Associate Director of Development - Long Island

Long Island Region, Full time


Associate Director of Development - Long Island Region


Title of Position: Associate Director of Development

Location: Melville, New York

Position: Full-time

Reports to: Regional Vice President of Development

Compensation: 58,500 - 70,000 annually 


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:  Bachelor Degree from an accredited college/university in a related field or equivalent, planning, marketing or management is preferred.  Minimum of one to three years experience including knowledge of fundraising campaigns, corporate solicitations and special events.  Experience in a not-for-profit organization in a fundraising role is recommended.



  • Ability to interact effectively with people and communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess excellent writing skills and public presentation capabilities for both small and large groups.
  • Proven performer in administration, management, aptitude for working independently and cooperatively and be able to recruit and motivate volunteers and professionals from all disciplines.
  • Operating knowledge of the budgeting process, fund-raising and public relations operations are essential.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the mission and function of Special Olympics New York, including sports training and athletic competition programs are required.
  • Computer proficiency is essential.
  • Ability to implement Social Media and digital marketing plan.


JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for implementing the Development Plan of the market and/or goals and objectives as assigned.  Creates public awareness of Special Olympics in conjunction with other staff and volunteers in the respective region.  Seeks to enhance the mission and vision established by the Board of Directors of Special Olympics New York



  • Implement assigned fund-raising, development and special events projects.
  • Recruit and train the necessary volunteer support and leadership for Special Olympics New York, Inc.'s development program for participation in specific fundraising events and projects its objectives.
  • Prepare, present and/or participate in public information presentations.
  • Cultivate and maintain a positive rapport and open lines of communication with individuals who can assist Special Olympics New York, Inc. in reaching our fund raising goals and objectives.
  • Recruit and train volunteers for participation on specific fund‑raising events and projects.
  • Prepare proposals for approaches to corporations, clubs and organizations to secure sponsorship support.
  • Assist in the research and development of grant proposals for foundation support.
  • Identify, define and acquire funding resources available to SONY. Develop cause‑related and sports marketing proposals for commercial enterprises.
  • Assist in the annual giving programs.
  • Prepare regular and/or special reports as directed by the Vice President, Development and/or Regional Director.
  • Record and follow up on all fund raising actions in Raisers Edge.


In addition to the responsibilities identified above, may be requested or required to perform other duties and/or responsibilities, by management on a non regular basis.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires working both standing and sitting.  Must be able to lift and carry light loads (5-30 pounds for short distances).


FLEXIBLE HOURS: Frequent travel within the region assigned.  Weekend/evening duties are required.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Sensa Recruiting at  Please reference the job title in the subject line.


Special Olympics New York is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

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