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Individual and Corporate Giving Director

New York Restoration Project
New York, United States
$100,000.00 - $110,000.00
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2023

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) believes that access to nature is a fundamental human right. We work to ensure that all New Yorkers have equitable access to green space. For over 25 years, NYRP has invested in and stewarded parks and gardens throughout the city’s five boroughs to strengthen communities, promote food sovereignty, and counter environmental and social injustice.

As a key member of NYRP’s Advancement team, the Individual and Corporate Giving Director (ICGD) will lead the individual and corporate giving programs with a focus on major gifts. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), they will work closely with the CAO, Board of Trustees, and Executive Director to develop and execute a plan for the identification, qualification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new donors and prospects and the engagement of NYRP’s current supporters.  The ICGD will direct fundraising strategy and program implementation in these areas and be accountable for annual individual and corporate revenue goals.  They will supervise the Individual Giving Officer and Corporate Giving Manager.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, manage, and grow a proactive development plan to expand individual major gift and corporate fundraising.
  • Monitor proposal deadlines and prepare and edit highly competitive proposals in support of NYRP’s goals.
  • Oversee goal setting, performance monitoring, reporting, data integrity, and budgeting for individual and corporate fundraising activity.


Individual Fundraising (70%)

  • Develop and implement a moves management system that identifies specific prospect portfolios to be managed by the ICGD and Individual Giving Officer, as well as creating/recommending portfolios for the CAO and Executive Director. 
  • Proactively support the CAO, Executive Director, and Board of Trustees in fundraising, including providing thorough donor research and meeting preparation, and creating compelling presentations, engagement opportunities, and fundraising proposals.
  • Supervise the Individual Giving Officer in managing and growing a portfolio of major and middle donor prospects and donors; managing and expanding NYRP’s Chairman’s Council; and identifying major gift prospects arising from the direct response marketing program.


Corporate Fundraising (30%)

  • Steward and grow multi-faceted relationships with key corporate funders, including identification and cultivation of new major partners and annual impact reporting.
  • Supervise the Corporate Giving Manger in securing new corporate partners; executing corporate employee engagement activations citywide for 1,500+ volunteers annually; and ensuring fulfillment of sponsor recognition and other benefits.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Eight+ years of progressive related experience in fundraising, with a history of securing five- and six-figure individual and/or corporate gifts.
  • Proven track record building relationships with high net worth donors and ability to close major gifts. 
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff.
  • Experience and facility in using a donor database (strong preference for Raiser’s Edge) or CRM system (e.g., Salesforce) for moves management and reporting.
  • Commitment to NYRP’s mission; familiarity with funders in the environmental space a strong plus.
  • Willingness to develop a thorough understanding of NYRP’s mission, programs, and green space portfolio, and ability to effectively articulate the organization’s priorities and fundraising needs.
  • Superior research, writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Fluency in standard computer programs (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Canva).
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects at once while working under deadlines.
  • Willingness to work on a flexible schedule and travel throughout NYC, including occasional weekend or evening events.



The position is based out of our central office at 254 W. 31st Street, New York, NY 10001 with travel required to all five boroughs of New York City. Currently office staff are expected to work at least 2 days per week from the office; the remaining 3 days are remote or at project sites.



Benefits include an excellent health and dental plan, long term disability, FSA savings accounts, a tenure-based 401K plan, optional vision benefits, access to transit or commuter benefits, cell phone discounts, and paid time off including standard family leave provisions.    



Interested individuals are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to NYRP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


All NYRP employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID.


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