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Development Officer

South Bronx United, Inc.


South Bronx United Inc. (SBU) is a sports-based youth development organization that uses soccer as a tool for social change. Its mission is to prepare youth to succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. SBU serves more than 1,500 boys and girls annually through programming on the field and in the classroom, including academic enrichment and tutoring, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, health and wellness, immigration legal services, and other individual and family supports. The majority of youth served are from immigrant families and many were born outside of the country. While the South Bronx has the nation’s highest poverty rate and low educational outcomes, SBU makes a significant difference in the lives of its youth. In the last five years, 100 percent of youth in the organization’s core program, the SBU Academy, have graduated high school, 95 percent have graduated in four years, and 94 percent have gone on to attend college.
South Bronx United seeks a Development Officer who will focus on individual giving and events. The position will manage South Bronx United’s fundraising team and operations—including database management, preparation and coordination of donor communications and solicitations, and gift processing. The position will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and the development team as well as program staff to increase funding for the organization in order to help SBU sustain and expand its impact.


A strong candidate should meet the following requirements:
● 5 years of development experience with a nonprofit organization or institution, with at least 2 years of direct solicitation experience
● Experience in development planning, major gifts, annual gifts, special events, capital campaigns, and stewardship
● Self-motivated problem-solver; exceptionally organized, detail-oriented, and optimistic
● Strong communicator with good interpersonal skills and customer service sense
● First-rate writing skills
● Entrepreneurial spirit
● Adept at skillfully partnering with program staff; and able to quickly assimilate
knowledge about South Bronx United and its work
● A passion for the mission and programs of South Bronx United and the broader
● An ability to work in diverse, multi-cultural settings


Core responsibilities for the Development Officer position include the following:
● Manage a team of three to oversee day-to-day donor operations.
● Manage the donor database, pipeline, and communications including tracking
relationships through Salesforce.
● Build and foster relationships with a pool of key donors.
● Cultivate major gift donors alongside the Executive Director, creating high-touch
and intimate events for our significant donors.
● Strategize, plan, and execute key fundraising events including our Annual
Benefit, the Charity Cup, and any other donor cultivation events.
● Supervise all data activity related to gifts, pledges, and grants and prepare
fundraising reports.
● Facilitate giving and engagement across the Board of Directors and the SBU
Supporters Club Board in collaboration with the Executive Director.
● Prospect for new funding opportunities that align with SBU’s programs including managing grants, researching relevant individuals/corporations/foundations, and cultivating relationships through volunteer events.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume with subject line: “Development Officer Position” to

Full-time, primarily in-person

Full-time, Salary range of $80,000-$90,000 with opportunities to grow
Full health benefits, with dental and vision options
Commuter Benefits, Health FSA options, employer-managed 401k, paid parental leave, 26 PTO days annually
Additional benefits and perks through Insperity PEO
The opportunity to work with a collaborative, mission-driven team to make a different in the lives of thousands of young people and families.

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  • Date Posted

    April 26, 2024

  • Salary

    Full-time, Salary range of $80,000-$90,000 with opportunities to grow

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