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Development Associate

Reports to:           President & Chief Executive Officer

Department:        Development

Job Type:               Full Time (35 hours per week)

Status:                   Exempt


The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the organization's fundraising plan and creating and supporting fund development systems. The chief responsibly of this role is to leverage the legacy of the organization and track record of success to increase and diversify its funding base. This role reports directly to the President & CEO and works closely with other NYUL staff and consultants. 


Work with President and CEO and Special Event Consultants to maintain regular interaction with donors. The
Development Associate will develop systems to help increase revenues and build sustainable streams of funding from
individuals, corporations and foundations, special events, and major gift campaigns.

  • Assist in the development and submission of high-quality foundation and government proposals.

  • Partner with program staff to develop and create opportunities to leverage outcomes that increase fundraising.

  • Work with CEO to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of potential major gift donors.

  • Assist in support, preparation, and strategic deployment of the Chief Executive Officer and BOD to seek financial gifts from key potential donors.

  • Partner with consultants to execute annual fundraising gala and other fundraising events throughout the year.

  • Ensure development and on-going maintenance of appropriate policies and practices for recording, monitoring, and reporting donor gifts in SalesForce.

  • Develop and enhance partnerships with external stakeholders, including funders, community partners, and external agencies through disseminating materials and reports and scheduling meetings with CEO and NYUL board members.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years relevant experience.

  • Highly organized, attention to detail and ability to organize and recall extensive information.

  • Understanding of the fundraising / philanthropic environment in NYC.

  • Superior written and oral communication skills. 

  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates creative resourcefulness and tenacity.

  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Maintain a relentless pursuit of results with very high standards for performance and accountability.

  • Strong project management skills. Able to balance multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail.

  • Clearly articulates steps to achievement and effectively drives self and others to success.

  • Experience building trusting relationships with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Proven ability to develop and cultivate effective external relationships and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required.


    • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods.

    • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    • Ability to speak clearly in English.

    • Ability to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard or phone.

    • Ability to stand, walk or sit for long periods of time.

    • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time in all types of weather, including inclement weather.

    • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents.

    • Ability to climb several flights of stairs.


    • Aetna Medical, Dental, & Vision Health Insurance

    • Paid Time Off (PTO)

    • Twelve (12) Paid Vacation Days Accrued Annually. Increases to Fifteen (15) Vacation Days after 2 years of service.

    • Twelve (12) Wellness Days Accrued Annually.

    • Up to 12 Paid Holiday’s Off Per Year

    • Corporate discounts – Broadway shows, Theme Parks, Concerts, Hotels, Car Rentals, and more

    • EAP - Work/Life, and Wellness Benefit

    • FinFit – Financial Health Tool

    Salary $50,000 - $60,000
    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to No phone calls

    Equal Opportunity Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    The mission of the New York Urban League (NYUL) is to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first-class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy. Providing direct services for more than 100 years to New Yorkers across the City, the NYUL is a respected trainer, advisor and advocate. Additionally, the NYUL partners with government, business and civic leaders to call out injustice, create new opportunities and celebrate advancements that make the City work better for all of its residents.

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