Development Officer

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is seeking a full-time Development Officer who will be responsible for advancing the organization’s fundraising and facilitating the organization’s relationships with individual donors and prospective donors and funders. RHAP’s Development Officer is the organization’s go-to person for all fundraising and development needs.

The ideal candidate will have expertise planning, managing, and evaluating fundraising campaigns and developing and sustaining stakeholder relationships. They will be comfortable working in a supportive, fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment, and will be able to juggle multiple projects. They will be flexible, organized, and detailed-oriented. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team creating innovative reproductive health initiatives across the country.

About the Reproductive Health Access Project

The Reproductive Health Access Project is a growing, dynamic national nonprofit organization based in New York. RHAP is dedicated to making reproductive health care accessible to everyone in the United States. We mobilize, train, and support clinicians to integrate comprehensive reproductive health care into primary care settings. RHAP focuses on three key areas: abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care.

Our training programs give clinicians the skills they need to provide high-quality reproductive health care and practice a non-judgmental, patient-centered approach to providing health care. Our leadership development and advocacy programs help create a new generation of reproductive health leaders who are effective advocates in their local communities. Our technical assistance ensures that the reproductive health skills we teach are successfully integrated into clinical settings.

We believe that this combination of training, leadership development, advocacy, and support can change the culture of primary care in our country and expand access to needed reproductive health care.

Job Responsibilities

The Development Officer, who will be based in New York City and reports to the executive director, is responsible for:

·     Creating and executing the organization’s strategy for expanding and diversifying their donor base.

·     Developing and managing the organization’s annual development plan.

·     Work with the board and the fundraising committee to support the organization’s fundraising goals.

·     Cultivating, managing, and stewarding a portfolio of individual donors and prospects.

·     Coordinating and planning special events, including fundraisers and friendraisers.

·     Ensuring accurate recordkeeping, data collection, gift processing, reporting, and analysis.

·     Conceiving, drafting, and coordinating donor communications, including appeal mailings, email campaigns, and cultivation communiques.

·     Assisting in the preparation of grant applications, reports, and letters of inquiry.

·     Supervising one to two interns.


We are seeking candidates who have strong donor management skills, are skilled at creating mission-driven creative campaigns, are results-oriented, excel at communicating and building relationships, and think outside the box. Candidates should have:

·     A track record of developing, implementing, and evaluating fundraising campaigns.  

·     Experience in grant writing and donor solicitation at level of $5k and above preferred.

·     Comfortable using CRM software and spreadsheets to generate reports and conduct data analysis.

·     Demonstrated commitment to producing high quality work and a history of getting things done on time and on budget, even in the face of obstacles.

·     Experience managing multiple projects and the ability work with and coordinate a diverse cadre of staff, stakeholders, board members, and volunteers.

·     Working knowledge of organizing special events.

·     Superb written, oral and electronic communication skills, including the ability to write persuasive, business-professional emails and communicate confidently and effectively by phone.

Knowledge of reproductive health care practice and policy are a plus but are not requirements.

Compensation depends upon experience and is competitive.


Benefits include professional development, generous vacation, 403b, and flexible spending accounts. 

The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all applicants, regardless of race, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, ability, religion, national origin, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran status and HIV status. In addition to Federal law requirements, RHAP complies with applicable New York State and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and LGBTQ individuals for open positions.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, three references and a short writing sample to Indicate “Development Officer” in the subject line. No phone, email or fax inquiries.