Development Associate

Website The Sato Project

The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico, and to working for long-term change on the island through our Spay/Neuter/Vaccine and Microchip Program. We rescue and rehabilitate the dogs before flying them to NYC, where we find them forever homes. We have rescued over 2,000 dogs since our inception in 2011, and our work has been covered by national and international media outlets including the New York Times, NPR, and CNN. We are expanding our team at an exciting moment of growth for the organization. Learn more at

The Sato Project seeks a highly reliable, efficient, resourceful, tech-savvy, and detail-oriented individual to help with administrative tasks related to our fundraising and communications efforts. The position requires physical presence at least two days per week in the office in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Additional hours can be worked remotely if preferred. Attendance at occasional evening and weekend events in the NYC area is also required.


  • Maintain CRM database (Little Green Light), including bi-weekly gift entry and updating constituent information.
  • Produce and mail gift acknowledgement letters.
  • Oversee the administration of the recurring gift program and reach out to donors to update expiring credit card information every month.
  • Assist with donor research and prospecting.
  • Assist with special events; including the solicitation and administrative process for acquiring items for a silent auction, and maintain a list of vendors.
  • Provide writing and copy-editing assistance to the development and communications coordinator as needed.
  • Assist with general office management including scanning, mailing, filing and general administrative support for the organization.
  • Monitor and respond to emails sent to our volunteer and general email accounts, and develop system for improving our system for capturing volunteer information and offers.
  • Manage the launch of an online store to sell branded merchandise.
  • Provide administrative support for the President of the organization as needed.

About the ideal candidate: You are passionate about helping animals, and you are extremely organized and self-motivated. You are inquisitive, analytical, and proactive. You are a great communicator and have a keen eye for detail. You are a quick study and love trying out new technology and tools. You are comfortable speaking to donors on the phone, and you have good handwriting! Above all, you are dedicated, conscientious, and eager to make an impact as a member of a small but growing non-profit team.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience, preferably in fundraising.
  • Excellent computer (Word/Excel) skills and experience using CRM databases required; familiarity with range of online tools including Constant Contact or Mail Chimp highly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Efficient and resourceful approach to a variety of administrative tasks, from printer troubleshooting to mailing packages and file organization.
  • Creative, curious, and fast learner, with a special appreciation for animal related causes.


Benefits include the opportunity to work remotely three days per week, and a generous paid-time off package.


Entry level


No requirement


Please apply via our job listing on, found here: Please go to the job listing and upload an updated resume, and provide a separate, thoughtfully crafted cover letter to be considered for the position. *NOTE: Incomplete applications that do not include a cover letter referring specifically to this job description will not be reviewed.* Finalists will be asked to provide writing samples and three professional references.

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