Part Time Development Consultant

Reporting to the Senior Development and Communications Manager (SDCM), we seek a detail-oriented fundraising consultant with event planning and persuasive writing experience within a progressive nonprofit setting for approx. 10-20 hours a week.  Responsibilities will include:

  1. Create and assist with various written materials, including newsletters, annual reports, one pagers, and more
  2. Support logistics of a virtual annual fundraising event:
    1. Help draft fundraiser messaging and copy
    2. Support event recordkeeping, maintaining updated records of donors, sponsors and event logistics and expenses
    3. Pull reports and data from Network For Good (NFG) and help coordinate NFG data
    4. Provide support to the SDCM and Pro Bono Circle in organizing law firm contacts and outreach plans
    5. Provide support for virtual aspects of the event process, including arranging video testimonials and live content
  3. Support the SDCM in organizing and capturing programmatic updates and info from practice areas for various funding opportunities
  4. Weekly reports on deliverables in one-on-one meeting with the SDCM
  5. Assist with other fundraising and communications work as needed, including the overall execution of TakeRoot’s FY21 fundraising strategy

About the Organization:
TakeRoot Justice provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. We are an independent 501(c)3 organization, having spun off from the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center in 2019. TakeRoot employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. We believe in a theory of change where short-term and individual successes help build the capacity and power of our partners, who in turn can have longer-term impact on policies, laws and systems that affect their communities. Our work has greater impact because it is done in connection with organizing, building power and leadership development.  Internally, all staff engage in a democratic process of decision-making to help move resolutions along that affect all staff. 

To Apply:
Interested applicants should apply immediately by emailing a cover letter addressed to Natalie Schulmonds, writing sample, and CV/résumé to Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email. If possible, please email all documents as a single PDF. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.