ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York unites labor and community for a more just and sustainable New York. Formed by the merger of New York Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda, ALIGN builds upon 20 years of creating good jobs, healthy communities, and a more accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. Successes include the "Trades and Residents for Apprenticeship Development and Economic Success" (TRADES) project, which has created over 300 careers in construction for local public housing residents through New York City Public Housing Authority capital repairs; securing one of the nation’s first municipal green buildings policies, which has eliminated over 200,000 metric tons of harmful greenhouse gas emissions; and anchoring the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding and achieving a the Build it Back local hiring program in Sandy-impacted communities. For more information about our work, visit www.alignny.org.
This position will report to the Executive Director and play a key role in ensuring the financial sustainability of ALIGN. This position is responsible for by communicating the impact and relevance of ALIGN’s work, donor prospecting, grant writing and reporting, individual and institutional donor development, and organizing fundraising events and other appeals. Specifically, responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Foundation and large donor fundraising: Includes researching and prospecting new public, foundation, corporate and major donors; grant writing and reporting; managing fundraising systems, files, and database; tracking deadlines and grant requirements; and ensuring strong relationships with grant funders by tracking and prompting communications from the Executive Director and other members of ALIGN lead team.
• Institutional donor fundraising: Includes outreach to organizational allies across New York; coordinating annual contribution drives; executing donor communications including appeals and thank you letters; tracking and prompting communications from the Executive Director and other members of ALIGN lead team.
• Individual donor program: Includes sustaining and cultivating new individual donors; creating and implementing online fundraising plans, creating and implementing a comprehensive staff-to-sustainer outreach plan across the organization.
• Event coordination: Includes planning annual fundraising event and other major donor events; managing logistics and serving as point of contact with vendors, coordinating staff responsibilities and donor outreach; and developing new event fundraising strategies.
• Communications: Includes making consistent updates to ensure ALIGN website communicates work accurately and appropriately, drafting print and online fundraising materials such as annual reports, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations), and drafting other email content for funders and stakeholders in labor, government, business, environmental and community organizations.
• Data and Administration: Includes administering the database (CivicCRM) to keep consistent data on donors and stakeholders; assisting staff in using the database effectively; creating and organizes mass mailings from conception to completion; tracking re-grants and coordinating with re-grantee organizations.
• Experience in job areas similar to those outlined above;
• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven office;
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
• Proven problem-solving skills;
• Be self-directed and able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities;
• Commitment to our organizations’ mission, broader social and economic justice movement, and understanding of how race, class, gender, and other equity issues are part of the work;
• Experience working with low income communities, communities of color, and/or the labor movement helpful;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience using database systems for fundraising. Experience using CiviCRM a plus.
• Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player with Executive Director, staff, board of directors, volunteers, donors and the general community;
• Translate broad goals into achievable steps while setting and managing appropriate expectations;
• Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues;
• Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the dynamic demands of fundraising;
• Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development;
• Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector;
• Provide effective leadership for staff and take full responsibility for achieving departmental and organizational goals.
Terms of Employment: Full-time position with health, retirement, vacation, and other benefits. These terms, and others relevant to your employment, are spelled out in the ALIGN Personnel Policy that is available upon request.
Application Process: This position is available immediately. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development Manager” in the email subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response. Applicants will be contacted for interviews after March 31, 2016.
ALIGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQ and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.