We are seeking a Director of Development to guide our government and foundation fundraising. As a senior member of the Development and Communications team, you’ll play a central role in driving our $88M budget, with $2.6M (and growing) coming from private donors. You’ll have a finger on the pulse of the public and private funding landscape and secure the resources we need to expand and innovate for NYC’s most disenfranchised and under-resourced communities.
You’ll be joining Sheltering Arms at a crucial time in NYC’s human services sector. We are emboldened by the urgency of this moment in our City’s history, and eager to drive the fight for justice and equity for the youth, families, and communities we serve. As our Director of Development, you’ll be responsible for the present – like managing cultivation and stewardship plans, writing grant proposals and RFPs, and facilitating project management timelines – and the future – such as donor prospecting, supporting the development of new relationships, and creating new fundraising strategies. You’ll manage a Development Manager and report to the Chief Development Officer.
The Development and Communications team at Sheltering Arms fuels the growth and impact of the organization through fundraising, branding, marketing, advocacy, and volunteer management initiatives. We are fired up by the opportunity to generate life-transforming results for our communities, and all of us share a desire to innovate, improve, and enjoy the journey. You’re a good fit for our team if you also believe in:
As the “drumbeat” for all government and foundation grants, know when everything is happening, why it needs to happen, when it needs to happen, and how. Maintain that march when things are going well and when we’re falling behind (hopefully that never happens, but hey, that’s life).
Manage the institutional giving plan’s timeline, execution, monitoring, and assessment.
Analyze our institutional giving performance, current and future trends, and the City, state, and federal landscape to build a short- and long-term institutional giving strategy.
Along with the Development Manager, manage all gift processing, including acknowledgements, reporting, and all of the other business that donors and the finance department loves.
Lead the end-to-end grant and RFP process for foundation and government revenue sources; which involves world class project management and the presence and skills to guide Program, Quality Improvement, and Finance teams to establish needs, priorities, areas of ownership, and execution timelines.
Manage a full-time Development Manager who has lead responsibility for grant writing; think of your duo as Batman and Robin (fighting injustice through incredible, persuasive grant proposals and RFPs).
Improve the impact and sustainability of our programs by surfacing best practices in the sector, shaping proposals to launch and scale those best practices, and partnering with our staff to build an effective framework for programmatic outcomes.
Donor and prospect cultivation + stewardship:
Manage foundation prospecting efforts and prepare cultivation plans for target prospects.
Work with the CEO, Chief Development Officer, and Chief Program Officer to create and execute cultivation plans for all prospects, ultimately ensuring those fine folks join our cause.
Partner with the Director of Marketing to strengthen our communication efforts as a whole and specifically for prospects who are seeking inspiration related to our work.
It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.