Launched in 2019, THE
CITY is New York City’s preeminent nonprofit, nonpartisan,
local news organization. Working across all five boroughs, our
award-winning journalists bring deeply diverse skills and
backgrounds to the task of covering New York’s neighborhoods,
holding the powerful to account, and making sense of the greatest
city in the world, particularly in these unprecedented
THE CITY is seeking a talented, versatile, mission-driven
individual to join our team as a full-time Individual Giving and
Events Manager. This position will join a five-member development
and communications team and play a key, strategic role in helping
THE CITY deepen fundraising capacity. Reporting to the Director of
Development, this position will be responsible for implementing a
robust events and individuals giving strategy that builds and
maintains donor relationships and increases individual support and
engagement across giving levels.
What You Will be Doing
Collaborate in creating and
implementing effective strategies to meet and exceed individual
giving revenue goals.
Maintain direct relationships with
donors and build new relationships by creating opportunities for
engagement with THE CITY and by highlighting the organization’s
reporting and impact.
Collaborate with Membership Manager
to develop and execute fundraising appeals to meet annual
fundraising goals and implement a robust moves management strategy
for higher level membership donors.
Collaborate with the Director of
Development to create and implement an annual strategy around all
event activity including cultivation, fundraising and revenue
Conceive and execute
income-generating strategies for fundraising events, including
sponsorship and underwriting solicitation, peer-to-peer
solicitations, ticket sale strategies, and ancillary fundraising
activities such as gift bag, raffle/auction, and other
event-related in-kind donations.
Participate in efforts to feed the
pipeline of prospective Board members.
Collaborate with Associate Director
for Institutional Giving and the Sponsorship Manager to grow
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in
Experience with event planning and
Proven track record managing an
active portfolio and securing individual and major donor gifts
Self-starter with ability to get up
to speed quickly and work independently in a fast-paced work
Highly motivated, organized,
flexible, and proactive
Experience with Bloomerang, DonorBox
or other database management systems a big plus
Must be able to work occasional
special events (including evenings and weekends) as needed, and
additional hours during peak times as required
Excellent verbal, written and
interpersonal communication skills
Commitment to Diversity, Equity &
THE CITY is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Individuals of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants,
veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and
those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are
strongly encouraged to apply. Job descriptions are wish lists that
are rarely completely fulfilled, even by the successful candidate.
Often women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and BIPOC
candidates are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe
they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job
description. Don’t hesitate to apply even if you don’t check every
box. You can be right for the job even if you’re missing a bullet
point or two, and you can have important skills we haven’t thought
of that would make you a compelling candidate.
Salary Range: $90,000 - $100,000 depending on experience
Benefits: 20 days of accrued paid time off and two floating
holidays per year; 10 paid holidays; 8 paid sick days.
Medical, Dental and Vision
This is a hybrid position with a minimum three-to-four days in
Location: New York City