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Development Associate


GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Job Description

The Development Associate provides indispensable support to the Development Department, helping raise the money that funds GLSEN’s life-changing work. The incumbent will contribute to all aspects of fundraising, from special events and corporate engagement to research, direct marketing, and data management. The position is based at GLSEN’s New York City headquarters and will report to the Volunteers & Special Events Manager. It requires some travel as well as occasional night and weekend work.


  • Coordinate fundraising auctions and raffles
  • Conduct vendor research and make recommendations
  • Activate corporate partners’ employee groups
  • Maintain vendor records and coordinate payment
  • Manage volunteer recruitment and training
  • Manage on-site logistics during events
  • Create and maintain in-kind donation records
  • Prepare materials for donor mailings
  • Create & maintain department calendars 
  • Coordinate weekly team meetings
  • Assist with data exchange between online systems
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required with at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency with basic office software (Word, Excel, Power Point) and experience using donor database software (Raiser’s Edge preferred)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a high level of comfort on the phone
  • High level of attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure and respond to shifting priorities
  • Experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers
  • Energetic self-starter with a persistent, can-do attitude
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and mission-driven organization
  • Strong grasp of LGBT and education issues
  • Passion for and commitment to equality and fairness

GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply. - Resume and letter of interest including salary requirements should be submitted at: 

Salary & Benefits

Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. GLSEN provides a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes: health, vision, & dental insurance, generous paid time off, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, employee perks and more.