Development and Communications Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $70,000
Details: Salary will depend on experience level



Start Date


Application Deadline



555 Eighth Avenue
Suite 1102
New York
United States


The Squash and Education Alliance seeks a Development & Communications Associate to work with our Executive Director in organizational fundraising, communications, and events. Candidates must have excellent writing, organizational, and marketing skills. Specific responsibilities include the following.


  • Manage institutional and family foundation grant-writing process, including research and identification of funding opportunities, development of foundation relationships, and writing grants, reports, and acknowledgement letters
  • Manage all donor appreciation, including thank you letters, gifts and tax receipts
  • Support the Executive Director and Deputy Director to link strategic initiatives to funding opportunities
  • Support the organization’s efforts to cultivate and deepen relationships with SEA’s supporters through personalized outreach and communications
  • Work with the Executive Director to execute donor cultivation events and friend-raisers in multiple cities throughout the year, from designing the Save the Dates through the post-event follow-up
  • Oversee SEA’s electronic solicitation efforts and online fundraising campaigns


  • Oversee SEA’s print and electronic communications (brochures, annual reports, e-newsletters)
  • Manage SEA’s social media strategy and maintain the SEA website
  • Organize, hire, and oversee photographers. Manage online photo albums and photo distribution.

Events & Management

  • Work with the Executive Director to plan, organize and facilitate major events, including the annual Leadership Assembly in January in NYC and the 25th anniversary celebration in 2019.
  • Work as a member of the SEA team to support major national programming events

Start date: September 2018

SEA: SEA is the umbrella organization and governing body of a network of youth development programs that combine squash, academics, mentoring, travel, and college support. Located in 24 cities in the United States and five countries abroad, our programs enroll more than 2,500 children from low-income neighborhoods. SEA has an annual operating budget of $1.5 million, and the urban squash network collectively raises $17 million annually. SEA leads the urban squash movement by launching new programs, promoting and enabling the highest quality programming among member organizations, and creating transformative educational and athletic experiences for students and alumni of our programs.


Benefits include 4 weeks of vacation annually, health insurance, and, after one year of full-time service, a 401K matching plan.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to