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Manager of Institutional Giving

Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a Manager of Institutional Giving who will serve as the liaison with the Director of GRE, Budget Manager, Program Manager, Accounting Unit, Evaluator, Contracts & Compliance Manager, and Development Unit as well as other PAL staff for the research and preparation of government and foundation proposals and grant applications. The Manager of Institutional Giving will coordinate all grant development related to foundation and government grants.  Primary responsibilities include the research of funding prospects/opportunities that align with PAL mission, vision, and goals; responding to opportunities meeting PAL needs through the preparation of well-written and researched proposals and grant applications; and cultivating and maintaining relationships with foundation manager and key governmental stakeholders.

He/she will supervise two Grant Associates, and grant writing consultants as needed.

This mid-level management position is the perfect promotional opportunity for someone with demonstrable government and foundation grant writing and solicitation skills who is looking to move up to a management and supervisory position.

 

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research and identify foundation and government funding prospects/opportunities that are aligned with PAL priority areas, mission, vision, and goals.   
  • Collaborate with financial and program units to discuss the feasibility of prospects/opportunities, and to monitor program performance relative to grant requirements.
  • Orchestrate and oversee the development process for all foundation and government grants including: a) read and assess key elements of government and foundation RFP’s and make recommendations to the GRE Director and Program staff as to whether to apply for grant opportunities; b) develop the strategy for applying for grants and oversee the implementation of the strategy; c) coordinate the attainment of  school partnership and linkage agreements; d) coordinate the needs assessments and development of narrative, ensuring that it aligns with RFP requirements; and e) coordinate the development of budgets with program and fiscal staff. 
  • With the assistance of the Grants Associate complete all proposals grant applications and other required ancillary materials; submit all grant applications in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with fiscal and program staff to ensure the successful fulfillment of contract obligations.
  • Conduct research on “hot-topics” for the government or foundation funders, and advise Education Department to ensure that PAL is developing programming that is consistent with funding trends.
  • Maintain and implement funding calendar activities including cultivation activities and work with financial and program staff to ensure adherence to deadlines for the timely submission of report information and performance documentation. 
  • Ensure program staff understand program requirements for new contracts and help to develop training programs for staff who will be implementing.   
  • Collaborate with PAL staff to modify objectives and goals as needed throughout the grant cycle and document accordingly.
  • Collaborate with PAL Evaluator and program staff for the tracking of performance measures for all grants and contracts. 
  • Work with PAL Evaluator in the preparation of reports as required. 
  • Serves as liaison to grantors from proposals and grant application inception through closeout.   
  • Help to coordinate cultivation efforts for foundation and government officials. Keep foundation managers and government officials informed of agency news, specifically as it relates to news and events in elected officials districts.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activity. Analyze legislative actions to determine the potential impact on agency goals.
  • Keep Raisers Edge records for renewals, prospects, and related special projects for a diverse portfolio of philanthropic partners.

Additional Duties

  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Executive Director or GRE Director.
  • Engage external constituencies in support of PAL’s mission, vision, and goals. 
  • Protect the interest of PAL.
  • Flexible schedule for occasional weekend or evening events or deadlines. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet a demanding schedule of deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience working with grant development.
  • Experience in non-profit or government fundraising or grants administration.
  • Demonstrated success at obtaining government and foundation grants in the fields of early childhood, after school, juvenile justice and/or sports/recreation.
  • Experience with NYC DYCD, DOP, ACS and CJC grants, and NYS DOE, OCFS and DCJS grants is a plus.
  • At least one year of supervisory experience a plus.

No calls, please. External recruiters and agents, please don’t contact this job poster.

Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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