Director of Institutional Giving and Major Gifts


Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) is a small nonprofit and nonpartisan child advocacy organization. We educate and mobilize New Yorkers to make the city a better place for children. Our advocacy combines public policy research and data analysis with citizen action. We cast light on the issues, educate the public, engage allies, and identify and promote practical solutions to ensure that every New York City child is healthy, housed, educated and safe.


Reporting to the Associate Executive Director for Development, and working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Institutional Giving and Major Gifts will play a critical role in maintaining and growing our fundraising, particularly with foundations, corporate foundations, family foundations, and major individual donors. S/he will maintain and broaden our fundraising base through research and identification of donor prospects and the development and preparation of grant proposals or relevant materials related to solicitation of major individual donors. The Director of Institutional Giving and Major Gifts will manage and grow a million-dollar foundation grant portfolio that includes funding for all our multi-issue program, advocacy and data initiatives; and play a key role in facilitating a new Corporate Advisory Council and a more structured major gifts program built around a robust, existing individual donor base that has significant potential for growth. S/he will:

  • Work closely with leadership and other key staff to develop and prepare foundation, corporate, and major individual donor grant proposals as needed, including proposal research, writing, budgets and submission;
  • Maintain grants calendar: flag and meet critical requirements and deadlines for grant submissions, renewals, and interim reports;
  • Identify, research and pursue new opportunities for funding from institutional donors, both foundation and corporate, as well as family foundations and major individual donors;
  • Prepare prospect lists, in-depth profiles, and briefings to assist in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies;
  • Steward donor relationships by conducting or facilitating in-person outreach; telephone, email and letter contact; invitations to existing special events; and development of small targeted events, when necessary;
  • Work with leadership, development, program, and communications staff to develop understanding of our mission and history;
  • Direct a board committee tasked with identifying individual major gift prospects and facilitate (or occasionally participate in) major gift solicitations at the $10,000 level and above, including developing proposals, as needed;
  • Assist in facilitating, recruiting and growing a new Corporate Advisory Council
  • Participate in organization-wide planning and other fundraising activities as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Highly motivated, outgoing and enthusiastic self-starter with capacity to multi-task;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other staff and volunteers;
  • Exceptional organizational and writing skills, including rigorous attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Knowledge of foundation and corporate funding landscape a plus;
  • Knowledge of and interest in children’s issues and/or advocacy;
  • Demonstrated track record of success;
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must reside in New York City

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefit package.
Citizens’ Committee for Children is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disabling condition.

Please send a resume, cover letter, three writing samples and three references to:
Lorraine Tate, Executive Assistant


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 22 vacation days per year
  • 4 personal days per year
  • 18 sick days per year
  • 403b plan with employer/employee contribution
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