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Deputy Director of Development

Company: New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Deputy Director of Development
Department: Development
Terms of Employment: Regular/ Full-Time/ Exempt
Location: 125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004 (currently hybrid)
Salary: $101,557 - $124,373
Application Deadline: August 26th 2022

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and seven offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information, please visit our website:
The NYCLU affirmatively values the humanity and contributions of those we work with, inside and outside of the organization; and will take action to build and sustain an equitable, anti-racist culture that centers the voices and experiences of marginalized and directly impacted people and communities, and an organizational environment where all people feel valued, trusted, and respected. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve and actively recruit people of color, women, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people.
As an executive member of the Middle Management team, managing departmental responsibilities, strategic priorities and resources in meeting the mission and functional priorities of the NYCLU. Ensuring the team is operating efficiently and effectively to implement the Development Plan and each member has clearly defined roles, goals and accurate sense of their progress and career path.

Facilitate setting of roles and responsibilities, ensure positions are clearly defined
Supervise annual fund team members: set goals and expectations; delegate tasks; provide coaching, problem-solving, evaluation and feedback that helps each staff person to fulfill their responsibilities and meet their goals
Play role of Manager on most team projects (except LG)
Fulfill all requirements of the middle management team including leadership, management and supervision of staff, ensuring sustainability and succession, facilitating internal communication.

Planning & Results Assessment

Own strategic planning, budgeting and project planning in consultation with Director of Development
Own drafting of the annual development plan and KPIs
Manage individual goal setting process
Own performance management including retreats, step-back meetings, 2x2 feedback, annual evaluations

Team Operations

Ensure systems are in place that facilitate efficiency, communication and collaboration
Ensure weekly team meetings used strategically and team members co-own facilitation
Own team building with support from the Development Associate

Donor Communications and Events Management

Strategic planning, conceptualizing and editing for donor communications including annual report, appeal letters, newsletter, etc.
Work with the Communications and Field teams to develop and execute annual strategic communications plan
Manage fundraising events, together with staff and consultants

Relationship Management

Manage relationships with some of our top foundation, corporate and individual event donors
Manage relationship with portfolio of individual leadership gift donors (-50 people)
Stewardship of non-assigned donors, including response to donor/prospect requests

Annual Fund and Regional Office Fundraising: Manage fundraising with Annual Fund donors and regional office donors and prospects

Develop and manage annual fund and regional office fundraising work plan
Help regional offices develop their annual donor/member cultivation plans
Approve individual event and communications plans


Progressively responsible experience implementing successful strategies for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors as part of a broad-based individual giving program;
Demonstrated experience and strong management skills including a proven ability to motivate, coach and inspire staff;
Committed to a relationship- and results-oriented approach to fundraising and problem solving;
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience identifying, cultivating and personally soliciting 5-figure gifts;
Previous experience executing large-scale fundraising events and generating revenue for these events through individual and corporate sponsorships;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create effective and compelling donor materials;
Inclined to take initiative and work independently, as well as work as a member of a team; ability to exercise good judgment in stressful circumstances; adept at change-management; and willing to take on new tasks as the responsibilities of the position evolve;
Exceptional time management, planning, and organizational skills, with an emphasis on detail and accuracy; superior attention to detail with strong follow-through;
Proficient in Excel and Word and experienced with reporting and using donor databases;
Committed to civil liberties principles and advancing the NYCLU's mission.

Please submit your resume and cover letter that includes your unique qualifications for this position, and where or how you learned of this job posting via If feasible, please submit these materials as a single PDF.

The NYCLU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve.

The NYCLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.PI187958484

Keywords: New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation, New York , Deputy Director of Development, Executive , New York, New York

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