Development Associate

Development & Philanthropy New York, NY


About the Department

The primary purpose of the Development department is to raise funds for the organization’s various philanthropic efforts (Youth and Community Service Programs and special projects). Development creates and executes a yearly comprehensive plan to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The department is responsible for expanding and diversifying the organization’s funder base, furthering the potential for future fundraising efforts.

Brief Overview

This position plays a key role in our overall fundraising efforts as part of the Development and Philanthropy team of NYRR. The organization is seeking a team member that is detail-focused, customer-service oriented, and can support all aspects of our fundraising efforts. The position is primarily a gifts processing role and supports donor recognition and stewardship efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gift Acceptance and Processing
    • Draft and prepare timely acknowledgement letters
    • Prepare donation deposits with GL Code system
    • Ensure accurate donation and donor records in Salesforce
  • Process invoices, contracts and check request per NYRR processes
  • Manage team calendar and help schedule meetings
  • Support volunteer management efforts for all donors
  • Support stewardship and cultivation efforts
  • Support the production of departmental events throughout the year, in both planning and execution (some evenings and weekends requested)
  • Provide departmental administrative support for department as needed

Job Requirements:


  • 2 years’ work experience, ideally in a related line of work
  • Recent experience using a current generation fundraising database
  • Proven experience providing high level of customer service on the phone and in-person


  • Bachelor’s degree

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn new computer programs quickly
  • Ability to engage a diverse group of individuals in conversation in person and via phone

Other Requirements:

  • Open availability to work evenings and weekends, as needed in a support capacity
  • Interest in sports in general and running preferred

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer