Job Short Description:
IRAP seeks a full-time Development Manager in its New York office with the energy and experience to assist the development team in identifying, nurturing, and stewarding funder relationships. IRAP’s Board, Executive Director, and development team have spent much time over the past few years building a network of engaged donors and supporters. The organization’s prospect pool is growing and IRAP is engaged in outreach and cultivation efforts with corporate, individual, and foundation funders. This position will encompass various aspects of fundraising across the different departmental portfolios. The Development Manager will be an integral part of the IRAP team, reporting to IRAP’s Director of Development and Director of Institutional Giving.
Job Summary & Qualifications:
At least four years of experience working in a comprehensive and successful development program, with exposure to individual, corporate, and institutional fundraising, or comparable experience; Superb writing, communications, interpersonal, and analytical skills; Substantial experience with CRM database management and accounting/budgeting systems; Ability to work comfortably with board members, major donor prospects, attorneys, and partner organizations with diverse cultural and social backgrounds; Must be highly organized and motivated, able to multi-task, manage a high-volume workload, and have excellent time management skills; Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment; Prior nonprofit/NGO employment is a plus; Microsoft Suite; Bachelor’s degree required; Interest in refugee/humanitarian issues.
-Spearhead IRAP’s growing corporate fundraising program, including prospect research, outreach, cultivation, and proposals to corporate sponsors
-Manage IRAP’s law firm giving program
-Draft and submit funding proposals and sponsorship requests
-Work with Board members and other supporters on outreach to corporate vendors and partners
Institutional and Individuals portfolio:
-Maintain annual grants calendar
-Work with the Director of Institutional Giving to draft LOIs, grant proposals, and reports
-Work with the Development team to ensure adequate preparation in advance of funder meetings, including helping to draft talking points, lead prep calls, and facilitate appropriate follow-up
-With support from the Director of Development and Director of Institutional Giving, oversee a small portfolio of institutional and individual contacts
Work with the development team to implement strategies for donor development and engagement including:
-Plan, write, and execute annual appeals and tailored communications to monthly donors and donors with specific interests
-Contribute to IRAP communications efforts, including the annual report, materials for fundraising work, and ongoing message development and branding
-Oversee and grow IRAP’s Alumni Association
-Research new individual, corporate, and institutional donor prospects
-Maintain donor and prospect files
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Provide necessary support to the Executive Director, including drafting emails, ensuring timely follow-up on communications, working with the Executive Assistant to coordinate scheduling, and more
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (3-5 pages), and a list of three references using the application form available here: https://podio.com/webforms/13697370/924405?fields[related-job-opening]=836273993
IRAP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health and retirement plans, a flexible work schedule, and vacation/sick leave.
This position is based in New York City.
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world's most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.
The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 12 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.