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Development Manager

Urban Assembly
New York, United States
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Mar 1, 2023


The Urban Assembly (UA) is a non-profit model provider of school support solutions that boost school and student performance. Under the mission of advancing students’ social and economic mobility by improving public education, the UA provides schools and districts with innovative data-driven, student-centered approaches to career and technical education, academics, social-emotional learning, and postsecondary access and success. The UA founded a network of unique, small public secondary schools throughout NYC. UA schools are open to all students, and our goal is to prepare 100% of UA graduates for success in the 21st-century economy. 


The UA values the uniqueness that each student brings into our schools, and our work honors the various social and cultural contexts from which they come. We acknowledge the historical barriers created by education systems to perpetuate the social inequities that keep students of color from accessing postsecondary and career opportunities - and commit to dismantling these barriers. 


Reporting to the Director of Advancement on the Advancement team, the Development Manager is an impact-driven professional with exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills. You have an eagerness to roll up your sleeves and contribute, and a natural problem solver who is willing to seek opportunities to creatively improve internal and external systems that allow grants and funding to be tracked, communicated, and leveraged. You are also a great relationship builder who loves working with a dynamic group of people and cultivating relationships with donors and program officers. 


The key responsibilities of the Development Manager include: 

    Research foundations, corporations, and individual donors who could potentially support the Urban Assembly Maintain accurate revenue pipelines and dashboards Writing grant proposals and reports and managing submissions to foundation and corporate partners Monitor proposal and report deadlines and maintain internal tracking systems Manage donation administration from start to finish  Manage donation logging and reporting in Salesforce Prepare acknowledgment letters for donors Assist the Chief of Staff with board relations Support Director of Advancement in managing cultivation and fundraising events, including an annual gala Work with Digital Communications Manager to create content for donor and community e-newsletters and e-communication

In addition to: 

    Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes Commitment to the mission of the Urban Assembly Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts



    At least 3 years of experience as part of a fundraising team Proficiency in Salesforce  Excellent grammar and written communication skills; experience writing grant proposals and reports    A proactive approach to managing complex cross-team initiatives Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


    Bachelor’s Degree  Experience working with Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms) Experience working with Canva or similar design software Familiarity with New York City institutional funding community


This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary of $70,000 - $80,000.

The UA also offers an excellent benefits package; including employer-funded healthcare, transit benefits, financial support for professional development, and generous vacation time.


Please send a resume and cover letter to The email subject heading should read “Development Manager” No phone calls please. Due to a non-compete clause, we are unable to hire staff directly out of DOE schools or central offices, but former DOE staff (out of the system for more than 1 year) are encouraged to apply.



The UA team will review applications on a rolling basis. We use a structured interview process and candidates moving forward in the interview process will be contacted by email regarding a phone screening, practice tasks, and interviews. 


The UA makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.


The UA is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email our Chief of Staff, Gillian Finley (


If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request accommodation for the interview process.


The UA is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The UA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.

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