The Development Office is looking for a Foundation Manager.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Archdiocese of New York
The New York Catholic Foundation focuses on long-term sources of funding to support the good works undertaken by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and its affiliated organizations. Through stewardship, transparency and accountability and solid board management, the Foundation enhances its ability to raise the funds needed to maintain the long-term viability of the Archdiocese of New York’s education, charitable and religious ministries. The Foundation offers donors a way to leave their legacy uniquely aligned with their Catholic values and beliefs, knowing that their gift directly supports the Catholic programs that they choose.
The Foundation Manager is responsible for direct fundraising from donors and foundations interested in providing gifts to the New York Catholic Foundation. The position entails conducting prospect research on potential foundation donors using on-line resources; drafting letters of inquiry, acknowledgement letters, proposals and reports; and processing grant awards and payments. As the Foundation Manager, the incumbent is expected to show proactive and responsive board management. The position entails creating and managing calendars for board and committee meetings, prepping the Executive Director of the Foundation prior to board meetings, and creating and distributing all of the relevant materials, including power points and board books. The position requires tact, diplomacy and careful attention to detail.
Experience Level: 3-4 years of administrative or grant writing
Direct Supervisor: Executive Director
- Conduct on-line prospect research
- Draft Letters of Inquiry, proposals, acknowledgement letters and other foundation communication
- Process grant awards and create donor stewardship reports for endowment fund donors
- Maintain highly detailed calendars for producing materials for committee and board meetings
- Create annual calendar of all board and committee meetings
- Collaborate with senior management in Development and Finance to create board books, power points, agendas, and other relevant board materials
- Take accurate notes at board and committee meetings and produce minutes
- Maintain updated lists of board members and disseminate board materials
- Act as a liaison with board members
- Coordinate with Finance and Operations to ensure accurate and timely grant distributions
- Education: Bachelor’s degree required
- Strong knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong written and verbal skills
- Ability to distill complex information into clear, well-written documents
- Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail
- Ability to collaborate with fundraising staff and executive directors
- Ability to take on added responsibility as it is presented