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Senior Development Associate


Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, public programs, cultural events, and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops, and programs the Park to support the wellbeing of all New Yorkers. RIPA typically has an annual operating budget of $10 million (pre-COVID 19), approximately half of which is raised through fundraising.

The Senior Development Associate plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail and digital appeals, and special events. The Senior Associate also works collaboratively with RIPA staff and volunteers to support outreach and maintain relationships with donors.


  • Maintain accuracy of foundation, corporation, and individual donor files
  • Prepare individual giving appeals and other mailings
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • Create queries, lists, fundraising reports, and other database reports as needed
  • Create invitation lists, manage invitation mailing, and track RSVPs where necessary
  • Support fundraising event preparation and execution, including event committee and volunteer management; organizing contracts, permits and other event materials; day-of event execution; and other duties as assigned
  • Develop event budgets and schedules, where necessary
  • Responsible for researching grants, collecting supporting documents, writing narratives, and submitting applications
  • Prepare materials for Board and volunteer fundraising committee meetings
  • Work with the Communications team to maintain and regularly update development-related website pages
  • Support the Chief Development Officer and Senior Staff in development initiatives and other activities as assigned
  • Minimum two years of experience in an administrative fundraising/development position
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with concentration in Marketing or Communications
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge fundraising management database
  • Familiarity with web and email design, a plus
  • Valid Driver License

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes in a diverse and an inclusive workspace and environment.

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