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Development Associate

Job Summary

92NY is looking for a Development Associate to join the Development Department. The Development Associate, reports to the Director of Development, Early Childhood Programs, and is an integral member of the Development Department working specifically on fundraising activities for the Nursery School and Lipschultz Parenting Center. The Development Associate plays a key role in the day-to-day fundraising activities and operations and assists in improving the various systems that support the team in achieving the required contributed revenue financial targets.

Major Accountabilities

  • Provide regular administrative support to the Director of Development, Early Childhood Programs, contributing to the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of donors made up primarily of parents, grandparents, and corporate sponsors.
  • Administer all back-end aspects of the Nursery School’s Annual Benefit, Annual Fund, and Alumni fundraising efforts, including coordinating with event consultants/outside vendors, and managing an annual alumni event.
  • Administer all logistics around the Parenting Center Advisory Committee’s annual efforts (volunteerism, meetings, fundraising appeal, testimonial writing).
  • Assist in the logistics, coordination, and support of a wide array of fundraising and cultivation events/initiatives, including, preparing mailings and reports, tracking attendance (RSVPs) and post event follow up.
  • Attend committee meetings when appropriate and prepare follow up memo for committee members and the Director of Development.
  • Manage the acknowledgment process for all Nursery School and Parenting Center gifts, ensuring relevant, timely, error-free communications that inspire donors to feel valued and loyal to the organization. Collaborate with other associates to ensure coordinated outreach.
  • Partner with Nursery School’s Community Engagement team to liaise with the parent population through events and communications (such as the annual Book Fair, Mitzvah Committee activities, Bake Sale, New Parent Cocktail Parties, Special Visitors Day)
  • Field calls from parents and act as a front line for donor and prospect inquiries.
  • Provide support for the production of all development mailings, including quarterly solicitations, renewals, and special appeals.
  • Prepare donor gift invoices and gift commitment forms.
  • Pull lists for all solicitations and manage the solicitation calendar.
  • Track all mailings and donor outreach and assist the Director with maintaining donor records and notes through use of plans in Tessitura, ensuring that important information is recorded and easily analyzed.
  • Reconcile team expenses in Blackbaud/Web Invoicing system in coordination with Financial Management policies.
  • Responsible for processing all vendor invoices charged to the Early Childhood Fundraising department.
  • Participate in team meetings to discuss prospects and solicitation strategy.
  • Provide overall administrative support to the Early Childhood Development Team, including the scheduling of meetings, securing space, ensuring appropriate room set-ups and preparing meeting materials.
  • Assist with donor research and prospecting when needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Experience, Education, and Skills Desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required.
  • 1-3 years of experience in an office setting, preferably in a development office, with the potential and aspirations to build a career within the field.
  • Must be a proactive, independent, creative, team player with emotional intelligence.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills are required to interact with the families in the school on a regular basis.
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to manage multiple duties simultaneously.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail and an articulate telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills including self-management of work schedule – ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Accomplished interpersonal skills with the diplomacy and poise required to deal with patrons, including major and high-profile donors.
  • Effective team worker who can demonstrate a collaborative approach when working with colleagues.
  • Interest in advancing the mission of The 92nd Street Y, New York.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; with previous Tessitura or other fundraising software experience a plus.

Work Environment & Requirements

Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm with a one-hour unpaid lunch break for a total of 40 hours per week.

This position is approved to utilize a hybrid working model which is subject to change in the future.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should forward a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to contact those applicants whose experience most aligns with the position profile.

Compensation Range

$58,000 - $62,000

The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of factors including, but not limited to the qualifications of the applicant, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

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