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Fifth Avenue Committee

Development & Communications Associate

Fifth Avenue Committee

Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) seeks a full-time Development & Communications Associate to work closely with the Director of Development & Communications and the Development & Communications Coordinator, to maintain and build FAC and its nonprofit affiliate, Neighbors Helping Neighbors' base of foundation, corporate, government and individual donor support. The Associate will also support the organizations' communications efforts, including supporting press outreach, communication with donors and corporate partners, developing publications and maintaining the organization's website content, its database of donors and the department's files. The department is responsible for stewarding and raising a portfolio of over $2.8 million in grants, contracts and contributions, and for increasing the organizations' visibility.


•Managing the organization’s calendar of proposals, reports, funding obligations, events, publications and public outreach activities.
•Drafting grant proposals, reports and correspondence and generating related support material.
•Developing and maintaining public relations materials, including content for the agency’s newsletter, website, blast emails and marketing materials.
•Maintaining, refining and building the department’s mailing lists and database of donors and prospects.
•Building mail and email lists for targeted outreach to press, peer groups and other constituents.
•Planning and implementing large and small fundraising and donor cultivation events.
•Other duties and providing support, as needed by the department.


•Experience in non-profit fundraising or communications, including proposal writing, prospect research and familiarity with government contracts a plus.
•Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
•Strong computer skills, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet research.
•Experience in database management, non-profit marketing and event planning.
•Flexibility, maturity and the ability to work calmly under deadline in a small team.
•Ability to work well with highly diverse constituencies.
•Familiarity with a DonorPerfect a plus.
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
•Knowledge of, and interest in, community development and commitment to Fifth Avenue Committee’s mission.

Experience in non-profit fundraising or communications, including proposal writing, prospect research and familiarity with government contracts a plus.

Email cover letter with resume and writing sample by March 4th, 2014 to:

Ron Zak, Director Development & Communications Fifth Avenue Committee 621 DeGraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 Email:

You must write “Development & Communications Associate Position” in the subject line.

Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit

About Organization:
Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a nationally recognized South Brooklyn based, non-profit community development corporation formed in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well as the power to shape the community’s future. FAC works to transform the lives of over 5,500 low and moderate income New Yorkers annually so that we can all live with dignity and respect while making our community more equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just. To achieve our mission FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers, offers student centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by gentrification. In addition to our grassroots neighborhood work, we are actively involved in broader coalitions and campaigns. FAC has received numerous awards for its work, including Non-Profit Developer of the Year Award from the New York & National Housing Conference in 2011 and the 2012 Building Brooklyn Award from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for our efforts to build affordable, sustainable properties serving families at a range of incomes.



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