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Job Details

Professional Services
Full Time
Poughkeepsie, NY
5 Years
Bachelor's Degree
May 19, 2017

Nonprofit Capacity Building Associate-NYCON

The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON), is seeking a Nonprofit Capacity Building Associate to work out of our Poughkeepsie office. The position will provide a wide range of training and consulting services to our members, including: strategic planning, board development, fundraising planning, and general organizational assistance. Community planning, data collection, program development and evaluation, SPSS, and/or human resources experience a plus.

NYCON is a membership-based, mission-driven, statewide association of diverse charitable nonprofit organization that provides a collective policy voice for the nonprofit sector and serves as a crucial support and information provider to nonprofit organizations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as an information resource to NYCON’s members
  • Assess client needs and develop project and cost proposals
  • Organize and provide in-person and web-based training and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations
  • Develop and customize training curriculum
  • Prepare grant applications and funding proposals, as assigned
  • Attend and report to NYCON board and committee meetings as appropriate and necessary
  • Assist in project management and facilitate internal communications
  • Represent NYCON’s interest at meetings, conferences, and other functions
  • Assist with planning and conducting community-based research activities, including needs assessments, data collection, program development, and program evaluation
  • Attend and/or provide staff support to community networks, coalitions, and other community meetings
  • Serve as a liaison to other community organizations and represent NYCON, as assigned
  • Perform other duties required to fulfill the goals and objectives of NYCON, as assigned

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, business, or community development required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in management and/or governance in the nonprofit sector
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to travel regularly throughout NYS, sometimes overnight
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to think creatively, work independently, and deliver high quality work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of arts, health, and/or human services landscape
  • Microsoft Office Suite competency required; Salesforce and web-based meeting tools experience a plus
  • Previous training and technical assistance experience preferred
  • Previous grant writing experience preferred
  • Working vehicle and valid driver’s license required

Send cover letter and resume to Susan Weinrich, VP of Organizational and Community Development at

Salary: mid to high 40s depending on experience.





NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.