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Development and Communications Assistant

Center for Urban Community services


Our mission at the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) is to help rebuild the lives of homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. CUCS excels at providing integrated programs the link housing, health and social services for New York’s most vulnerable people. Our programs help people to exit homelessness, rise from poverty, regain health and wellness, and rebuild their lives.

CUCS seeks an Development and Communications Assistant to join its highly collaborative Development and Communications Department in all aspects of fundraising and communications. The Development Assistant position is located at the CUCS’ main office. The candidate must be detail-oriented individual with exceptional skills in database management and multi-tasking. The position reports to the Director of Communications and Development and supports the entire development team.


Manage Salesforce donor database, including maintenance, user accounts, global changes, gift entry, reporting, queries, and data clean-up projects with the goal of providing current, consistent and accurate data.

Maintain mailing lists and provide support for CUCS e-newsletter, utilizing Salesforce database and MailChimp email marketing systems.

Produce mailing and email lists, prepare data and mail merges and provide support for the coordination and production of all online and mail solicitations.
Prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
Process donations and reconcile gifts with Finance department on weekly basis.
Order department supplies and manage purchasing and reimbursement requests.
Maintain institutional and individual electronic and hardcopy donor files, including scanning, filing and organization.

Provide on-going and day-of assistance for events as needed.

Manage Development and Communications calendar and agenda for team meetings.

Provide assistance as needed in the review and update of communications materials, including social media, blog and website content, client profiles, etc.

Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree preferred. Minimum 2 years relevant work experience in administrative position, preferably in fundraising.

Experience Salesforce experience highly preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Excellent computer (Outlook/Word/Excel) skills required.

Social Media skills are a plus.

Ability to be extremely organized and manage multiple tasks.


Posted on 02/21/17; CVMHA ID #10751