Scope: The Special Projects Associate for the Development and Communications Team supports a broad spectrum of work in nonprofit administration, fundraising, communications, and specialize projects as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development and Communications.
Assist in scoping and implementing special projects and strategic initiatives as directed by the Director of Development and Communications.
Provide staff support to the Director of Development and Communications for the convening of a range of meetings on short- or long-term projects. This may include assisting in research, preparing presentations, developing meeting agendas, interacting with external stakeholders and donors, preparing summaries of discussion, and ensuring appropriate and effective communications with participants, as needed.
Provide assistance to the Director of Development and Communications in all matters related to fundraising and communications.
Represent KYC at other events, including staffing tables, interacting with vendors, etc.
Support fundraising events through event logistics, donor cultivation, data management, and digital communication
Prepare and coordinate correspondence, grants, etc.
Process donations and develop acknowledgement letters
Knowledge of non-profit and/or the social service sector is an advantage.
Ability to think conceptually and master subject matter quickly.
Good organizational skills and capacity to develop and implement practical strategies, plans, and solutions to identified issues and problems.
Ability to assimilate information gathered through research and consultations, to apply that information in creative ways, and to produce appropriate strategies and responses.
Good critical thinking skills, including the capacity to identify and appropriately assess and order competing interests and priorities.
First rate verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure when facing extremely short deadlines.
Good research, analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear, concise and logical manner.
Familiarity with research sources on the nonprofit/social services sector.
Good diplomacy, judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to converse and work easily with colleagues and leaders, in and outside of the organization.
Ability to work independently; handle confidential information; strong professional ethics and boundaries.
Assist Director of Development and Communications with administrative tasks
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Minimum of 2 years or more of job-related experience
Proven ability to identify key issues and to carry forward an idea or project from conception to execution
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience