Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $34,000
Maximum: $38,000
Details: commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



526 West 26th Street
New York
New York
United States


Visual AIDS is looking to welcome a full-time Development Associate who is enthusiastic about helping Visual AIDS grow its organizational capacity and who is dedicated to supporting our mission. The Development Associate will report to the Visual AIDS Executive Director to plan two annual benefit events, research funding opportunities, write grant proposals and reports, and implement individual donor strategies. See details below and please share widely.

Development Associate – Job Description

● Support the production of two annual benefits (Postcards from the Edge and the Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards) with the supervision of the Executive Director, including long-term planning; managing donations, sales and auctions; communicating with benefit committees; volunteer management, and on-site project management during events.

● Assist with individual donor cultivation and annual appeals.

● Provide research and administrative support for foundation and corporate fundraising, including maintaining the annual grants calendar, and drafting and editing grant materials.

● Assist with Board stewardship and Board meeting preparation.

● Contribute to the financial success of the organization by coordinating fundraising efforts with foundations, corporations, individuals and special events.

● Office Administration—The Development Associate is the primary scheduler and office manager. They maintain and operate databases, including press contacts, donors, mailing list, and artwork information. They conduct day-to-day operations, including managing office equipment, ordering supplies, and general correspondence.

● Support the Executive Director

● Be highly organized, detail-oriented, have excellent communication and writing skills, and have a track record of managing successful programs and/or events.

● Maintain the organization’s culture of inclusion, openness, and respect with donors, board members, volunteers, artists, and audiences.

● Balance long-term organizational plans with hands-on, day-to-day work and be a flexible and highly motivated team player that enjoys the challenge of working on multiple projects simultaneously on tight deadlines.

Knowledge and Education:

● Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of professional experience in related fields required.

● Experience with fundraising within a non-profit arts organization, including grant writing and benefit planning required.

● Experience with donor management software such as DonorPro preferred.

● Interest or background in Art History, Studio Arts and/or HIV/AIDS activism preferred.

● Knowledge and understanding of current issues around HIV/AIDS preferred.


Comprehensive health benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and three references to - subject line "Development Associate Application [Your name]".