Development Officer Job In New York, New York

Development Officer

  • $55000 - $65000 per annum
  • Posted: 28/10/2020
  • New York, New York
  • Job Ref: CNA 302903
  • Permanent

Job Details

Our client, an educational not for profit,  is seeking a Development Officer with Institutional Giving experience, exceptional writing abilities and highly developed administration skills, to play a key role in their fundraising efforts by providing high-level research and grant/proposal writing support to the National Director of Development & Communications, and Development Office. The ideal candidate will have a natural ability to package the organizations needs with funders priorities whilst considering budgets and resources.  This is very much an opportunity for an ambitious and talented development coordinator to progress in time, into a full fundraising role, with responsibility for their own portfolio of donors.

This is a full-time position based in New York City with a comprehensive benefits package.Due to Covid-19 the role is currently remote, but it is expected that this role will be office based as soon as it is safe to return.


  • Take the lead in identification and cultivation of Institutional, Corporate and Foundation donor prospects
  • Conducting research utilizing iWave, RelSci, DonorSearch online resources on potential organizations as needed.  Staying current on best practices around the utilization of these tools.
  • Review contract/grant mandates and expectations with National Director of Development once awarded.
  • Compose proposals and reports
  • Manage Raiser’s Edge donor database, ensuring regular contact with donors
  • Review gift batch reports for accuracy and make changes as necessary to ensure accurate donor acknowledgment letters.  Create, process and manage gift acknowledgement letters/tax receipts for Corporations and Foundations and upload into Raiser’s Edge, involving the appropriate staff when needed.
  • Updating constituent records in Raiser’s Edge for accuracy including producing monthly reports for the director of development
  • Steward existing donors in meaningful ways on a quarterly basis
  • Keep current on trends with regards to funders and funding where missing alignment exists.

The incumbent will enjoy an exciting and substantive opportunity to learn much about the field of development through experienced and talented professionals at a national nonprofit.  The right candidate will possess:
  • A Baccalaureate degree.
  • A strong work ethic and a commitment to the mission and growth of the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship management.
  • Exemplary communication, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work independently and prioritize tasks as needed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and Raiser’s Edge (or similar constituent management database).
  • A sense of humor.
  • An ability to exercise discretion and professionalism in all settings.