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Senior Development and Board Relations Associate

Citizens Budget Commission
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Membership, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising
Advocacy, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Citizens Budget Commission (“CBC”), New York’s leading fiscal watchdog and source for unbiased, impactful research on New York City and New York State government finances, policy, and operations, seeks a dynamic and accomplished professional to serve as CBC’s Senior Development and Board Relations Associate (“Senior Associate”).

Reporting to CBC’s President, the Senior Associate is charged with growing and diversifying CBC’s Board of Trustees, a distinguished group of 150-plus New Yorkers who provide the majority of the organization’s financial support, and managing CBC’s Trustee meetings and events. The Senior Associate manages communications and relations with the Trustees and collaborates with CBC’s Development Consultant on Board recruitment, retention, and fundraising activities. The Senior Associate also manages Trustee events, including CBC’s Annual Dinner, regular Trustee breakfasts, and periodic committee meetings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and retaining Board members and New Leaders (CBC’s under 40 group), including strategically planning and executing new initiatives;
  • Managing communications and developing relationships with the Trustees;
  • Conducting research on individuals and firms to identify potential Trustees;
  • Tracking prospect cultivation activities;
  • Managing the Annual Dinner for approximately 600 people, including logistics, vendor relations, and outreach, to achieve fundraising goals;
  • Coordinating the logistics of regular Trustee policy and networking breakfasts with top public officials and approximately 10 Trustee research committee meetings annually; and
  • Soliciting, collecting, and tracking membership dues and contributions from the Trustees and other donors.
  • Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of development experience in nonprofit, civic, political or policy organizations;
  • Experience developing relationships with senior executives in private firms and nonprofit organizations;
  • Extremely organized and detailed oriented;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or similar platforms;
  • Collaborative team spirit with capability to work independently;
  • Interest in and knowledge of New York City/State government, public policy, and the policy and business community preferred; and
  • Ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • How to Apply:

    To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to

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