Due to the severe weather, the NYRR RUNCENTER will close at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. All RUNCENTER events, NYRR Group Training sessions, and NYRR Striders sessions scheduled for Wednesday have been cancelled. 


Senior Development Specialist

The primary focus of this position will be to increase revenue generated from major individual and corporate donors. Given that we are a growing team, we are looking for an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and a tremendous work ethic. It is an incredibly exciting time for our organization and we are looking for a professional who has a strong proven track record of developing new, trendsetting partnership and is excited to undertake this challenge with us.

  • Develop a portfolio of major individual and corporate donors through outreach visits and solicitations with prospective contributors to support NYRR youth and community programs
  • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements
  • Produce business cases, marketing plans and proposals to substantiate investment in NYRR’s youth and community programs
  • Enhances NYRR’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • 7-10 years of sales, development or related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required, with strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to function independently and in close cooperation with others
  • Exceptional project & time management expertise as well as business analysis and consensus building skills
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor and attire, and communicate in a clear and polite manner in person and on the phone
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading, and editing skills, and the ability to research information and compile it into a briefing
  • Interest in running and ability to articulate NYRR’s mission and its case for support
  • Bachelor’s degree

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New York Road Runners
Attn: Human Resources
East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128

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