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Development Officer (Mid-Level Giving)

New York, United States
$65,000.00 - $75,000.00
Closing date
Mar 13, 2024

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Founded in 1874, The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) is a global center for culture, connection, and enrichment. 92NY connects New York City, the country and the world through programs centered on culture, entertainment, and conversation, harnessing the power of arts, ideas, and Jewish values to enrich, enlighten, and connect the world.

92NY is a singular organization reaching more than 700,000 people annually in person and online and reaches people in all 50 states, 200+ countries, and 24 million video views annually. 92NY contributes to the vibrant global cultural landscape and welcomes people of all ages, races, faiths, and backgrounds.

This is an exciting time to join the 92NY as it celebrates its 150th anniversary and enters the final stages of a capital campaign that will transform the campus, build an endowment, and support its world-class programs.

The development team is a dynamic group of highly skilled, goal-focused individuals who, alongside program partners, continue to achieve fundraising success by finding creative and unique ways to inspire support across the organization. At this momentous time in 92NY’s history, the scope and volume of the Development Department’s work continues to expand exponentially, making it imperative to continue growing the team’s staff resources such as with this new role.

Position Summary

The Development Officer (Mid-Level Giving), will manage and grow a portfolio of 92NY supporters giving between $500 and $2,499 annually. This position will play an essential role in building a loyal donor base through strategic communication, high-quality support, and excellent stewardship of the mid-level donor cohort. The ideal candidate is friendly, thoughtful, and detail-oriented with previous experience working on a fundraising team and superior customer service skills.


The Development Officer (Mid-Level Giving), will report to the Director, Major Gifts and Special Projects and work collaboratively with the Major Gifts team and Direct Mail and Digital Giving team.

Major Accountabilities

  • Manage and grow a portfolio of supporters giving between $500 and $2,499 annually.
  • Serve as the organization's primary contact for mid-level donors.
  • Execute timely thank you calls and emails to those within the mid-level donor portfolio.
  • Steward the mid-level portfolio through sending strategic program recommendation emails, cultivation event invitations, impact pieces, etc.
  • Work with the Direct Mail and Digital Giving team to acquire, welcome, cultivate, and retain mid-level supporters and offer advice on segmenting donor appeals.
  • Work with the Major Gifts team to identify, cultivate, and upgrade loyal mid-level supporters for the Major Gifts program.
  • Maintain an accurate record of stewardship steps and contact information for the mid-level donor cohort in the Tessitura database.
  • Collaborate with the overall Development team to meet shared goals, including increasing donor retention, growing overall revenue, and moving qualified donors up the pipeline.
  • Track and report on the strategy and stewardship experience for the mid-level donor cohort.
  • Assist at 92NY cultivation and special events, as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

 Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.

 Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of related fundraising experience, experience with individual giving preferred.
  • Experience with non-profit/fundraising database software, Tessitura strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • 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.
  • Proven experience working with individual donors.
  • Sales and negotiating experience, including direct one-on-one solicitation of supporters.
  • Commitment to advancing the mission of The 92nd Street Y, New York.

Work Hours and Environment

40 hours/week; Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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 utilizing the following link:

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


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, and certifications or other professional licenses held.

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