[ES_JOBS_NET] Development/Grant-Writing Position at the Bronx River Alliance, Bronx NY

Job Posting for Senior Development Manager, Bronx River

The Bronx River Alliance is looking for a qualified individual to
serve as full-time Senior Development Manager who will directly
manage the Alliance’s grant-writing, grant management, and
prospecting and a Campaign for our new facility, River House.
Depending on experience, this person may also supervise other
Alliance development activities.

About the job
The Senior Development Manager will work in close coordination
with the Executive Director, Director of Operations and program
staff to raise money from foundation, corporate, and government
sources to support the Alliance’s programs and services. S/he may
also supervise a Development Associate who manages membership,
spring and winter appeals, and special events.

70% of time on grant-writing, grant management, and prospecting

Manage the grant process, writing grant proposals, reports and
letters of inquiry, while tracking the funding cycle. Research
and pursue new institutional funding prospects.

Collaborate with program staff to develop compelling
proposals, budgets, and reports.

Track progress against fundraising goals and ensure timely
renewals and reports.

Manage a contact database to track funders and deadlines.

Maintain relationships with donors to communicate progress of
programs and explore funding opportunities, and participate in
direct solicitation meetings.

30% of time on supporting other development activities, including
the Campaign for River House

Become familiar with the Alliance’s programs and current
issues related to these programs, by meeting with program
managers, reviewing related studies and articles, and attending
events and staff meetings.

Depending on relevant experience, this person may also
supervise and support a Development Associate who manages the
Bronx River Alliance’s membership program, annual appeal and
special events, including a spring team-based fundraising
paddle, the Bronx River Flotilla, and our annual gala, An
Upstream Soiree.

Campaign for River House: organize house parties, events,
gatherings and meetings to raise $1 million for the Campaign for
River House

Other major donor support, as needed


2-3 years grants management or writing experience in nonprofit
organizations and/or government agencies or equivalent business

2+ years of managing and working in a team

Excellent writing and communications skills, as well as
ability to understand and communicate budgets to funders.

Ability to communicate and work with diverse constituents,
including funders, program staff and board members.

Strong attention to detail.

Ability to be self-starting, independent worker, think
creatively, work quickly and under pressure, and set and meet

Familiarity with Word and Excel, database software; experience
with fundraising software, especially Abila/Sage or Sales Force,
a plus.

About the Bronx River Alliance: The Bronx River Alliance
leads the effort to protect, improve, and restore the Bronx River
and create a continuous greenway along its eight-mile length in
the Bronx. It serves as a coordinated voice for the river and
works in partnership with many organizations to ensure that the
river corridor will be a healthy ecological, recreational,
educational, and economic resource for communities along the
river. The not-for-profit organization employs a staff of 20 and
has a budget of $1.4 million. Further information is available at

Salary: $55,000 – 65,000. The Bronx River Alliance also
offers to its employees a full benefits package, and a dynamic and
creative work environment at an organization with a successful
track record of restoring the Bronx River, developing parks and
trails along it, and connecting local communities with this unique
natural resource.

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and
writing sample via email to jobs@bronxriver.org. No calls, please.

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