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Position Summary

Civic Hall is seeking a charismatic and highly-organized Director of Development to spearhead development efforts of this three-year-old nonprofit as its grows.  A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.  The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.  Responsibilities include:

  • Work with COO, CEO, and senior team to develop annual fundraising plan
  • Work with COO, CEO, and senior team to identify, cultivate and manage foundation, individual and corporate partnerships
  • Work with program staff to manage the creation and writing of compelling proposals for general and project-related grants and ensure timely reporting on achievement of program and project goals
  • Work with program staff to oversee preparation of budgets, financial reports, and supplementary materials
  • Maintain relationships with funders (and prospective funders) by providing stewardship of sponsorships and grants, inviting them to relevant events and programming
  • Stay current with funding trends in the civic tech community, as well as the broader philanthropic community
  • Design and oversee development of fundraising tracking systems
  • Update database and tracking systems with pertinent information, correspondence, and documents and reports related to donors and prospects


  • BA (required); MA a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or business development
  • Experience working in a small, startup-stage organizations
  • Excellent writing skills, including proofreading and editing skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize workload, manage competing demands, meet deadlines, and set and achieve ambitious goals
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, including public end-users, government, nonprofits, philanthropy, and corporations
  • Familiarity with civic technology
  • Familiarity with New York City tech scene a plus
  • Familiarity with any CRM required; familiarity with Salesforce a plus
  • Team spirit and sense of humor appreciated

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position currently has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

This position is performed inside, in a temperature controlled environment, with noise limited to that of a typical office environment.

Physical Demands:

This position requires sitting or standing, and occasional bending and lifting of up to 10 lbs.  


This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position and not eligible for overtime. Salary is set at an annual amount and paid in substantially equal installments on a semi­-monthly basis in accordance with Civic Hall’s standard payroll practices for salaried employees, currently administered by Justworks.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range $90,000 to $110,000, commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for Civic Hall’s benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off and holidays.

Expected Hours of Work:

Typical hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., although there is substantial flexibility in the exact hours.


This position may require some travel.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

There are no additional eligibility qualifications for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Civic Hall is committed to building a stronger, diverse, and mission-driven team to serve the community we know, respect, and love. We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants from or who have worked closely with historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ people, first- or second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families. When applying, please include information about your unique background.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter via by March 16, 2018.