Posted on June 19, 2012
Urban Justice Center
Urban Justice Center - Development Manager
The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. The Urban Justice Center’s unique model supports 10 distinct Projects that serve different populations with legal or social services, and bring the voices of their clients into broader advocacy efforts. All projects share organizational infrastructure but must raise their own programmatic and operational funding. The four smallest projects of the Urban Justice Center: the Human Rights Project, the Sex Workers Project, the Peter Cicchino Youth Project, and the Street Vendor Project, plan to hire and share one full time Development Manager to support their fundraising work. Each project has 2-4 staff members, and is funded through foundation support, individual donors, and government grants.
Projects will coordinate so that work is manageable and makes a meaningful contribution towards the Projects’ fundraising goals.
The Development Manager’s major tasks may include the following:
Researching new funding opportunities, drafting letters of intent and proposals for new grants;
Assisting with the maintenance of individual donor bases, possibly including drafting newsletters, direct mail campaigns, and planning events;
Creating and maintaining grant calendars for each Project with fundraising deadlines;
Drafting interim and final reports, vouchers and renewals.
Compensation: Full-time salaried position, competitive salary, generous benefits.
Successful candidates will have at least 4 years experience in development for non-profit or human rights organizations. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to adhere to firm deadlines, ability to work independently, and ability to multi-task are critical to this position. Other required skills include: grant writing, budgeting, database management, desktop publishing, as well as excellent communication, writing, and general computer skills. Ideal candidate will be familiar with Kintera, Excel, Outlook and Mail Merging. Strong candidates will also be familiar with human rights issues and be committed to the mission of UJC.
To apply, please email a cover letter detailing relevant experience, a resume, a brief writing sample, and the names and contact information for 2 references to email@example.com by June 15, 2012 . People of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, people with disabilities, or people with life experience with sex work, street vending or any of our other priority issues are encouraged to apply.