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Development Associate, Donor Stewardship

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The Lower Eastside Girls Club


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The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Development Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is responsible for supporting the work of the Development Department. This is a position for an individual who is passionate about fundraising and interested in opportunities to gain experience and exposure to institutional and individual donors, data management, fundraising operations, and event planning. We are a small Development Department, and it is essential that the Development Associate be willing and able to roll up their sleeves and work efficiently to meet our annual revenue goals. 

Responsibilities include:

Administration and Database

  • Maintain day-to-day use of our donor database, including record maintenance and data entry
  • Manage the Development Department's gift processing systems, including prompt data entry of projections, pledges, and gifts received, tracking donor correspondence, generating and distributing timely gift acknowledgment letters, and reconciling records with the Finance Department
  • Generate lists and reports as needed 
  • Administration of contracts and invoices
  • Assist in the compilation of proposals, reports, and other solicitation materials
  • Maintain departmental files, documents, and procedures

Donor Relations and Stewardship

  • Conduct comprehensive (quantitative and qualitative) research on donor prospects and create profiles on prospective individual and institutional donors
  • Support the production and distribution of all special appeals, newsletters, invitations, and other donor communications
  • Produce and customize donor ‘thank yous’ and personal touches based on level of donation and type of solicitation
  • Support communications with donors, including creating call and email lists, and tracking donor correspondence over time
  • Prepare informational packets and materials for events, activities, and donor meetings
  • Brainstorm and collaborate on reengaging lapsed donors and stewardship efforts for current recurring donors, including but not limited to, customizing incentives and inviting donors to events

Fundraising & Events

  • Assist in the creation of fundraising campaigns in collaboration with the communications and strategy team
  • Organize small and large scale fundraising events
  • Provide event planning support for targeted donor/funder events and activities (in-person and virtually). Responsibilities include but are not limited to tracking RSVPs and/or ticket sales, run-of-show, logistics, donor contributions and event sponsorships, volunteer recruitment and coordination, in-kind coordination, as well as related follow-ups
  • Work with Development Department on special projects as needed

Education and/or Experience:

  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude, ability to work independently to produce high quality work products, and manage multiple projects and relationships, simultaneously with accuracy 
  • 2-3 years of relevant development/fundraising experience
  • Experience with or interest in learning tools such as Salesforce and iWave 
  • Event-planning/fundraising experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Business, or related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills and the ability to work with many different constituencies such as donors, volunteers, Board members, and staff
  • Belief in the mission and values of LESGC
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with Google Applications, Microsoft Office Suite, database management (Salesforce preferred)
  • Ability and desire to stay plugged into what’s happening in the news, mass media and popular culture 
  • Professional, well organized and strong attention to detail
  • Committed to excellence, and eager to constantly learn and grow
  • Highly motivated, and results oriented, able to complete tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and able to work cooperatively under pressure
  • High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation, and self-direction

About the Lower Eastside Girls Club 

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) is a community-based organization dedicated to preparing today's girls for tomorrow's world. LESGC’s mission is “to raise the next generation of environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leaders.” LESGC connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures. We offer them “Joy. Power. Possibility,” so they know that they can do anything. 

Founded in 1996 by neighborhood mothers, entrepreneurs, artists, and community activists to address the lack of services and facilities for girls in our community, we now serve over 1000 girls and young women aged 10-23 annually. In 20 years, we have grown from a small volunteer-led organization into a recognized leader and innovator in the field of youth programming, community arts and community engagement, with partnerships with sister organizations in four states (Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; Hudson, NY; Flatheads Reservation, MT) and four countries (Glasgow, Scotland; Sierra Leone; Chiapas, Mexico; Nepal). The girls and young women in our program are using their voices and talents to create movements, demonstrations, art, music, and products that promote gender justice, barrier and ceiling dismantling, anti-violence, mental and physical wellness, environmental justice, civic and political engagement. We are committed to providing our girls and their community with the tools and experiences they need to overcome, and eradicate, the barriers that may limit their potential, uplift their communities, and promote systematic equity.

Our 35,000 square foot Center for Community provides over 50 unique classes a week, all free of charge. Facilities include a Maker Shop for engineering and coding; Biology lab for STEM programming and research; Alphabet City Art School for visual arts and crafts; Center for Media and Social Justice for digital media and photography; Sound Studio for music production and our radio station/podcast, WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives); Design Shop for fashion design; a rooftop farm; full culinary kitchen and cafe; and 64-seat state-of the art, 30-foot dome planetarium. Visit www.girlsclub.org to learn more, and check out what we have been up to lately via our podcast, Vimeo, and Instagram and Tumblr.

LESGC is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at LESGC, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy status), gender, creed, religion, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, national origin, age, ancestry, alienage, citizenship, marital status, partnership status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, military status (or unfavorable discharge from military service), political activity, status as a victim of a sex offense, stalking, or domestic violence or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited. LESGC does not discriminate in the hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors or the provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients. 

This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant. 

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Development Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is responsible for supporting the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

The salary for this position is $50-$60k, commensurate with experience. The LESGC’s benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, a flexible spending account, and a pre-tax transit benefit. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and your completed writing sample to apply@girlsclub.org

The salary for this position is $50-$60k, commensurate with experience. The LESGC’s benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, a flexible spending account, and a…

Location

402 East 8th Street, New York, NY 10009

How to Apply

The salary for this position is $50-$60k, commensurate with experience. The LESGC’s benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, a flexible spending account, and a pre-tax transit benefit. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and your completed writing sample to apply@girlsclub.org


LESGC will be contacting candidates to schedule interviews starting the week of January 11th.

Only candidates who send in completed writing samples with their applications will be considered.

 

Writing Sample-

·Pitch a sponsorship opportunity to a company for The Lower Eastside Girls Club 25th Anniversary Gala via e-mail

·Create a detailed script that prepares our board members to make thank you calls to our donors who gave donations of 25k-50k for our Center for Wellbeing & Happiness

·Draft an email communication for how you would update The Director of Development on the status of the above scenarios and how to support the department

The salary for this position is $50-$60k, commensurate with experience. The LESGC’s benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, a flexible spending account, and a…

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