The New York City Anti-Violence Project
(AVP) is excited to welcome a new member to
our team! We’re looking for a tenacious and
enterprising team member who is a passionate development generalist
excited to support our mission. You will serve as a member of a
three-person development department, working to increase donations
annually by at least 5-10%. We’ll invite you to join a highly
collaborative team consisting of the Director of Development and
Development Operations Manager.
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected communities and allies
to end all forms of violence through organizing and education and
supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. We were one of
the first LGBTQ anti-violence organizations in the country and are
a national leader in the anti-violence movement.
As the Development Partnerships Manager, you
will bolster the capacity of the department, with a focus
on external interactions. Our goal is to support you while giving
you the space to take ownership of specialized programs such as
monthly giving and new donor support. You will consistently
identify opportunities to cultivate relationships with
corporations, individuals, foundations, and government funders.
That means you’ll have your finger on the pulse of our existing
donors and be a part of guiding their experience with AVP and its
work while thinking about helping our portfolios grow.
More on what you’ll do:
- Design, develop, and implement first drafts of donor
communications, grant proposals and other written materials as
needed with the support of the Director of Development.
- Track donor needs and gifts, and the systems that make those
- With the rest of the team, identify new and likely donor
prospects, completing research profiles and strategic
recommendations for cultivation tailored to each.
- Develop strong relationships with new and current donors to
expand our reach including a robust corporate volunteer program and
a growing list of institutional funders.
- Create programs and events, with guidance from the Director,
that will engage small gift and monthly donors such as peer-to-peer
online giving campaigns and an associate board.
- Support planning and managing of fundraising and cultivation
Applicants should be:
- A Driven Professional: you’re equipped with 2-5 years
of experience in nonprofit development and ready to grow with a
strong team. You are committed to a career with impact;
- A Relationship Builder: you are genuinely curious
about new people and possess strong listening skills. You like
learning what motivates people, what inspires their generosity, and
makes them feel appreciated;
- A Team Player: you are skilled at keeping yourself on
track, supporting others, and seeking support;
- Persistent and Optimistic: you are intrinsically
motivated and undaunted by ambitious goals. You have the creativity
and tenacity to find your way around a “no” answer to a more
productive “not right now,” “maybe,” or best yet, “yes;”
- A Conscientious Communicator: you are excited to work
with a team and develop systems to reach goals together through
efficient communication. You are skilled at writing pitches,
letters, social media posts and more that tell stories;
- Bonus if you are: familiar with the NYC LGBTQ funder
landscape and/or familiar with Raiser’s Edge.
This position offers the opportunity to work in an
- Approaches our work from anti-oppressive and trauma-informed
principles, internally and externally, recognizing we always have
room to grow;
- Values collaboration and creativity in our passionate
- Centers the work on those most impacted by violence,
working to find community based, and community-led solutions;
- Is committed to providing strong supervisory support and
professional development opportunities.
This is an at-will, exempt position with a salary range
of $64,000 - $68,000. Hours are generally 10am – 6pm, Monday
through Friday but you will be occasionally asked to work during
the evening and/or weekend to support AVP’s fundraising events.
This position is based in the AVP office in Manhattan, but is
currently remote due to COVID-19.
Good benefits and working environment. Benefits
include, but are not limited to, paid time off amounting to over 5
weeks in first year of employment plus generous sick time, medical,
dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement
investment plan (employee contribution only), flexible spending
accounts for medical and transit costs, pooled sick leave, paid
family leave, and flexible/remote work options.
can upload their cover letter, resume, and 1 – 2
page writing sample as a single PDF to https://bit.ly/avpishiring
by August 6,
No phone calls, please. Candidates will be notified if we are
seeking an interview; because of the high volume of responses it
will not be possible to respond to all inquiries. Interviews will
be scheduled on a rolling basis.
AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity
to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire
individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities,
religions, genders, gender identities or expressions,
ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities,
and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses. There
is no minimum education requirement for this position.