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Institutional Giving Manager

About Mercy Center:

Located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, Mercy Center is a comprehensive community center annually serving 2,500+ participants from all over the Bronx. Our mission, rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, is to empower women and their families in the South Bronx to liberate themselves from economic poverty. We promote their right to an improved quality of life by addressing the needs of the whole person, developing skills for healthy family living and economic advancement, and building a community of respect, hospitality, and non-violence. Most of our participants are immigrants who live on annual household incomes of under $20,000.  Our goal is to help our participants improve their lives and strengthen their families and their community. Consider joining our dedicated team committed to improving the lives of many.


Position Overview:

Reporting to the director of development, the ideal candidate will focus on raising money from foundations, corporations, and government agencies.  S/he will assist the director of development in developing and maintaining relationships with institutional contacts. Office is easily accessible from the 2, 5, or 6 trains.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Write proposals, LOIs, and respond to RFPs to secure funding from institutional funders including foundation, corporate, and government sources

  • Prepare and maintain a calendar of grant renewal and reporting deadlines

  • Write funder reports and other communications as needed

  • Conducts prospect research and work with the director of development to and solicit prospects

  • Coordinate with finance and program staff members to gather information and prepare budgets and other supporting documents for requests and reports

  • Work with the director of development to set up and conduct site visits with current and prospective institutional funders

  • Ensure Mercy Center is in compliance with all grant terms

  • Manage a renewal portfolio of 30+ institutions

  • Maintain records in DonorPerfect, and update paper and digital files

  • Assist with other department projects as assigned


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years experience in non-profit fundraising required

  • Grant writing experience, including exposure to government grants, required

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and donor database software; knowledge of DonorPerfect a plus

  • Proactive work ethic with excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and function well in a team environment

  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment

  • High energy and passion for the mission to empower underserved women and families to develop healthy family life skills, overcome poverty and low levels of education, and achieve economic independence

  • Be willing to advocate on behalf of Mercy Center’s programs and participants


To Apply: Salary based on experience. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Please note Institutional Giving Manger in the subject line.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  No phone calls or office visits please. Mercy Center is an EOE.

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