Student Leadership Network supports young
people growing up in diverse underserved communities to gain access
to educational opportunities that help prepare them to lead
successful lives. In 1996, Student Leadership Network (SL Network)
opened the United States’ first all-girls public school in 30 years
– The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem. What started
with one school has grown to a network of 36 public schools,
including 13 all-girls schools nationwide, and has expanded to
support college access and success in co-educational settings
across the country. Over the last 25 years, SL Network has impacted
more than 44,000 students through three life-changing programs: The
Young Women's Leadership Schools (TYWLS), CollegeBound Initiative
(CBI), and Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN). To learn more,
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Student Leadership Network is seeking a Manager of
Institutional and Corporate Giving. Reporting to the
Director of Institutional and Corporate Giving, the Manager of
Institutional and Corporate Giving will directly support Student
Leadership Network’s foundation, corporate, and government
fundraising efforts, which currently comprise $3.5 million of the
organization’s $12 million revenue for the current fiscal year. SL
Network is supported by some of the nation's and NYC's most
rigorous education funders, including the Gates Foundation, Robin
Hood, the Clark Foundation, and the Charles Hayden Foundation. The
Manager of Institutional and Corporate Giving will support all
aspects of the institutional and corporate giving program,
including conducting all institutional prospect research, growing a
pipeline of prospective funders, and ensuring the cultivation,
stewardship, renewal, and solicitation of foundation, corporate,
and government funders.
This role will support all aspects of Student Leadership
Network’s corporate, institutional, and government giving program
and will collaborate with other teams at Student Leadership
Network, as needed. The successful candidate will have at least
three to five years of institutional relations experience with
foundation, corporate, and government sources in a non-profit
setting. Experience working with data teams to track metrics for
funders, a demonstrated track record of surpassing fundraising
goals, and a passion for equalizing educational opportunities for
students growing up in diverse underserved communities are
essential. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who
wants to work with a fantastic team of committed professionals
dedicated to educational equity!
Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not
- Support the Director of Institutional and Corporate giving with
grant writing and drafting fundraising documents, including letters
of inquiry, proposals, reports, and cover letters
- Manage the process for securing funding from the New York City
Council and other public sources.
- Collaborate with SL Network staff as well as finance to ensure
that reports and proposals are submitted on time.
- Manage a portfolio of institutional and corporate funders that
includes, but is not limited to, organizing and preparing grant
proposals and report packages in compliance with funder guidelines
and supporting site visits.
- In collaboration with programs teams, help lead employee
engagement initiatives for Student Leadership Network’s corporate
- Prepare new and keep current supporting documentation for
funder reports and proposals.
- Conduct prospect research to help identify pipeline of
- Help maintain existing donor records; keep current existing
funder research; maintain prospect lists; track and report progress
of the prospect pipeline.
- Add new prospects and donors into the donor database; assist
with maintaining record-keeping and reporting.
- Understand Student Leadership Network’s mission and goals to
effectively research, monitor, and identify new potential sources
- Track funder activities utilizing Salesforce to ensure that
funder interactions are documented, and assigned action steps are
completed and regularly updated.
- Stay up to date on current trends in the foundation, corporate,
and government giving and engage in training and professional
development opportunities as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum 3-5 years of grant writing experience in the nonprofit
- Must possess excellent persuasive writing skills and be highly
- Aptitude for being highly organized; interest in developing
project management skills.
- Must be collaborative and demonstrate initiative in managing
personal time and project deadlines.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and prioritize
while working under multiple deadlines.
- Proficient with MS Word and Excel, and Google workspace suite
(Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive).
- Familiarity with institutional funder research is
- Familiarity with donor database software (e.g., Salesforce) and
prospect search engines (e.g., iWave) is preferred.
- Passionate about Student Leadership Network’s mission, and
committed to teamwork and being results-oriented.
Student Leadership Network is proud to be an equal opportunity
employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of
all races, faiths, genders, and abilities, immigrants, veterans,
LBGTQIA2S+ people, and those with lived experiences in the
communities we serve, are strongly encouraged to apply to join our
Benefits: Student Leadership Network
offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees,
· Medical (health, dental, and vision)
· Health Reimbursement Account (up to $14,000 for families)
· Flexible Spending Account (for Medical, Dependent Care and
· 401K Retirement Plan with 4% Employer Match
· Generous Paid Family Leave minimum of 12 weeks based on
· Life Insurance (100% of the insurance premium)
· Employee Assistance Program
· Paid Time Off
o Full-time employees earn 17 days per year in the first three
o 10 Federal holidays and 2 floating holidays
o Wellness: 10 sick days per year
o Annual Wellness Week between Christmas and New Year’s
Summer Fridays early dismissal