• Associate Manager of Development Research

    Location US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    DEV Development Office
  • Overview

    The Development department raises private funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support the Library’s general operations as well as specific projects; these funds supplement the public support the Library receives from the City, State, and federal government. The Research team  provides information, strategy, and support for the Library’s fundraising efforts, and works with and impacts every area of the department, with an emphasis on identifying new potential donors; annual giving and major gifts development; and capital campaign initiatives.


    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development Research, the Associate Manager will support a comprehensive prospect research program that supports the Library’s fundraising efforts, with an emphasis on major gifts development and capital campaign initiatives.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development Research, the Associate Manager will: will:

    • Prepare accurate, relevant, and timely biographical and philanthropic reports on donors and prospects for use in fundraising
    • Conduct financial and biographical research using electronic databases, online search tools, and public documents to analyze and synthesize relevant information to determine philanthropic interests and wealth capacity ratings
    • Screen guest lists for Library events and prepares profiles of notable attendees and prospective donors
    • Manage existing donors and prospects in the development office database; has primary responsibility for integrity of research data in Raiser’s Edge
    • Assist with projects as deemed necessary to support the broader goals of the department

    Minimum Qualifications

    • The successful candidate will have an inquisitive mind and the ability to distill complex information into clear, well-written documents
    • Familiarity with a range of research techniques, internet search strategies and experience using electronic databases and online search tools
    • Effective communication skills, including strong editing, spelling, and grammar skills.
    • Ability to work independently and take ownership of work, while having a strong sense of teamwork
    • Ability to handle confidential and personal information with discretion
    • Proficiency with MS Office
    • Bachelors Degree

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 1-2 years of research experience in development, journalism, or academic fields preferred
    • Interest in current events and news related to business, finance, philanthropy, the arts, education, etc.

    All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

    • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
    • Be Resourceful in solving problems
    • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

    Physical Duties

    Limited physical effort is required

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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