Development Officer, Foundation & Government Grants

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 6/25/2024

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a growing educational and cultural organization with the world’s foremost archives and library devoted to the history and culture of East European Jewry, seeks a full-time Development Officer, Institutional Giving to focus on securing foundation, corporate, and government grants to join our development team. We are looking for a professional that pays attention to details. The Development Officer, Institutional Giving, will report directly to the Chief Development Officer.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Devise and implement strategies to expand, acquire, renew, and upgrade YIVO’s pipeline to support both unrestricted and special projects.
  • Lead on writing, editing, and copy editing of foundations and major donor materials, including proposals, letters of inquiry, concept notes, grant reports, progress updates, and other related written materials.
  • Participate in the identification and cultivation of donor prospects.
  • Maintain familiarity and understanding of YIVO’s work, goals, and priorities. 

Qualifications & Experience:

 A self-starter with proven abilities to secure high levels of gifts/grants.

  • Detailed-oriented, ambitious, and motivated with a strong work ethic and who values a results-driven and highly collaborative work environment.
  • Someone who demonstrates the ability to present the mission convincingly and professionally and who engages, inspires, and generates enthusiasm among prospects.
  • Determined and decisive, exhibiting sound judgment.
  • Willing to work evenings and some weekends. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of successful fundraising experience within a Jewish communal, higher education, or nonprofit setting.
  • Demonstrated experience, success, and progressive responsibility in fundraising.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Suite, Raiser’s Edge, and other relevant programs, databases, and reporting systems.

Additional Information:

Salary: $90,000 to $105,000 commensurate with experience

Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Life, LTD, Pension, Paid time off, Sick leave

Position Type: Full-Time

To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Melissa Cohen, Chief Development Officer, at [email protected].

Please include “Development Officer, Institutional Giving” in the subject heading of the email.

Salary90,000.00 - 105,000.00 Annual
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