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Development & Communications Associate

Association to Benefit Children’s vision is for all children to have a healthy, safe life filled with joy, learning, and love in a nurturing family. A champion for all children, ABC strives towards this vision by creating compassionate programs in response to the needs of New York City's most vulnerable children and families. In our efforts to combat the established and emerging effects of poverty, we adapt early and stay ahead of challenges as they arise.

Development Associate Role Description

The development associate is a key member of ABC’s development team, which is responsible for supporting ABC’s programs and growth through fundraising. The development associate assists the executive director (CEO) and the director of development with a variety of fundraising and communications tasks including:
  • writing grant proposals and reports
  • meeting with foundations
  • researching prospective new funders (foundations and individuals)
  • writing copy for emails, social media, and outreach to individual donors
  • planning events, managing the donor database
  • preparing reports for the ABC board of directors.

The development associate also works closely with the rest of the administrative team to gather information from program staff about evaluations, impact, and future needs. Through this work, the development associate has the opportunity to learn about nonprofit programming, government systems, and program evaluation.

Each year, the development team plans a number of events including a winter gala, a spring auction, and participation in the New York City Marathon. The development associate will have the chance to write proposals for some of the largest foundations and corporations in New York City, as well as managing social media accounts and a mailing list with thousands of records.

Working as a development associate at ABC is a unique opportunity to learn about fundraising at a well-respected and established nonprofit in New York City. Our staff is comprised of some of the most caring, dedicated people who all share a passion for improving the lives of underserved children and families. The development associate will learn from and collaborate with others while also maintaining personal initiative and project leadership, increasing their knowledge in donor management, writing for private fundraising, and marketing and communications.

Desirable skills

  • Strong writer in a variety of styles
  • Experience with Excel or databases
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Proven attention to detail

Salary range: $46,000 - $47,000