Overview

Position Summary

The New York Civic Engagement Table (NYCET) is searching for a full-time Development Associate. This position has been created to build a more intentional fundraising effort at NYCET. Under the direction of the Executive Director (ED), and with additional guidance from the Deputy Director (DD), the DA will support and execute all fundraising efforts at NYCET. Ideal candidates will have Director level or higher aspirations in the fundraising field, and an interest in professional growth opportunities offered at NYCET based on results produced. The position is based in New York City, with flexibility for candidates in other parts of the state, and will operate remotely. There may be occasional travel and in-person meetings as public health advisories permit.

 

Responsibilities include:

Strategic Direction

  • Developing and implementing a multi-year strategic and comprehensive fundraising plan with specific measurable goals.
  • Meeting agreed upon goals; monitoring progress and reporting monthly or quarterly on progress against goals; analyzing trends and making adjustments throughout the year.

Grant Writing, Reporting and Management

  • Responsible for full grant cycle across all institutional funding including: Drafting and submitting case statements, letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets, and reports.
  • Oversee the production and filing of all donor related material.
  • Maintain the grants calendar and funder records to track meetings and internal and external deadlines.
  • Track all grants; maintain all data on NYCET network; and ensure that all reports, renewals, and other tasks are submitted in a timely and professional manner.
  • Develop engagement plans to cultivate and steward current and prospective donors.

Prospecting

  • Research to identify and qualify new funders – primarily in the areas of foundation – for all program areas, including general operating support; oversee tracking of prospecting activity and follow up.
  • Develop engagement plans to cultivate prospects.
  • Support outreach and maintain correspondence with key Foundation representatives.
  • Coordinate meetings with appropriate NYCET program staff and foundation officers.

Compliance and Forecasting

  • Monitor program progress on approximately 20 active grants per year from 12 funders.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams for active grants to problem solve issues.
  • Ensure fidelity between external-facing proposal budgets and internal budgets used to manage grants.
  • Support the preparation of budget to actual documentation and narrative in collaboration with ED, program staff, and/or bookkeepers.
  • Track contributions and any open pledges to develop annual income projection and quarterly re-forecasts.

Admin and Special Projects (5%)

  • Prep development reports and presentations meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortability interfacing with all stakeholders; partners, funders, staff, and to include: in-person, phone, and video conferencing.
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and provide detail-oriented follow through on projects.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and think critically.
  • 1-2 years previous experience fundraising via foundations and/or major gifts a plus.
  • Deep alignment with and passion for NYCET’s vision, mission, and values.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience.
  • Experience with donor management and Airtable or other project/donor management software.
  • Experience with digital fundraising using social media and email programs is a big plus.

Salary and Benefits

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Annual Salary: $60,000 to $65,000 depending on skills/experience

NYCET offers competitive compensation packages including salary, health, retirement, and PTO benefits. Salary is based on experience and/or education.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@nycet.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line.

 

About NYCET

The New York Civic Engagement Table plays a crucial role as the shared resources, and capacity-building hub designed to improve progressive voter engagement. With a commitment to the strategic and continuous coordination of electoral, base-building, and issue advocacy activities, our 60 partner organizations look to produce lifelong voters, develop leaders, and win on issues that affect impacted communities. NYCET proactively assesses the needs of our partner organizations, investigates and pilots new tools and tactics; and if they are demonstrated effective, enables their adoption broadly. NYCET also bridges the organizing and tech communities and creates opportunities to bring the capabilities of the tech industry to progressive organizations. This allows our partners to focus their efforts on resource intensive base building and organizing.

Since the creation of NYCET in 2009 as a fiscally sponsored project of the Public Policy and Education Fund and now NEO Philanthropy, we have identified 1.2 million New Yorkers who are supportive of progressive issues. This base has grown from 416,687 at the end of 2016. Our partners have moved many to action – voting, contacting elected officials, and attending rallies. Our community of New Yorkers has been contacted many times over by our partner organizations as part of the deep organizing and ecosystem of Integrated Voter Engagement critical to our work of building an inclusive and representative democracy. NYCET is an affiliate of the State Voices national network.

NYCET is a nonpartisan, 501c3 organization dedicated to fostering greater civic engagement in New York. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@nycet.org

About New York Civic Engagement Table

The New York Civic Engagement Table plays a crucial role as the shared resources, and capacity-building hub designed to improve progressive voter engagement. With a commitment to the strategic and continuous coordination of electoral, base-building, and issue advocacy activities, our 60 partner organizations look to produce lifelong voters, develop leaders, and win on issues that affect impacted communities. NYCET proactively assesses the needs of our partner organizations, investigates and pilots new tools and tactics; and if they are demonstrated effective, enables their adoption broadly. NYCET also bridges the organizing and tech communities and creates opportunities to bring the capabilities of the tech industry to progressive organizations. This allows our partners to focus their efforts on resource intensive base building and organizing.

Since the creation of NYCET in 2009 as a fiscally sponsored project of the Public Policy and Education Fund and now NEO Philanthropy, we have identified 1.2 million New Yorkers who are supportive of progressive issues. This base has grown from 416,687 at the end of 2016. Our partners have moved many to action – voting, contacting elected officials, and attending rallies. Our community of New Yorkers has been contacted many times over by our partner organizations as part of the deep organizing and ecosystem of Integrated Voter Engagement critical to our work of building an inclusive and representative democracy. NYCET is an affiliate of the State Voices national network.

NYCET is a nonpartisan, 501c3 organization dedicated to fostering greater civic engagement in New York. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.