The Bowery Mission seeks a new Development Officer, Midlevel Giving & Prospect Development to join a passionate and growing team to help raise critical funds necessary to transform lives at The Bowery Mission. The development officer will serve as the face of The Bowery Mission with midlevel donors, a strategic and growing segment of donors giving between $500-4,999 annually. This person will spearhead and have responsibility for our midlevel giving and prospect development strategies, and will have a caseload of midlevel donors, with whom they develop and steward relationships informed by donor research. The development officer will work in concert with a team of fundraisers to maximize direct contact with midlevel donors and major donor prospects to inspire a wide range of people to join The Bowery Mission, growing the network of support and level of engagement of individuals and groups. The development officer is an expert in building relationships with donors and in fundraising strategy and cares deeply about the men, women, and children that The Bowery Mission serves. Key collaborators include the Major Gifts and Multi-channel Marketing Teams.
Reports to: Director, Major Gifts & Campaign
Why The Bowery Mission, and why now? The Bowery Mission has served men and women experiencing homelessness every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began—and for nearly 150 years before that. The Bowery Mission has stood with New Yorkers in their time of need through crises including the 1918 flu pandemic, 9/11, Hurricane Sandy and now the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time in our city’s history, as the needs of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and poverty continue to grow, we have been making strategic investments in order to offer radical hospitality and individualized care to each person who comes through our doors. We invite guests and clients to choose help and make progress through our programs in the context of a supportive and caring community.
With the growing number of people experiencing homelessness and poverty and the urgency of the need, our Development Team is responsible for an annual revenue budget of $17.8M in FY 2022, and the midlevel giving program is poised for significant growth in multiple areas, including monthly giving, peer-to-peer fundraising, and partnership with the Associate Board.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is eager to manage data analysis, growth strategy, donor research, and personal relationship-building, to grow revenue within this strategic segment of nearly 5,000 donors, while simultaneously cultivating a pipeline to major gifts.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The Bowery Mission takes the health & safety of our staff, guests, clients, and volunteers very seriously, and especially as it relates to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
In partnership with the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, we have modified our services to stay up-to-date with the latest health and safety guidelines that continuously evolve based upon new information and research. We greatly value the contributions of essential workers in roles like this one and have designed protocols around personal protective equipment, social distancing, cleaning and sanitation, and building capacity in order to protect our staff and those we serve.
The Bowery Mission seeks a new Development Officer, Midlevel Giving & Prospect Development to join a passionate and growing team to help raise critical funds necessary to transform lives at The Bowery Mission. The…