Posted Feb 09

Development & External Affairs Associate

New York City Full Time

The Citizens Budget Commission, a nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog group devoted to influencing constructive change in the finances and services of New York City and State government seeks a motivated individual to serve as the Development & External Affairs Associate.

This key position will report to the President and the Director of Operations and will be responsible for wide-ranging administrative and development operations.


  • Schedule and coordinate meetings and events for executive staff and board members
  • Assist in planning and execution of board recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Assist in coordinating the New Leaders group
  • Conduct creative research of individuals and firms to identify potential trustees
  • Assist in fundraising efforts by board and senior staff
  • Assist in development and logistics of Annual Dinner and other events
  • Work with rest of operations and development team to ensure events go smoothly, including drafting and distributing notices, tracking attendance, gathering materials, coordinating logistics
  • Draft and maintain correspondence and files, including invitations, tax acknowledgements, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining Raiser’s Edge database
  • Help manage website and social media
  • Assist in maintaining relations with a distinguished board of roughly 150 trustees
  • Office management including office reception, maintaining supplies, answering phones, relations with building management and security
  • Serve as assistant to the President


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office suite applications
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database or similar platforms
  • High level of organization and ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Interest in New York City/State government and/or public policy a definite plus
  • Prior office experience a plus

Additional Application Instructions

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