Working in a shared service environment, the Grants Officer will work with The Door, Broome Street Academy, and University Settlement, three independent 501c3 organizations that share a CEO and administrative/back office functions.
University Settlement (www.universitysettlement.org), The Door (www.door.org), and Broome Street Academy (www.broomestreetacademy.org) are affiliated New York City nonprofits that tackle the complex issues surrounding poverty for over 50,000 New Yorkers each year.
The Grants Officer is an essential member of a dynamic Institutional Giving development team that manages all foundation and government support for all three agencies. The ideal candidate will have a clear and demonstrated passion for communicating the work of the agencies through their writing, participating in the program development process, and promoting social justice. The Grants Officer role is highly unique in that it enables you to manage a portfolio of programs across three distinct agencies. This includes the writing, project management, and submitting of multiple projects across a diverse range of public and private funders. Additionally, it provides the rare opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with executive leadership and senior program directors on fundraising strategy, program design and development, and goal setting. Combined, this experience is critical in developing a successful career in fundraising, non-profit management, leadership, and more.
You will: • Write letters of inquiry, proposals, renewal requests, and all reports for a select portfolio of programs • Manage all aspects of the grant/report completion process, in partnership with program and finance team members • Partner with program and agency leaders to design and develop program enhancements and new ideas • Identify new private foundation and public funding sources through prospect research • Maintain accurate donor records and files, including a grant calendar
Must have: • Superior writing and communication skills, with 2+ years of grant writing experience a plus • Willingness to be an advocate for your programs, participants, and community • Strong project management and organizational skills • Strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
You’ll be successful if: • You understand foundations and the NYC funding landscape; non-profit experience a plus • You thrive in a busy environment and are able to multi-task plus shift gears when needed • You meet deadlines on time, all the time • You build relationships with senior leadership and donors • You are technologically savvy with database fluency; Raiser’s Edge experience a plus
Why you should join our team: • You are part of a mission-driven organization that empowers NYC residents and communities • Health and Dental Insurance through 1199 at no cost to the employee • 15 vacation days in your first year (20 after the first year) • Flexible Spending Account; Pre- Tax Commuter Program; 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match
* In order to be considered for this position, please submit two writing samples along with your resume.
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About The Door
University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.
The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and educat...ion, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.