HCZ’s Development Department is seeking a committed Development Officer to support the robust institutional giving efforts of our dynamic team. In this full-time position, the successful individual will play a key role in our foundation, government, and corporate fundraising, balancing an ability to take initiative and work independently with a facility for effective collaboration with his/her colleagues in Development and the organization at-large. This high-profile role liaises with HCZ’s Senior Staff in support of our ongoing priorities and related fundraising goals, and in accordance with our organizational values. The position reports directly to the Managing Director of Development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
As part of our team, the Development Officer will:
Manage a portfolio of foundation, government, and corporate funders;
Steward current relationships as well as develop strategies to approach new prospects and re-engage lapsed funders;
Write compelling proposals and reports, collaborating with staff in and across departments to source content and supplemental information;
Work closely with administrative staff to coordinate detailed agendas for meetings and site visits; and
Support the team with other projects and events as needed.
Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
The following skills and competencies are necessary for success in this role:
Bachelor’s degree with 3 – 5 years of experience in fundraising;
Advanced writing and communication skills with keen attention to detail;
Proven track record in relationship management with an ability to manage multiple deadlines.
HCZ offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and two development-related writing samples. No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.
About Harlem Children's Zone
Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc (HCZ) is a multi-site, multi-program community organization that provides a unique and comprehensive interlocking network of education, social and health services, and recreation to more than 26,000 children and adults in Central Harlem. Our goal is to create a "tipping point" in the neighborhood so that children are surrounded by an enriching environment of college-oriented peers and supportive adults. HCZ is nationally and internationally recognized for its early and progressive intervention programs, and has been called “one of the most ambitious social-policy experiments of our time” by The New York Times.