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Director of Trustee Relations

Citizens Budget Commission
New York, United States
$95,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
May 8, 2024

Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

The Citizens Budget Commission (“CBC”), New York’s leading fiscal watchdog and source for unbiased, impactful research on New York City and State government finances, policy, and operations, seeks a dynamic and accomplished professional to serve as Director of Trustee Relations (“Director”). This is an excellent growth opportunity for an early/mid-career professional to collaboratively engage with New York’s business and civic leaders.

Reporting to CBC’s President and working with CBC leadership, the Director is charged with growing, diversifying, and maintaining excellent relationships with CBC’s Trustees, 150 distinguished New Yorkers who provide the majority of CBC financial support and guide its research. The Director will oversee Trustee communications, recruitment, retention, meetings, and events, as well as secure and manage Trustee financial commitments. The Director will be supported by CBC’s Development and Operations Associate, and will collaborate with CBC’s Board Development Consultant and the CBC Trustees guiding Trustee recruitment and retention activities.

Responsibilities include:
  • Recruiting and retaining Trustees and New Leaders (CBC’s under 40 group), including strategically planning and executing new initiatives;
  • Managing communications and developing relationships with the Trustees;
  • Overseeing and conducting research on individuals and firms to identify potential Trustees, and tracking prospect cultivation activities;
  • Managing—with the support of staff and consultants—the Annual Gala for approximately 600 people, including logistics, vendor relations, and outreach, to achieve fundraising goals;
  • Coordinating the logistics of monthly Trustee Breakfasts with public officials and approximately 10 Trustee research committee meetings annually; and
  • Soliciting and overseeing, with staff support, collecting, and tracking membership dues and contributions from the Trustees and other donors.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience (e.g., development, board or external relations, client management) in nonprofit, civic, political fundraising, policy, or private sector organizations;
  • Experience developing relationships with senior executives in private firms, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies;
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar platforms;
  • Organized and detailed oriented;
  • Collaborative team spirit combined with the capability to work independently;
  • Ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously; and
  • Interest in and knowledge of New York City/State government, public policy, and the policy and business community preferred.
How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter and your resume to with the subject line “Director of Trustee Relations.” Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

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