Community Outreach and Development Associate

Job Type

Part Time


Details: commensurate with experience



Start Date



2 Market Street
Suite 300
New Jersey
United States


The community outreach and development associate assists the manager with the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, developed in concert with the Board of Directors, which may include major individual, corporate, foundation, and in-kind resources. The coordinator assists in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving. S/he works within the guidelines, policies and mission of 4CS and is accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned. The person in this role must thrive in a demanding environment—with empathy, poise and the ability to pivot quickly. S/he must be able to manage a high volume of tasks and timelines with attention to detail and an ability to prioritize. S/he will establish and maintain a strong rapport with the 4CS staff and stakeholders. S/he must be able to work autonomously as well as effectively as part of a team. The development operation is in start-up phase, therefore high functioning and support level tasks are embedded in the role, including development operations and structuring a well organized fund development operation. This is currently a grant-funded position based on continued grant renewal.



Plan Fund Development Activities

·Assist the Manager, CEO, CFO et al in applying for and executing State of New Jersey contract, 4CS’primary funder.

·Help with marketing, internal and external communications, and outreach

·Work with all key stakeholders to build fundraising infrastructure and secure private funding through creation of a fund development plan to offset items and staffing not covered by state funding

·Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles

·Research and identify potential donors, develop cases for giving, cultivation plans for donors

·Conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluation of fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising programmatic and monetary goals are being achieved

·Monitor trends in the community, region, nation and childcare/early education profession and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary


Organize and Execute Fund Development Activities

·Help develop policies and procedures for development that reflect ethical fundraising priorities

·Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner

·Prepare and submit grant applications to generate funds for the organization

·Assist with the planning and execution of special events to maximize recognition and fundraising potential: Week of the Young Child, Toy and Coat Drive, Mother’s Day and Professional Development Day. Use these event to attract, cultivate and steward donors and develop new ones as appropriate

·Identify, involve and encourage financial investment from corporate, foundation and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities

·Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database, which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information, as well as manage gift processing and acknowledgement process

·Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program

·Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditures related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities

·Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary


Staff Fund Development Activities

·Engage staff volunteers for special fund development projects. Prepare community outreach talking points for Board of Directors, senior staff, and line staff

·Promote a culture of philanthropy within the organization, especially among managers


Promote the Organization

·Develop and execute a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization

·Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing/communications materials

·Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·Knowledge of fundraising management, public relations, and business development

·Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting charitable donations, special events planning and management

·Strong verbal, written, and communication skills

·Ability to interact with senior executives and community leaders



·3 to 5 years fundraising experience

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) helpful but not required

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email all cover letters, resumes and writing samples to