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About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.


Mission

New York Legal Assistance Group uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers experiencing poverty or in crisis combat economic, racial, and social injustice. We address emerging and urgent needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving clients, whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality.

 

Values that guide us

  •  We reduce the effects of poverty by providing high quality, effective civil legal services.
  • We strive to serve individuals and communities through a race equity lens to counteract systemic racism.
  • We work to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We achieve systemic change through class actions, impact litigation and by advocating for just laws and policies.
  • 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 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 Assistant. This position provides a unique opportunity for a highly organized individual with an interest in non-profit development and fundraising. The Development Assistant will work closely with the Director of Development, Development Manager and the full development team and will play a key role in growing the organization’s individual and corporate giving programs and supporting grants and foundations. The Development Assistant will report to the Development Manager. 

 

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 the 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 donors, prospect activities, and grants 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 and the Associate Board 
  • Assisting the Government & Foundations team with applications and other items as needed 
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Developmemt, Development Manager and members of the leadership team as needed.  

 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred 
  • 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.


Employment type:

Full-time

Professional Level:

Entry Level

Salary:

☒ Salary range ($48,000-$50,000)

            

Benefits: Excellent benefits.

About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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