Development Manager, Institutional Giving


New York, NY

Overview of the Organization

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is a policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams. Our mission is to unite immigrants, members, & allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. We represent the collective interests of New York's diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them; advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups; and build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people's lives, and to strengthen our state.

Our organizational values: Inclusive & Representative; Fair & Just; Accountable & Trusted.

Position Overview

Development Manager, Institutional Giving will focus on the NYIC’s foundation, government and corporate giving programs. With supervision from the Senior Development Manager, the Development Manager, Institutional Giving will oversee a significant piece of the Development team’s institutional portfolio and play a primary role in helping to cultivate existing organizational funding opportunities and identifying new prospects. Additionally, they will provide strategic direction and guidance throughout the year to meet ambitious fundraising goals.
This is a contract-funded position for a new rapid-response initiative that the NYIC is undertaking to support vulnerable migrants and asylum-seekers throughout New York State. This position will be for a period of one year (August 2023-August 2024) with the potential to extend for two more years, for a total of three years. The continuation of this position beyond three years is contingent upon available funding.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a robust understanding of the NYIC’s policy and advocacy work, its programs, and how various grants and partnerships align with that work. Advanced knowledge of immigration and/or social justice issues is advantageous but not a prerequisite.
  • Manage a government contract portfolio, generating inquiries, proposals and reports for city, state and federal agencies.
  • Manage a foundation portfolio, generating new and compelling copy, revise existing copy, for foundation grant proposals and reports including: general operating support, federal advocacy, capacity building, multi-year strategy, regional work, civics, education, health policy and special projects.
  • Liaise with the NYIC’s program, communications, and finance staff to ensure clear internal communication around deliverables and reporting requirements.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the organization with funders and outside partners.
  • Lead efforts to deepen the Development team’s knowledge and understanding of the NYIC’s work, by managing regular interdepartmental check-ins and proactively requesting data and stories to illustrate our impact and gain insights into the challenges faced by staff, member organizations, and immigrant communities.
  • Manage, refine and upkeep systems to support the overall fundraising goals of the team.
  • Work with the Development Manager, Individuals and Events to build a corporate engagement plan, prospect corporate leads for stewardship, and grow corporate revenue.
  • Perform similar duties for NYIC Action, including but not limited to: strategy, prospect and campaign narrative development, and project management of our c4 Asana.
  • Support additional Development tasks as needed.


  • 4-5 years professional experience and a proven record of success in institutional fundraising.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal). Must also be a team player and able to adapt as necessary to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to synthesize information while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects and follow through on detail with high-level accuracy.
  • Experience with database management is required; experience with Salesforce a plus.
  • Knowledge of issues facing immigrants in New York is an advantage, as is familiarity with funders that support immigrant issues.
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment and juggle multiple tasks while meeting simultaneous deadlines.

Important facts to know about this opportunity:

  • This position is mostly on-site, with a requirement of being in the office 4 days per week and remote 1 day per week.
  • The NYIC staff continues to mask while in the office.
  • The NYIC has a staff-wide vaccine mandate. Staff must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to HR before being onboarded.

Salary: $69,350.00**

In addition to a competitive salary, NYIC offers a full benefit plan, unlimited paid time off, commuter benefits and a comprehensive retirement plan.

**The NYIC has a transparent and equitable salary structure. Starting salaries for each position are set in advance with no room for negotiation.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, 2 writing samples and cover letter to All emails must have “Development Manager, Institutional Giving” in the subject line.

Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2023

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. No phone calls or emails will be accepted for this position.