Brooklyn Public Library

Development Associate

Posted Date 6 days ago(2/15/2018 10:36 AM)
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BPL’s Development Department seeks an energetic motivated self-starter for the role of Development Associate. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer but providing support to the team as a whole, the Development Associate conducts prospect and donor research; manages collateral projects such as the Annual Report; and maintains the overall successful operations of the Development Department.


  • Conduct individual and corporate prospect and donor research by CDO, Director of Individual Giving, Director of Corporate Relations and other members of the Development team as needed:
    • Create research profiles
    • Identify prospects
    • Enter relevant information into Raiser’s Edge
  • Oversee overall Development email calendar and track open rates, click-throughs, etc.
  • Act as Development liaison with MAC
    • Liaise on creation of gala and other development collateral
    • Confirm credit lines for newsletters, website, brochures, etc.
    • Project manage the Annual Report and other collateral
  • Support the planning and execution of fundraising events, including the annual Gala, Brooklyn Classic, Whitman Circle and other donor cultivation and stewardship events and planned giving seminars
  • Manage Grant Memo database
  • Provide departmental administrative support, including:
    • Manage Development Department budget and prepare and track PO’s
    • Schedule Marketing and Development Committee meetings, Committee on Trustee meetings and Gala Co-Chair meetings and take minutes
    • Oversee the development office including ordering supplies and equipment
    • Manage the development reception desk, including greeting visitors, answering the phone, sorting mail
    • Enter and track work order requests to Capital Planning and Facilities Management
  • Assist with other daily tasks and special projects as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of two years related non-profit experience, preferably in development
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral; strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, partners and vendors
  • Able to work well under pressure, multi-task and prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines; must be able to work independently and be a team player
  • Must possess high ethical standards and good judgment to effectively handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Excellent computer skills; experience with Raiser’s Edge software and donor research software a plus
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends


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