Institutional Giving Manager

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Job Short Description:

The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center (CDP) seeks an Institutional Giving Manager.

The role of the Institutional Giving Manager is to actively coordinate and manage fundraising efforts, with a focus on foundations and other institutional giving. The Institutional Giving Manager works closely with the Executive Director to identify, solicit, and steward gifts in support of CDP’s mission. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, self-motivated individual with experience in fundraising and a clear and demonstrated passion for social, racial and economic justice.

The Community Development Project provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. We partner with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice.

Job Summary & Qualifications:
  • B.A and 5+ years nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented with strong time-management skills and ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Outstanding and enthusiastic relationship builder
  • Ability to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong computer skills and experience with fundraising databases
  • Excellent writing skills, with some grant writing experience
  • Passionate about movement lawyering and grassroots efforts working towards social justice
  • Familiarity with philanthropic landscape in NYC
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Collaborate with CDP management to oversee the implementation of CDP’s long- and short-term development plans
  • Work with other resource management staff to manage, maintain and grow a diversified funding base, particularly institutional funding
  • Oversee and serve as the primary point person for CDP’s fundraising work related to foundations and law firms, in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Develop and maintain a master development calendar with deadlines for proposals, reports, events, appeals and other major development initiatives
  • Implement a plan for growing CDP’s foundation grant income
  • Coordinate and help draft grant proposals and prepare and submit timely reports to foundations
  • Collaborate with community partners for collaborative grant-writing and fundraising
  • Provide additional development support for staff and project as directed by the Executive Director
  • Train and support board members and volunteers to secure, renew, and increase gifts
  • Assist with CDP’s individual and event-based giving efforts
  • Participate on CDP committees and in overall CDP governance and operation

A salary competitive in the NYC legal services community and excellent benefits package is available, including generous vacation, personal, and sick time, along with strong medical and dental coverage. This role as outlined would be a bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW, Local 2320.

The Community Development Project is an equal opportunity employer. CDP encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve. To learn more about CDP, visit

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by email to, Attn: Elizabeth Clay Roy. Please include “Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject line.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until we fill the position.

CDP’s Launch
As of July 2019, CDP is excited to separate from the Urban Justice Center and launch as an independent organization. Our name will be new, but our work to strengthen grassroots movements and dismantle racial, social & economic oppression remains just as strong. Anyone who joins CDP prior to the launch will continue their employment uninterrupted, with the same salary & comparable conditions.

UJC Description:

The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 12 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.