Director of Development & Communication

June 1, 2020
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About the Position

NYC FIRST’s Director of Development & Communications will report to and work closely with the CEO, and will be responsible for designing and executing a strategic fundraising program that builds on NYC FIRST’s current donor base to dramatically increase sustainable funding streams, increase donor engagement and organizational visibility. This position will be responsible for four primary areas, with an ultimate focus to significantly grow the organization’s fundraising capabilities:

1. Donor Identification, Solicitation, Cultivation, Management and Stewardship, across individuals, foundations and corporations

2. Communications and marketing: oversee stakeholder communications, including to donors, the NYC FIRST community of teams, partners and schools and individuals. Marketing efforts that increase awareness of programs, impact and revenue generating programs. Government and external relations with local, state and federal agencies and elected officials to raise funds, build awareness of NYC FIRST’s mission and impact, and manage relationships with stakeholders

3. Work closely with the CEO and Board to plan and execute a strong fundraising program that involves leverages the resources and talents of all board members

Requirements / Qualifications

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to and include the words Director of Development & Communications in the subject line. Compensation commensurate with experience.

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