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Associate Director, Donor Relations - Development

New York, United States
$85,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024


JASA is one of New York’s largest and most trusted agencies serving older adults. Our goal is to keep seniors living safely in their own homes and communities with independence, dignity, and joy.  

 JASA seeks a dynamic and motivated professional to focus on developing relationships with donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders to assist in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors. The Associate Director of Donor Relations is an integral member of the Development team, working closely with the Chief Development Officer.  



    Direct all corporate fundraising and CSR activities: Identify and expand corporate relationships by creating opportunities for event and conference sponsorships, in-kind support, and naming programs to raise JASA’s profile. Spearhead partnerships, collaborations, sponsorships, events, and cross-marketing with corporations, national and community-based organizations, and current and potential funders to advance JASA and elevate the organization’s public image. Increase the scope and funding of high-energy and high-impact corporate volunteer projects and convert corporate volunteers to corporate and individual donors.  Direct the JASANextGen program, which includes soliciting participation by public and private schools, managing all meetings with students and parents, hosting in-person and virtual volunteer events, managing participants’ individual projects and internships, and ensuring program participants meet fundraising goals.  Develop a Mitzvah Project program, building relationships with temples and other religious institutions to create projects that raise awareness and critical funds. Supervise Senior Associate of Volunteer Engagement and ensure that volunteer pipeline is active, monthly chat events are planned and successful, and JASA services have necessary volunteer staffing. Coordinate, manage and lead special donor sponsorship dinners, salons and other Patron/Major Gifts/Corporate Sponsor events, as well as act as key team player in preparation of annual gala  Work closely with the Development team to engage new stakeholders and existing donors and convert this group to major donor status  Participate in the preparation of materials for individual donors, corporate donors, and volunteers, including direct mail pieces, brochures, promotional materials, and other engagement opportunities   Contribute to the planning and execution of the Development team’s annual fundraising strategy and strategic plan  Document all corporate and volunteer gifts received (individual, corporate, foundation), as well as track, analyze, and report on fundraising performance   Draft correspondence and gift acknowledgments; other writing and administrative tasks as required.  Collect information on all JASA programs to integrate with donor management  Travel regionally as appropriate  Ensure appropriate assignment, cultivation, and solicitation as assigned 
     Performs other related tasks as requested or assigned.



    Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.  Minimum three to five years experience in any of the following areas preferred: development, communications, academia, event planning, and advocacy. Knowledge of Raisers Edge preferred.   Track record in building effective relationships   Ability to function with a high degree of independence with donor pool, yet interact collaboratively with colleagues participating in and contributing to total team effort.  Solutions-oriented, collaborative, self-directed, and self-disciplined  Highly organized, reliable, and able to set and balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.  Exceptional verbal and written communication  Capacity to manage and organize information confidentially  Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary 


JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment

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