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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Manager (Institutional Partnerships), Ms. Foundation for Women, Brooklyn, NY

Manager, Institutional Partnerships 

Posted on: July 29, 2014 
Posted by: Ms. Foundation for Women  
Application deadline: Applications accepted on rolling basis until position is filled
Job location: Brooklyn, NY 


The Manager, Institutional Partnerships strengthens and expands institutional fundraising efforts to increase revenue. This position works with outside foundations, the CEO, and program staff internally to manage a strategy for development of revenue in the program areas and to look for new sources of funding.


  • Maintain and expand support for the Ms. Foundation programs and initiatives, including prospecting, proposal and report writing, and relationship management
  • Work closely with program, communications, and advocacy staff to strategize on, develop content for, and execute development strategies for foundations
  • Manage the prospect portfolio and ensure that that cultivation and solicitation strategies are carried through by relevant staff and board
  • Track proposal and reporting deadlines and departmental performance against goals
  • Identify, research, and pursue new funding sources and supervise research staff towards this goal
  • Develop annual foundation fundraising strategies and forecasting in the assigned program areas, including the development of new initiatives as needed
  • Supervise and/or execute relevant grants administration, including participation in tracking grant financials and narrative and financial report preparation, as well as developing budgets, timelines and project deliverables
  • Participate in the update and maintenance of strong donor database records
  • Work with Major Donor staff on individual prospects for foundation or corporate gifts
  • Work with program and executive staff to communicate Development needs for proposals and working with the other departments to develop effective programs that will be attractive to funders
  • Develop a deep understanding of program content and organizational priorities to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing
  • Manage an institutional funding calendar that includes an expanded slate of institutional funder opportunities
  • Develop briefings on the progress of the Ms. Foundation's programmatic initiatives for institutional funder updates and ongoing communications
  • Develop prospect lists and briefings for senior staff trips to new cities
  • Manage institutional communications and mailings
  • Travel for program and development-related activities as needed 


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in foundations/institutional grant writing and development
  • Proven experience in prospecting and growing new sources of revenue from foundations
  • College degree required
  • Ability to forecast revenue accurately
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to educate other staff on what is needed in programmatic outcomes
  • 3 years of experience working for a foundation
  • Demonstrated superior writing and organizational skills
  • Experience in managing and developing budgets for grant proposals
  • Superior Excel and Word skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly, ask probing questions, and synthesize information from an array of sources
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on time and with quality results
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to work collaboratively
  • A commitment to the mission and values of the Ms. Foundation for Women 


The Ms. Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status or sexual orientation. Job is Brooklyn-based.


To apply for the position, please submit a detailed cover letter and current resume at:

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