Director of Development

New York City Relief is seeking a dynamic, energetic and passionate development professional to contribute to the development, planning and implementation of strategies to secure gift funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of the organization. Opportunities exist for collaboration, relationship building and coordination of donor cultivation and development of proposals and solicitations of gifts and/or grants, at the major and principal gift levels ($50,000 and above). 

Ability to: 

  • Create fundraising goals and develop a comprehensive fundraising plan 

  • Identify new funding sources and maintain and grow relationships with current and potential donors 

  • Prepare, produce and analyze fundraising campaign progress and results 

  • Plan, develop, write and manage online fundraising campaigns through email and social media platforms 

  • Collect, analyze and manage Development data systems 

  • Form deep working relationships with all Senior Leaders 

  • Personally identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts 

  • Furnish support and direction to the Board 

  • Hire, train and manage all additional development staff 

  • Administer the department’s annual operating budget 

Required Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Thrive in an environment of growth and change 

  • Make complex decisions, problem-solve and serve as an effective team member 

  • Bachelor degree 

  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in fundraising, preferably in a management role 

  • Demonstrated experience and success in building donor base through email and social media efforts 

  • Experience using Donor Perfect or comparable digital platform, MS Office Suite, Mac OS 

  • Excellent analytical skills 

  • Strong attention to detail 

  • Highly organized, strategic and methodical 

  • Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills 

  • Experience with membership structures 

  • Flexibility to occasionally attend events or perform duties outside of normal work hours. 

Reports to Vice President for Advancement.

All staff participates in regular Tuesday morning meetings for a time of worship, prayer, discipleship, and organizational updates. These are key times of community building, deepening relationships, and accountability that create a culture of interdependence. Each staff member is expected to periodically lead times of prayer or Bible study.

Work schedule and Benefits, 
Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5 PM.  Evenings and weekends as needed.  Generous paid vacation package.  Health Insurance provided.  Paid sick time and personal days. Paid maternity and paternity Leave.

New York City Relief is a Christian ministry that has been helping the homeless in the NYC metro area for over 29 years. NYCR consists of two outreach models; The Relief Bus and The Relief Co-op.  We are customized, mobile resource centers for people struggling with homelessness.   We serve delicious soup and fresh Portuguese rolls to draw people in and make friends. Once staff and volunteers build trust, we try to connect our guests to shelter, job training/employment, medical help, drug/alcohol rehabilitation and a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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