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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Development & Communications Coordinator, Center for Anti-Violence Education, Brooklyn, NY

Development & Communications Coordinator

Posted on: July 23, 2013

Application deadline: August 25, 2013

Posted by: Center for Anti-Violence Education


The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) is a multi-racial, intergenerational, community-based, not-for-profit organization that develops and implements violence prevention programs. CAE operates with a full-time staff of five, part-time staff of 15, and a budget of $500,000+. CAE's holistic programs help women, teens, children, survivors and LGBTQ individuals build skills, heal from past abuse, and organize to counter the destructiveness of violence. CAE brings a feminist perspective to its mission and a commitment to fighting racism, heterosexism and gender oppression to all its activities.


CAE seeks to hire a skilled and motivated development and communications professional to work closely with the Executive Director to manage the organization's fundraising, marketing and communications activities. This is a full-time position.


Foundation, corporate and government fundraising:

– Work with Executive Director to set overall funding goals and objectives, including corporate sponsorships and funding strategy – Work closely with Program staff to develop proposals and set goals – Maintain grants calendar, including proposal deadlines and reporting schedule – Write and prepare proposals and applications, including collateral materials – Create program and organizational budgets – Draft interim and final reports – Maintain foundation database – Research new funding prospects – Cultivate foundation and government relations – Prepare and execute government contracts

Individual donor campaigns and special events

– Draft Direct Mail appeal letters – Draft email updates and e-blasts – Coordinate implementation and tracking of appeals – Send acknowledgements – Create invitations and speaking points for special events – Provide support for special events as needed

Marketing and Communications

– Work with Executive Director to set overall communications strategy, including social media, website and written/electronic materials – Conceptualize, draft and edit marketing and communications materials, including newsletters, brochures, and press releases – Identify and cultivate relationships with journalists and bloggers covering CAE's issue areas – Maintain press database and archive of press materials – Oversee and update website – Maintain social media presence


•Two or more years experience in grant writing & fundraising. Experience with donor relations a plus. •Excellent writing and editing skills, with proven experience in crafting successful proposals and other donor correspondence. •Demonstrated versatility in writing for varied audiences. •Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively with staff and volunteers, and with people of diverse backgrounds. •Strong attention to detail. •The ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. •Bachelor degree preferred. •Must know: Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word. Proficiency with Google Applications (GCal, Google Docs, Google Alerts) and experience maintaining and updating WordPress websites are a plus. •Commitment to social justice and CAE's mission and goals. •Understanding of complex issues affecting women, people of color & LGBTQ communities necessary. Familiarity with issues for survivors of violence preferred/a plus.


Salary commensurate with experience, in the low to mid $50s. Excellent benefits including four weeks of vacation, an employer-sponsored health plan, and the option to enroll in CAE's flexible spending account. We also offer staff the opportunity to train for free in karate, tai chi or chi gung. CAE provides a collaborative, supportive and vibrant work atmosphere that also strives for excellence.


Hiring in September 2013, with priority given to applications received by August, 25th. E-mail cover letter with salary history and resume (in .doc, .rtf, or .pdf format), along with two or three writing samples to Tracy Hobson: No phone calls.

CAE is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ applicants.

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