Director of Institutional Giving

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) is a 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.

The Director of Institutional Giving will play a critical role in maintaining and growing CCC’s fundraising, particularly with foundations and corporate sponsorships. Reporting to the Associate Executive Director for Development, and working closely with the Executive Director, they will maintain and broaden CCC’s fundraising base through research and identification of prospects and the development and preparation of grant and sponsorship proposals. The Director of Institutional Giving will manage and grow a foundation grant portfolio that includes funding for all of CCC’s program, advocacy, and data initiatives; and play a key role in facilitating a new Corporate Advisory Council. Over 40% of CCC’s overall $3 million in annual revenue comes from corporations and foundations.

The Director of Institutional Giving will:

  • Identify, research, and pursue new opportunities for funding from institutional donors, both foundation and corporate;
  • Prepare prospect lists, profiles, and briefings to assist in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies;
  • Assist in recruiting, facilitating, and growing a new Corporate Advisory Council;
  • Work closely with leadership and other key staff to develop and prepare foundation and corporate foundation proposals;
  • Steward foundation and corporate relationships;
  • Maintain a grants calendar; and
  • Participate in organization-wide planning and other fundraising activities as needed.

Candidate Profile and Key Qualifications

The successful Director of Institutional Giving candidate will bring:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Highly motivated, outgoing, and enthusiastic commitment to excellence in development; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other CCC staff, volunteers, and Board Members;
  • Exceptional organizational and writing skills, including rigorous attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Knowledge of foundation and corporate funding landscapes; and
  • Knowledge of and interest in children’s issues and/or advocacy.

How to Apply

This search is being conducted by Schall & Russo Planning Works, LLC. Interested candidates should email (noting “CCC Institutional Giving” in the subject line) a thoughtful cover letter and resume, in confidence, to:

Steven Schall, Schall & Russo Planning Works, Tel: 917-207-7191

Citizens’ Committee for Children seeks a diverse pool of candidates for this position and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disabling condition.









  • 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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