Institutional Giving Manager

Development · New York , New York
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time


The Bowery Mission seeks a new Institutional Giving Manager to join a passionate and growing team to help raise critical funds necessary to transform lives at The Bowery Mission. The Institutional Giving Manager leads the foundation giving strategy for The Bowery Mission, overseeing all activities related to grant proposals and reports for private and corporate foundations and other institutions. The Institutional Giving Manager collaborates with the Chief Development Officer, the CEO, other members of the development team to lead and support all grant-related activities and an annual revenue goal of $1.5 million.


The Institutional Giving Manager develops effective written content, program metrics, and financial documents, and packages these in a timely manner to meet all proposal and report deadlines. The Institutional Giving Manager supervises and collaborates closely with the Development Officer, Foundations. Within the Development Team, the Institutional Giving Manager is a primary collector, organizer, and communicator of relevant information on program operations. The Institutional Giving Manager is an expert in grant writing, has supervisory skills, and cares deeply about the men, women, and children that The Bowery Mission serves.

Reports to: Director, Major Gifts & Campaign


Why The Bowery Mission, and why now? The Bowery Mission has served men and women experiencing homelessness every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began—and for nearly 150 years before that. The Bowery Mission has stood with New Yorkers in their time of need through crises including the 1918 flu pandemic, 9/11, Hurricane Sandy and now the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time in our city’s history, as the needs of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and poverty continue to grow, we have been making strategic investments in order to offer radical hospitality and individualized care to each person who comes through our doors. We invite guests and clients to choose help and make progress through our programs in the context of a supportive and caring community.


With the growing number of people experiencing homelessness and poverty and the urgency of the need, our Development Team is responsible for an annual revenue budget of $17.8M in FY 2022.


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Take lead responsibility on grants submission and management, coordinating activities and meeting deadlines for grant proposals and reports.
  2. Manage a caseload of foundation partners and achieve associated revenue goals.
  3. Identify and cultivate new prospects.
  4. Supervise a Development Officer, Foundations who will provide support in all functions.
  5. Supervise the administrative details and financial reporting for all grants, monitoring proposal requirements and ensuring goals and objectives in grant letters and contracts are met.
  6. Develop effective and persuasive narrative content for use in grant proposals and reports.
  7. Ensure written content accurately reflects current programming and organizational priorities.
  8. Ensure each proposal is aligned with a clearly defined, realistic set of metrics.
  9. Develop and interpret strong sets of outputs and outcomes for use in grant proposals and reports.
  10. Collaborate with Finance team to develop strong financial documents, including customized budgets and income sources documents, adapting existing financial documents as needed.


            1. Embrace the organization’s Statement of Faith.
            2. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or equivalent professional writing experience
            3. Excellent written communication skills and demonstrated ability to relay complex information with precision, clarity, and attention to detail
            4. Proven experience in project management and the ability to meet a variety of deadlines in a fast-paced environment
            5. Strong skills in financial analysis and reporting
            6. High proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office software
            7. High integrity that builds trust with internal and external stakeholders


            1. At least two years of grant writing and/or grants management experience
            2. Knowledge of foundation and funding worlds (in related nonprofit fields a plus)
            3. Experience in cultivating and stewarding foundation relationships
            4. Experience with Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and/or other prospect research tools
            5. Experience with CRM databases (Raiser’s Edge a plus)
            6. Experience supervising staff

            The Bowery Mission takes the health & safety of our staff, guests, clients, and volunteers very seriously, and especially as it relates to the current Covid-19 pandemic.


            In partnership with the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, we have modified our services to stay up-to-date with the latest health and safety guidelines that continuously evolve based upon new information and research. We greatly value the contributions of essential workers in roles like this one and have designed protocols around personal protective equipment, social distancing, cleaning and sanitation, and building capacity in order to protect our staff and those we serve.

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