Development & Communications Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is commensurate with experience.




New York
United States


CASA-NYC is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization providing advocacy for children and youth in New York City foster care. We are seeking a full-time Development & Communications Coordinator, who will work closely with the Executive Director to support all aspects of fundraising, external communications and board relations. 

Responsibilities include:


  • Partnering with Executive Director, board and outside resources to identify and implement development strategies
  • Assisting Executive Director with grant writing and reporting as needed, including drafting and copy editing grant proposals
  • Tracking grant proposals and maintaining database of funders/potential funders. Entering all donations and contacts with donors into donor database and preparing letters of acknowledgement for donors
  • Conducting research on potential donors
  • Assisting with planning/organization of fundraising events, including attending benefit committee meetings, taking notes and communicating with committee members and vendors
  • Overseeing community outreach and engagement events, including “friendraiser” parties, donor acknowledgement events, etc. 
  • Collaborating with fiscal department to ensure appropriate coding of all revenue
  • Supporting and acting as a liaison to the Associate Board

External Communications:

  • Managing social media (facebook, twitter, instagram) accounts and preparing regular posts
  • Preparing content for agency website and keeping web site information up to date
  • Responding to press and other external inquiries as needed
  • Preparing press releases and other external communications as needed

Board Relations:

  • Preparing and sending written communication for members of the Board of Directors, Associate Board, donors, partners and stakeholders on behalf of the Executive Director
  • Attending board meetings and taking minutes
  • Maintaining spreadsheets and preparing reports for Board and funders
  • Assisting with preparation for board meetings and funder meetings – making copies, preparing folders, preparing board reports, scheduling meeting space, ordering refreshments, etc.


  • Two to four years’ experience in development/communications
  • Bachelors or master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Exceptional writing skills, ability to proofread/copy edit grant proposals and reports
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills and ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate professionally with members of the public, Board of Directors and stakeholders
  •  Knowledge of NYC non-profit landscape and experience with fundraising preferred
  •  Highly organized, detail-oriented, and reliable
  • Strong computer literacy: Knowledge of Microsoft XP and Excel required; experience with Donor Perfect, SPSS, and/or Constant Contact a strong plus.
  • Experience with social media
  •  Ability to take initiative and work independently, and to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Ability to work flexible hours – some evenings required (up to several times/month) for board meetings, fundraising events and other functions

CASA-NYC is a partner project of the Fund for the City of New York. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ-identified and differently-abled candidates to apply.


A competitive benefits package includes a 401(k) retirement plan with match, health, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax transit costs and generous vacation. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply please email cover letter and resume to Include position title in subject. No phone calls please. Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by CASA.