Museum of the City of New York
Assistant Manager, Institutional Giving
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 Assistant Manager, Institutional Giving manages 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 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
• Prepares acknowledgements, proposals, and reports for
foundation, corporate, and government grants.
• Prepares presentations, emails, and other communications for
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
• 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 salary for this position is $50,000. Excellent benefits
package, including a defined benefit pension plan as well as a 401K
savings plan. Currently, this position will work a hybrid schedule,
minimum 3 days/week onsite, 2 days remote.
Your employment relationship with the Museum qualifies you for
free or discounted admissions to other participating cultural
HOW TO APPLY
Please email your resume and cover letter to the Museum of the
City of New York Attention: Human Resources Department to
email@example.com. To be considered, please include Assistant
Manager, Institutional Giving within the subject
line of your 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 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 world.
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.