National Dance Institute is in an exciting growth period and, as such, is looking for a talented and motivated Manager of Institutional Giving to join our Development team in our state-of-the-art facility in Harlem.
The Manager of Institutional Giving will report to the Senior Director of Development and will be responsible for guiding NDI’s foundation, corporate, and government fundraising efforts.
Core responsibilities include:
Developing and executing institutional fundraising strategies;
Writing proposals, letters, and reports, and conveying in compelling and resonant language the power and essence of NDI’s mission and programs;
Leading the stewardship of institutional donors;
Coordinating and hosting site visits for program officers;
Creating and managing the foundation, government, and corporate grants calendar;
Meeting with government officials and staff members, and handling government contracts and grants;
Identifying new prospects and directing the research and cultivation of new funders;
Liaising with senior NDI program and artistic staff to update statistics and create new narratives reflecting NDI’s programs, and creating program budgets;
Building annual revenue projections, and creating year-to-date reports;
Maintaining organizational registration status and documents in city, state, and federal grant portals;
Working with Finance on creating budgets and financial narratives for grant requests and reports;
Preparing and maintaining all contracts and grant agreements with institutional funders;
Other tasks as assigned.
NDI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our policy is to select, place, train and promote the best-qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, military status, domestic violence status, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years of relevant experience, and the desire to be part of a dynamic fundraising team that supports NDI’s work of providing the highest-quality arts education programs to 6,500 New York City public school children each year. Candidate must be an exceptional writer, a quick learner, a creative thinker, a team player, personable, detail-oriented, and deadline-sensitive. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package offered.
Internal Number: 800
About National Dance Institute
National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded by New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. Through our award-winning multidisciplinary programs, we strive to reach every child, transcending barriers of language, culture, and physical and cognitive challenges. In the process, our professional teaching artists foster in students a love of the arts and curiosity about the world, and help our young dancers learn to work together, develop personal standards of excellence and cultivate a confidence in themselves that supports their success in school and in life. Since its founding in 1976, NDI has impacted the lives of over two million children.