About the Center
The Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc. (the “Center”) promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities. Established by public and private partners, the Center meets the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high-quality housing services. The Center’s current projects support our policy goals and help to keep homeownership affordable by responding to the ongoing effects of the foreclosure crisis, the rising cost of homeownership, predatory scams, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather.
We are looking for a Development Associate who is driven to work for a mission-oriented organization and has the skills to expand our fundraising and income generation through events and other cultivation strategies. The Development Associate is an exempt position that reports to the Senior Development Manager. This position may supervise a development intern.
Responsibilities & Duties:
- In support of and in collaboration with Senior Development Manager, implements strategy for fundraising and sponsorship materials, and executes in collaboration with the Fundraising and Communications teams and external design firm, ensuring high standards for all materials, emphasizing brand integrity. Projects to include annual reports, organizational one-pagers tailored for various donors and prospects, and donor newsletters or eblasts to keep key stakeholders updated.
- Manage logistics for and handle operational and fundraising tasks for Affordable Homeownership Summit, a programmatic event drawing approximately 350 attendees.
- Support CXO and Senior Development Manager in the effective onboarding process for Board of Directors members, and maintain centralized on-boarding resources to support future members, integrating lessons learned for each new member.
- Support CXO and Senior Development Manager in implementing Board of Directors meetings, including scheduling, preparing agendas and attachments, and all follow-up. Schedule and provide support for Board committee meetings as needed.
- Collaborate with Comms team to integrate fundraising messaging and fundraising strategy into overall Center communications strategy with the goal of expanding support for the Center’s mission and strategy from individual, corporate, foundation, and government funders.
- Manages donor database in Salesforce, documents best practices, and creates reports to track cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation activities.
- Manage Mailchimp audiences and integration with Salesforce, including mailing lists.
- Oversee gift collection and acknowledgement activities in alignment with the finance staff, including tracking donations and sending gift acknowledgements through Salesforce.
- Support Senior Development Manager and Grantwriter in coordinating meetings and documents to facilitate production of proposals and reports.
Skills & Qualifications
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate ideas and information, confidently, effectively and compellingly to both internal and external stakeholders
- 2-4 years of experience in development or communications or related experience
- High level proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other standard office tools required
- Proficiency in Salesforce ideal; experience with other CRM system and willingness to learn Salesforce required
- Experience planning and working on small to medium sized events (ranging from 25-350 people)
- Experience achieving goals through clear communication, organization, time management, and ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time
- Experience using Asana is preferred, or ability to manage and prioritize projects using a project management tool
- Judgment and understanding regarding working with priority audiences including Board members, funders, and potential donors
- Passion and commitment to a mission oriented organization required; affinity for homeownership and housing is preferred
- Ideal candidate has a sense of humor, is even-keeled and flexible.
Essential Mental and Physical Functions:
- Regularly required to speak English clearly and hear the spoken word well.
- Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc.
- Regularly required to lift heavy equipment such as boxes, posters, etc. especially for special events.
- Frequently required to travel throughout New York and utilize public transportation.
- Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.
- Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
- Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
Please apply for this position via the Center’s website.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Center for NYC Neighborhoods. No phone calls, please. Accepting resumes until the position is filled.
The Center strongly encourages Section 3 residents to participate in this hiring effort. Information to determine if you are a Section 3 resident can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in this hiring effort are requested to contact: email@example.com.
The Center for NYC Neighborhoods is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, upgrade, train, and promote for all positions and job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status as a member of any other legally protected group or activity.
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