Director of Development

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $85,000




80-98 Linden Boulevard
New York
United States


Organization Overview

GallopNYC uses Therapeutic Horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, and learn,

inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively, and independently as possible.

GallopNYC’s strategic plan is to become a premier therapeutic horseback riding

center serving a significant proportion of people with disabilities and special needs,

including veterans and at-risk youth, in New York City.

GallopNYC recently acquired two of its own full-time barns (Queens), and in

addition, provides program at two other sites (Brooklyn & The Bronx). As our

fundraising matures, it will be critical that this person builds on the momentum of

this growth to achieve GallopNYC’s plan, building on our solid record of accomplishments.

Role Summary

Continue to build financial stability for GallopNYC and its growth by developing

and executing our fundraising plans with an eye on major giving and corporate support.

Grow and shape the development team, and continue to develop GallopNYC into a

thriving NYC institution.

Build philanthropic support to ensure a majority of our programs can be made

available without regard to need, and to support strong staff, research, and program


Build a Capital fundraising program for future site acquisition.

Qualifications and Preferred Experience

  • Horsemanship, therapeutic horsemanship, health, and/or disability background a plus
  • BA/BS required
  • 5-8 years fundraising experience with proven track record of success, major gifts

experience preferred

  • Experience as a liaison with one or more Boards of Directors
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, and Salesforce.


  • Planning, budgeting, and executing annual development plans with measurable.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree