Deputy Director, Development and Communications

Job Type

Full Time




331 E. 70th Street
New York
United States


Lenox Hill Neighborhood House seeks a Deputy Director, Development and Communications, a new position, with a minimum of five to seven years of fundraising experience to join our Development and Communications team to help us to share our organizational vision and continue our advancement. Our Development and Communications team currently includes a Director of Philanthropy and Healthy Foods Initiatives, a Director of Individual and Corporate Giving, a Director of Special Events and a Development & Communications Coordinator, each reporting to the Executive Director. Together, we raise more than $5 million in private funds each year and seek to increase this amount dramatically. The Deputy Director, Development and Communications will raise significant philanthropic funds through their own efforts and manage the staff responsible for individual and corporate giving, special events and communications. This position will report to our Executive Director.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a 124-year-old settlement house widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers. Founded in 1894 as a kindergarten for immigrant children, the Neighborhood House now serves 15,000 low-income New Yorkers each year through a wide array of effective and integrated services – social, educational, legal, housing, health, mental health, nutritional and fitness. Our organizational budget is $18M-$20M; we have 200 staff members and more than 1,000 regular volunteers. We are committed to achieving an ongoing, organizational culture of excellence – programmatically, operationally and fiscally – and to being a fun place to work. For more about Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit us at our website at or on Facebook.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help to lead a multifaceted fundraising strategy (major gifts, special and cultivation events, annual fund and other appeals, planned giving and capital and endowment campaigns)
  • Identify and cultivate major donors ($25k+), expand our donor base and increase giving among existing supporters
  • Conduct research and write proposals for funding
  • Inspire and lead a group of development and communications professionals
  • Represent us with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Collaborate with leaders throughout the organization, our Board and our community
  • Craft compelling narratives and communications
  • Help to set goals and track progress


We’re looking for someone who is passionate about our mission, who has the ability and the drive to inspire others and to raise millions of dollars each year in private funds to improve our effectiveness and increase our impact. Our work is critical and we always look for fantastic people to join our wonderful team of educators, social workers, lawyers, chefs, care managers, artists, fundraising professionals and more. The successful candidate will have had success in fundraising and will excel in a fast-paced, high-achieving environment. Compelling writing and visuals are important to us, so we are seeking an exceptional and enthusiastic writer and editor. It is essential that this individual possess the style, stature and interpersonal skills to work effectively with many of diverse backgrounds to bring Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to its next level of achievement. Excellent compensation and benefits package available.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, writing samples, examples of print or web materials you have developed or other projects you think are relevant to We are interested in talking with candidates with both significant experience in the field as well as individuals who are ready to have a larger impact.