Educational Alliance, Inc. Institutional Giving Associate in New York, New York
Please note that a resume and cover letter are required to apply for this role .
ABOUT EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE
Educational Alliance was founded in 1889 and is one of New York City’s original settlement houses. Today, EA partners with the diverse communities of Lower Manhattan to offer New Yorkers high-quality, transformational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socio-economic opportunities. Educational Alliance has a powerful impact on our community through intertwined programs that include education, arts and culture, substance abuse and prevention, older adult services, health and wellness, and community-building. We believe that the right programs can dramatically unleash the potential – for happiness, productivity, and creativity – in people who often don’t have that opportunity. All EA programs has a firm commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and community.
Educational Alliance emphasizes innovation and flexibility in our programming that allows us to explore new initiatives in social services delivery. Examples include a one-of-a-kind early childhood program that integrates families from all social strata, a family resource center that marshals an incredible array of services in a “one-stop shop”, and a drug treatment program that holistically addresses the underlying, individual causes of addiction. Through our successes, these programs have served as models for government and other nonprofits nationwide.
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Institutional Giving Associate will manage a portfolio of new and existing foundation and government funders that support (1) Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and (2) agency-wide operations.
Located in Manhattan’s vibrant East Village, the 14th Street Y (14Y) is a dynamic community center and a source of inspiration, connection, and learning. Programming includes early childcare, afterschool, and summer camp; family fun nights and parent/caregiver groups; a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring personal training sessions and group classes; a full-size basketball court and swimming pool; and our Arts + Culture programming through our black-box theater. The 14th Street Y also serves a beacon for Jewish life and culture for the Lower East Side and East Village, serving both as a town square for our neighborhood and an open tent for people of all backgrounds.
As the Institutional Giving Associate, you will be responsible for leading and managing the process of developing letters of inquiry and writing narrative grant proposals and reports to a range of current and prospective private foundations and government agencies. You will work closely with program staff to develop high quality programs that meet the needs of our community; partner with finance to develop budgets, budget narratives, and financial reports; and collaborate with our internal Research and Evaluation team to analyze program data and outcomes for use in communication with funders. Finally, you will manage grants and contracts from pre-proposal through award, reporting, and closeout.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Lead the preparation of letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and grant reports for a variety of funders – tailoring your writing to suit institutional foundations, government agencies, small family foundations, and individual donors.
Analyze Request for Proposals (RFP), prepare written RFP summaries for program staff, and lead meetings with program staff to discuss RFPs that are up for consideration.
Perform prospect research on new and existing and agency funders and create or update funder profiles and briefing materials, as necessary.
Develop fluency in describing Educational Alliance’s programs using a culturally competent framework that reflects the communities we serve.
Plan and manage site visits for prospective and existing funders, including preparing EA program staff and senior team to meet with donors.
Complete additional tasks and responsibilities as needed to support the team and agency as a whole.
Provide project management, ensuring that project stakeholders have reviewed and provided feedback on proposals in a timely manner, and obtaining final approval.
Collaborate with program and finance staff to complete narrative and finance reports mandated by EA contracts from NYC, NY State, and federal agencies.
Work with Director of Institutional Giving, Coordinator of Contracts and Grants, and finance staff to review and submit contracting documents.
Collaborate with finance staff to project likely revenue from all donors in portfolio.
Document all solicitations and gifts using appropriate department procedures.
SCOPE OF INFLUENCE
Inside the agency, collaborate with program staff, other members of our development team, research and evaluation, and finance staff.
Outside the agency, collaborate with foundation, corporate, and government partners.
We know not everyone has each qualification, so if you think you would be a good fit, we encourage you to apply!
BA or BS degree preferred.
1-2 years’ experience working for a nonprofit in either development/fundraising, communications, or project management.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
Computer literacy, including with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs, as well as Teams and Zoom.
Ability to work collaboratively with staff that have different backgrounds, experiences, and competencies.
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized with the ability to prioritize deadlines.
Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 a year plus benefits, detailed below.
We offer competitive salaries, up to 30 days paid time off, excellent benefits including but not limited to comprehensive health insurance, 403 (b) retirement plan, free gym membership at the Manny Cantor Fitness Center / 14th Street Y, and a pleasant working environment.
EA is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. EA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.
Educational Alliance is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Educational Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For further information about Educational Alliance, please visit https://edalliance.org.