Development and Communications Associate
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Post Date: Oct 14, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - New York
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Job Responsibilities:
Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New York City's most vulnerable residents - people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas. An innovative and data-driven leader, Urban Pathways is known for the effectiveness of our "housing first" approach. We engage individuals where they are in the cycle of homelessness. Through outreach and drop-in center services, transitional, long-term and permanent housing, and comprehensive support services, Urban Pathways helps more than 2,000 homeless men and women take control of their lives and find their way home. Urban Pathways is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. We seek to hire talented and highly motivated individuals who will partner with us to provide excellent service to our clients.

Reporting to the Director of Development and Communications, the Development Associate's duties include:

Coordinates gift processing and maintenance of the Department database including: data entry, creating new records, entering revisions and updates, adding notes and actions, coding gifts, drafting and sending donor acknowledgments, generating mailing lists, running queries and reports, and filing all donor documentation and acknowledgment correspondence in the archives.
Manages all incoming in-kind donations and oversees the storage facility.
Serves as liaison to Finance Department. Submits all original gift documentation to Finance and ensures reconciliation.
Communicates with Board members regarding updating peer lists, providing materials for appeals and gala, and generating reports.
Works with the Director to generate all fundraising reports including: Board reports, the Board and Junior Board giving reports, donor history reports, and other reports requested by the Director. Serves as the day-to-day liaison to the Junior Board. Provides needed information, arranges and attends all Junior Board meetings and committee meetings, and supports all events and projects.
Serves as task supervisor to Departmental interns and fellows in accordance with the workload and goals developed by the Director.
Participates in the foundation and corporate giving program by conducting prospect research, initial outreach, report generation, and providing support to the Director.
Works with the Director on special events including the annual gala, staff parties, the Board reception, and special funder gatherings.
Attends staff meetings, trainings, and supervisory sessions as required.
Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of two years of related experience preferred.
Experience with Raisers Edge or another donor management database required.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders (i.e., donors, volunteers, and colleagues).
Occasionally required to work a flexible schedule including evenings, holidays and weekends.
Ability to use public transportation to various locations throughout the City.
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Commitment to Urban Pathways' mission.

Urban Pathways is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V). We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This is a full-time non-exempt position.

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