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Development and Communications Associate


Location: 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452

Reports to:Director of Development and External Affairs

Job Summary: WHEDco seeks a Development and Communications Associate to join its Development and Communications team. This position will be supervised by the Director of Development and External Affairs, and will work closely with all Development and Communications team staff members to provide donor, communications, and administrative/work flow support.

Development Responsibilities:
•Write grant proposals and reports
•Help compile attachments and required contract documents
•Process grant checks, acknowledgment and thank you letters
•Maintain grant donor records, including grant report and renewal deadlines, changes to Foundation staffing, etc.
•Process in-kind gifts, including thank-you and tax letters
•Provide support for events, site visits, and tours as needed
•Provide support for annual appeal, event, and other development-related mailings

Communications Responsibilities:
•Help update the website
•Help prepare materials for press meetings and meetings with external communications firm
•Contribute to social media and photograph WHEDco program events and activities, as needed
•Other duties as assigned

Other Administrative Responsibilities:
•Order supplies
•Provide general office support
•Create, update and maintain Development related marketing materials


•Bachelor’s degree required
•Two or more years of experience in develoment/communications; experience in a nonprofit setting desirable
•At least one year of grant proposal/report writing experience
•Familiarity with Microsoft Office, donor management systems such as Donor Perfect Online, and Adobe Creative Suite highly desirable. Experience with Joomla and social media platforms a plus.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Track record of demonstrating professional judgment and discretion in being of service to multiple teams and senior managers in a diverse and multi-faceted organization
•Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in a collegial and fast-paced environment
•Ability and willingness to handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines and pay strong attention to detail
•Flexibility and willingness to work as part of a team as well as independently

Excellent benefits and competitive salary based on experience.

To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:

Email: Please write “Development & Communications Associate – [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.

Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 Attn: Director of Development and External Affairs

WHEDco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Development and Communications Associate to join its Development and Communications Department. WHEDco has worked for over twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach over 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; family support services; and free arts programming. See for more information.



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