Manager of Institutional Giving (NYC or remote)

  • 81 Prospect St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) is a national organization working to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, public health, and racial justice to elevate healing and safety over retribution, advance racial equity, and meet the needs of survivors. Our primary programs work to end the death penalty, limit and transform policing, and change the national narrative on violence and accountability. For more information, visit:

Job Description

We seek a sharp, detail-oriented Manager of Institutional Giving with top-notch writing skills to join our growing team. This position will work closely with the Director of Partnerships to identify, cultivate, solicit, and report on foundation, government, and corporate donors, as well as working closely with the Director of Finance & Administration and program staff to ensure accurate accounting of grant-funded expenses, reporting on program outcomes, and compliance with grant terms and restrictions.

EJUSA has 17 staff, with most located throughout the country, and a small national office in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This position would ideally be based in the Brooklyn office, but we will consider applicants from elsewhere who want to work remotely. This position will report to the Director of Partnerships and will be our third full-time development staff member. We’re a terrific team that loves our work and really enjoys working together!

Strategy & Research

  • Create and execute a multi-year strategy for expanding private foundation, corporate foundation, and government philanthropic support as a core component of EJUSA’s broader development planning
  • Work collaboratively with program and development staff to create customized solicitation strategies for each funder, including matching EJUSA’s objectives with the interests of the prospect
  • Research and analyze new public and private institutional funding opportunities
  • Work with staff, Board of Directors, and other key partners and donors to make connections with prospective institutional donors
  • Provide guidance to the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Director of Partnerships in their communications with institutional donors
  • Bring promising institutional funder prospects to development team after ranking them by viability and impact

Grantwriting & Reporting

  • Draft, edit, and proofread compelling proposals, narratives, reports, updates, and other materials needed for meetings or requested by donors
  • Develop informative and regular reports to funders to keep grantors engaged and maintain their continued support and involvement
  • Work closely with finance staff to create budgets, budget narratives, and other financial reports, and ensure that finance staff understand what can be charged to each donor
  • Work with program staff to ensure effective transfer of information about program activities and accomplishments to populate reports and updates


Prospect & Grant Management

  • Manage, cultivate, and steward an existing portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government partners
  • Proactively approach potential institutional funders to establish new relationships, gauge alignment with EJUSA’s vision and programs, and strengthen EJUSA’s connections within the institutional funding community
  • At direction of EJUSA’s Director of Partnerships, represent EJUSA at meetings to cultivate prospective institutional funders
  • Ensure the timely acknowledgment of gifts from institutional funders
  • Create and maintain systems for the management of grant deadlines and submissions
  • Track grants to assure compliance with grant terms and restrictions, reporting requirements, reporting deadlines, and updates
  • Update the donor database and tracking systems with pertinent information, correspondence, and documents related to funders and prospects


  • 3 – 5 years successful grant writing experience at small to mid-sized non-profit; experience with advocacy or issue-based grant fundraising a strong plus
  • Deep understanding of foundation, corporate, and government partner relationships at city, regional, national, and international levels
  • Familiarity with institutional criminal justice reform funders a plus
  • Experience conducting research on new funder prospects
  • Demonstrated experience managing and reporting on a complex matrix of restricted grants
  • Demonstrated ability to produce successful fundraising outcomes and meet fast-paced timelines
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to write under deadline and creatively present complex bodies of work or analysis in ways that inspire different audiences
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing work environment
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to juggle various projects and deadlines
  • Strong budgeting skills for preparation of grant proposals and reports
  • Self-starter, organized, disciplined, and highly detail-oriented
  • Comfort working in a Mac-based environment
  • High proficiency with office and web-based applications, including Microsoft Office, familiarity donor databases a plus, and the ability to learn new programs quickly
  • A positive attitude, friendly personality, and the ability to get along with many types of people and be a team player
  • Commitment to the mission and core values of Equal Justice USA, including a commitment to racial equity

Additional Information

Location: Brooklyn, NY (remote/offsite arrangements possible)

Compensation: $60 - 70K, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including employer-paid medical and dental care, retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and holidays, disability insurance, and professional development allowance.

Target start date: Immediately upon hire

To apply: Upload a cover letter and resume in PDF format only. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No calls please. Applications will be reviewed immediately on a rolling basis.


EJUSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply, including those impacted by the issues we work on. We consider all applicants on the basis of their ability to perform the job, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, physical appearance, age, mental or physical disability, credit history, veteran status, uniform service member status, justice system involvement, victims of domestic violence, stalking, or other crimes, political affiliation, or any other legally protected class. EJUSA does not tolerate discrimination or harassment against any of the above listed classes.