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Development and Database Associate

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The Development and Database Associate is an integral member of the development team, supporting The Door and University Settlement Society's fundraising and development initiatives and bolstering organizational efficacy through the management of Raiser's Edge fundraising database, as well as coordinating the administrative functions of the team. The Development and Database Associate reports directly to the Managing Director of Individual Giving and works closely with the entire Development team, assisting fundraising initiatives including fundraising events, annual appeals programs, and grant management.


  • Process, track, and acknowledge donations in Raiser's Edge in an accurate and timely manner
  • Write and send acknowledgement letters and other donor correspondence on a timely basis
  • Maintain contact database and donor records and ensure quality of data
  • Generate donor lists and reports for the Development team, executive leadership, the Board, and other stakeholders, both reoccurring reports and additional reports as needed
  • Analyze performance of past appeals and campaigns to help drive future direction
  • Provide support for the planning, logistics and execution of donor mailings, such as annual appeals and other donor communications, including the printing and mailing process
  • Work with Finance team and assist in the balancing and closing of financial reports
  • Offer ongoing training and support to Development staff on using Raiser's Edge, including how it can improve processes and workflow
  • Participate in data processing, report improvement discussions, and assist with implementation planning as requested
  • Assist with logistics, planning, and preparations for special events. This may include working event logistics on the day/night of events.
  • Provide administrative support to the Development team


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • One to three years fundraising database experience; Raiser's Edge NXT experience strongly preferred
  • Must have strong organizational skills and able to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Mid 40s, plus generous benefits

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY 

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