Development Officer, Middle Gifts

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


The Development Officer is a front-line fundraiser who actively works to originate new donor relationships and cultivate and solicit gifts from Middle Donors (giving between $1,000 and $4,999).

The Development Officer seeks to optimize a communication strategy for this segment of donors, as well as maximize direct contact with middle donors and major donor prospects, developing a year-round, high-impact, and well-cultivated relationships. If you are passionate about making a difference in New York City, and building key relationships with donors who share that passion, read on.

The Development Officer will execute, evaluate, and expand the Middle Donor program across three brands: The Bowery Mission, Goodwill Rescue Mission, and New York City Rescue Mission, modifying the brand strategy of the middle donor program in coordination and alignment with the major gifts and marketing programs.

The Development Officer will be trained in the Taking Donors Seriously approach to fundraising. As a member of the Major Gifts team within the larger Development Team, the Development Officer actively collaborates with team members to ensure each donor is engaged in appropriate and fruitful ways.

Reports to: Development Manager, Middle & Major Gifts


  • Understands the organization’s Statement of Faith
  • 2+ years of fundraising experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proven networking capacity and a genuine desire to connect deeply with people from diverse backgrounds
  • High integrity that builds trust with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, articulate and persuasive
  • Self-starter with a unique capacity to both continue existing responsibilities and ideate new projects
  • Highly analytical strategic thinker, extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to travel within the NYC metro area, and participate in donor-focused events held on evenings and weekends
  • An infectious passion for our mission that excites those with whom you share it


  • Proficiency with Raisers Edge

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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