Senior Development Specialist

The primary focus of this position will be to increase revenue generated from major individual and corporate donors. Given that we are a growing team, we are looking for an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and a tremendous work ethic. It is an incredibly exciting time for our organization and we are looking for a professional who has a strong proven track record of developing new, trendsetting partnership and is excited to undertake this challenge with us.

  • Develop a portfolio of major individual and corporate donors through outreach visits and solicitations with prospective contributors to support NYRR youth and community programs
  • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements
  • Produce business cases, marketing plans and proposals to substantiate investment in NYRR’s youth and community programs
  • Enhances NYRR’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • 7-10 years of sales, development or related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required, with strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to function independently and in close cooperation with others
  • Exceptional project & time management expertise as well as business analysis and consensus building skills
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor and attire, and communicate in a clear and polite manner in person and on the phone
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading, and editing skills, and the ability to research information and compile it into a briefing
  • Interest in running and ability to articulate NYRR’s mission and its case for support
  • Bachelor’s degree

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New York Road Runners
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