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Development Assistant Position

The Development Assistant will support the Futures and Options development initiatives and participate in all fundraising, marketing, and public relations activities, such as our annual appeal and online fundraising, marketing, media and public relations, and special events.

Marketing and Communications

  • Develop content, write and disseminate monthly e-newsletter
  • Oversee the production of the annual report
  • Provide support for all mailings and e-blasts
  • Update content for and design of the Futures and Options website
  • Help to develop and execute press strategy for special events, including annual fundraiser
  • Develop media contacts, write press releases and op-ed pieces as needed, promote and track media coverage

Donor Cultivation and Fundraising

  • Produce solicitation letters, donor profiles, and mailings, often using merge functions
  • Participate in developing creative approaches to donor cultivation and fundraising campaigns
  • Create fundraising reports and other database reports as requested
  • Organize and maintain development database; track donors, volunteers, and in-kind supporters
  • Process individual donor contributions, event sponsorships, grant payments, and related acknowledgements

Event Planning

  • Provide administrative support for all special events, e.g., draft correspondence, assist with mailings, phone inquiries, in-kind gift and revenue tracking, and other clerical duties.
  • Assist with the creation and production of event collateral including save-the-date notifications, invitations, program, event signage, and any other relevant print and online materials
  • Help solicit and organize silent auction items
  • Assist with on-site event management including set-up and breakdown
  • Attendance at all special events is required and may require evening/weekend work

Board Committee Support

  • Work with Development Associate to cultivate Young Professional's Committee's recruitment efforts, meetings, taking meeting minutes and events
  • Assist with Marketing Committee and Development Committee

How To Apply

Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to with Development Manager as the subject line.

No phone calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Futures and Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Development Manager 

To support the next phase of our growth, Futures and Options is seeking an experienced development professional to oversee Futures and Options' key corporate and individual fundraising strategies. The Development Manager's responsibilities will include managing and executing existing events and campaigns, tracking gifts and generating fundraising reports, and developing new strategies to grow our donor network and generate revenue, ensuring a sustainable future for Futures and Options. The Development Manager will work closely with our Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Development team. He or she will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our growing organization's future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute initiatives to identify and cultivate new corporate and individual donors, as well as nurture relationships with current donors.
  • Plan and direct Futures and Options signature gala, Dream Big – A Celebration of Opportunity and the Young Professionals Committee fundraiser, A Toast To Brighter Futures. Manage event calendars and all vendor relationships and contracts; oversee production of event collateral (invitation, sponsorship letters, signage, etc.); support the Board of Directors' and Young Professionals Committee's fundraising efforts; manage in-kind solicitation of raffle and silent auction items; track revenue and maintain event budget; recruit volunteers; manage day-of logistics; and, handle all post-event follow-up.
  • Manage the annual appeal. Generate donor mailing lists, identify new prospects, draft direct mail and email solicitations, track gifts, and process acknowledgment letters.
  • Work with Executive Director and Board of Directors to plan new fundraising events and campaigns, especially in the area of major gifts.
  • Process and track gifts in donor database and generate acknowledgements.
  • Supervise development team members; ensure consistency and continuity in messaging, and assist with development of communications plans to support fundraising efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors Development Committee.
  • Manage the Young Professionals Committee.

How To Apply

Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to with Development Manager as the subject line.

No phone calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Futures and Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Assistant

Job Description: The program assistant will be an integral part of the Futures and Options team, working closely with our program coordinators to ensure organized and efficient delivery of our career development programs. The program assistant will handle a wide range of support responsibilities, which include general administrative tasks, primarily related to our programming, and database support. We are seeking candidates who believe in our mission and thrive in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. The major responsibilities for this position are:

  • Track incoming student applications, schedule group and one-on-one interviews, and manage communication between applicants and Futures and Options.
  • Enter and maintain student, school and nonprofit partner information.
  •  Enter, maintain, and analyze program evaluation data.
  • Oversee interns' timesheets: track, follow-up, review, and tally hours.
  • Contribute to ongoing program development by designing and implementing data collection systems, especially as related to application tracking and intern payroll procedures; provide training and support to Program staff on new systems.
  • Preparing materials for career development workshops and events.
  • Maintain and update program calendars.
  • Manage reception responsibilities, including answering phones and greeting guests.
  • Manage program supply inventory.
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings and schedule and confirm appointments.
  • Monitor and maintain appearance of office.
  • Assist with maintenance of office equipment (printers, copier, postage machine, phones).
  • Provide support and coordination for other tasks and projects as requested by program team.


  •  Bachelor's degree required.
  • Strong organization and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and outstanding phone/email etiquette.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize a varied workload.
  •  A positive attitude and willingness to work on a team.
  • Experience with CRM software (Reviewr, Raisers Edge, DonorPro, Salesforce, etc.) is a plus.

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to James Gurney ( with Program Assistant as the subject line.

No phone calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Futures and Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Futures and Options is a nonprofit career development and paid internship program for New York City youth.

120 Broadway, Suite 1019. New York, NY 10271. 212-601-0002.