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YLEANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

The Yleana Leadership Foundation exists to fight the cycle of entrenched poverty - which necessitates breaking the correlation between race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.  To do that, we increase the selectivity of the colleges our students attend, in order to: 

[1] Increase persistence and graduation rates and access more supportive programming

[2] Secure better financial aid packages and decrease loans, allowing them to start life with less debt

[3] Increase salaries after graduation - double and triple what they would have made after a less selective college

Our population is 95% BIPOC, primarily Black and Latinx, with an average family income of $32,829. We partner with high schools and CBOs in Baltimore, Boston/North Shore MA, NYC, and Philadelphia.

POSITION

The Development Associate is responsible for assisting in and supporting fundraising operations at Yleana Leadership Foundation. The Development Associate works closely with the Development Director and Executive Director on critical tasks and is responsible for many aspects of donor cultivation and fundraising. 

Remote work: 

Totally okay - if you are in the NYC metro area, we would love to have you come in occasionally, but this can be a fully remote position

Part-time vs full time: 

Totally okay - if you work fewer than 40 hrs/week, we will pay you $20/hr.

If you work full-time, you will be entitled to a salary of $40,000 (paid every two weeks), unlimited PTO, and medical benefits.  Yleana expects to add retirement benefits for its employees fairly soon, for which you will also be eligible.

WORK RESPONSIBILITIES

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Development 
  • Managing corporate connections
  • Helping to identify, cultivate and manage individual donors
  • Identification - data & trends analysis, donor research
  • Cultivation - engagement strategy, correspondence, outreach for special events, etc. 
  • Management
  • Implementing thank-you procedures/processes
  • Database management
  • Active participation in monthly donor strategy calls
  • Grants 
  • Assemble all supporting documents for a given grant, appropriate to the requirements
  • Manage the grant review process
  • Assist in LOI/Proposal completion
  • Help to manage all board-related groups:
  • Board of Directors
  • Yleana Young Professionals’ Council
  • Event Committees, Advisory Board, etc. 
  • Campaigns and events
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of fundraising campaigns, including annual appeal (Pay It Forward Fund) and any restricted campaigns
  • Help plan events and execute successful fundraising, stewardship and cultivation strategies/events 
  • Work with the Fundraising Committee and members of the Board
  • Managing student advocates/interns:
  • Managing interns
  • Coordinating with other programs, particularly College & Career Readiness, on events and donor cultivation opportunities

We are looking for someone who is comfortable with and willing to take on multiple roles/wear multiple hats. The Development Associate should be interested in both the quantity and breadth of work entailed in a startup/non-profit as well as the mission of the organization. 

We rely on your abilities

  • Highly organized and able to manage time and priorities effectively 
  • Ability to wear many hats in a startup environment
  • High energy & personable
  • Dedicated & motivated
  • Able to think critically and creatively 
  • Ability to work for prolonged periods at high levels of activity; managing multiple tasks with varying deadlines and attending to details; ability to think strategically; ability to sit for more than four hours per day; reading comprehension and listening.
  • Please have prior relevant experience. Whether you have worked in a development/advancement/fundraising operation previously or have experience in sales, marketing, or customer service. Use your cover letter to explain why your previous work is relevant to this position. 

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to workwithus@yleana.org with the subject line Development Associate. 

Diversity and equal opportunity are at the core of Yleana Leadership Foundation and our mission. We are committed to building a team that reflects the world. People who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

YLEANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

The Yleana Leadership Foundation exists to fight the cycle of entrenched poverty - which necessitates breaking the correlation between race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.  To do that, we increase the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    September 10, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

If you work fewer than 40 hrs/week, we will pay you $20/hr.

If you work full-time, you will be entitled to a salary of $40,000 (paid every two weeks), unlimited PTO, and medical benefits.  Yleana expects to add retirement benefits for its employees fairly soon, for which you will also be eligible.

If you work fewer than 40 hrs/week, we will pay you $20/hr.

If you work full-time, you will be entitled to a salary of $40,000 (paid every two weeks), unlimited PTO, and medical benefits.  Yleana…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
8 W 126th St, New York, NY 10027, United States

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