Development Associate JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title Development Associate
Organization Overview GallopNYC is NYC’s leading, most multifaceted therapeutic horsemanship program serving hundreds of riders each week – children, adults, and veterans with disabilities – in six locations. Every day we fulfill our mission to use therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively, and independently as possible.
Role Summary & Purpose Support GallopNYC’s fundraising and development efforts, including managing our  key resource – our growing network of donors and prospects
Qualifications and Preferred Experience Candidates for this position must possess excellent organizational skills and thrive in an environment where individuals take initiative to drive organizational success.

A BA is required.

Skill in using computer database systems and software is required, Salesforce experience is a plus

Preferred experience includes: two years fundraising experience with proven success record



Development and Fundraising Administration

·         Maintain the donor database, assuring the accuracy of records,

·         Track progress on fundraising campaigns, generate campaign reports and development dashboards, analyze response rates to outreach

·         Assist in the planning and execution of GallopNYC events

·         Manage donor appeals by drafting letters, e-blasts, creating mailing lists,

·         Maintain the development calendar and files, and project management tools

·         Assist in the preparation of board meetings and compiling/distributing necessary documentation and materials

 Grant Research and Coordination

·         Establish timelines and work distribution for grant proposals or other materials to present to foundations

·         Research grant proposals

·         Compile supporting materials for grant applications and reports

·         Track funding awards and funder report timelines

·         Draft funder reports

 Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

·         Assist development team with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts (ie annual report mailings, letters to major donors, cultivation activities, testimonial collection, newsletters);

·         Generate thank you letters and similar correspondence

·         Support the production of special letters, gift acknowledgments, and other communications with GallopNYC donors and friends



Leadership Pillars and Competencies


·         Maintains professional, safe and appropriate behavior at all times

·         Shows initiative, organization and commitment to excellence

·         Committed to helping people and horses through therapeutic horsemanship

·         Understands GallopNYC’s strategic growth plans

Role Details Full time, Salaried, Exempt

Posting Date: June, 2017

Hiring Manager:  Development and Communications Director

Reports To: Development and Communications Director

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.