SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare. SAGE also coordinates a growing network of 30 SAGE affiliates in 21 states and Puerto Rico.
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Development Officer possesses the acumen to work effectively and proactively in a dynamic, fast-paced organization. In addition to providing general support to the Senior Director of Development, the Development Officer is accountable for providing a wide range of diversified event and administrative management support for the organization, and specifically the Development Department. The Development Officer supports all fundraising campaigns, integral to the attainment of fundraising targets.
The Officer works with the Senior Director in managing all aspects of event planning, including logistics management, volunteer engagement, and event program management. The Development Officer will also manage the third-party giving portfolio, and cultivate and maintain relationships with corporate LGBT Employee Resource Groups. Most importantly, the Development Officer must possess outstanding interpersonal skills and the willingness to learn.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience
- Minimum of four years of event coordination or project management experience, preferably at LGBT, human services, advocacy, or similar organizations.
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle many details, focus on task completion, and meet deadlines.
- Must have excellent relationship building skills, strong organization, and follow up skills
- Excellent writing skills and experience developing development collateral, including written and electronic solicitations, sponsorship decks, etc.
- Experience managing vendor relationships (designers, printers, mail houses, A/V, and event venues).
- Familiarity with and passion for LGBT issues and community resources.
- Excellent computer skills including MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams, and other third-party applications), and preferable experience working with Salesforce
- In partnership with the Senior Director of Development and Manager of Institutional Partnership, develop and launch a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of corporate partnership gifts
- Provide logistical and other support to create and execute engagement opportunities for corporate partners and donors including funder briefings and other events (virtual and in-person)
- In partnership with Senior Director of Development and the Major Gifts team, coordinates logistics and planning for SAGE’s partnership and major donor events including the SAGE Awards & Gala, Pines Celebrations, Chic, the Hamptons Tea Dance (in-person or virtual), and other special projects
- Prepare project management timelines, coordinating with responsible internal and external stakeholders to ensure deadlines are met
- Prepare materials and collateral needed for Institutional and Major Gift teams, maintain inventory of SAGE partnership collateral including partnership decks and appeal letters. Ensure assets are up-to-date and accessible across internal shared drives, and online portals
- Handles all corporate and community partnership related inquiries
- Coordinate and attend volunteer opportunities (virtual and in-person) for corporate partners and ERGs
- Organize and manage the schedule of development initiatives and campaigns throughout the year, working with Development Director and other organizational team members
- Manage third-party fundraisers portfolio through Facebook and Classy, and by packaging do it yourself events which include, but not limited to dinner parties, marathon/races, birthday celebrations, and digital campaigns
Serves as a backup resource and assists other team members on specific projects and in ensuring and expediting the workflow of the department.
How to Apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Development Officer – Corporate Engagement in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SAGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, citizenship status, marital or family status, family medical history or genetic information, veteran status, HIV serostatus, military or military discharge status, height, weight, disability or handicap, domestic violence victim status, employment status, socioeconomic status, criminal history or arrest record, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, natural hair or hairstyle, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SAGE is dedicated to this policy, with respect to all matters concerning employment.