Development Manager, 826NYC

New York, United States
$65,000.00 - $75,000.00
Jun 17, 2021
Jul 16, 2021
Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

About 826NYC

826NYC is a nonprofit that encourages the exploration of endless possibilities through the power of writing. We create spaces where students can build the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. 

826NYC is a highly collaborative, bustling work environment full of passionate professionals who strive to create programs that transform our students’ relationships to writing, and to build an inclusive community that meets the needs and reflects the diverse backgrounds of our students. If you care about amplifying young peoples’ voices and cultivating wonder as part of the writing process, read on!



The Development and Communications Manager is part of a collaborative team that includes both staff and board that helps fulfill our mission and support our students by securing funding from foundations, corporations, and individuals. In addition the Development and Communications Manager coordinates the organizations marketing and communications, collaborating across departments and with the Marketing Committee to ensure that our message and reach is amplified across different channels. 


Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 (flexible), some evenings; exempt

Salary: $65-$75K, full medical

Start Date: September 13 (flexible)





  • Lead research on new funding prospects and conduct outreach to funders. 
  • Write letters of intent and grants for foundation, corporate, and government sources and submit grant reports to current funders in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain donor and prospect relationships.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and Development Committee to plan and manage fundraising and cultivation events, including annual gala and peer-to-peer events
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on the creation of winter and spring appeals.


    Collaborate with the Executive Director on annual fundraising strategy. Maintain Salesforce CRM and Moves Management spreadsheet so that information is accurate and timely.


  • Attend Development Committee Meetings and provide regular reports on fundraising initiatives. 
  • Collaborate across departments to foster a culture of philanthropy where community members feel inspired to volunteer, donate, and advocate for 826NYC.
  • Stay current on advancements and changes that are pertinent to fundraising within the community, to the organization’s mission and programs, and to the development field.
  • Participate in monthly 826 Network development calls and share new initiatives with the development team and 826NYC staff. 


    Maintain relationships with vendors and ensure that expenses are within budget.




  • Coordinate marketing and outreach efforts for the entire organization, including forecasting and evaluation. 


    Maintain a communications calendar in Asana to ensure that staff across departments have what they need to optimize their communications for programs, volunteers, educators, fundraising, and store operations. Lead monthly communications meetings and help find ways to promote initiatives across different channels. 

Education and Experience Requirements 

    Bachelor’s Degree At least two-years experience in fundraising and development. 


Required Qualifications

    A deep commitment to the mission of 826NYC. Excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written. Proficient with Salesforce.  Proficient in social media platforms. Experience developing projects and team wide work plans and delegating tasks.  Ability to work individually and collaboratively. A strong commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization.

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