Development Operations Associate

Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
Entry Level

Position Title: Development Operations Associate

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Development Operations Associate to join our Development Team. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. 

About CPD + CPDA:

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We work with nearly 50 affiliates in over 30 states and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations that envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

The Development Operations Associate will be an essential member of CPD/A's growing Development Team, responsible for developing and continuously improving all fundraising and development operations, with a focus on maintaining donor data systems. The person in this role will work across our Institutional Giving and Donor Organizing programs. COVID depending, it is expected that this position will be required to be in-person at the Brooklyn, NY office at least weekly, in addition to attending in-person meetings and events with CPD/A affiliates, partners, and staff.

We estimate that people serving in this role will come to CPD/A with about 5 years of relevant experience, but our review of candidates for this role will focus on whether they can fill the needs of the position, not years of experience.

The Development Operations Associate will report to the Chief Development Officer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Update and manage daily gift entry, acknowledgement letters, and recognition plans.
  • Research donor biographical information, keeping all donor records up-to-date.
  • Produce reports in Salesforce to track revenue on a weekly basis, record all new donor pledges and prospective grant opportunities, monitor incoming grant receivables and documentation, and other needs as they arise.
  • Act as first point of contact for all donor inquiries, responding to and monitoring daily calls and emails about supporting CPD/A.
  • Manage and submit renewal charitable and corporate registration applications.
  • Assist with administrative functions for subgranting, including tracking disbursement and gathering invoices and other relevant documents from recipients.
  • Organize and maintain the development department operations, including the  grants calendar, shared folders, and archive.
  • Assist with new donor cultivation and existing donor stewardship activities, including capturing meeting notes and action items.
  • Assist the grantseeking team with occasional research on current and prospective donors, as well as proofreading grant proposals, reports, and other donor-facing communications.
  • Assist gathering materials and submitting grant applications.
  • Support the production of funder briefings.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Some fundraising and administrative experience;
  • Knowledge of a CRM database – Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack, a plus;
  • Commitment to top-notch customer service;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with institutional and individual donors, staff, board members, vendors, and the public;
  • Strong organizational, project management, and relational skills;
  • Demonstrated experience balancing multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Ability to build relationships of trust and mutual respect with a broad range of people;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep understanding of challenges facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, communities of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of the above communities.

Salary and Benefits:

This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. Specific employment terms are subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Salary under the CBA will be determined according to a salary scale that takes into account years’ experience, location, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $58,500–$66,000 and category 1. The Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days your first year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.


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