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Development Manager

Arab American Family Support Center
New York, United States
$60,000.00 - $65,000.00
Closing date
Mar 21, 2024

JOB TITLE: Development Manager



SALARY: $60,000-$65,000



The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Our mission is to empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities. While our doors are open to all, AAFSC has developed cultural and linguistic expertise in serving members of NYC’s Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim, and South Asian (AMENAMSA) immigrant and refugee communities. AAFSC promotes mental and physical well-being and community power. We ensure families are knowledgeable about their rights and equipped to participate in civic society with confidence and security. We help prevent child abuse, and work to end domestic- and gender-based violence. We provide the tools for learners of every age to succeed. Finally, we help lift up the voices and needs of under-represented communities and champion gender-, racial-, restorative-, and immigrant justice.  


AAFSC seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented professional to help ensure best-in-class cultivation and stewardship for funders.  A successful person in this role will be a strong writer, an effective project manager, and have a record as a trusted partner to senior leadership. A commitment to immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities is essential for this role.


  • Cultivation and Stewardship Activities
  • Develop a pipeline of funder prospects (public and private) and work with the CDO on establishing appropriate plans for cultivating them 
  • Plan and execute donor engagement strategies, including regular outreach, events, and communications
  • Take the lead on prepping staff, including executive staff, for major donor meetings, conferences, events, and speaking engagements, including coordinating scheduling, prospect research, and agenda setting
  • Manage necessary follow up with donors and prospects by the appropriate staff person/principal
  • Represent AAFSC confidently at City Council meetings, government hearings, advocacy campaigns, funder conversations, coalition meetings, and more

Grant Writing Contract Management

  • Support with writing and copy-editing high-quality proposals, applications, concept notes, briefs, letters of inquiry, and other written materials for submission to private and government funders
  • Maintain well-organized records of all funding proposals, reports, and contracts

Contract Management

  • Process and manage all funder contracts and grant agreements for AAFSC
  • Ensure that required materials are submitted to funders in a timely manner; for public funding, help maintain compliance with city and state agencies’ requirements
  • Update and maintain all funder portals
  • Coordinate the production of budgets and invoices with AAFSC’s finance team
  • Maintain communication and facilitate coordination between AAFSC program staff and development team to ensure timely and accurate reporting and to ensure program staff are well-informed about funding proposals and requirement

Other duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in AAFSC meetings, trainings, and events
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Attend external meetings and trainings as scheduled


  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experiencing writing high-quality grant proposals
  • Passion for learning, problem-solving, distilling lessons and turning them into proposals for funding and corrective action as needed
  • Able to thrive in an environment of innovation, including stretching resources and managing knowledge
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
  • Experience working with immigrant, refugee and low-income communities preferred
  • Strong technology skills, including using Microsoft Office products as well as navigating and using government and internal databases
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends to manage crises, attend events, or meetings
  • Job contingent on pre-employment background check and fingerprint clearance
  • U.S. Work Authorization is required

We are an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. 

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