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Director, Generosity and Events

Hope for New York
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 18, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Community Foundations, Religion, Social Services
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Director, Generosity and Events is a key member of the Mobilization team at Hope for New York, reporting to the Director of Mobilization and Generosity. The Director, Generosity and Events will 1) help set and execute strategy and planning, 2) build and maintain strong relationships with each of Hope for New York’s various stakeholder groups, 3) help develop and maintain a pipeline of prospective donors and partners for growth, and 4) lead Strategy and planning of key fundraising initiatives

The Mobilization Team at HFNY is committed to mobilizing volunteers, donors and churches to give and serve generously towards HFNY and our affiliates in order to further strengthen our impact in New York City. Our goal is to identify, cultivate and retain volunteer, donor and institutional relationships (churches, foundations and corporations). We primarily do this work through individual and institutional relationships. We define success and identify metrics to evaluate internally and communicate externally.



External Relationship Management

  • Manage/maintain and grow relationships with Mid-Level Donors, Hope Exchange Members, Young Supporters Community
  • Inform and shape strategy and content for all Mobilization Team campaigns and events
  • Develop, oversee and manage all fundraising and external partnership requests
  • Manage and lead recruitment for Young Supporters Community and all subsequent events

Internal Management and Program Development

  • Help develop and implement strategy to identify, cultivate, and steward new donors
  • Help develop and implement a strategy to identify, cultivate and recruit HFNY Donor Leadership Groups, including but not limited to the Young Supporters Community Members
  • Develop an annual plan and quarterly goals for the Hope Exchange in order to grow and increase this program
  • Manage communications with and lead HFNY’s Young Supporters Community
  • Collaborate with the Director of Mobilization and Generosity to set and manage Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) in accordance with Mobilization Team and Organization strategy
  • Help Maintain accuracy of constituent records in Salesforce, alongside Manager, Mobilization Support and Data and Systems Manager

Program, Event Planning and Management

  • Collaborate with the Director of Mobilization and Generosity to create a comprehensive plan for all fundraising events and strategy throughout the year
  • Collaborate with the Director of Mobilization and Generosity and board in setting overall strategy, vision, and fundraising goal for annual Fall Benefit; manage all logistics of the event
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of Spring Benefit, Peer to Peer Events and other annual fundraising events (including event Chairs and Host Committee members)
  • Plan and manage new events to engage and expand the HFNY stakeholder network



  • Deep commitment to serving the poor and marginalized
  • 8+ years of work experience with at least 4 years of fundraising, donor relations, events, and/or people management experience
  • Understanding of biblical stewardship and generosity
  • Results-driven and outcomes-focused individual
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to reach aggressive fundraising goals for a growing organization
  • Self-starter, quick learner, hard worker; able to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Thrives under pressure, remains calm and takes on difficult challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential and sensitive donor information
  • Superb communication skills (oral and written); effectively represent HFNY externally
  • Resourceful and strategic problem-solving ability; takes initiative with solutions
  • Strong project management skills; ability to take an idea from concept to completion
  • High level of professionalism, maturity and integrity; maintaining tact, discretion and diplomacy with internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexible and adaptable; open to feedback and improvement with positive and humble attitude
  • Experience with Salesforce, email marketing, social media channels strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree


About Hope for New York

HFNY focuses on expanding and deepening partnerships with faith-based nonprofits in NYC (our affiliates) through financial support, volunteer mobilization, capacity building, and collaborative networks. These efforts resource and strengthen HFNY’s affiliates with the goal that they are thriving and effective, as measured by incorporation of nonprofit best practices, so that the greatest number of the poor and marginalized in NYC can experience holistic flourishing.

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