private corporations, to advance the Center’s long-term goals. 

Job Summary:

The Director, Partnerships and Operations provides strategic, operational and logistical support to the Center’s Washington, DC practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all the activities, meetings, events in Washington, DC, and will be the primary point of contact for the Center’s work there. They will manage strategic partnerships and relationships in close collaboration with the CEO and President for The Center for Resilience, manage relationships with our DC list of partners, and will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the offices on Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle. They will also collaborate with the development and events team in New York to ideate, organize and execute local events hosted and organized by the Center for Resilience.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the operations of the DuPont and Capitol Hill offices and the Center’s activities in Washington, DC
  • Prepare memos, presentations, and briefing materials for meetings attended by leadership of the Center for Resilience
  • Liaise with any partners or experts retained to assist in the Center's achieving of its long term goals
  • Act as a relationship manager, along with President and CEO, with DC-based donors and partners 
  • Track and monitor pertinent legislation relevant to the Center’s interests
  • Working with the Events and Development team in New York, help to develop event processes and protocols to provide consistency and uphold organizational standards
  • Working with the Events and Development team in New York, formulate fresh ideas to increase the outreach and impact of the Center’s events
  • Working with the Events and Development team in New York, help to source local venues, suppliers and other vendors and be the “on the ground” lead for all events
  • Ensure both offices are maintained with the highest degree of professionalism
  • Create and maintain a strong relationship with the property owners of both offices, ensuring a good rapport and assuring that their properties are being well and professionally maintained


  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience in Washington DC, with knowledge of the culture and workings of Washington DC; as well as experience working for a non-profit or organization in a similar capacity, or in a Government-related role in Washington, DC
  • Top-notch organizational skills and attention to detail is an absolute must
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including knowledge of the, the Federal Register, Politico, the Hill, Congressional Quarterly and other written print and online materials related to the federal legislation and regulation. 
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful events in varying size and scale is desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and people management skills, with the confidence and ability to effectively communicate with donors, The Hill and Agency staff 
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • A passion for helping others to overcome toxic stress and trauma in our core areas (veterans, education, addiction and recovery, healthcare) is a strong plus.

To Apply

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

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