The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets
the city, educating the public about its distinctive character,
especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual
transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit
corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of
New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors
from around the world through exhibitions, school and public
programs, publications, and collections.
The Museum believes that traditional hiring
practices have historically and systemically marginalized entire
groups of people including people of color, people of different
socio-economic backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, people
in the LGBTQ community and veterans, to name a few. We strongly
believe as an organization in deconstructing barriers and building
a team that authentically represents the diverse communities and
backgrounds of New York City. We strongly encourage applications
from people with these identities or who are members of other
The Museum seeks an Assistant Manager, Institutional Giving to
join the Institutional Giving team in managing a shared portfolio
that includes large traditional foundations and family foundations,
as well as city, state, and federal government agencies. This
position reports to the Director, Institutional Giving, and works
with the Manager, Institutional Giving.
The ideal candidate should be energetic and organized and must
possess excellent written, quantitative, and computer skills, with
the ability to juggle multiple and diverse assignments. They will
have experience working in a development office in a cultural
institution, a proven track record of working under pressure to
meet deadlines, experience working with budgets and compiling
financial information to create funder proposals reports, ability
to treat confidential materials with discretion and possess
excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
The Assistant Manager will support the Institutional Giving
team’s prospecting, budgeting, and fundraising goals associated
with an endowment campaign as part of the Museum’s 2023
The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, personable,
and polished, well-organized, possess strong writing and
communications skills, a can-do attitude, and understand database
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Prepares acknowledgments, proposals, and reports for
foundation, corporate, and government grants.
- Prepares presentations, emails, and other communications for
the cultivation of institutional donors.
- Supports other aspects of foundation and government
agency stewardship, including direct contact with program officers,
foundation directors, and government agency staff.
- Acquires and maintains detailed knowledge and understanding of
the organization, its mission, values, strategic goals, and
programs to develop persuasive donor materials.
- Organizes and attends donor visits, tours, and presentations,
and manages other stewardship opportunities.
- Research and identify prospective corporate, foundation, and
government donor for general and project-specific support
- Generate reports, produce mailing lists, and pull other lists
of information from the database.
- Provides financial tracking support for the Institutional
Giving team and Director of Corporate Relations.
- Maintain applicable donor records and giving histories.
- Some evening hours and weekend work is required for donor
events and exhibitions openings.
- Other duties as assigned.
A successful candidate will have:
- Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience and at least
one-three years of experience in fundraising, with a preferred
background in foundation, corporate, or government giving at a
- Strong writing and interpersonal communications skills.
- Mastery of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Office
programs, including Teams, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
- Understanding of database management, knowledge of Raiser’s
Edge 7 or Altru is a plus.
- Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
in a team-focused, deadline -driven environment
The position offers a competitive benefits package including
medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, life insurance, 401K and pension
plan, short and long-term disability. Voluntary critical illness,
accident insurance, legal services, pet insurance, and Employee
Assistance Program. The Museum has a generous paid time off policy
including 12 sick days per year, vacation and 12 holidays.
Your employment relationship with the Museum qualifies you for
free or discounted admissions to other participating cultural
Working Conditions and Physical
While performing the essential functions of the job, the
Assistant Manager, Institutional Giving works a Monday-Friday. Work
is primarily onsite, with a flexible schedule, temporary ability
for remote work. The Museum environment is fast-paced and in an
open office plan setting.
While performing the essential functions of job, the individual
is regularly required to remain stationary seated at computer desk,
with frequent use of repetitive motion, and fine motor skills for
keyboarding. The individual must have the ability to lift a minimum
of 20 lbs., troubleshoot and manage multiple projects with ease and
calm. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In accordance with applicable law, all employees must be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations may be
made upon request in accordance with applicable federal, state, and
HOW TO APPLY
Please email your resume and cover letter to the Museum of the
City of New York Attention: Human Resources Department to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be
considered, please include Assistant Manager,
Institutional Giving within the subject line of your
email. Please state desired salary in the email.
The Museum of the City of New York is committed to fostering
a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as
diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about
learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban
issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common
goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the
The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity
employer. As such, the museum provides equal employment opportunity
for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination
with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability,
ethnicity, gender identification or expression, marital status,
military status or veteran, national origin, political association,
political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic
characteristics, race (including traits historically associated
with race, such as hair texture and style), religion (including
attire, clothing or facial hair worn in accordance with religious
requirements), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related
medical conditions and transgender status), sexual orientation,
socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any
other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in
all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment,
hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer,
lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of
employment. The museum complies with applicable state and local law
governing nondiscrimination in employment which prohibits
discrimination and harassment against any employees, applicants for
employment or interns, as well as contractors, subcontractors,
vendors, consultants, other individuals providing services in the
workplace or their employees in every location in which the museum
has facilities. The Museum is an AAP employer.