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Autism Speaks Director, Field Development - New York State (Remote) in New York, New York

Come join us as a Director of Field Development for New York State with a concentrated focus on the Metro New York market. The Director of Field Development will be responsible for driving the growth and development of New York State fundraising initiatives to further the mission of Autism Speaks. Primary responsibilities will include managing the Annual New York Golf Classic and cultivating and managing corporate and foundation relationships in the state. The primary focus is driving revenue, as well as some local program delivery – all with a keen eye on volunteer recruitment and management. Candidate will be remote and should reside in the Metro New York area (NYC, Long Island or Westchester).

PURPOSE : Raise funds for Autism Speaks by recruiting and managing volunteers, raising awareness and implementing fundraising and mission-related events to achieve revenue goals.


  • Achieve the revenue goals for assigned fundraising events in the Area.

  • Execute events in partnership with volunteer leadership, specifically managing committee recruitment and retention.

  • Achieve the assigned fundraising goals by implementing the strategies identified in the business plan, including sponsorship, corporate, team recruitment and retention and mission integration.

  • Support the local implementation of global campaigns of Autism Speaks, sometimes in collaboration with the area’s Outreach Director.

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of assigned Area events, including event logistics, data entry, acknowledgements and materials management.

  • Manage and provide administrative support to volunteer committees.

  • Make presentations to businesses, organizations and community groups to secure sponsorship, recruit teams and committee volunteers and manage accounts on a year-round basis.

  • Integrate digital marketing initiatives, such as email campaigns, fundraising websites, social media as well as other forms of digital outreach.

    (The responsibilities listed above are representative and not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned by supervisor/s. As outlined in your performance goal setting forms, you will be responsible for achieving the goals provided by and agreed upon with your manager.)


    Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


  • 7+ years demonstrated leadership with recruitment and management of volunteers (leadership volunteer recruitment experience and peer-to-peer fundraising preferred) , relationship building, networking, budget management, and volunteer mobilization. Proven track record of multi-functional, fundraising experience (special events, multiple walk events, corporate campaigns).

    Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Adaptable

  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office 365 including Excel and Outlook

  • Database knowledge (Raiser’s Edge and/or Luminate preferred)

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

  • Ability to travel within chapter territory and occasionally for overnight meetings and conferences

  • Must have valid driver’s license, insurance and access to reliable transportation


  • Building Collaborative Relationships

  • Professional Behavior

  • Results Driven

  • Customer Orientation

  • Flexibility

    You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all Autism Speaks data and information to which you have access.

    Autism Speaks is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive workplace. We recruit, evaluate, employ, and promote candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender identity or expression, protected veteran or military status, disability or other legally protected status. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for job openings. Reasonable accommodations will be provided. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

    About Autism Speaks:

    At Autism Speaks, our mission is to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Together with our broad and diverse community, we strive every day to achieve our vision of a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential. This mission and vision drive every member of our staff; our employees are inspired, energized and motivated by the impact we can collectively have on behalf of the autism community.

    Autism Speaks celebrates every success achieved to create a kinder, more inclusive world for people with autism, and we work collaboratively across departments to find solutions that will do the most good for the most people.

    Just as we strive to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow for people on the spectrum, we also aim to enhance the lives of our dedicated employees, through thick and thin.

    Salary & Benefits:

    Autism Speaks offers a competitive compensation, benefit and vacation package. We also provide flex work hours, weekly training sessions, tuition reimbursement and summer bonus Fridays in addition to a creative, innovative, collaborative, inclusive, kind and fun work environment.

    For consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter.

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