Development Manager, Institutional Giving – NYC

Reading Partners

Job title: Development Manager, Institutional Giving – NYC

Company: Reading Partners

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Development Manager, Institutional Giving – NYC

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Reading Partners New York – New York, NY

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Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers in under-resourced schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful, happy and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. to learn more about Reading Partners.

The high level:

The development manager is part of a team of fundraisers and relationship builders working together to support Reading Partners NYC’s regional strategic efforts. The development manager’s main roles are to support the achievement of regional fundraising goals in close partnership with the local development team through grant writing for foundation, corporate, and local government sources while also supporting other regional fundraising efforts. Reporting directly to the development director in the NYC region, this role is heavily involved in prospecting, research, grant writing, and supporting the development team initiatives. The development manager is a highly collaborative, detail-oriented, compelling writer and driven relationship builder, excited by both higher-level strategy and on-the-ground project management work.

What you’ll do:

Support management of the institutional portfolio to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals for the region.

In partnership with the development director, lead the submission of all foundation and corporate grants for the region, managing the collection necessary materials and attachments from various teams and ensuring submissions are compelling and persuasive, and aligned with Reading Partners quality standards.

Manage the institutional portfolio calendar, tracking deadlines, ensuring timely submission of requirements, planning and drafting stewardship communications and end of year partner impact reports, and tracking communication and engagement.

Conduct prospect research to identify and pursue new foundation, corporate, and local government funding.

Create outreach templates, presentation decks, data reports, and other materials to support institutional fundraising efforts.

Serve as the development team lead for Tutor for a Day corporate engagement events by partnering with the community engagement and program teams to manage the annual calendar, coordinate logistics, and lead communications with corporate teams.

Support institutional meetings and visits, including scheduling and logistical details, preparation of materials and talking points, and note-taking.

Manage the region’s public and local government portfolios to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals for the region.

Lead the submission of applications, compliance, and reporting requirements for existing and future local government contracts.

In partnership with the program team, track, invoice and support the fulfillment of all school and partner Fee for Service payments, streamlining existing processes to ensure all payments are committed before the upcoming year.

Partner with the executive director to build relationships with the NYC DOE and other local government officials in order to expand portfolio funding.

Support regional fundraising events and activities.

Lead development communications efforts by sourcing and writing content for external newsletters, social media posts, blog posts, and other external communication; manage the publishing and sending of communications and content through an external email platform and regional social media pages.

Support with the planning and execution of fundraising events, including sponsor coordination, day-of event support and volunteer management, and event follow-up.

Support all shared development team responsibilities, including board and committee meetings, annual mailings, site visits, etc.

Other duties as needed.

How you’ll do it:


Effectively write high-quality donor communications that demonstrate deep knowledge of our program and promote our mission. Through exceptional writing, serve as an ambassador of Reading Partners.

Quickly establish credibility when promoting Reading Partners to external audiences. Demonstrate a high degree of comfort and poise with donors, corporations, and prospects.

New Revenue Generation:

Demonstrate a proficient ability to conduct prospect research and write customized and compelling grant reports, proposals and letters of intent in order to secure funding from renewal partners and generate funding from new sources.

Project Management:

Create clear project plans with diligent implementation making sure all assigned projects are thoroughly completed on time. Identify and communicate all contributors, deadlines, and expectations before and during a project. Understand the vision and distill it into actionable and manageable pieces.

Demonstrate a strong detail orientation, accuracy, and the ability to manage projects independently, and as part of a team.

Execute all work in a highly organized, analytical, and data-driven manner, and demonstrate the ability to prioritize, problem-solve.

Relationship Development & Collaboration:

Establish highly collaborative relationships with all team members in the region and National team.

Demonstrate a hunger to learn, grow, support, and add great value. Regularly seek to understand all aspects of our model to convey externally.

Boast an entrepreneurial spirit and actively seek to deepen current donor relationships and forge new ones. Demonstrate excitement to steward and leverage relationships to support regional growth.

About you!

You’ll be successful in this role if you:

You have 3+ years of increasing responsibility in grant writing or institutional giving

Are an exceptional, persuasive, and persistent communicator verbally and in writing

Are achievement-oriented and have a high attention to detail

Can build strong relationships in the fundraising community

Boast a deep belief in our mission

Root your work in our

Can prove eligibility to work in the U.S. legally

What we offer:

Reading Partners’ compensation and benefits programs are designed to attract, motivate, engage, and retain top talent to propel our mission forward. We aim to set salaries based on objective, external, high-quality market data. Our salaries are adjusted for candidates in different geographic regions. We do our very best to ensure that we’re bringing our best offer – therefore we do not engage in salary negotiations.

This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. The pay range for this position is $65,811 – $77,425 per year for our New York City Region.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flex spending accounts, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and currently a 403(b) match option.

Professional development reimbursement fund up to $1,000 per year.

Ten (10) vacation days with twelve (12) sick days.

We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us.

The other things you need to know:

Travel: This position may involve occasional travel throughout the New York City Region. This position may also involve occasional travel to Reading Partners’ National Headquarters in Oakland, CA.

This role is a hybrid role that reports to the RPNYC office twice per week

What’s Next?

If you’re interested in joining our Reading Partners team, please submit the following application materials to our online job posting:

A cover letter describing your interest in Reading Partners and how your past experience has prepared you for this role. Please include your salary needs.


Expected salary: $65811 – 77425 per year

Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Tue, 21 Nov 2023 08:52:27 GMT

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