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Position Type: Full-time, exempt
Location: Remote, available for meetings in Newark on a regular basis


Newark Youth Career Pathways is a program of the Newark Alliance. We convene a network of youth
workforce providers, schools, and industry partners to synchronize year-round supports that prepare
and expose youth to in-demand career pathways. By expanding on Newark’s Summer Youth
Employment model and partner schools’ career and technical education vision for post-secondary
development, NYCP seeks to guide the majority of Newark youth to make more successful
post-secondary decisions.

The Director of Development will be an essential member of the NYCP team during this second year of
operation and into the future. As NYCP’s development and fundraising leader, the Director will work
closely with key organizational leaders, board members, and other stakeholders to set NYCP’s
overarching development strategy, create essential systems for fundraising and donor management,
and cultivate and manage relationships with a variety of prospective funders, donors, and partners.

Responsibilities & Duties

● Create a comprehensive, long-term development strategy that will be achievable for NYCP but
will also scale effectively as the organization plans for growth
● Collaborate with NYCP leaders and key stakeholders like the Mayor’s Office to position the
organization in the Newark youth development, youth workforce, and career/technical education
ecosystem through a collective impact approach
● Manage and/or execute grant proposal generation and other writing for prospective government
and foundation funders
● Manage and/or execute cultivation of a diversified portfolio of individual donors and donor
cultivation strategies
● Manage and/or execute campaigns, events, and other fundraising activities aligned to NYCP’s
development strategy
● Leverage consultants and other support to shape and effectively communicate the NYCP story
and brand
● Build the capacity of NYCP leaders to serve as the face of the organization and support them in
telling a compelling story about the NYCP mission, vision, and programs
● Serve as the primary leader of NYCP’s emerging and future development team including
relevant consultants and vendors

Education, Skills, & Other Qualifications

The Director must share a passion for NYCP’s mission to convene a network of youth workforce
providers, schools, and industry partners to synchronize year-round supports that prepare and expose
youth to in-demand career pathways to guide the majority of Newark youth to thriving wage careers.
The Director must also share NYCP’s core values of cross-sector collaboration, innovation, and a
commitment to positive outcomes for young people. Beyond that, strong candidates for this role will
possess a combination of the following competencies and qualifications:
● A track record of developing comprehensive development strategy, from lead generation and
donor cultivation through ongoing relationship management
● Experience with various aspects of development and fundraising including individual giving,
events and campaigns, foundations and other private grantmaking, and local, state, and federal
● Experience effectively managing a team towards results and demonstrated capacity to work with
a high degree of autonomy while making judgment calls about how to best leverage team
members, vendors, and other personnel resources
● Enthusiasm for new initiatives and startup environments, entrepreneurial mindset, and
● Demonstrated capacity to develop or refine processes related to the development process
● A track record of effective management of complex partnerships; Experience with collective
impact, network, or field-building organizations preferred
● Insight into youth workforce development funding and/or the Newark or New Jersey nonprofit
funding landscape preferred
● Experience collaborating with marketing consultants, graphic designers, and other vendors to
tell a compelling story about an organization, initiative, or program preferred


The salary range for this role is $100,000 to $120,000. Compensation for the role will depend on a
number of factors including the candidate’s region’s cost of labor, qualifications, skills, competencies
and experience and may fall outside the range shown. Newark Youth Career Pathways/Newark Alliance
offers a comprehensive benefits package as part of compensation.

To Apply

To apply for this role please email your resume and cover letter to making
sure to include “Development Director Application” in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter
should be no more than two pages and should address the following questions:
● What key professional experiences have best prepared you for this role?
● How have you worked to develop or refine a comprehensive development strategy in your past
roles or projects?
● What approach do you take to creating systems, processes, or other structures in order to
operationalize development strategy?

We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our staff and those engaged in this work. Individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position. Newark Alliance is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.