Administrative Manager/Development Associate

Growth and Development Services, Inc. (GDS)

Job description

Founded in 1996, Growth and Development Services Inc. (GDS) is a small nonprofit, community-based organization working with at-risk youth and their families. GDS is nestled in a beautiful, safe space in the historic NYC Armory @ 168th Street in Washington Heights, NY (across from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital).

GDS’ comprehensive therapeutic model has proven to be highly successful in helping individuals and families challenged by social, educational, behavioral and emotional issues, especially those living in communities where therapeutic services are scarce.

Programs offer after-school and counseling programs as well a Training Institute, which educates mental health professionals/youth workers with the tools they need to successfully work with at-risk youth and their families.

GDS empowers individuals and our commmunitycommunity by breaking the cycle of violence and despair and replacing it with pride, strong self-awareness, high self-esteem, and positive accomplishment.

Position Summary: GDS is seeking a part-time (approximately 3 days a week) Administrative Manager to join our team and work in GDS’ community-based organization in Washington Heights.

The Development Associate will work with the Executive Director and Development Consultant on a variety of inFundraising and Marketing activities, as well as serving a critical administrative role.

Responsibilities: Administration, Fundraising and Marketing

Assist in Fundraising and Marketing campaigns, including ongoing follow-up from events, programs, and media placements.

Help design, edit and market GDS wordpress website

Marketing and managing social media outlets including our wordpress blog/website, Facebook and Twitter pages and identifying and implementing other marketing opportunities, including local NYC traditional media (print, television, and radio)sites.

Maintain relationships with current donors by managing and recording donations, writing invitations and thank you letters, and updating donors.

through email communication and phone calls and tracking contacts in database

Research and identify prospective donors as well asndprogram partners from both related social service organizations and from corporate and other sponsors

Assist in writing grant and foundation proposals

Design marketing and communication materials including sponsorship forms, E-Newsletters, and eblast and regular mailings

Please visit www.excelgds.org to learn about our transformational programs empowering at-risk youth and families in Upper Manhattan.

How to apply

Please Email your resume and cover letter to Consultant, Dr. Gary Altheim at drgaryaltheim@excelGDS.org.Please specify “Development Associate” and your name in the subject line of your email. As a Development Associate, attention to details and strong communication skills are very important for this position.

To Apply:

View our brief videos at www.excelgds.org BEFORE applying. PLEASE  incorporate into your cover letter why you would like to work specifically at GDS and what you will bring to the GDS team! Specify hourly wage requested and days available. Thank you for your interest in being a part of our team! Applications will NOT be accepted without the aforementioned. Thank you!

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