Development Coordinator or Senior Associate

March 22nd, 2019
Development Coordinator or Senior Associate

Development Coordinator or Senior Associate

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Human Services


Room to Grow envisions one day all parents will have the resources they need to unlock their families’ potential and become champions for babies and their community. With locations in NYC and Boston, our research-informed program focuses on eradicating the associated developmental and achievement gaps that hinder children throughout their lives, ultimately breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Room to Grow receives referrals from a network of prenatal programs assisting low-income families, as well as members of the community we serve. Upon their referral, families visit Room to Grow’s warm and inviting space once every three months starting in their third trimester through their child’s third birthday. During their one-on-one appointments with expert clinicians, we offer structured coaching, material goods ($10,000 retail value over time), and community connections to support parents as they activate their natural strengths and expand their knowledge, so children thrive from the start. For more information on Room to Grow and its program model, please visit



Room to Grow seeks a candidate for the NY External Relations team to support the region’s fundraising efforts, including but not limited to: donor cultivation and stewardship (e.g. individuals, foundations, corporations, community partners), in kind generation (books, toys, clothes, baby equipment), volunteer program management, communications, and special events. The right candidate is vibrant, customer service-oriented, and a collaborative leader. They will strengthen existing individual, corporate, and institutional partnerships across New York, while also developing new relationships. The Coordinator will also collaborate with the External Relations team on all elements of fundraising, marketing, and communications, and will look to identify opportunities for expanded engagement and leverage the broad base of donors and volunteers who already support the organization. They will also be responsible for working closely with the NY Executive Director to develop and implement fundraising strategies for the region in order to hit annual goals. This position reports to the External Relations Manager and collaborates closely with the Executive Director in New York.

This is an exciting opportunity for an early to mid career professional with a demonstrated commitment to fundraising and civic engagement to contribute to the continued success and growth of Room to Grow’s program. We are flexible as to whether the candidate will be hired on as a Coordinator- or Senior Associate-level team member and we encourage enthusiastic candidates with a range of skill levels to apply.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Together with the NY External Relations team, contribute to implementation of the region’s fundraising plan through two key special events and other revenue sources (e.g. individuals, foundations, corporations).

    • Work together with members of the External Relations team to meet or exceed annual revenue goals. Participate in the creation, planning, and implementation of new and existing strategies

    • Secondary relationship management to the NY External Relations Manager for a select number of foundation and corporate funders ($50,000+) and major gift donors ($10,000+)

    • Lead relationship management within a targeted portfolio of small gift donors, and ownership of targeted campaigns, fundraising mailings, and other solicitation (i.e. Annual Appeal, Annual Report)
    • Support the NY Executive Director with responsibilities related to the regional Board of Directors
    • Strategically meet the organization’s needs for inventory acquisition (strollers, books, toys, gear) alongside the regional Site Coordinator through developing and building relationships with a portfolio of corporations, individuals, community groups, and other stakeholders.

    • Recruit, coordinate, and steward all needed volunteers (e.g. individuals, corporations, community groups) through our volunteer program in partnership with the Site Coordinator.

    • Drive strategy to strengthen existing partnerships, identify follow-up prospect opportunities emanating from group visits (major gift prospects, corporate grant/sponsorship opportunities, etc.), and then lead on a number of these opportunities through individualized stewardship including site visits, cultivation meetings, and events.

    • Collaborate with respective colleagues on a comprehensive communications strategy and brand stewardship, designed to increase awareness and convey organization’s mission, outcomes, and needs

    • Develop, create, and leverage organization-wide marketing materials (e.g. developing content for email news blasts and social media posts)

    • Ownership of targeted campaigns, fundraising mailings, and other solicitation (i.e. Annual Appeal, Annual Report) 

    • Support the strategic execution of New York’s two major special events led by the NY External Relations Manager, including but not limited to invitations and auctions management 



    • B.A. and 1-3 years relevant experience in development/fundraising and/or a related field 

    • A passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Room to Grow


    • Demonstrated track record in independently managing external relationships and building meaningful partnerships with key donors and stakeholders


    • Experience working with CRM databases (Salesforce preferred)

    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills – articulate and persuasive, with the ability to craft resonant messaging and diligent follow up

    • Ability to adjust course as needed and thrive in a nimble, fast-paced, and flexible organizational culture


    • An exceptionally high level of integrity, accountability, and superior judgment

    • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to work


    • Proactive attitude coupled with an upbeat personality and a good sense of humor


    • Marketing and design experience a plus 



Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Room to Grow is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.



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No phone inquiries please.

Room to Grow

  • 7 West 30th Street, Floor 3
  • New York, NY 10001
  • United States
  • Phone: 2126207800
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