Development Coordinator

Arab American Family Support Center Brooklyn, NY $52000.00 to $55000.00 per year

JOB TITLE: Development Coordinator


REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Resource Development


Salary Range: 52k – 55k   


The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Our mission is to champion underserved individuals, including immigrants, by delivering culturally responsive services and uplifting community voices. While our doors are open to all, with 30+ languages represented across staff, AAFSC has developed cultural and linguistic expertise serving members of NYC’s Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim, and South Asian (AMENAMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.

AAFSC works across four key priority areas – Prevent Harm, Promote Well-Being, Prepare to Learn, and Pursue Solutions – in order to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families and communities. We strengthen families, prevent child abuse, protect the rights and security of immigrants, and work to end domestic and gender-based violence. We promote mental and physical well-being and advance justice and equity in underserved communities. We ensure families are knowledgeable about their rights and equipped to participate in civic society with confidence and security. We provide the tools for learners of every age to succeed. Finally, we uplift the voices and needs of under-represented communities and champion gender, racial, restorative, and immigrant justice.


AAFSC is looking for a dynamic and detail-oriented professional to oversee key internal relations and resource development projects to advance the organization’s goals. A successful person in this role will be a strong writer and exhibit sound work ethic. The Development Coordinator needs to have strong interpersonal and presentation skills and the capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple projects. A commitment to immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities is essential for this role.


Grant & Contract Development

·         Support with necessary administrative tasks for the Resource Development department, including scheduling meetings, preparing materials, and serving as a liaison between Resource Development, Finance, and Programs.

·         Support Grant Writer with writing and copy-editing high-quality proposals, applications, reports, concept notes, briefs, letters of inquiry, acknowledgements, and other written materials for submission to private and government funders in support of AAFSC programming.

  • Work closely with Grant Writer to ensure success of our growing team.
  • Maintain well-organized records of all funding proposals, reports, and contracts.
  • Support the Vice President and Senior Director of Resource Development with relationship management of existing and prospective funders.
  • Oversee acknowledgement letter process to ensure donors are acknowledged appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the accurate and timely submission of contract development and organizational documents, including but not limited to insurance documents and required attestations.

·         Work closely with Program staff and Resource Development in evaluating program frameworks, logic models, outcomes, indicators, success stories, and community challenges to evaluate programming and generate optimal impact reports.

·         Maintain a strong pipeline of communications between program staff and resource development team to ensure timely and accurate grant reporting.

·         Draft clear and persuasive proposals for funding opportunities that seek to expand research partnerships and evaluation efforts in non-profit settings.

 Ambassador & Champion

·         Every AAFSC team member serves as an ambassador of the organization and champion of AAFSC’s mission, vision, and values. This includes the following:

o    Cultivate relationships on behalf of and in support of the organization in partnership with Senior Leadership and the Resource Development team. This includes being sensitive to and aware of others, providing every client, partner and participant with high-quality service, professional communication, and follow through, and always keeping Senior Leadership and the Resource Development team aware of any opportunities, challenges, or updates.

o    All team members are expected to support the Resource Development team with any requests in a timely manner, including, but not limited to: grant applications, reports, attendance at meetings, hearings, or other events, and sharing of AAFSC social media, flyers, and other externally-facing communications.

o    Demonstrate a willingness to respond to evolving community needs, including, but not limited to, making referrals in light of community needs, supporting with the development of and implementation of new initiatives or programming, and raising awareness of new or evolving needs.

o    Always act with integrity, positivity, dedication, and professionalism within the office and externally. This includes, but is not limited to, email communication, verbal communication, communication with colleagues and peers, communication with clients, or communication with external partners or agencies.

 Other duties and responsibilities

·         Participate in AAFSC meetings, trainings, and events.

·         Perform other duties assigned as necessary.

·         Attend external meetings and trainings as scheduled.


·         Bachelor’s degree required; a degree in communications, journalism, or English is preferred. No professional work experience is required. 

·         Passion for learning, problem-solving, distilling lessons and turning them into proposals for funding and corrective action as needed

·         Able to thrive in an environment of innovation--stretching resources and managing knowledge

·         Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail

·         Self-starter with the ability to work independently, and as a part of a team, in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment

·         Experience working with immigrant, refugee and low-income communities preferred

·         Strong technology skills, including using Microsoft Office products as well as navigating and using government and internal databases

·         Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends to manage crises, attend events, or meetings

·         Job contingent on pre-employment background check and fingerprint clearance

·         U.S. Work Authorization is required

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Arab American Family Support Center is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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