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United Neighborhood Houses

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$80,000 to $90,000 annual salary depending on candidate experience.



United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is a policy and social change organization representing 45 neighborhood settlement houses that reach 765,000 New Yorkers from all walks of life. A progressive leader for more than 100 years, UNH is stewarding a new era for New York’s settlement house movement. We mobilize our members and their communities to advocate for good public policies and promote strong organizations and practices that keep neighborhoods resilient and thriving for all New Yorkers. UNH seeks a Manager of Institutional Giving.

UNH strives to apply a racial equity lens to our work. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds including race, ethnic culture, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.


Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Manager of Institutional Giving will research prospects, identify new and steward current relationships with corporate and foundation partners, prepare and submit letters of inquiry, grant proposals, budgets, final reports, and develop various communications. This person will be responsible for setting goals, planning strategy, and developing and managing a robust pipeline of corporate and foundation relationships.


  • Work with the organization’s Executive Director, Finance Director, and program staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts from foundations and corporations,
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with institutional contacts,
  • Research prospects to identify new sources of support and develop and manage tracking tools and a robust prospect pipeline,
  • Lead the development of proposals and reports for foundation and corporate funders and manage the collaborative editing process with staff,
  • Work closely with the senior director to set annual revenue goals for institutional giving, measuring progress and adjusting work plans as needed to successfully meet targets,
  • Take a leadership role in the Annual Benefit for corporate fundraising prospects, creating and implementing strategies to increase revenue, further engage event attendees and deliver clear, compelling event messaging,
  • Create, implement, and manage communications to institutional contacts,
  • Manage reporting as required, and conceive of, propose, and implement additional stewardship efforts for institutional donors,
  • Appropriately manage internal and external relationships around grant outcomes and results to meet or exceed donor expectations and manage and lead responses in situations when outcomes are not achieved,
  • Collaborate with the team on funders newsletters/communications, and to promote on-site tours/meetings,
  • Maintain records related to institutional fundraising,
  • Support the tracking, monitoring and reporting of donor interactions in the fundraising database,
  • Serve as a member of a small development and communications team, and support and participate in department projects as needed.


  • Significant track record of success in institutional fundraising,
  • Commitment to understanding and supporting the mission and goals of the organization
  • Knowledge of the New York City philanthropic and human services community,
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve goals,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships,
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational and analytical skills, and project management skills,
  • Ability to serve as a spokesperson in the philanthropic community and raise the organization’s visibility,
  • Working knowledge of donor management software,
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.


$80,000 to $90,000 annual salary depending on candidate experience. UNH offers a competitive benefits package as well as excellent medical, dental and retirement plans, and is committed to professional growth within the organization. Note that UNH offices are currently operating on a hybrid schedule. Applicants must have an ability to commute to our office in Lower Manhattan, as well as the ability to travel throughout New York City during business hours and perhaps to other parts of New York.

How to Apply:

email a cover letter, writing sample and resume, to:  No inquiries please; only successful candidates will be contacted.

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