Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time




7 West 30th Street
3rd Floor
New York
United States


Position: Associate, National External Relations (FT)

Location: New York City or Boston

Job Description


Room to Grow envisions that one day all parents will have the resources they need to unlock their families' potential and become champions for babies and their community. With locations in NYC and Boston, our research-informed program focuses on eradicating the associated developmental and achievement gaps that hinder children throughout their lives, ultimately breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Room to Grow receives referrals from a network of programs assisting low-income families, as well as members of the community we serve. Families visit Room to Grow's warm and inviting space once every three months starting in their third trimester through their child’s third birthday. During their one-on-one appointments with expert clinicians, we offer structured coaching, material goods ($10,000 retail value over time), and community connections to support parents as they activate their natural strengths and expand their knowledge, so children thrive from the start. For more information on Room to Grow and its program model, please visit


Room to Grow seeks an Associate of National External Relations to support the development efforts in all areas of fundraising operations including but not limited to database management, communications, administration, data analytics and revenue reporting. As a key member of the External Relations team, this position requires meticulous attention to detail, proficiency in information management, strong communication skills for cross-regional collaboration, and high level of customer service to support the department. The ideal candidate is able to maintain a high level of organization and reprioritize as needed in a fast paced environment. The Associate of National External Relations is a full-time position that reports to the Director of National External Relations. The position can be based in New York City or Boston.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Data Management & Reporting (45%)

  • Maintain all gift entries in Salesforce database, including in-kind donations and ensure timely gift acknowledgements for all donations
  • Reconcile revenue and financial records with Finance Specialist
  • Manage third-party donation platform, which includes creating new fundraising pages and working with the Strategic Development team on improving platform integration
  • Manage revenue dashboards and revenue reporting systems
  • Maintain accurate records of donor and volunteer information in Salesforce by leveraging and maintaining systems and tools used to track donor and prospect information
  • Monitor metrics of fundraising and related stakeholder outreach efforts such as collection of pledges
  • Organize, analyze, and present large amounts of data to support executive level fundraising strategy

Communications (25%)

  • Manage communications calendar
  • Create content for quarterly e-newsletter
  • Support website management by making updates as needed
  • Manage the day-to-day activity of social media at Room to Grow, including posting and engaging with supporters
  • Manage physical and virtual collateral, including maintaining and organizing communication folders and collateral archive (e.g. branding binder, press coverage, graphics/icons, video/photos)
  • Coordinate targeted campaigns, development mailings, and other solicitation (i.e. Annual Appeal, Annual Report) including but not limited to preparing mailing lists and executing physical mailings

External Relations Team Support & Special Projects (30%)

  • Develop process improvements and standards for database management on the external relations team for CRM platform and shared server
  • Collaborate with the External Relations team members on special projects, as needed (e.g. Capital Campaign)
  • Research support including funder and donor prospects


  • 1-2 years of professional experience, development or administrative background a plus
  • Organized with high attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable with external engagement; some public speaking experience a plus
  • Able and eager to work on a dynamic team in a fast paced environment
  • High level of professionalism, integrity, accountability, and judgment
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to work
  • A passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Room to Grow
  • Excellent internal & external customer service skills and commitment to providing the highest level of satisfaction


  • Bachelor's degree (required) 
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Experience with database especially Salesforce & Constant Contact (preferred)
  • Bilingual (Spanish), a plus


Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. Room to Grow is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree