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Development Manager

The New Press
New York, United States
$60,000.00 - $75,000.00
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

About The New Press: The New Press is a nonprofit publisher committed to social change. We have amplified progressive voices for a more inclusive, just, and equitable world for more than thirty years. Our books enrich public discourse, defend democratic values, and promote the public interest. We are:

  • A book publisher with a social justice mission.
  • An intellectual home for the nation’s leading progressive thinkers, journalists, scholars, political leaders, and activists.
  • A publishing house where ideas and movements come together.
  • A small, diverse organization with a big vision: to change the world, book by book.


Today, The New Press has evolved into a key player in the progressive infrastructure, collaborating with dozens of nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, research institutes, think tanks, colleges and universities, and philanthropic foundations as we position our books as catalysts for social change.


Job Summary: This is a mid-career role responsible for supporting the Chief Development Officer on TNP’s individual giving, major gifts, and events work. The position reports to the Chief Development Officer and collaborates with the Development Assistant and other staff within the department. 



  • Project manage development events, including our annual gala, donor cultivation events, house parties, and more
  • Support the management and growth of The New Press’s individual giving and major donor programs, including maintaining donor and revenue records in Raisers Edge
  • Identify, research, and cultivate new and lapsed donors for unrestricted and restricted support
  • Support the Chief Development Officer in liaising with the Board of Directors on development and events
  • Coordinate, prepare for, attend, notate, and do follow-up for (as appropriate) meetings with individual donors with the Executive Director or Chief Development Officer
  • Write and coordinate fundraising campaigns, newsletter outreach and other written materials, in conjunction with the Institutional Communication Specialist, CDO, and other members of the development department
  • Maintain on-going cultivation of existing development contacts


Required Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience with individual giving campaigns
  • Proficiency with fundraising techniques, strategies, and sources
  • Proven track record with project managing complex fundraising events, fundraising campaigns, and individual donor moves management
  • Strong computer skills and experience using Raisers Edge
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including experience developing written communications for nonprofit organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with prospect research techniques
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, pro-activeness, and a high energy level
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, effectively managing multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines
  • Diplomacy and discretion
  • Passion for progressive social change
  • Upbeat demeanor
  • 3-6+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience 


Preferred Experience

  • Certified Fundraising Executive credentialing
  • Familiarity with the NYC major donor landscape
  • Love of reading
  • Familiarity with New Press books





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