Details: Salary to commensurate with experience.
299 West Broadway
Citizens Union Foundation and Citizens Union
Position: Development Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Citizens Union’s new Executive Director, Betsy Gotbaum, started work in February 2018. An expert fundraiser, she seeks a Development Director to partner with her in cultivating her network along with Citizens Union’s existing donor base and other potential funders. The Development Director will focus on major gifts from individuals and foundations, while leading two special events annually with an event consultant and a board committee, and managing direct mail and e-mail fundraising.
The Development Director is responsible for fundraising for our two interrelated organizations —a 501(c)(4) known as Citizens Union and a 501(c)(3) known as Citizens Union Foundation. The two organizations work to educate and activate New Yorkers and to advance good government and political reform in New York. The Director develops and executes the overall fundraising strategy and works closely with the Executive Director and board members to implement the plan and raise money for the organizations. The current annual combined expense budget is about $1.6 million.
The Director currently supervises one employee, the Development and Membership Associate, as well as any consultants the organization may retain to assist in the coordination of special events. The Development Director participates in marketing, promotional activities, and communications to CU’s members and donors, in collaboration with the Communications and Marketing Manager.
- Experience cultivating, soliciting, and closing individual major gifts
- Experience writing successful grant proposals and reports
- Experience with special events, including gala dinners
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with online marketing platforms, such as MailChimp
- Experience with donor database systems, such as Raiser’s Edge
Salary to commensurate with experience. Benefits include fully paid health insurance, flexible spending plan option, two weeks paid vacation to start, retirement savings program, and short term, long-term disability and life insurance.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter along with a résumé to email@example.com or mail to Sally McCullough, Citizens Union, 299 Broadway Suite 700, NY, NY 10007; or Fax: (212)-227-0345.
Benefits include fully paid health insurance, flexible spending plan option, two weeks paid vacation to start, retirement savings program, and short term, long-term disability and life insurance.
Minimum Education Required