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Development Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Department: Development, Marketing and Communications

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Job Summary: We are seeking a temporary Development Assistant to manage the administrative operations of the Institutional Giving team at Sheltering Arms – one of the City’s longest serving non-profit organizations. This is an exciting opportunity for a recent college graduate to put their skills to work.


  • Conduct research on current and prospective donors to determine their philanthropic interests and capacity
  • Create applications in HHS Accelerator (a tutorial of how to use HHS will be provided)
  • Gather and organize institutional application attachments (certificates, reports, resumes, narratives, etc.)
  • Upload documents to HHS, attach to applications
  • Research demographics/needs of communities based on their community board number
  • Review narrative portion to ensure points are being met
  • Other associated tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree is required
  • Experience working in an office environment is required.
  • Excellent, proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Extremely organized and able to clearly communicate what stage a project is at
  • Demonstrated project management skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to rapidly learn, improve, and respond to feedback.
  • Additional ability to collaborate well in a team


It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms.

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