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Job Announcement:


Director of Development



The New York City Coalition against Hunger is a dynamic, growing, and highly effective national anti-hunger advocacy organization that is based in New York City but works in all 50 states.

Our mission is to make America healthier, wealthier, better educated, and more equitable by spurring the nation to enact the economic policies and social programs necessary to end U.S. hunger and ensure that all Americans have an adequate supply of healthy, affordable, sustainably grown, food.

Our vision is to end U.S. hunger by building a bold, media-savvy, grass-roots membership movement in all 50 states with the power to overhaul the national conversation and political decision-making on food, nutrition, agriculture, and poverty.

The Nation has written that the Coalition has grown into “one of the leading direct service and advocacy organizations on hunger and poverty in the nation.”

The Coalition is looking to immediately fill its full-time Director of Development position which is based in New York City and reports directly to the Executive Director. This position is vital in helping the Coalition achieve its historic national objectives.



Working closely with, and reporting directly to, the Coalition’s high-profile Executive Director, duties for this position include:

           Designing and implementing all the development and fundraising activities of the organization.

           Drafting and enacting a comprehensive, aggressive plan to expand and diversify the organization’s monetary resources.

         Identifying, researching, writing, and pitching foundation, corporate, and

government funding proposals.

           Developing an expanded individual donor program, including an expanded direct mail program and an increased utilization of fundraising events.

           Planning and coordinating all fundraising and prospecting events.

           Creating and implementing a major gifts program and a planned giving program.

           Ensuring all deadlines are met for letters of inquiry, applications, and reports.

           Facilitating interactions between the Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors with existing and potential funders.

           Working in conjunction with any fundraising consultants hired by NYCCAH and any additional staff and volunteers engaged in fundraising on behalf of NYCCAH.

           Coordinating with other NYCCAH staff to develop financial and programmatic progress reports to funders. 

           Helping develop fundraising-related communications materials.


Desired Skills and Experience

The Coalition is seeking an accomplished nonprofit development professional with a minimum of four years of development experience. Direct experience in grant-writing, grant management, donor solicitation, and donor relations is ideal.  Extraordinarily strong candidates without nonprofit development experience – but with very strong business and/or project management experience – may also be considered.

Ideal candidates will also meet as many of these requirements as possible:

  • A bachelor's degree. Extra points for a relevant graduate or professional degree.
  • Comfort and skill in asking people and entities for money.
  • A demonstrated commitment to, and passion about, the Coalition’s mission to end hunger nationwide.
  • A working knowledge of key issues related to hunger, poverty, and/or the nonprofit sector.
  • An outgoing, engaging personality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Stellar organizational multi-tasking skills and an ability to meet tight deadlines without fail.
  • Proven ability to collaborate professionally and effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

The Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations. The Coalition offers significant benefits to all full-time employees, including a strong health insurance plan. Employees also receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time. In addition, employees have opportunities for training and professional development in their work for one of the nation’s most respected and innovative anti-hunger organizations.   This is a great opportunity to grow with an organization making history.


How to Apply:

To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position to: 


Mail:                NYC Coalition Against Hunger

50 Broad St, Suite 1520

New York, New York, 10004 

Please mark your e-mail subject line or envelope “Director of Development Position.”




National Service Positions:


AmeriCorps Vista Leader for

National Anti-Hunger and

Opportunity Corps.


Lead people who combat hunger across the country.

AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders act as guides and mentors to VISTA members while building their skills as professionals in the nonprofit sector.

As an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader you’ll recruit, mentor, train and manage AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to AmeriCorps) members at anti-hunger nonprofits throughout the United States, while learning the ins and outs of program management. With a focus on communications management or fund development, you will be an integral part of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) team, a project of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. You’ll have opportunities to travel to partner sites and trainings across the country, meet your specific professional development goals and gain valuable management and leadership skills for the nonprofit sector.

Please note: You MUST have successfully completed an AmeriCorps VISTA service term to qualify for this position.


    You’ll manage approximately 18 - 25 VISTAs in your geographical region, by supporting, mentoring, training and connecting them to resources and each other.

    You’ll liaise between members, supervisors and program staff.

    You’ll compile reporting information on the program impact.

    You’ll convene members by conducting individual check-ins, bi-monthly virtual meetings, and potentially, site visits.

    You’ll be responsible for an AHOC program goal, either communications OR resource development.

    You’ll also specialize in a VISTA program goal. Develop a training curriculum and become an “expert” on either Fundraising and Development OR Communications and Social Media.

    You will commit to serving with the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA for one full year.


    You have successfully completed one full-year term of AmeriCorps VISTA. No exceptions.

    You have demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service.

    You have successfully earned a Bachelor’s degree.

    You’re a communicator. You keep everyone in the know; you know when to ask questions, when to speak up and when to listen.

    You’re a team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills.


    You love to travel.

    You’re familiar with USDA FNS programs and you have experience in anti-hunger, food justice or economic development.

    You have experience working with diverse populations, you’re culturally sensitive and can apply an equity lens to almost anything.

    You have exceptional organization and project management skills.

    You get things done. You follow through on every job, and you live for deadlines. You take initiative on projects and you know how to bring people together. You’re a multitasking machine.

    You're a problem solver and a strategic thinker.

    You have a passion for social justice, alleviating poverty and ending hunger.


    Living stipend

    One-time housing assistance of $700-800, depending on location.

    Upon completion of service, choose the Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award of $5,730 payable to a lender of educational institute or to be used for future schooling up to seven years after service OR a cash stipend of $3,000.

    Relocation allowance, if eligible.

    Professional development (we promise, we take this seriously).

    Opportunities to travel throughout the country (amount depends on funding of program).

    Health coverage (AmeriCorps Seven Corners; does not meet the ACA requirements).

    Childcare assistance, if eligible.

This position will start in March 2015. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position is opened until filled. To apply, please go to and complete the application. No phone calls please.