SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people and provides cultural competency training for aging providers and LGBT organizations.
Reports to: Senior Director of Development
Location: SAGE National Headquarters in Midtown Manhattan
Status: Full-time / Exempt
Schedule: Generally, 35 hours/week, Monday –Friday, 9:30 AM –5:30 PM; schedule may vary in accordance with business necessity
The Manager of Institutional Partnerships is an integral member of the Development Department. The position requires a strong desire to support SAGE’s fund raising effort across its Institutional Partnerships portfolio. The Manager of Institutional Partnerships manages a portfolio of small to mid-sized institutional donors and prospects. Key activities include stewardship, proposal writing, and budget preparation, grant award processing, acknowledgement and recognition, and grant reporting. The Manager reports to the Senior Director Development, with close working relationships with the Executive VP, CFO/COO, Senior Director of Services and Training, as well as SAGE’s program managers. The incumbent will also coordinate virtual corporate volunteer activities and event sponsorship activation, and represent SAGE at external events and meetings.
- Manage a portfolio of mid-level foundation and corporate supporters including writing letters of intent, proposal development and submission, grant award processing, grant reporting, donor stewardship activities, and special cultivation efforts when appropriate.
- With the Senior Director of Development, co-manage a master list of all current foundation, government, and corporate funders, including master calendar of deadlines.
- Support the Director of Development and the Executive Vice President in the preparation of high-level proposals, budgets, program, and financial reports where relevant.
- Identify new program trends and develop new funding plans to support innovative ideas as they develop.
- Coordinate virtual volunteer activities and sponsorship activations for institutional donors and partners including scheduling, notifying appropriate program staff, preparing and executing all day-of logistics including social media, and appropriate follow up.
- Participate as an important member of the SAGE fundraising team and assist as required in the strategic planning of special events.
- Perform other tasks as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree required (Additional fundraising education and/or certification is a plus).
- Experience in institutional giving, preferably at LGBT, human services, advocacy, or similar organizations.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Ability to plan, multi-task, manage workflow, and produce under the pressure of deadlines and unexpected opportunities.
- Professional, an entrepreneurial mindset, and an ability to work well with diverse people.
- Demonstrated ability to work simultaneously on discrete projects and long-term goals.
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle many details, focus on task completion, and meet deadlines.
- Prior experience in the LGBT community, especially in fundraising positions, and/or familiarity with aging concerns, is a plus.
- Experience using Salesforce is a plus.
How to Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Manager of Institutional Partnerships” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SAGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, citizenship status, marital or family status, family medical history or genetic information, veteran status, HIV serostatus, military or military discharge status, height, weight, disability or handicap, domestic violence victim status, employment status, socioeconomic status, criminal history or arrest record, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, natural hair or hairstyle, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SAGE is dedicated to this policy, with respect to all matters concerning employment.