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Institutional Giving Officer

New Visions for Public Schools
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Other Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Employment Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an experienced Institutional Giving Officer (IGO) to join New Visions’ growing Development team. The IGO will report to the Institutional Giving Manager (IGM) on the Development team and work closely with the Managing Director of Development (MDD), other members of the management team, and program staff to develop viable proposals for institutional donors that reflect New Visions’ needs and priorities. The IGO will handle a portfolio of grants that support New Visions’ major initiatives (more detailed descriptions can be found in our 2020 Annual Report). This position will be responsible for writing funding proposals and reports in a clear and compelling manner and supporting the IGM and development team in cultivating and stewarding strong relationships with corporate, foundation, and government donors. The IGO will also work cross-departmentally to develop funding proposals that advance institutional priorities and increase contributed support.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with program staff, develop and write compelling program concepts that advance New Visions’ mission, core strategies, programs, and engage potential donors
  • Manage the development of grant proposals from initiation to submission to project implementation in collaboration with  both internal staff and donors to ensure alignment between New Visions’ proposals and donor priorities
  • Manage and steward a portfolio of five to six-figure grants that fund New Visions’ programmatic initiatives, develop reports, and coordinate touchpoints to ensure the organization maintains strong relationships with donors and secures renewed funding where possible
  • Research and vet prospective donors for new and existing programs, develop cultivation strategies, draft donor briefings and organize meetings and site visits
  • Act as development department liaison to program staff, helping to refine goals, objectives and desired outcomes, track the progress of grants, and fulfill all grant obligations
  • Support maintenance of donor activity and research in Raiser’s Edge, google drive and hard files and contribute to broader development systems that track progress with donors and organize information
Who You Are

You are passionate about mission-driven work that has a tangible impact on opportunities and outcomes for young people.

You are an extraordinary writer with the ability to concisely and clearly express complex ideas to diverse audiences.

You are organized and pay attention to every detail, big or small.

You are a creative problem-solver, thoughtfully considering and weighing a set of options to address any given challenge.

You are a strategic and analytical thinker with a natural curiosity for investigating issues and communicating insights.

You are collaborative with a strong sense of collective responsibility.

You are dedicated to continuous learning and skill-building, seeking out opportunities to develop your own new skills and mentoring team members in their professional growth.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred
  • A minimum of three to five years of developing grant reports and proposals in a complex nonprofit or educational organization
  • Consistent track record of success, securing grants from and sustaining relationships with foundations or institutional donors
Required Skills
  • Excellent writing skills, grant writing experience, and the ability to synthesize information interpret data, and incorporate feedback as part of the writing process
  • Have a keen understanding of the landscape of philanthropy, what motivates donors, specifically in the context of K-12 education, postsecondary readiness and success, and economic opportunity
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to “translate” and “market” complex ideas for donors and wider audiences
  • Ability to lead multiple projects, which involves setting priorities, meeting deadlines, communicating potential needs or problems, and responding when priorities unexpectedly shift
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and CRM.
  • Experience with prospect research software & resources like iWave, FoundationSearch, LexisNexis, WealthEngine or others

New Visions will request writing samples from applicants at a later stage in the interview process

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

New Visions for Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of New Visions that all employees and applicants for employment will be treated in all respects on the basis of their merit and qualifications and without regards to their race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, gender, military status, marital status, ancestry, or any other reason prohibited by law.

New Visions believes that our teams should reflect the diverse communities we serve and that our culture and internal structures should be inclusive and equitable for all employees. We also recognize that perspectives from communities that have been historically marginalized are critical to the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from individuals living in the communities that we serve or who are members of historically marginalized communities.

New Visions provides a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package in addition to the opportunity to make a significant impact on education reform and in the lives of urban youth.

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