The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is
the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law
organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood
Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme
Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s
aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by
widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the
present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial
justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public
education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice,
economic justice, education and political participation seek to
ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to
quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and
fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just
LDF’s Development Department is headquartered in New York City
and oversees all fundraising efforts to support LDF’s ongoing
programs and operations. This is a transformative time for LDF, and
the Development Department has grown as a result of the widespread
attention. The Development Department looks to build on this recent
growth in the coming years.
The Manager of Corporate Giving will manage LDF’s new corporate
giving program. Reporting to Senior Director of Strategic
Partnerships and Special Events, the Manager will develop and
steward strategic relationships that drive LDF’s mission of
achieving racial justice and equality.
This position has the option to be remote until Friday, December
31, 2021. Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, any candidate selected
should be prepared to report to work in the office location
assigned to this position.
- Implement and manage LDF’s new Corporate Giving Program,
including fulfilling corporate donor and sponsor benefits, managing
recognition, conducting stewardship activities, the managing
renewals process, and collaborating with other members of the
Institutional Giving team;
- Develop and manage a portfolio of corporate donors and event
- Maintain a calendar of due dates for funding requests, reports,
other deliverables/benefits, and donor engagement;
- Draft grant/sponsorship proposals, letters of inquiry, and
grant/sponsorship reports for the signature of the Senior Director
of Strategic Partnerships and Special Events and the Deputy
Director of Development;
- Draft communications to corporate donors, including email
updates, notifications, and invitations;
- Assist the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and
Special Events with the implementation of event strategies,
preparation for in-person and virtual events, and day-of-event
- Conduct prospect and donor research, including creating event
- Work collaboratively with other members of the Development team
to develop and implement accurate and effective donor
communications, such as solicitation and stewardship
- Stay up to date on trends and best practices in corporate
fundraising and special events; and
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising corporate
- Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF;
- Experience with civil rights, human rights organizations a
- Ability to effectively steward corporate relationships,
including managing deadlines, fulfilling benefits, and managing
- Excellent writing and editing skills. Attention to detail is a
- Excellent research skills (e.g., prospect research);
- Excellent communications, both written and verbal;
- Excellent time management and organization skills. Ability to
oversee multiple priorities and meet required time frames and
schedules. Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment;
- Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and
Word) and Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge.
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions
associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate
reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to
revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be
performed as assigned. This description does not
constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its
employment-at-will rights at any time.
Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement
of employment, unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation
for bona fide medical or religious reasons.
This position is open until filled.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
If submitting via email, please include your name (last name,
first name) in the email subject line.
Human Resources Manager
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud
to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing
equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race,
creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition
or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other
protected status under federal, state, or local law.