Development Coordinator, Development Unit

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is commensurate with experience.




7 Hanover Square
18th Floor
New York
United States



Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. The organization serves immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing eviction, low-income consumers, those in need of government assistance, children in need of special education, domestic violence victims, persons with disabilities, patients with chronic illness or disease, low-wage workers, low-income members of the LGBTQ community, Holocaust survivors, and others in need. The organization’s annual operating budget is over $27 million. Serving more than 75,000 New Yorkers annually, New York Legal Assistance Group maintains a paid staff of approximately 280, supported by 2,200 pro bono attorneys and other volunteers and interns. For more information, applicants are encouraged to visit


The New York Legal Assistance Group uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers in need combat social and economic injustice. We address emerging and urgent legal needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community education.

Values that guide us

  • We reduce the effects of poverty by providing high quality, effective civil legal services. 
  • We partner with our clients to help them transform their lives and strengthen their communities.
  • We address our clients’ multiple legal needs by collaborating across our practice areas.
  • We are at the forefront of identifying and understanding New Yorkers’ most pressing legal needs, rapidly adapting to meet these needs with innovative programs and partnerships.
  • We assess need broadly, recognizing that need is not a function of income alone.
  • We collaborate with community organizations and engage pro bono attorneys and volunteers to serve a greater number of people with unmet civil legal needs.
  • We achieve systemic change through class actions, impact litigation and by advocating for just laws and policies.
  • We work to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We teach and train the next generation of legal service professionals.

Job Description: The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has an immediate opening for a full-time Development Coordinator. This position provides a unique opportunity for a highly-organized individual with an interest in non-profit development and fundraising. The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Philanthropy and will play an important role in growing the organization’s individual and corporate giving programs. The Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Philanthropy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the Salesforce donor database; process donations, produce donor acknowledgements, build contact lists, and generate donor reports; ensure donor records are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Liaise with Finance Department to process incoming revenue, ensure monthly reconciliation of gifts, and regularly track revenue against goals.
  • Coordinate and assist with fundraising events throughout the year, including the organization’s Annual Gala; produce revenue and expense reports, manage event logistics, and liaise with vendors.
  • Assist with prospect research and track donor and prospect activities in Salesforce.
  • Oversee fundraising calendar to ensure projects remain on track and deadlines met.   
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of print and electronic donor communication materials including mailed appeal letters, e-blasts, solicitation packets, and the organization’s annual report. 
  • Support the Board Development Committee.
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Philanthropy and members of the leadership team as needed. 


  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Passion for NYLAG’s mission to help low-income New Yorkers
  • Experience working with a donor database; Salesforce experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize a diverse workload
  • A self-starter with strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to work closely with the agency’s management team

NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.


Excellent benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree