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Posse National (New York, NY)

Development Officer

Posse is currently looking for a Development Officer in its national office.

The development officer supports Posse New York with specific individual, corporate and foundation giving and is part of the Posse national development team. S/he works with Posse’s national development team to meet the annual revenue goals and reach higher revenue goals each year for Posse New York. The development officer is responsible for grant reports and writing proposals with accompanying budgets, conducting prospect research, drafting thank you letters and other donor correspondence, planning events, soliciting corporate donations for events, managing development communications with national staff, gift entry, monthly financial reporting, and supporting the work of the rest of the development staff, locally and nationally. S/he also represents the program to donors and various other constituent groups. The development officer reports to the national director of development.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write and submit foundation and corporate proposals, reports and letters in a timely manner. Track all proposal and report deadlines.
  • Maintain communication with all organizational donors (particularly foundation and corporate donors and prospects).
  • Work with national director of development to identify and research prospects.
  • Track prospective donor contacts and set up prospect meetings. Assist the vice president of development and the national director of development with prospect meeting strategies.
  • Maintain all administrative development activities and maintain donor files, including electronic files through Raiser’s Edge Database.
  • Organize and implement several annual donor mailings.
  • Help facilitate communication and follow up with the New York Advisory Board working with the national vice president of development and the national director of development and .
  • Manage logistics for development special events.

We are looking for someone who is collaborative, innovative, hard working and thrives in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will have these qualities/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three plus years of work experience in development or related field
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to multi-task, manage concurrent processes/projects, and focus on the small but important details in all projects while keeping the bigger picture in mind
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including grant writing
  • Excellent office and computer skills. Proficient in Word, Excel and experience working with a fundraising database
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers and the public
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

How to Apply:

Please send résumé and cover letter to:
Janeisa Lashley, Assistant to the Vice President of Development
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The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Fax: 212-405-1697

No Phone Calls Please.
Deadline for submission of application is Thursday, September 17, 2015.

Grants Officer, National Office

The grants officer is part of the Posse national development team. S/he is the main writer and editor responsible for writing proposals for general operating and program grants. The grants officer is also responsible for tracking and submitting timely reports for all existing grants, preparing budgets for grant applications and grant reports, conducting prospect research, drafting acknowledgements/thank you letters and other donor correspondence. S/he will also review and edit proposals and reports of various Posse sites prior to submission to ensure compliance with organizational standards. She/he supports the development director in the national office with special projects including the annual gala. The grant writer reports to the development director in the national office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and write grant proposals and reports to the highest standards.
  • Create templates for grant proposals and reports for use by various Posse sites.
  • Collect and manage information relevant to grants from program team.
  • Provide written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
  • Track all deadlines including grants calendar and restricted grants schedule.
  • Work with development director at the national office to identify, research and cultivate plans for institutional prospects.
  • Manage relationships with selected institutional donors.
  • Maintain donor files, including electronic files through Raiser’s Edge Database.
  • Organize and implement annual donor mailings.
  • With the National Director of Development, assist various Posse sites with editing of proposals, reports and budgets.
  • Assist with Posse-wide fundraising events and other duties as assigned.

We are looking for someone who is collaborative, innovative, hard-working and thrives in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will have these qualities/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five years of experience as a writer, working in development a plus.
  • Strong written communication skills, ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive proposals.
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they related to proposals and grants.
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships
  • Excellent office and computer skills. Proficient in Word, Excel and experience working with a fundraising database; Raiser’s Edge experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

How to Apply:

Please send résumé and cover letter to:
Janeisa Lashley, Assistant to the Vice President of Development
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Fax: 212-405-1697

No Phone Calls Please.
Deadline for submission of application is Thursday, September 17, 2015.

Receptionist

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Answering the phones, welcoming visitors, handling deliveries, distributing mail, placing and organizing office supply orders, equipment maintenance, and other office assistance as needed. The receptionist directs requests for information to the appropriate staff and may take on special projects such as mailings, data entry, and Internet research. The receptionist must be positive, enthusiastic, a great communicator, hard working, and organized. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Experience of basic office practices and procedures
  • General clerical duties
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and other MS Office programs
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

How to Apply:

Please send résumé and cover letter to:
Raven Carey-James, Receptionist, Posse National
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The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Fax: 212-405-1697

No Phone Calls Please.
Deadline for submission of application is Friday, September 4, 2015.

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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