New York Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time




110 Wall Street
5th Floor
New York
New York
United States


About Generation Citizen:  


Generation Citizen is a quickly scaling national nonprofit that works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective Action Civics education, providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. We envision a country of young people working to collectively strengthen our American democracy.


We partner with middle and high schools in six regions nationwide to implement our Action Civics program, which teaches students how to address community issues by directly engaging with local government. As a pioneer in the field, we also advocate for Action Civics as an indispensable part of a young person’s education.


Generation Citizen reaches tens of thousands of middle and high school students a year, nearly 50,000 in the organization’s history. New York City is the flagship region with the largest program and staff presence, as well as the national headquarters. We are led by co-founder and CEO, Scott Warren, who is a recipient of a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship, an Echoing Green Fellowship, and was named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs under 30. 


Generation Citizen has experienced a surge in demand for its Action Civics education program and is poised for rapid growth. In response, Generation Citizen has developed and is executing against a three year strategic growth plan. The plan forecasts the organization to strengthen, expand and scale its impact to reach more than 30,000 students annually, as well as grow the annual organizational budget from $3 million to $8 million by 2020. 


Position Overview: 


Generation Citizen is seeking a Development Manager to join its growing development department. This position will manage the New York funding portfolio, which includes substantial public funding, institutional grants, individual donors, and a growing corporate strategy. Responsibilities will include overseeing and strategically growing these revenue streams, donor prospecting, grant administration, and assisting with departmental systems development. The position reports to the New York City Executive Director and work closely with the national Development Department. 


●    Manage the New York revenue portfolio, reflecting a FY19 revenue goal of $1.3 million generated through diverse revenue sources.

●    Identify and research funding prospects, concentrating on local private and corporate foundations, major donors, and local government; create, organize, and maintain the regional prospect list.

●    Collaborate with the Development Team and CEO on the organization’s development strategy and systems building, with special contributions to its major gifts and public funding systems.

●    Create plans to cultivate relationships with existing and new funders.

●    Manage documentation and reporting for a large scale government contract, administered by the Department of Youth and Community Development. 

●    Work with the New York City Executive Director and program staff to draft and submit grant applications and required institutional investor reports.

●    Maintain a detailed calendar of grant applications and cultivation deadlines.

●    Engage staff and board in contributing to prospect identification, cultivation, and proposal development.

●    Manage donor related facets of cultivation events, such as the biannual student capstone event, Civics Day.

●    Perform other development-related tasks as needed.



●    Bachelor’s degree

●    At least 4 years of development experience showing progression of responsibility and success, with a specific successful track record growing a portfolio

●    Exceptional written/oral communication 

●    Proven relationship-building skills 

●    Strong time management skills and efficient in organizing and managing diverse tasks, activities, and projects 

●    Experience working with Salesforce strongly preferred

●    Proven background learning new technologies


Salary, Hours and Terms

Generation Citizen offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position based in New York City available immediately.  



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. We encourage applicants to submit their applications early. Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references​ ​ by Friday, August 3, 2018. ​ Please include “ NYC Development​ Manager” in your email subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.​   Applicants should be prepared to share a relevant writing sample and will be asked to complete a task as part of the interview process. No telephone inquiries, please.


Generation Citizen is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates who reflect the diversity of the New York community are strongly encouraged to apply.