Deputy Director of Development

Stanley M.. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.
February 4, 2019
New York, New York
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Valerie Perez
415 East 93rd Street


Organization Overview:

The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization focusing primarily on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers. We operate at community centers located in the neighborhoods of East Harlem and Yorkville, and seek to deliver programs that are impactful, innovative, and intergenerational.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Director of Development works closely with the Interim Development Director, President and Executive Director, and Board of Directors to meet the goals and objectives of the fundraising program at Isaacs Center. This position is designed so that s/he touches and has general experience of all of the development department functions including major gift cultivation, interface with and use of Raiser’s Edge, and interaction with the grant writing process. However, the primary responsibilities include implementation and management of the direct mail marketing campaign and annual fund with a specific focus on designing ways to connect with annual fund donors in strategic and innovative ways. S/he would also be responsible for managing and enhancing special fundraising/cultivation events and working with the Interim Development Director to implement a volunteer management program.


  • BA degree in finance, public administration, business, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising and direct supervisory experience.
  • Commitment to the Isaacs Center mission, and exemplifies a customer service orientation and motivating and engaging communication style.
  • Deep appreciation and understanding of the Isaacs Center’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment.
  • Working knowledge of development best practices, trends in (social service organizations) development, fundraising tools and technology, including Raiser’s Edge, e-mail and online campaigns, and donor research.
  • Extreme tact and discretion, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment and collaborate across departments
  • Able to work some evening and weekends as required

Primary Duties:

  • Provides direct daily management of specifically focused initiatives to secure gifts under $10,000.
  • Collaborates with the Interim Development Director to design an annual fund campaign and strategy and implement it
  • Works collaboratively and creatively with the Communications Specialist to appropriately position development opportunities and integrate messages in publications, grant submissions, reports, and collateral materials for cultivating and stewarding donors.
  • Clearly articulates and promotes a strong case of support for philanthropy and builds opportunities to create and sustain a culture of philanthropy at the Isaacs Center.
  • Develops strategies for existing donors and volunteers to effectively move them through a meaningful cycle of giving.
  • Supervises all special and cultivation events.
  • Attends Isaacs Center events and activities and fosters significant pride and excitement for fundraising efforts.

How To Apply

Non-Discrimination Policy
The Isaacs Center is an equal opportunity employer. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, socio-economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation. Diversity is a fundamental strength of the Isaacs Center.

The Isaacs Center offers benefits packages that include four weeks of paid vacation in the first year for full-time employees, sick leave, and health insurance. The Isaacs Center is committed to staff training and development. Qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

How To Apply
Qualified applicants should email their resume for consideration to Amy Ramirez, Human Resources Director. Email:

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