Working in a shared service environment, the Administrative department works with The Door and University Settlement, Broome Street Academy, three independent 501C3 that share leadership and administrative/back office functions. The three organizations are affiliated New York City nonprofits that tackle the complex issues surrounding poverty for over 51,000 New Yorkers each year.

As the Development Officer, you are part of a dynamic team focused on maximizing support from individual donors and corporate entities to support the best-in-class work of The Door and Broome Street Academy Charter High School. These organizations share a common commitment to assisting the most vulnerable New Yorkers to transform their lives through innovative and effective programs. Working with the Managing Director of Individual Giving, the individual giving team, and other colleagues around the organization, you will create and implement a strategy to engage individuals in supporting our organizations. The organization is developing a major donor program, you will be vital to this effort. Additionally, you will support, or lead project pieces related to the team’s annual giving strategy including a volunteer/advisory committee of major gift donors.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Manage a portfolio of lead donors and lead donor prospects and help to Identify new donors
  • Build a committee structure for lead donors ready for deeper involvement
  • Work with the Managing Director and others on the team on targeted fundraising efforts with individuals and corporate entities
  • Gather data and updates to write progress reports for funders, write proposals and help develop project budgets to convey funding needs
  • Partner with the special events team
  • Assist team members in developing strategic and multi-faceted communication to attract, retain and increase the support of individual donors and create a pipeline of prospective major donors
  • Liaise with colleagues to collect program updates, project needs, and outcomes data, and disseminate information across the team as needed.
  • Conduct in-depth research on prospective donors
  • You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a Bachelor’s.
  • You have 3+years of experience in non-profit fundraising, donor development, or annual fund development essential; demonstrated experience cultivating and closing general operating major gifts of $10,000 and above; experience managing large and small volunteer efforts.
  • You know that communication is key and have superb writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing donor communications, and engagement plans.
  • You build relationships with senior leadership and donors.
  • Experience conducting prospect research, creating and managing a pipeline of major donor prospects
  • You have strong project management and organizational skills.
  • You are technologically savvy with database fluency to track and leverage donor information.
  • You are willing to be an advocate for your program, participants and community.

Why you should join our team:

  • You are part of a mission-driven organization that empowers NYC residents and communities
  • Health and Dental Insurance through 1199 at no cost to the employee
  • 15 vacation days in your first year (20 after the first year)
  • Flexible Spending Account; Pre- Tax Commuter Program; 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match

Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Mid 60s, plus generous benefits
Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.