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Part-time Development & Marketing Associate

Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership


Join a team dedicated to serving children and youth from underserved neighborhoods in the city of New Haven.  LEAP provides children and youth with comprehensive afterschool and summer programs, youth leadership opportunities and access to technology.  LEAP’s mission is to develop the strengths and talents of young leaders who implement year-around community and school-based programming designed to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for children living in high poverty urban neighborhoods.

Development & Marketing Associate

The Development Associate serves as key member of LEAP’s fundraising team responsible for management of all development office systems, administrative functions and marketing.

Supervision: Reports to and receives general direction and performance evaluation from the Director of Development.

Distinguishing characteristics, features, requirements:
This is a part-time, nonexempt, 20 hour per week position.  The position is a highly visible position requiring effective interaction and communication with a wide range of internal staff and outside entities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Development by carrying out administrative assignments as required.
  • Establish and/or maintain department organizational systems, gifts and grant recognition efforts, and database administration.
  • Participate in writing, creating and managing production of all LEAP publications, such as LEAP’s newsletter, appeals and annual report.
  • Screen telephone calls and provide requested information or refer calls to other staff.
  • Order and keep stocked office supplies.
  • Meet established deadlines.
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of LEAP fundraising events.
  • Provide support on all social networks and website.


  • Ability to manage complex projects, including fundraising plans and strategies.
  • Ability to interact with diverse constituencies, including funders, local community members and all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to function and thrive in a highly collaborative and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time wisely.
  • Human relations and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of computer software applications including Raiser’s Edge, and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Proficiency in Publisher and social media applications a plus.
  • Demonstrate tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling confidential information.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Communicate clearly and distinctly with visitors and telephone callers.
  • Work independently and make sound decisions.
  • Three or more years of executive administrative work; one or more years of development, marketing or related experience. 


Bachelor degree from an accredited institution of higher education required.


Commensurate with experience. 


Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references to Development Associate Search, LEAP, 31 Jefferson Street, New Haven, CT 06511 or to

LEAP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

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