Director of Development

March 16th, 2023
Director of Development

Director of Development

  • Full Time
  • Senior Level
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Community Improvement
Salary Range: $90,000 to $110,000

Beat the Streets New York (BTSNY), established in 2006, is a sport-based youth development organization whose mission is to develop the full human and athletic potential of urban youth and to strengthen the wrestling culture within New York City. BTSNY works with an average of 2,500 male and female student-athletes in all five boroughs, aged 10-18. Programs include the Academy, the Junior League, and the Training Center. In addition, BTSNY has a partnership with the NYC Department of Education’s Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) wrestling programs.


Summary: Reporting to and in partnership with the Senior Director of Operations and Finance and Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for leading all of BTSNY’s fundraising initiatives including campaigns, events, donor prospecting and cultivation, solicitations, tracking and reporting donations, grant applications and stewardship activities. 


Key Responsibilities:   

  • Create the annual fundraising plan 

  • Manage the donor database, Raiser’s Edge, and oversee staff responsible for data entry 

  • Solicit financial support and gift-in-kind contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations 

  • Collaborate with BTSNY’s grant writer to apply for grant funding 

  • Manage donor acknowledgments and oversee staff responsible for executing 

  • Collaborate with the Manager of Communications, Marketing and Special Events on the creation of marketing and solicitation materials 

  • Plan and execute fundraising events 

  • Compile and analyze information about potential donors 

  • Develop and implement solicitation campaigns 

  • Create internal and external donation reports 

  • Schedule meetings for Executive Director with potential donors and attend when necessary 

  • Follow BTSNY’s mission of developing the full human and athletic potential of urban youth and strengthening the wrestling culture within New York City  

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or equivalent experience in fundraising (8 years) preferred 

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills 

  • Effective time management 

  • Prioritize effectively with high-level confidentiality 

  • Ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once 

  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge, Classy and Blackbaud 

Benefits: Work phone and laptop, health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 403b retirement (after six months), paid holidays and “Summer Fridays” 


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