Institutional Philanthropy Associate

Job Type

Full Time




40 Wall Street
Suite 708
New York
United States


The Institutional Philanthropy Associate will work with the Senior Director, Institutional Philanthropy & Strategic Partnerships to raise approximately $1.5 million annually from foundations, corporations, and government agencies. They will also work with the Major Gifts Officer on securing gifts from Family Foundations (20% of time). The Institutional Philanthropy Associate will have her own fundraising portfolio and will collaborate with other members of the Philanthropy & External Relations Department on projects that support revenue growth and donor engagement. This position is an exciting opportunity to complete competitive grant applications and reports, manage relationships, take ownership of projects, host program visits, and produce small events for funders.

The Institutional Philanthropy Associate must have exceptional written communication skills. This person must be willing to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, have strong time-management skills, provide excellent customer service to colleagues and funders alike, and possess strong attention to detail. Knowledge of or experience with educational programming for young people/youth development is a plus.


Our organization, one of 112 local “Girl Scout Councils” located throughout the fifty states that constitute the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., offers the Girl Scout program to all girls in the five boroughs of New York City. We are guided by a powerful mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

We benefit from one of the nation’s most racially diverse constituencies—63% of the nearly 30,000 girls we serve are girls of color. Additionally, 70% of the girls we serve are from low-to-moderate income families as determined by the New York City Self-Sufficiency Standard. In New York City, girls participate in Girl Scouting primarily in two ways: in troops led by trained, volunteer leaders and through programming delivered by Girl Scouts of Greater New York staff. Staff-led programs focused on STEM education, environmental education, financial literacy, and leadership development are a crucial way we serve girls in underserved communities and are the primary focus of our partnerships with foundations, corporations, and government agencies.


The Institutional Philanthropy Associate will work with the Senior Director, Institutional Philanthropy & Strategic Partnerships in raising funds from foundation, corporation, and government sources and collaborate with the Major Gifts Officer and other members of the Philanthropy team to support revenue growth and donor engagement. The Associate will collaborate with members of the Program and Membership teams to complete grant applications and reports that support revenue growth, funder engagement, and provide impactful opportunities for the girls and women we serve.


• Work with the Senior Director, Institutional Philanthropy & Strategic Partnerships to grow and deepen partnerships and financial support for the organization;

• Maintain and manage own fundraising portfolio, serving as the primary relationship and grants manager;

• Maintain essential deadline calendar of grant applications, reports, and other key activities;

• Draft and edit letters of inquiry, proposals, letters of acknowledgement, and grant reports for institutional funders;

• Support Major Gifts Officer in researching, stewarding, and soliciting Family Foundations;

• Support the development of a robust pipeline of prospective donors through ongoing, strategic prospect research focusing on institutional prospects.

• Organize and facilitate meetings with external partners and funders, tracking and implementing follow up;

• Coordinate with Program team to track and complete deliverables, facilitate reporting needs, and meet deadlines of various kinds;

• Act as one of two backups to the Philanthropy Coordinator for gift processing including data entry, reporting, donor acknowledgment letters and recognition.

• Assist with site visits and events organized by the Philanthropy team;

• Assist program team with events that engage corporate volunteers as needed;

• Perform other duties, as assigned.


• College degree and minimum of 1-3 years of experience fundraising at a nonprofit is required and/or a strong desire to specialize in institutional fundraising;

• Evidence of exceptional written communication skills;

• Proven ability to prioritize, organize, and work effectively under deadlines, with high attention to detail;

• Commitment to providing friendly and efficient customer service when interfacing with funders, volunteers, and colleagues;

• Internal motivation to hold oneself to high standards on tasks large and small;

• A strong appreciation for the ways in which a process impacts the product;

• Excellent relationship-building skills: ability to personally connect with and engage diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders;

• Ability to work & manage projects within a team structure as well as independently;

• Experience with government contracts and liaising with elected officials is a plus;

• Excellent research abilities;

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;

• Experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or databases is a plus;

• Professionalism and dependability are a must;

• Subscribe to the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout movement.

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two relevant writing samples by email to (please put “Institutional Philanthropy Associate” in the subject line). The position is available for immediate hire, with applications considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible.