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Associate Director of Development, New York City Region

Special Olympics New York, Inc.
New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Associate Director of Development, New York City Region


REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Development, NYC Region

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field or equivalent, planning, marketing or management is preferred. Minimum of one to three years’ experience including knowledge of fundraising campaigns, corporate solicitations, and special events. Experience in a not-for-profit organization in a fundraising role is recommended.


  • Ability to interact effectively with people and communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess excellent writing skills and public presentation capabilities for both small and large groups.
  • Proven performer in administration, management, aptitude for working independently and cooperatively and be able to recruit and motivate volunteers and professionals from all disciplines.
  • Operating knowledge of the budgeting process, fund-raising and public relations operations are essential.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the mission and function of Special Olympics New York, including sports training and athletic competition programs are required.
  • Computer proficiency is essential.
  • Ability to implement Social Media and digital marketing plan.

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for implementing the Development Plan of the market and/or goals and objectives as assigned. Creates public awareness of Special Olympics in conjunction with other staff and volunteers in the respective region. Seeks to enhance the mission and vision established by the Board of Directors of Special Olympics New York.


· Implement assigned fund-raising, development, and special events projects.

· Recruit and train the necessary volunteer support and leadership for Special Olympics New York, Inc.'s development program for participation in specific fundraising events and projects its objectives.

· Prepare, present and/or participate in public information presentations.

· Cultivate and maintain a positive rapport and open lines of communication with individuals who can assist Special Olympics New York, Inc. in reaching our fundraising goals and objectives.

· Recruit and train volunteers for participation in specific fund‐raising events and projects with a priority around peer to peer fundraising.

· Prepare proposals for approaches to corporations, clubs and organizations to secure sponsorship and event based support.

· Secure and train interns to assist with development department.

· Identify, define and acquire funding resources available to SONY. Develop cause‐related and sports marketing proposals for commercial enterprises.

· Prepare regular and/or special reports as directed by the Senior Director of Development and/or Vice President Downstate Operations

· Utilize a variety of Blackbaud products including Raisers Edge NXT, Luminate, and Teamraiser.

· Inclusion, Unified Sports and the Unified Champion School programming are present and prioritized in the foundation of our core elemental movement, found embedded in our seasonal and annual calendar, and activity. All staff members hold responsibilities collaterally and fundamentally for inclusive mission and the Unified programming.

In addition to the responsibilities identified above, may be requested or required to perform other duties and/or responsibilities, by management on a non-regular basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Office setting requiring minimal physical effort including standing, bending, walking, sitting for long periods and light lifting (5-30 pounds) for short distances as well as occasional travel.

FLEXIBLE HOURS: Occasional travel and weekend/evening duties are required.

Please submit a cover letter, resume to Special Olympics New York, Inc. at Please reference “ADDNYC” in the subject line.

Special Olympics New York is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socioeconomic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

Company Description
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics New York, Inc.


New York, NY