Institutional Giving Director

Job Type

Full Time




1266 14th Street
United States


Lincoln's approach is simple: provide children with support and services as young as possible and make a continuum of programs available to them during their school years and through to graduation from high school. We go one step further to ensure their success by providing services to strengthen and engage the family and the community around them. This is how Lincoln disrupts the cycle of poverty and trauma, empowering children and families to build strong futures. Only Lincoln provides personalized care through integrated programs focused on three core areas:

1. Education--Improving academic attendance, literacy, engagement, and achievement

2. Family--Strengthening stability and creating permanency

3. Well-Being--Building resiliency and wellness

JOB TITLE: Institutional Giving Director


PROGRAM: Development


POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Chief Development & Marketing Officer, the Institutional Giving (IG) Director is responsible for procuring, managing, and reporting on foundation and government grants totaling a minimum of $1M annually.



  • Create, implement, and monitor a grants plan to ensure financial targets are achieved.
  • Oversee and conduct grant prospect research by identifying appropriate foundation and government (city, county, state and federal) funding.
  • Design and execute efficient systems for grants management beginning with notification of awards, contract negotiations, report deadlines, and working closely with the Database Administrator, maintain accurate records in Raiser’s Edge, and other databases.  
  • Research, track, and report on foundation and government funding trends.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with staff to develop grant proposals and program reports.
  • Collaborate closely with Development, Finance, and Quality Evaluation Departments.
  • Write and complete full grant proposals, including budgets.
  • Ensure that all grant proposals include current and relevant research.  
  • Prepare and ensure CEO and key staff are prepared for meetings with funders.
  • Develop relationships with foundations and government representatives.
  • Assist with the process design and oversee all foundation and government grant reporting functions, in coordination with Program Directors, Finance, and the Director of Quality and Evaluation.
  • Attend government bidders’ meetings, as needed.
  • Oversee and contract for outside government and foundation grant writing services, as needed.
  • Present grant and evaluation findings to staff and funders when possible/needed.
  • Provide professional development sessions to department and agency staff regarding evaluation, grant writing and reports, and other areas of expertise.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Support the Development team and other functions.



An experienced, dynamic and team-oriented Development professional with outstanding skills in leadership, relationship-building, collaboration, writing, research and evaluation who thrives in a fast-paced, busy environment and has superb organizational skills to handle often-competing deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and effectively manage multiple complex projects to achieve established goals and objectives. We are seeking an individual who is ethical, resourceful, results-oriented, and, above all, passionate about our mission. Must have a strong understanding for the issues related to poverty, youth development, families, and mental health.  Commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds. A proven track record of securing government and foundation funding, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), the ability to work independently as well as facilitate collaborative meetings related to program development, implementation, and reporting. Must be accurate, detail-oriented and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends to ensure deadlines are met. 



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years progressively responsible experience in grants management, grant writing, research, and an emphasis on knowledge, experience, and success with government funding and foundation relations.
  • Experience in program evaluation, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience in multi-faceted project management.
  • Experience in leading multi-partner collaborations (private, government entities, community-based organizations) towards developing grant proposals, managing grants, and reporting.
  • High-level of computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel, database spreadsheets, internet research, and donor database management required.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
  • Experience using the Foundation Center’s online database to identify new funders and secure funding.


Lincoln provides generous Health, Dental, Vision, Pension, 403B, FSA, Commuter, Life, Long Term Disability and EAP benefits. Additionally, employees enjoy 4 weeks vacation, 18 sick days and 10 paid holidays per year!

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please apply online through our careers page! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our careers email!