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Development & Communications Coordinator

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Administrative, Office Administration
Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Development & Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Development Department with all administrative duties required to successfully achieve fundraising and communication goals each fiscal year. This includes preparation and mailing of all donor communications, database administration, special events coordination, file maintenance, financial report reconciliation, pulling financials from the database, volunteer/intern management, and act as a liaison for the Junior Society. This position is also responsible for assisting the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer (CPCO) with all communication/marketing activities including website updates/management; social media posts; annual newsletter, report, and appeal; donor communication, and other duties as directed by the CPCO and the ED. Through these efforts, the Development & Communications Coordinator helps the CPCO, the Director of Special Events and the Manager of Institutional Giving achieve the annual fundraising and communications goals for the agency.

  • Enter all gifts into donor database, route gifts as necessary, prepare acknowledgments, reconcile financials with Finance Dept. monthly, and prepare letters for ED and Board President’s signature.
  • Keep Donor Perfect database records up-to-date and accurate. Remove all old addresses, etc., and create notes on any communication.
  • Help with the coordination and planning of all special events and oversee Junior Society events.
  • Maintain and update all financial spreadsheets for each event.
  • Assist CPCO and Prospect Research Specialist with the identification of donors and create bios for all prospects.
  • Ensure that all hard donor files and event files are current, clearly organized, easily found, and complete.
  • Coordinate interns, volunteers, and holiday activities, including the toy drive.
  • Advertise and fill all intern and volunteer opportunities.
  • Maintain and update the Development section on the website with news and other content.
  • Update and maintain all social media. Develop ideas for increased social media outreach; generate additional online content.
  • Maintain and update email lists for mass marketing and communications (i.e. Constant Contact.)
  • With CPCO, coordinate communication with funders/prospects to build relationships throughout the year. Maintain touchpoints throughout the year and send donors material for engagement (i.e. newsletter, annual report).
  • With Director of Institutional Giving, oversee and manage all communication materials: annual report, newsletter, brochures, and annual appeal.
  • Other duties as related to Dev. Dept. goals to ensure overall effective operation of The NYSPCC.


  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Two to three years of relevant experience in administrative operations, with an emphasis on fund development.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strength in prioritizing and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to think creatively, critically, and strategically.
  • Display superior judgment and diplomatic skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment to excellence, self-motivation, a professional demeanor, is highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings.
  • Must have some experience working with fundraising database programs like Donor Perfect/Raiser’s Edge, etc. Demonstrated success/proven record with developing and maintaining relationships with current and prospective funders.
  • Must be computer-literate and proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), the Internet, e-mail applications, and social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Classy, Snapchat, Google Analytics, and web design, etc.
  • Exhibit calm, helpful, kindly and courteous demeanor toward all staff, donors, and public.

Salary: Up to $45K, commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, or know of anyone who may be interested, please email your resume and cover letter to: Megan Santosusso, Director of Human Resources & Board Administration, The NYSPCC, 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10018 or email:

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