Student Leadership Network supports young people growing up in diverse underserved communities to gain access to educational opportunities that help prepare them to lead successful lives. In 1996, Student Leadership Network (SL Network) opened the United States’ first all-girls public school in 30 years – The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem. What started with one school has grown to a network of 36 public schools, including 13 all-girls schools nationwide, and has expanded to support college access and success in co-educational settings across the country. Over the last 25 years, SL Network has impacted more than 44,000 students through three life-changing programs: The Young Women's Leadership Schools (TYWLS), CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), and Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN). To learn more, visit www.student leadership network.org.
Student Leadership Network is seeking a Manager of Institutional and Corporate Giving. Reporting to the Director of Institutional and Corporate Giving, the Manager of Institutional and Corporate Giving will directly support Student Leadership Network’s foundation, corporate, and government fundraising efforts, which currently comprise $3.5 million of the organization’s $12 million revenue for the current fiscal year. SL Network is supported by some of the nation's and NYC's most rigorous education funders, including the Gates Foundation, Robin Hood, the Clark Foundation, and the Charles Hayden Foundation. The Manager of Institutional and Corporate Giving will support all aspects of the institutional and corporate giving program, including conducting all institutional prospect research, growing a pipeline of prospective funders, and ensuring the cultivation, stewardship, renewal, and solicitation of foundation, corporate, and government funders.
This role will support all aspects of Student Leadership Network’s corporate, institutional, and government giving program and will collaborate with other teams at Student Leadership Network, as needed. The successful candidate will have at least three to five years of institutional relations experience with foundation, corporate, and government sources in a non-profit setting. Experience working with data teams to track metrics for funders, a demonstrated track record of surpassing fundraising goals, and a passion for equalizing educational opportunities for students growing up in diverse underserved communities are essential. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to work with a fantastic team of committed professionals dedicated to educational equity!
Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Support the Director of Institutional and Corporate giving with grant writing and drafting fundraising documents, including letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and cover letters
- Manage the process for securing funding from the New York City Council and other public sources.
- Collaborate with SL Network staff as well as finance to ensure that reports and proposals are submitted on time.
- Manage a portfolio of institutional and corporate funders that includes, but is not limited to, organizing and preparing grant proposals and report packages in compliance with funder guidelines and supporting site visits.
- In collaboration with programs teams, help lead employee engagement initiatives for Student Leadership Network’s corporate funders.
- Prepare new and keep current supporting documentation for funder reports and proposals.
- Conduct prospect research to help identify pipeline of institutional donors.
- Help maintain existing donor records; keep current existing funder research; maintain prospect lists; track and report progress of the prospect pipeline.
- Add new prospects and donors into the donor database; assist with maintaining record-keeping and reporting.
- Understand Student Leadership Network’s mission and goals to effectively research, monitor, and identify new potential sources of funding.
- Track funder activities utilizing Salesforce to ensure that funder interactions are documented, and assigned action steps are completed and regularly updated.
- Stay up to date on current trends in the foundation, corporate, and government giving and engage in training and professional development opportunities as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum 3-5 years of grant writing experience in the nonprofit development field.
- Must possess excellent persuasive writing skills and be highly detail-oriented.
- Aptitude for being highly organized; interest in developing project management skills.
- Must be collaborative and demonstrate initiative in managing personal time and project deadlines.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and prioritize while working under multiple deadlines.
- Proficient with MS Word and Excel, and Google workspace suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive).
- Familiarity with institutional funder research is preferred.
- Familiarity with donor database software (e.g., Salesforce) and prospect search engines (e.g., iWave) is preferred.
- Passionate about Student Leadership Network’s mission, and committed to teamwork and being results-oriented.
Student Leadership Network is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of all races, faiths, genders, and abilities, immigrants, veterans, LBGTQIA2S+ people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve, are strongly encouraged to apply to join our team.
Compensation: The annual salary range is between $68,143 - $83,476, commensurate with skills and experience.
Benefits: Student Leadership Network offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees, including:
- Medical (health, dental, and vision)
- Health Reimbursement Account (up to $14,000 for families)
- Flexible Spending Account (for Medical, Dependent Care and Transit/Parking)
- 401K Retirement Plan with 4% Employer Match
- Generous Paid Family Leave minimum of 12 weeks based on tenure
- Life Insurance (100% of the insurance premium)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid Time Off:
- Full-time employees earn 17 days per year in the first three years
- 10 Federal holidays and 2 floating holidays
- 10 wellness (sick) days per year
- Annual Wellness Week between Christmas and New Year’s
- Summer Fridays early dismissal