Institutional Giving Manager (LDF)

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced, pro-active and passionate Institutional Giving Manager to help drive the Development Department and support the Senior Director of Institutional Giving.

LDF is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.  Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality.  From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy and public education programs in the areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.


  • Draft grant and sponsorship proposals and reports;
  • Responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of law firm and organization donors;
  • Conduct prospect and donor research;
  • Draft acknowledgment letters for signature of Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Senior Director of Institutional Giving (SDIG);
  • Manage sponsorship benefits, recognition, and other aspects of donor relations;
  • Draft correspondence to donors for signature of SDIG (e.g., donor updates regarding LDF accomplishments, invitations to events, etc.);
  • Manage solicitation/reporting calendar and other grant-related tracking systems;
  • Gather information from Finance Department and Department Heads/Program Directors for grant/sponsorship proposals and reports, donor meetings, internal grant/sponsorship meetings, etc.;
  • Assist SDIG in preparation for and follow-up to monthly grant management meetings.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in a development office;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Basic understanding of corporate and foundation relations;
  • Experience drafting grant proposals and reports and donor correspondence;
  • Excellent time management and organization skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and adhere to multiple deadlines;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Commitment to racial and social justice.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to [email protected] or by mail to:

Oris Diaz, Director of Human Resources/Administration
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006

*No Phone Calls Please*

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information.

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