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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Director of Individual Giving and Campaigns

Location: Manhattan, NY

Department: Development and Communications department

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

 As our Director of Individual Giving and Campaigns, you’ll be responsible for managing and executing a
comprehensive individual and corporate giving strategy as well as leading campaigns that build our base of supporters and our brand as a whole. This includes being the lead on our annual fundraising gala and engaging the relevant partners to make the event a success. You’ll report to the Chief Development Officer and work closely with our entire External Affairs team in order to impact the overall trajectory of our fundraising, branding, and public awareness efforts.
The Development and Communications team at Sheltering Arms fuels the growth and impact of the organization
through fundraising, branding, marketing, and volunteer management initiatives. We’re a growing team with a strong belief in life-transforming results for our communities; a healthy balance between our personal and professional lives; and an ongoing desire to innovate, improve, and enjoy the journey. You’re a good fit for our team if you also believe in:
● Using the power of storytelling to inspire donor engagement
● Giving supporters a stake in the future of our organization
● The power of word of mouth and advocacy
● Strategic cultivation as a tool for long term success
● Brands that are based in experiences, conversations, and the customer
● Taking action and fighting back against the status quo


  • Dedication and passion for social change, with a clear commitment to our mission of transforming lives for families and communities in need.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, and at least five years of related experience in development.
  • Demonstrated success with revenue generating campaigns, which can range from traditional (i.e. annual appeals) to non-traditional (i.e. online crowdfunding). You need to have a proven ability to move donors through the lifecycle of prospect – cultivate – solicit – steward.
  • Large-scale event management experience; including sponsorship & honoree cultivation, guest lists & ticket sales management, strategic programming, and overall day-of operations.
  • You have excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Your skill set and personality traits closely align with those necessary for effective relationship management: organized, determined, and creative
  • You can convince someone to get excited about something and to take action, and you can make that happen in person, through a proposal, or over email.
  • More than just a team player; you strive to make sure everyone on the team succeeds personally and professionally.
  • A keen understanding and acceptance of when to enable others to take charge, when to partner with others to support a broader mission, and when to step into the spotlight.
  • Experience with Salsa (or a similar CRM) is required.
  • Marketing experience and knowledge of cause campaigns is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the New York philanthropic community is a plus.
  • You thrive in fast paced environments and get bored when things are too slow or too easy.



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.

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