The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (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 Black 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 been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive 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.
The LDF Development Department is headquartered in NYC and oversees all fundraising efforts to support LDF’s ongoing programs and operations. This is a transformative time for LDF and for its Development Department, having seen a recent dramatic influx of support in direct response to widespread attention to racial injustices. This is a pivotal time for LDF as the organization looks to build on this growth.
LDF seeks an experienced, pro-active and passionate Institutional Giving Manager to help drive the Development Department and reports to the Senior Director of Institutional Giving.
- Develop and manage a portfolio of institutional donors;
- Manage a schedule of submission and reporting deadlines and deliverables;
- Draft grant/sponsorship proposals, letters of inquiry, and grant/sponsorship reports;
- Conduct prospect and donor research;
- Manage reporting process;
- Draft correspondence to donors for signature of Senior Director of Institutional Giving (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.;
- Engage with finance and programming departments to develop and report on budgets to support programs and proposals;
- Assist Senior Director of Institutional Giving in preparation for and follow-up to grant management meetings, including drafting agendas, taking meeting notes, and sending meetings recaps;
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a development office;
- Strong writing and editing skills with the ability to synthesize complex program concepts into compelling proposals and reports on deadlines;
- 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.
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.
This position is open until filled.
Please submit your resume and cover letter:
Director of Human Resources/Administration
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 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, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.
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