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Manager, Development - Institutional Giving

Uncommon Schools
New York, United States
$95,200.00 - $112,000.00
Closing date
Mar 14, 2024
Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Job Description

The Manager of Institutional Giving is a key member of a Development Team charged with raising philanthropic support to enrich Uncommon's educational model and expand our reach. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, this role will be instrumental to sustaining and growing partnerships with foundations, corporations, and government entities. The position will serve as the team’s lead for the development of a corporate engagement program and work closely with the Director to cultivate new donors, create donor materials including grant proposals and reports, and engage in other activities to expand institutional giving.

Corporate Engagement

  • Work closely with Director of Institutional Giving and other members of the Development Team to map and implement an integrated corporate giving strategy
  • Liaise with key stakeholders throughout the organization on action steps for corporate engagement
  • Develop cultivation and solicitation for new and previously identified corporate prospects
  • Directly solicit corporate partners through written materials, personal contact, and other correspondence

Grant Management

  • Write concept notes, grant proposals, and reports for existing and prospective foundation, corporate, and government donors that provide funding from $25K to $15M
  • Manage a calendar of institutional donor deadlines and oversee systems for collecting information from schools, regions, and Home Office teams to inform proposals, reports, and meeting decks
  • Track stewardship and cultivation milestones and grant documentation in Salesforce donor management platform

Portfolio Growth

  • Identify new prospects for cultivation and solicitation
  • Research potential and existing donors to expand the institutional giving pipeline
  • Manage portfolio of institutional funders and effectively conduct moves management

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-4 years of directly related experience required
  • Love of non-profit storytelling and the process of translating programmatic initiatives and data into inspiring documents for investors
  • Entrepreneurial spirit drawn to identifying ways to connect funder and organizational priorities 
  • Facility working directly with donors, or desire to grow into this role
  • Experience building and managing internal systems to support collaboration and information collection
  • Strong project management and writing skills required; strong visual design skills is a plus
  • Ability to independently lead multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to learning through experience and feedback and taking initiative to make improvement
Additional information

Our people are what make us uncommon. It’s important to us that our compensation practices align with our values and enhance our ability to attract and retain talent.  Our compensation philosophy is focused on equity and fairness, retaining our talented staff and valuing their expertise, and transparency and clarity.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in NYC is between $95,200 to $112,000 and generally, we expect that qualified candidates in this location will be made an offer between $95,200 and $100,800. The starting pay will depend on a variety of factors that may include but are not limited to experience, education, training, certification, and location. Because we value staff staying in their roles over time, we do not currently cap salary ranges.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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