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Associate, Development and Major Gifts

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 16, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Philanthropic Advisors, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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92Y is looking for an Associate, Development and Major Gifts to join the Development Team.

The Associate, Development and Major Gifts is an integral member of the Development Department. The Associate plays a key role in the daily operations of the department and supports the Chief Development Officer and the team of Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officers. The Associate, Development and Major Gifts assists in improving the various systems that support the department in achieving the required contributed revenue financial targets. The Associate, Development and Major Gifts reports to the Chief Development Officer and the Vice President, Major Gifts and Special Events.

Essential Functions

  • Provide regular administrative support to the Chief Development Officer.
  • Manage the acknowledgment process for all major gift, board, capital, and special campaign gifts, ensuring relevant, timely, error-free communications that inspire donors to feel valued and loyal to the organization.
  • Provide support for the production of all major gift, planned giving and special campaign mailings, including quarterly solicitations, renewals and special appeals.
  • Prepare donor gift invoices and gift commitment forms for major gifts team as needed.
  • Pull lists for all major gift solicitations and manage the major gift solicitation calendar
  • In support of gift officers, compile information for reports and proposals and assist in the editing and routing process.
  • Track all mailings and donor outreach and assist gift officers and directors maintaining their plans, ensuring that important information is recorded and easily analyzed.
  • Provide daily report on all $500+ IG donors to the President and other Development staff.
  • Assist with donor research and prospecting when needed.
  • Field calls from donors/patrons calling the main office line. Act as a front line for donor and prospect inquiries.
  • Assist CDO and Major Gifts and Special Events team on special projects and events.
  • Reconcile team expenses in Blackbaud in coordination with Financial Management policies.
  • Participate in team meetings to discuss prospects and solicitation strategy.
  • Provide overall administrative support to the Development Department and Major Gifts and Special Events Team, including the scheduling of monthly meetings, securing space and preparing meeting materials. Also, responsible for updating telephone directory, ordering business cards and various other supplies as needed.
  • Support the Development team’s use of the Tessitura database by assisting gift officers in data entry to ensure the capturing of most complete donor information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience that includes previous internships or positions in fundraising
  • 2+ years of experience in an office setting, preferably in a development office, with the potential and aspirations to build a career within the field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail and an articulate telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills including self-management of work schedule, ability to multi-task, and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skilled relationship builder with the diplomacy and poise required to deal with patrons, including major and high-profile donors.
  • Effective team worker who demonstrates a collaborative approach when working with colleagues.
  • Interest in advancing the mission of 92nd Street Y.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office; with previous Tessitura or donor database experience a plus.

Work Requirements

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm with a one-hour unpaid lunch break for a total of 40 hours per week.
  • All 92Y employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.
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