Division: External Relations
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reports To: Director, Institutional Giving
Status: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt
The Associate Director, Institutional Giving plays an integral role in StoryCorps’ efforts to build and maintain income from foundations, corporate foundations, public agencies, and elected officials. The Associate Director will work as part of an ambitious and fast-paced Institutional Giving team that manages a portfolio of over $4 million and with funding from leading social justice and cultural donors including the Ford Foundation, IMLS, NEA, and many others. Duties include: (1) grant writing and correspondence, including letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, acknowledgements, and other correspondence as necessary; (2) donor cultivation and stewardship; (3) identification and cultivation of new prospects; (4) development systems and tracking.
The Associate Director, Institutional Giving is encouraged to develop an understanding of the entire organization and foster effective teamwork and communication with all staff members, particularly in the Program division and Finance department. The Associate Director reports to the Director, Institutional giving and works closely with the Manager, Institutional Giving.
StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of American voices – from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos. Candidates with work experience in diverse communities and/or in organizations with diversity and social justice-oriented missions/values are strongly encouraged to apply.
Excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Plan, pre-tax transit benefits, and paid time off (vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
+Work with Director, Institutional Giving and the Manager, Institutional Giving to set, track, and meet annual institutional fundraising goals
+Write and edit proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, and other donor correspondence as assigned
+Work with program and finance staff to develop proposal deliverables and ensure timely reporting on grant deliverables by managing reporting schedule
+Organize supplemental documentation (budgets, timelines, images, CDs) as needed and requested to support grant proposals, reports, and other donor requests
+Coordinate and prepare senior leadership for meetings with donors and prospective donors and participate in meetings and phone calls as assigned
+Develop and prepare internal reports as needed
+Work with Manager, Institutional Giving and Specialist, Donor Services to ensure proper tracking of gifts, report and proposal deadlines, and donor contact information
+Perform other duties to support the External Relations division, as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND QUALIFICATIONS
+5 years demonstrated experience in development and institutional giving, preferably in the fields of arts and culture and/or human rights
+Experience writing grants and reports with a proven track record of success; experience with public funding processes such as IMLS, NEA, and NEH and 6-figure gifts a plus
+Proven ability to organize, expedite, and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously, working within and across diverse groups and teams
+Prospect research experience and familiarity with Foundation Center Directory and other online research tools
+Excellent computer skills: proficiency with MS Word and Excel
+Strong verbal and written communication skills
+Collaborative and teamwork skills as well as the ability to work independently
+Extraordinary attention to detail and analytical abilities
+Time management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
+Proactive and creative problem-solver with the ability to be flexible and adaptive to a growing, changing organization
+Cultural competence and the ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people