Development Fellow - New York
GLAAD has an exciting job opening for a highly motivated individual to join a hands-on, collaborative development department as its Development Fellow.
The Development Fellow will support GLAAD’s overall fundraising efforts, reporting directly to the Chief of Staff. The Development Fellow will be involved in multiple projects, using a variety of skills, to assist in the department's direct mail program, grant and foundation reporting, special event planning, and marketing initiatives.
Working across all divisions of the development department:
- Assisting with the cultivation and solicitation of individuals, corporate partners and foundations via research, networking and the development of sponsorship opportunities.
- Preparing a variety of reports and proposals including contact and giving history and prospect research using constituency information database
- Assisting in the writing and creation of letter of inquiry, concept papers, full grant and sponsorship proposals, website updates, brochures and assisting with editing and proofreading on collateral materials.
- Performing mailings, scheduling, outreach and creating mass emails to our constituents and developing appropriate mailing lists
- Managing and tracking the grants and sponsorship proposals in process, providing updates to the development team
- Providing support at GLAAD events. This includes working with volunteer committees and working on-site at the days of the event.
- Assisting with data and gift entry and gift acknowledgement as needed
- Bachelor’s degree required and/or at least 2 years of experience in a similar role;
- Ability to work independently with a high level of initiative and collaboratively within a team;
- Commitment to GLAAD’s mission and to achieving results;
- Demonstrate drive, flexibility and the ability to work productively under multiple deadlines, where unanticipated external and internal events can shift priorities;
- Outstanding organizational and administrative skills to effectively juggle and track multiple projects, responsibilities and deadlines;
- Excellent writing, research and proofreading skills; strong attention to detail and deadlines;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to remain calm and productive under pressure and changing priorities;
- Sound judgment, sense of humor and respectful;
- Strong MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint skills;
- Effective online research skills and knowledge of media-oriented sites;
- Understanding of and/or interest in history and current issues concerning the full equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Physical Requirements and Working Condition
- Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the city as necessary, including nationwide travel as necessary;
- Availability to work off-hours shifts or events as required;
- Strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 40 pounds;
- Mobility to lead groups in activities involving steep or rough terrain;
- Ability to work outdoors and indoors in a variety of weather and temperature conditions;
- Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen;
- Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
The Development Fellow reports to the Chief of Staff in NY.
$12.12 per hour
This is a temporary part time position, based in our New York office.
- GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to candidates;
- Candidates MUST be able to pass both financial and criminal background check;
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time;
- The work of GLAAD resembles a campaign-style work environment; there is always a high level of energy, excitement and activity for everyone in the organization; preparing for the next events/activities to accomplish our important media advocacy work, fighting the defamation against the LGBT community and changing hearts and minds about the need for LGBT equality. Staff members are expected to consciously and continuously promote the mission, values, programs, and impact of the organization when presented with opportunities for participating in membership development and reaching out to personal connections on behalf of GLAAD.
GLAAD is an equal opportunity employer.
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.