Job Opportunities at PAWS NY

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Full-Time Development Manager at PAWS NY

Job Title:
                  Development Manager
Reports to:               Executive Director
Compensation:       Commensurate with experience but range of $50,000 to $60,000 (plus health, dental, and vision)

PAWS NY is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps New York City’s most vulnerable residents to remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers. We focus on helping low-income older adults, individuals with disabilities, and individuals suffering from illness. At PAWS NY, we envision a society that honors the emotional, physical, and social benefits of the human-animal bond, where a lack of ability never threatens to separate individuals from their animal companions. For more information, please visit or find us on social media at @pawsny.

PAWS NY is hiring a Development Manager to join our small and passionate team of five. We are seeking a fundraising professional who has knowledge of and experience in many areas of Development and feels comfortable taking the initiative needed to build new programs from the ground up. The Development Manager will be responsible for formalizing and diversifying our fundraising efforts with an eye toward sustainability and will help set the organization up financially so that we can expand our programmatic footprint throughout New York City.

Primary Responsibilities

Individual Donor Relations (50%)

  • Ensure that all fundraising is conducted through a racial inclusion and equity lens consistent with the organization’s commitment for its donor community to more accurately reflect the community in which we serve
  • Develop and implement a plan aimed at growing our individual donor base
  • Maintain and grow our Constant Companion monthly sustainer program
  • Manage and grow our annual fund, including planning and managing our holiday campaign and other online fundraisers throughout the year
  • Collaborate with program staff to identify opportunities and content for appeals
  • Identify, research, cultivate, and steward mid-level donors
  • Maintain regular communication with key individual supporters
  • With Director of Communications, draft e-appeals to send via MailChimp

Special Events (30%)

  • PAWS NY Endurance Program
    • Manage endurance-related events, including the TCS NYC Marathon, United Airlines Half Marathon, and others that may arise
    • Recruit and manage team members: develop and share fundraising resources and provide support to ensure each team member’s success
    • Manage logistics, including but not limited to: ordering runner t-shirts, planning pre-race dinners, showing up on race day to cheer on the team, preparing team member spotlights, and more
  • Annual Spring Benefit
    • Maintain event database and manage online ticket sales and donations
    • Collaborate with Director of Communications on communications plan
    • Oversee silent auction, including solicitation of items and coordination of redemption post-event
    • Assist with sponsorship solicitation
    • Serve as point-person for the day-of logistics and management, run of show, live auction, and other related tasks
    • Recruit and manage volunteers, including training and day-of oversight
    • Follow up on outstanding event pledges to ensure timely payment
  • Other Events
    • Assist in the planning and execution of other events that may arise

Database Management and Administration (15%)

  • Manage donor database within Salesforce to track gifts and aid in donor stewardship
  • Utilize database to track metrics such as donor retention rate to help prioritize individual donor groups and outreach strategy
  • Ensure timely processing of donor acknowledgements

Other Responsibilities (5%)

  • Attend professional development events throughout the year to both enhance knowledge and connect with peers in the field
  • Assist with other projects and tasks as specified by ED


  • A commitment and desire to co-develop and co-implement DEI initiatives alongside the full PAWS NY staff and board
  • Minimum of two (2) years of online fundraising experience, with a focus on individual donor cultivation
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, Classy, and Mailchimp is a plus
  • A positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects and completing tasks on time
  • Ability to thrive in a small, start-up like environment
  • A love of animals and a commitment to our mission


Application Guidelines

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to with the subject line "Development Manager."  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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