Institutional Giving Manager

Job Type

Full Time




103 Orchard Street
New York
United States


Reporting to the Director of Development, the Institutional Giving Manager is a key member of the Tenement Museum development team responsible for expanding support from institutional funders, including foundations, corporations and government agencies for Museum programming, special initiatives and unrestricted support. The Institutional Giving Manager must have outstanding writing, organization, judgement and communications skills and ability to meet deadlines on a regular basis.


  • Manage a portfolio of foundation, corporate and government donors and prospects
  • Initiate and develop grant proposals, funding inquires including government agency applications and donor reports which meet the funding source requirements and make compelling and persuasive cases for support
  • Develop effective working relationships with Museum education, development, and finance staffs to compile relevant information needed for grant proposals, budgets, and funding reports
  • Work with the Director of Development to develop and steward relationships with current and potential institutional supporters;
  • Identify new institutional prospects and develop appropriate outreach and solicitation strategies;
  • Maintain annual institutional calendar of grant and report deadlines
  • Participate in meetings and events related to the Museum’s fundraising efforts which may require additional evening and weekend hours
  • Willing to learn and lead select Museum tours as schedule and workload allows


  • A bachelor’s degree required; advance degree is preferable but not required
  • Three years grant writing or equivalent and demonstrable experience is required. All interested should submit a sample proposal or similar written funding request upon applying
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to plan ahead to meet grant and report deadlines in a timely manner
  • Must be self-motivated and able to initiate projects and ideas
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; knowledge of a fundraising database; Altru or other Blackbaud product a plus;

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via our career portal.