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Director of Trustee Relations

Citizens Budget Commission
New York, United States
$75,000.00 - $110,000.00
Closing date
Aug 19, 2022

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume.

The Citizens Budget Commission (“CBC”), New York’s leading fiscal watchdog and source for unbiased, impactful research on New York City and State government finances, policy, and operations, seeks a dynamic and accomplished professional to serve as Director of Trustee Relations (“Director”). This is an excellent growth opportunity for an early/mid-career professional to contribute to improvements in New York’s quality of life, and engage with New York’s civic and business leaders.

Reporting to CBC’s President, the Director is charged with growing, diversifying and maintaining excellent relations with CBC’s Trustees, a distinguished group of 150 leading New Yorkers who provide the majority of CBC financial support and guide its research. The Director will oversee Trustee relations and communications, recruitment and retention, meetings and events, and securing and managing Trustee financial commitments. The Director will be supported by CBC’s Development and Operations Associate, and collaborate with CBC’s Development Consultant, the CBC Trustees who Co-chair Trustee recruitment and retention activities, and the CBC President.

Responsibilities include:
  • Recruiting and retaining Trustees and New Leaders (CBC’s under 40 group), including strategically planning and executing new initiatives;
  • Managing communications and developing relationships with the Trustees;
  • Overseeing and conducting research on individuals and firms to identify potential Trustees, and tracking prospect cultivation activities;
  • Managing the Annual Gala for approximately 600 people—with support of staff and expert input from Consultant—including logistics, vendor relations, and outreach, to achieve fundraising goals;
  • Coordinating the logistics of Trustee Breakfasts with 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.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience (e.g., development, external relations, client management) in nonprofit, civic, political, policy or private sector organizations;
  • Experience developing relationships with senior executives in private firms and nonprofit organizations;
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or similar platforms;
  • Extremely organized and detailed oriented;
  • Collaborative team spirit with capability to work independently;
  • Ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously; and
  • Interest in and knowledge of New York City/State government, public policy, and the policy and business community preferred.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume.

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