Feb 15, 2019

Development Analyst, North America

  • Room by Room
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Position Overview:

This position is part of the North America (NA) Development Team. The Development Analyst is responsible for supporting the fundraising efforts of the North America Individuals and Family Foundations team. The position is based in the New York office and reports directly to the Events Manager in San Francisco.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

Team Fundraising Support: 

  • Oversee the NA team’s donor experience web-based systems, specifically Classy and Marketing Cloud. 
  • Support fundraising campaigns by communicating with donors and supporters to organize campaigns. 
  • Manage the NA team’s use of the NGOC donor database (Salesforce), including running reports and exports, entering activity items and new contacts, and maintaining accurate records.  
  • Serve as primary point of contact for NA team for website and phone inquiries regarding donations and project sponsorship in North America. 
  • Support NA team staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit High Net Worth donors at the $10K to $1M level. This includes drafting proposals, email communications, solicitations, and stewardship pieces for Major Gift Officers and Development Directors.  
  • Support NA donor prospecting and coordinate disqualification and portfolio assignments.  


  • Support NA Event Manager on Signature event planning and be the on-the-ground lead for the east coast to implement necessary logistics. 
  • Co-manage and provide support in key vendor relationships, oversee invitation and RSVP process, manage production of event collateral, conduct donor research, and support night-of execution for all NA events, as needed. 
  • Lead 1-2 salon or community events in east coast markets, including developing the strategy, coordinating with relationship managers on the invitation process, leading all event logistics and overseeing the follow-up.  

Design & Communications: 

  • Manage content drafting and coordinate logistics of all direct mail and email campaigns for the SF and NY offices, in collaboration with the Communications team as needed.  
  • Manage the NA team’s use of Marketing Cloud as a tool for event communications, stewardship, and solicitations.  
  • Draft and coordinate weekly acknowledgement letter mailings and weekly donor research requests. 


  • Support the NA team as necessary, including scheduling team meetings, note taking, coordinating donor meetings, supporting donor and prospect follow-up and correspondence.  

  • Work closely with the Development Operations team on streamlining the NA team’s gift processing, proposal management, and database use. 

  • Manage expense reports for the NA team.  

  • Manage development interns or volunteers, as needed to support additional administrative team needs in the New York office.  

  • Other duties, as requested. 



  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 1-2 years general work experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization 
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people 
  • Adept at using Excel and Word  
  • Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead  
  • Strong attention to detail and extremely organized 
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task  
  • Proven track record of achieving results 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English 
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative 
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided


  • Experience working with databases, specifically Salesforce databases  
  • Experience living or working internationally 

  • Experience or interest in design tools, specifically InDesign


Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through literacy and gender equality in education.


Global Office - New York

To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization 
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness  
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment 

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled



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