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Individual Giving and Events Manager

The City
New York, United States
$90,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Feb 19, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts, Special Events
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

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 times.  

The Position

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 generating events. 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 corporate program Other duties as assigned.



    Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising Experience with event planning and programming 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 environment. 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 & Inclusion

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 

401k Plan

This is a hybrid position with a minimum three-to-four days in office.

Location: New York City

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