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Position:Donor Relations Associate
Type:EMP Employee
Reports To:Director
Location:2 Lafayette Street

The Donor Relations Associate oversees Safe Horizon’s grassroots fundraising program, which includes our online personal giving pages, team events and independent fundraising projects. She/he will also assist the Director of Special Events in the development and execution of medium to large-scale fundraising and donor relations events.


• Collaborates with senior management to develop annual strategy and revenue goals for independent fundraising team events, projects and online personal giving pages. • Provides donor relations support to individual, team and corporate fundraisers, and assists in development and execution of their campaigns/events. • Maintains and updates personal and team fundraising website pages as well as the overall online interface for individual/team fundraisers. • Collaborates with Director of Special Events and Chief Development Officer on strategies to reach new individuals, organizations and companies that can support Safe Horizon. • Cultivation and stewardship of community, faith-based, collegiate and other group fundraising and awareness efforts. • Collaborates with Marketing/Communications team to build awareness of grassroots fundraising program through social media channels. • Represents Safe Horizon at select community events (information fairs, fundraisers, etc.). • Assists in organizing donor relations events to cultivate and steward potential and current donors outside of the grassroots fundraising program. • Assists with Junior Leadership Council fundraising efforts. • Provides logistical and other support at individual/team fundraising events and for Safe Horizon initiated events as needed. • Initiates, cultivates, and maintains strong professional relationships with existing and prospective donors, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Coordination of meetings and tours of facilities • Maintaining contact through calls and correspondence • Managing key dates including pledge payments, renewal requests, submission deadlines, etc. • Sending customized gift acknowledgement letters • Setting up individual and team fundraisers in Raiser’s Edge database for tracking and acknowledgement • Updating database records as needed • Conducting donor prospect research Secondary Job Functions: • Volunteering at Safe Horizon sponsored events • Compile and update statistics related to selected programs • Special assignments for Senior Management


• Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent relevant experience • 2 years non-profit fundraising experience, grassroots fundraising a plus • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing and diverse environment • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Strong knowledge of fundraising methods, deadlines, and procedures • Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising targets and deliver projects on time and within budget • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills • Superior editing and proofreading skills • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple, complex tasks, and shifting priorities under tight deadlines • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and conducting web research • Experience in donor databases, Raiser’s Edge preferred Requirements: • Requires regular travel within the five boroughs of New York City and some weekend and evening event attendance. All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance. If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.

Education:Bachelor's Degree
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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