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Development Associate

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Spoons Across America | New York, NY
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Spoons Across America


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Published 9 days ago

Start Date

July 15, 2019

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Salary

At least $53,000


Spoons Across America,® the recipe for healthier children, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating. We work to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Spoons Across America is currently seeking a Development Associate that will provide critical support for fundraising activities, including foundation grants; event production; cause marketing; and the solicitation of large- and small-scale donations from corporate sponsors. The Development Associate will work directly with the Executive Director. A great opportunity to make a big impact at a fast-growing nonprofit organization. This is a full-time exempt position.

Position Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, responsible for securing new sources of revenue from foundations, corporations, and special events
  • Research and cultivate new sources of corporate, foundation and individual support
  • Write and submit letters of inquiry and proposals to foundations and corporations
  • Maintain system for tracking all development correspondence, reporting, donor records, and fundraising calendar
  • Coordinate logistical details related to fundraising events including pre and post event tracking of sponsorships, tickets, donations, and silent and live auctions
  • Provide support to the Executive Director (this may include: mailings, venue logistics, invitation design, research of prospective donors and corporate sponsors).
  • Schedule and organize activities such as board and committee meetings including sending meeting notices, ordering food, keeping track of respondents, and follow up.
  • Maintain correspondence, document files including financial reports relating to fundraising campaigns, and donor database
  • Interact with the board, donors, event honorees and attendees, membership and the public.
  • General office duties include organize and prioritize e-mails, and incoming and outgoing mail, as well as other clerical duties.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • On occasion, may have to work some evenings before and during special event campaigns

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to four years of direct fundraising experience soliciting donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals
  • Experience with special event coordination
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, telephone skills, tact and diplomacy
  • Dependable with well-developed organizational and time management skills, especially the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards, including strict adherence to confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • A team player with the ability to work independently as a self-starter
  • Ability to attend events, meetings and programs outside of standard working hours
  • Computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint with the ability to learn; Give Smart event software, Adobe DC, knowledge of Donor Perfect a plus
  • Experience producing print and electronic communications; savvy in social media communications
  • A willingness to perform administrative functions and provide support wherever needed

Spoons Across America,® the recipe for healthier children, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating. We work to influence the eating habits of children…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Generous paid time off, plus 10 paid office holidays.

Generous paid time off, plus 10 paid office holidays.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to search@spoonsacrossamerica.org. Put "Development Associate" as the subject heading of the email.

Please send a resume and cover letter to search@spoonsacrossamerica.org. Put "Development Associate" as the subject heading of the email.

Location

630 9th Avenue, 630 9th Avenue, Ste 212, New York, NY 10036
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