Director of Philanthropy, Institutional Giving

About Us

God’s Love We Deliver, a nonsectarian organization, is the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Begun as an HIV/AIDS service organization, today God’s Love provides for people living with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God’s Love cooks and home delivers the specific, nutritious meals a client’s severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by one of our Registered Dietitians, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling. God’s Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency’s services are provided free of charge.

About the Role

The Director of Philanthropy, Institutional Giving will lead our efforts to secure $3-4 million in annual funding from corporate, foundation, and government sources. Working collaboratively with the Philanthropy Team and Program staff, you will set and achieve fundraising goals, develop and implement fundraising strategies, and manage a portfolio of over 200 corporate and foundation relationships.

The ideal candidate for this position has exceptional writing skills and is able to produce compelling grant applications and other documents. With the support of a full-time grant writer, you will also conduct research to identify new prospects and build strong relationships with current and potential corporate and foundation partners. You will be responsible for preparing and submitting letters of inquiry, grant proposals, budgets, reports, and other correspondence.

As the Director of Philanthropy, Institutional Giving, you will play a critical role in advancing our mission and ensuring the sustainability of our organization. We are looking for a proactive, detail-oriented individual who is passionate about fundraising and making a difference in the community.

  • Benefits: Excellent Health, Dental, and Vision insurance at low cost to employees. Option to enroll in pre-tax Commuter Transit, Flexible Spending Account, and Health Savings Account.
  • Retirement Savings Plan: 403B with up to a 2% match each pay period
  • Paid Time Off including
    • 15 Days of annual Paid Vacation Time Off in first year of employment, increasing with length of service
    • 12 days of annual Paid Sick Time
    • 10 paid holidays
  • Monday through Friday.
  • A rewarding work environment: Supporting our operations providing nutritious meals to New Yorkers living with severe illness.
  • A collaborative work environment: Everyone works together to contribute their talents and their ideas.
  • A fun work environment:  Periodic staff lunches and Happy Hours; an annual staff retreat to focus on team learning and team-building;  a fun Holiday Party to celebrate our staff
  • An inclusive work environment: Celebrating diversity, equity and accessibility, valuing the unique perspectives and life experiences that all employees bring to work.
  • This is a hybrid position allowing for some remote work and requiring regular in-office workdays.
  • This is a Full-Time exempt position, paying $105,000 – $115,000 annually.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive and strategic work plan for corporate and foundation relations.
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide direction to the Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
  • Ensure timely tracking and analysis of foundation and corporate giving.
  • Represent God’s Love to both internal and external partners to cultivate and maintain key relationships.
  • Schedule and coordinate agency site visits with foundation and corporate representatives to increase engagement and awareness of God’s Love’s work.
  • Attend community meetings and events and engage in foundation/corporate visits to represent God’s Love.
  • Work closely with program staff to identify funding potential for programmatic initiatives and possible pilot programs within the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward more than 200 corporate and foundation donors to achieve fundraising goals of approximately $3-4 million or more in grant funding annually.
  • Write, edit, proofread, and submit grant proposals, letters of inquiry, acknowledgement letters, final reports, budget documents, and other materials to support fundraising efforts.
  • Work directly with corporations and foundations to solicit gifts and build strong community support for programs at God’s Love.
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of all gifts related to corporate and foundation giving.
  • Oversee record-keeping in Raiser’s Edge to track gifts and goals, meet deadlines for proposals and reporting, and maintain accurate records for all gifts and relationships.
  • Collaborate with Program staff, the Finance team, and the Philanthropy team to plan and produce budget documents, program activity reports, updates, newsletter articles and other materials.
  • Collaborate with staff, board, and other internal and external partners to set and achieve goals, produce written materials, and meet grant expectations.
  • Work with the Communications Department to recognize foundation and corporate funders via print and digital newsletters, social media, and website.
  • Meet with program staff quarterly to ensure grant deliverables are on track.
  • Attend weekly meetings of Philanthropy, Communications, Volunteer Services and Event Rental colleagues, as well as monthly Managers’ meetings.
  • Participate in and assist with agency events and cultivation activities as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About You:

You are highly self-motivated, empathetic, driven by a strong work ethic and deep integrity.  You are inspired by the mission of God’s Love We Deliver and eager to join others in working to achieve it.  You are looking for an organization with big goals and opportunities.

In addition, the right candidate meets the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working in a fast-paced nonprofit grant-writing role
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience directly managing people.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to produce a variety of complex, compelling written stories for diverse and wide-ranging audiences.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources.
  • Experience managing a departmental budget.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Team player with a coaching and mentoring mindset.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strategic mindset with an ability to think and focus on both the near- and long-term.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge NXT.

Interested in Applying for this Role?