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Manager of Institutional Giving


GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Through research-driven programming, policy advocacy and public education, GLSEN promotes safe, affirming and effective learning environments where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. Recognized worldwide as an innovative leader in education, youth development and civil rights, GLSEN was honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change" in 2011, and by GuideStar's Philanthropedia division as a top three national LGBT non-profit in 2012.


Position Summary

GLSEN is seeking an experienced professional to fill the role of Institutional Giving Manager to expand and solidify its foundation and corporate giving to support organizational programs and its operations.  The right individual will have experience prospecting, cultivating and successfully writing grants for educational, civil rights and/or youth-centered organizations.  A focus on multi-year and multi-program support a major plus.

The Institutional Giving Manager raises philanthropic support for GLSEN priorities and programs by identifying, soliciting, stewarding and maintaining relationships with corporations and foundations. Oversees grant stewardship; ensures compliance with funding guidelines; and provides accurate and timely reporting. Proactively seeks opportunities to generate proposals based on foundation interests that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of GLSEN.


  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to institutional sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations to evaluate prospects for foundation grants.
  • Build relationships with institutional donors, working closely with the Chief Development Officer and the Executive Director.
  • Ability to craft compelling grant narratives that successfully leverage GLSEN assets.
  • Write and track proposals and corresponding budgets in coordination with staff across organization
  • Comply with all grants reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Communications to provide regular written updates to foundation donors.
  •  Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Significant experience in writing effective grant applications/proposals
  • Superior verbal communication skills
  • Experience in using research resources for identifying Grant maker prospects and funding opportunities.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.
  • Preference for those with national institutional funding contacts.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Foundation and/or Corporate Relations.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Record of stewardship of fundraising relationships.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office programs and Raiser’s Edge.
  • Familiarity with, and a passion for, LGBT issues in K-12 education; background in education/education reform;
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required


Application Instructions:

To apply, please email cover letter with resume to, or mail to:

110 William Street, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Attn: Manager of Institutional Giving Search

Please, no phone calls.

GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply.