Position Summary: Based in The ALS
Association Greater New York Chapter's New York City office with a
hybrid schedule, the Development Manager will support the Director
of Individual and Institutional Giving to organize and manage a
comprehensive fundraising program and related activities to meet
the goals and objectives established for the Chapter. The
Development Manager will help manage a wide-ranging development
program across the areas of foundation grants, major and planned
gifts, annual giving, workplace and community giving, as well as
The mission of The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter (ALS
GNY) is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, as well as to
serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live
their lives to the fullest. The ALS Association is the only
national non-profit fighting ALS on all fronts with a three-pronged
mission: providing comprehensive patient care, scientific research,
and advocacy for the needs of people with ALS.
Founded in 1994, the ALS GNY Chapter is one of the largest and
most active chapters nationwide in The ALS Association’s network.
The Greater New York Chapter serves North and Central New Jersey,
New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and the Lower
Hudson Valley. For 28 years, the Chapter has been a leader in ALS
patient care, serving more than 1,000 patients and their families
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou
Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease
resulting in the degeneration of motor neurons in the brain and
spinal cord, leading to muscle deterioration, paralysis and
respiratory failure. Based on U.S. population studies, it is
estimated that approximately 25,000 have the disease at any given
The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter maintains strong
financial health through a commitment to accountability and
transparency. The Chapter was recently awarded its
8th consecutive year of a 4-star Charity Navigator rating.
Only 6% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received
the consecutive evaluation
Prospect Management & Individual
- Build and maintain an active portfolio of mid-level donors,
including managing Direct Mail, Employee/Workplace Giving donors,
and leading the Communities Health Charities portfolio.
- Ensuring development data is accurate and updated to inform
strategy and track progress.
- Create and maintain data analysis and tracking system for
efficient management of new fundraising leads, existing funding
relationships, and past funding sources.
- Assist the Director in carrying out long-range and short-term
strategies and goals.
Grants Management & Development
- Assist Director in the writing and compilation of grant
proposals and reports, letters of inquiry and other grant-related
content as assigned.
- Maintain a deadline-driven calendar of all activities related
to foundation giving, including researching grant guidelines.
- Assist in ensuring grant-funded programs are effectively
Donor Relations & Systems
- Manage donor stewardship correspondence (phone calls, emails,
and hard letters) including tax acknowledgements letters in a
timely and customized manner.
- Work collaboratively with finance and gift processing.
- Manage the tracking and filing of development and donor
- Analyze weekly donor reports to identify potential major gift
and planned giving prospects.
- Assist in the coordination of other Development activities and
other duties as assigned.
- Communicate effectively, verbally and written, about our
programs to various constituents.
- Representing the Chapter at industry related events and
- Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree.
- Must have 2 - 4 years of progressively responsible development
experience with a proven track record of success.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills, and strong
organization skills required.
- High level of computer and research skills, including Excel and
fundraising database experience.
- Resourceful creative thinker and thoughtful problem solver,
- Proven abilities of a quality customer service approach in
- Maintains a level of personal responsibility, is
self-motivated, diligent, and goal-oriented.
- Exceptional attention to detail, conscientious, and
- Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Practices a high level of discretion handling sensitive and
confidential constituent information.
- Works effectively independently as well as a team player in
highly collaborative and dynamic environment; is professional,
motivated, and caring.
- Maintains a commitment to learn and grow professionally.
Starting Salary range is $50,000 to $60,000, depending on
experience. Salary is just one component of our total compensation
package. We offer generous paid leave which includes a winter
holiday break, personal days, and summer Fridays, comprehensive
medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance and a Simple
IRA retirement plan with a 3% match.