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Development Manager, ALS Association Greater NY Chapter

The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
New York, United States
$50,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing date
Jun 15, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research
Health, Research, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 special projects.

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 each year.

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 time.

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 Fundraising

  • 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 Writing

  • 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 executed.

 Donor Relations & Systems Management

  • 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 files.
  • 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 engagement opportunities.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 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, takes initiative.
  • Proven abilities of a quality customer service approach in donor relations.
  • Maintains a level of personal responsibility, is self-motivated, diligent, and goal-oriented.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, conscientious, and diligent.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
  • 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.

Salary Range:

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.

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