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Director of Development

Citizens Committee for New York City

Citizens Committee for New York City seeks an experienced fundraising professional based in New York City to join our dynamic team! As New York City's oldest micro-funding organization, Citizens Committee has a simple mission: to help New Yorkers - especially those in low-income communities - come together to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. We do so by providing micro-grants and project planning assistance to neighborhood groups led by local residents across the five boroughs. Citizens Committee receives the highest rating from Charity Navigator for its sound fiscal management and transparency.

Job Description Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development will be responsible for achieving the organization's annual fundraising goals, executing special events, and overseeing the organization's Love Your City volunteer program.

Create and implement annual development plan and strategy to raise an annual budget of $2.6-$3M

Prepare organizational budgets and present to Board of Directors at quarterly meetings

Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate, foundation, and individual donors

Oversee the execution of the organization’s annual New Yorker for New York Gala ($1.2M raised and 500 guests), Citizens Summer Cocktail (300 guests), and other fundraising/cultivation events as needed

Work closely with high-profile event honorees, leadership, and Board of Directors to execute successful events

Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and government funders

Develop and grow our individual donor base; cultivate major gifts of $10K+

Develop and manage Board fundraising capacity

Manage and grow Citizens’ Leadership Committee, a group of leading corporate professionals

Supervise full-time Development and Volunteer Coordinator

Bachelor’s degree 5-10 years of fundraising experience in a non-profit; or equivalent experience in the for-profit sector

Proven track record of achieving revenue targets over $1M annually

Proven management and leadership capabilities

Experience working with Senior Level executives

High energy, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative

Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively

Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors and prospects

Strong partnership-building and event planning skills

Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base

Knowledge of Salesforce or similar donor database

Applicants should mail or email a cover letter and resume to: Citizens Committee for New York City, c/o Jane Slater 77 Water Street, Suite 202 New York, NY 10005 Email:



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