Posted Feb 21

Major Gifts Assistant

New York, NY, United States Full Time

Job Summary:

Citymeals on Wheels is seeking a dedicated, detail-oriented team player to support the Major Gifts team. The position will assist the team by researching and cultivating new prospects, drafting proposals, stewarding donors and managing and updating the prospect pipeline. Experience in fundraising, grant writing, and/or communications is a plus.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide pivotal support of the Major Gift department to ensure success of research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing donors and new prospects.
  • Draft and refine proposals and gift renewals for Major Gift donors and prospects.
  • Manage incoming donations and bequests and process them accordingly.
  • Support special projects and take on additional responsibilities as needed.


  • Knowledge of major gift fundraising methodologies.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Excel and Raiser’s Edge.
  • Exceptional organizational ability and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Excitement about the mission of Citymeals.
  • Strong follow-through and attention to detail; proven ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Work effectively under pressure with competing priorities.
  • BA/BS required.
  • One to two years of development/fundraising or non-profit experience.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.
  • Equal opportunity employer.


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