Senior Development Associate, Institutional Giving II

About the Organization

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella 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

The Senior Development Associate, Institutional Giving II will play a key role on our Development team, managing current and prospecting new foundation and government grants, and helping to build the institutional giving strategy for our growing organization. The Senior Development Associate, Institutional Giving II will work closely with NYIC executive, program, and finance staff to ensure clear internal communications around deliverables and reporting requirements for all grants. The position will also involve managing all aspects of government contracts, contract processing, and serving as main point of contact for contracting agencies, program staff, and outside vendors.

At any given time, the Senior Development Associate, Institutional Giving II will follow several dozen grants and contracts supporting different aspects of the NYIC’s work relating to immigrant justice and opportunity, developing funder relationships and identifying multiple engagement opportunities throughout the year. The ideal candidate must enjoy developing and implementing systems, have excellent interpersonal skills, and have a high level of attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain an understanding of the varied aspects of NYIC’s policy and advocacy work and its programs to support member organizations, and how various grants support that work. (Advanced knowledge of immigration issues or our work is advantageous but not necessarily a prerequisite.)
  • Generate new and compelling copy, and revise existing copy, for foundation and government grant proposals and reports, particularly pertaining to (but not exclusively) areas of civic engagement, economic recovery and resiliency, rapid response, health policy, and legal and immigrant services support.
  • Oversee government contract processes, and tailor processing strategy to the unique needs of each contract on the local, state and federal level.
  • Communicate regularly with contacts at foundations, corporations, and government agencies and with outside vendors. Understand the unique challenges of government funding and proactively work with NYIC leadership to ensure documentation, payment, etc.
  • Compile data for proposals and reports. Coordinate preparation of funding applications, contract packages, and reports. This includes compiling materials from program and finance staff and outside vendors while being mindful of detailed requirements for individual funders.
  • Collaboratively and independently, design funder outreach strategies for new prospects and existing donors around events, program and campaign needs.
  • Develop and maintain systems, including Salesforce, for managing government contract and foundation and corporation grant portfolios to keep all staff informed about grants and grant requirements. The individual will participate in development of new systems and will later provide training and support for colleagues to ensure the system is followed.
  • Coordinate the work of NYIC staff (including executive leadership, program staff, and administrative staff) to ensure that everyone has full information and that deadlines are met.
  • Identify new institutional funding sources via prospect research.
  • Assist with other development tasks as needed.

Qualities Sought:

  • 3 - 4 years professional experience, ideally in grants management or in a fast-paced non-profit organization, a must.
  • Ability to manage a large volume of information while maintaining attention to detail and understanding of how pieces fit together, a must.
  • Ability to be flexible, work independently, take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks under deadline pressure, a must.
  • Ability to write clear, concise, and effective materials for proposals, reports and funder outreach.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth research of potential funders, and inform strategy on next steps from findings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and oral), a must. Must also be a team player and able to adapt as necessary to changing circumstances.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects and follow through on detail with high-level accuracy.
  • Experience with CRM database systems, including Salesforce and complex spreadsheets, a plus.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to social justice and / or immigration, a plus.

Salary Range: $55,000 per year

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and writing samples to All emails must have “Senior Development Associate, Institutional Giving II” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.