Philanthropy

ABOUT FRESH YOUTH INITIATIVES (FYI)
FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that offers immigrant and first-generation youth the tools, supports, and caring relationships that empower them to navigate transitions, connect to their community, flourish in school, and prepare for college and career.
Founded in 1993, FYI operates programs at five sites in Washington Heights/Inwood where 1,200 children participate in afterschool programs, summer camps, service-learning, advisory, and mental health services. As a result of community needs that arose during the pandemic, FYI grew into a multi-service organization that stabilizes fragile families through food relief, social services, and mental health counseling. FYI recently applied to the NYS Office of Mental Health to open a licensed behavioral mental health clinic, slated to open within the next 12 months.
With an annual budget of $3.9M and 70 part-time and full-time staff members, FYI is continuing its growth trajectory to meet the needs of youth and families in the community. The work culture at FYI encourages creativity, responsibility, and constructive teamwork.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Associate Director of Development position is a new and exciting opportunity for the ideal candidate to present ideas and help with the future growth and success of the development department. The Associate Development Director is a key member of the FYI team, who works directly with the Development Director to execute FYI’s fund development plan and ensure the organization’s sustainability and growth. Like all FYI staff, the Associate Development Director’s work will be rooted in the organization’s values of integrity, equity, inclusion, and respect.
RESPONSIBILITIES include:
 Cultivate and steward foundation and corporate relationships
 Write letters of inquiry and proposals to existing and new foundations
 Develop and execute strategies to achieve FYI’s annual fund development plan goals
 Identify new funding sources through prospecting and research, including board member networks
 Manage grant administration activities, including acknowledgments, funder correspondence, and reporting requirements
 Create fundraising materials including donor appeals, sponsorship decks, and other collateral
 Work with FYI leadership team to develop requests for support based on clients’ needs, program
metrics, and funders’ interests
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED SKILLS
 Master’s degree preferred with a minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated success in nonprofit development
 Experience managing development processes and projects
 Exceptional writing ability with proven record of funded grant proposals
 Strong interpersonal communication skills
 Knowledge of fundraising CRMs and platforms is a plus
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, basic Outlook)
 Candidate must be energetic, mission-driven, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
TIMELINE
Applications will be accepted through July 22, 2022, with a start date in August or September 2022.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Associate Director of Development position” in the subject line.
COMPENSATION
Competitive salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits including health insurance and 403(b); 11 paid holidays and 21 vacation days per year with fourth-year increase to 24 days; opportunity to work a percentage of time remotely.
Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc. (F.Y.I.) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, consultants, and vendors.
Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc. (F.Y.I.) is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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