For almost 50 years, Covenant House
has served and advocated for youth and young families experiencing
homelessness, human trafficking, and exploitation. Our overarching
goal is to end homelessness among youth and young families by
helping them achieve housing stability, heal from trauma, tap into
their innate resilience, and hone their interests and skills to
forge new pathways to independence. This work is carried out across
Covenant House sites in 31 cities in the US, Canada, Mexico,
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
The Vice President of Institutional
Funding will be responsible for maintaining and growing Covenant
House International’s foundation and government sources of support
for youth and young families facing homelessness.
Responsibilities include identifying and stewarding foundation and
government funding opportunities; writing and reviewing proposals,
reports, and other submissions; ensuring accurate tracking and
timely adherence to proposal and reporting guidelines, deadlines,
and responsibilities. He/she will provide leadership, supervision,
and oversight as needed to the Department staff and work with
Covenant House leadership and program staff to strategize and
maximize funding opportunities.
The Vice President of Institutional
Funding reports to the Senior Vice President, Foundation and
Government Funding Support.
Essential Duties &
Include, but are not limited to:
Take a leading role in the research,
identification and stewardship of new and existing foundation and
government funders for general operating and program
Work and strategize with Covenant
House leadership to meet and exceed annual fundraising goals for
Maintain a robust portfolio of
foundations, identifying and stewarding relationships with
foundation representatives to deepen and grow funding for CHI &
Collaborate and coordinate with the
Senior Vice President, Program and Advocacy, on federal government
funding strategy to maximize opportunities for CHI and U.S.
Develop and oversee the development
and writing of foundation and government proposals and other
written materials to ensure high-quality products.
Track grants and reporting deadlines
and ensure timely submissions.
Act as official liaison between
Covenant House and funding sources to ensure contractual compliance
that includes programmatic and fiscal reports.
Lead and facilitate site visits.
Maintain and enhance relationships,
both internal and external, that support Covenant House services
for youth experiencing homelessness.
Other responsibilities, as needed, may
Assist in the creation of
newsletters, reports, brochures and other materials.
Represent Covenant House in meetings,
site visits, phone conversations, and events, as needed.
General administrative tasks and
other tasks as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and
Eight (8) years experience in grant
writing and working with foundation and government funders.
Experience working with vulnerable
Excellent verbal, and written
communication skills, with ability to translate passion into
compelling cases for support.
Team player, with ability to work
with all levels of the organization.
Flexible schedule for occasional
weekend or evening events or deadlines.
Supervisory experience required.
Dedicated to the mission of Covenant
National experience preferred
Our critical mission demands that we
have all voices at the table. A team of diverse people,
perspectives, and experiences is smarter, stronger, and more
effective for our young people. At Covenant House, every team
member is valued, respected, heard, and supported, and we welcome
honest and courageous self-reflection on any aspects of our work
that are based on biased or outdated viewpoints. We deliberately
create opportunities for our staff to grow and thrive.
Covenant House International is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and
harassment of any kind: CHI is committed to the principle of equal
employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees
with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All
employment decisions at CHI are based on business needs, job
requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to
race, color, religion, belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, veteran status, family or parental
status, disability status, or any other status protected by the
laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. CHI will not
tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these
characteristics and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.
If you are fun, dynamic, and hardworking, come join our awesome
international team in an organization with a heart!
Covenant House is a vaccinated
employer. As such, prospective new hires will be required to
provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the COVID-19
vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Our offices are
located in Manhattan, however, this position will be remote for the