Community Voices Heard


Development Associate

Based in New York City, NY

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led multi-racial organization, principally women of color and low-income families in New York State that builds power to secure racial, social and economic justice for all.  Founded in 1994 by welfare recipients in New York City working to fight unjust welfare policies, we have since expanded our organization to include working on multiple issues throughout New York State.  Our core organizing issues include fighting for a just social safety net, good jobs and access to them, truly affordable housing, sustainable and resilient communities, and a participatory democracy.

For more information, please check out our web page at: www.cvhaction.org.

Background on Position:

  • Community Voices Heard is seeking an experienced fundraiser who is excited about engaging new people to build a coterie of faithful funders. Successful applicants will have experience creating and implementing a fundraising plan to build stronger relationships and raise revenue from individual donors. The Development Associate will play an integral role in augmenting and supporting the organization’s fundraising activities and will assist in the administrative tasks related to raising programmatic and general operating support for the organization.
  • Candidates will be particularly appealing to us if they also have:
  • A keen attention to detail and an unstoppable hustle.
  • Familiarity with the following computer programs: Nation builder, Microsoft Office and Google docs.
  • Dual/multi language proficiency.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in coordinating fundraising efforts, including our Annual Benefit and other special events.
  • Provide assistance with prospect research to secure new grants.
  • Manage and update donor database.
  • Track donations.
  • Assist in grant writing for submission of proposals and reports to foundations, corporations and government entities.
  • Provide support with communication efforts, including email appeals.
  • Assist in writing and editing all donor correspondence.
  • Coordinate mailings.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits including vacation days, personal days, holidays, medical/ dental/vision healthcare coverage, and 403(b) plan.

How to Apply and Timeline:
Please email a résumé, writing sample, names of three references and a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and the organization to: jobs@cvhaction.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CVH strongly encourages people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

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