The Salvation Army

  • Grants Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    commensurate with experience
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Grants Manager is responsible for strengthening and expanding The Salvation Army of Greater

    New York’s fund raising and awareness of its mission and services. The Grants Manager will implement

    an advancement plan for local foundations with the goal of sustaining and growing current funding levels

    as well as securing new funding sources.


    • Identify, cultivate, pursue and retain foundation and governmental donor support.
    • Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive strategic development plan focused on expanding and enhancing relationships with area foundations and governmental agencies to create new engagements opportunities for funding, partnerships, awareness and volunteerism.
    • Leads in all one-to-one solicitation, gift acknowledgement and stewardship communication, traveling as necessary.
    • Shall develop, consistent with Salvation Army policy, proposals for program development, enhancement and continuity. Responsibility shall include verification of compliance with terms of grant and such reporting as may be required.
    • Facilitate with corps officer’s/director’s donor tours at Army facilities.
    • Receive, acknowledge and track all donor contributions in established database.
    • Maintain updated mailing lists, donor lists and donor profiles. Analyze fundraising data and prepare reports as needed.
    • Assist with special events as approved by the DDA.
    • Works in close conjunction with other fund development staff, ensuring collaboration between direct mail, corporate, major gifts and planned giving efforts.
    • Attend as needed conferences, seminars or events appropriate to promoting the interests of The Salvation Army and remaining current and informed within the fundraising community.
    • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Divisional Director of Advancement




    • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a non-profit fundraising role with a proven record of success.
    • Ability to network, connect and build new relationships quickly.
    • Must be an experienced grant writer and researcher, familiar with foundations in GNY and knowledgeable regarding various grant writing formats, case statements and presentation packaging of supportive documentation.
    • Must demonstrate success in obtaining 6-9 figure grants and gifts.
    • Must have experience cultivating and stewarding foundation directors and program officers.
    • Proven creativity in approaching fundraising, along with comprehensive understanding of fundraising essentials and best practices in philanthropy.
    • Solid analytical and strategic thinker with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to attend to details, prioritize and organize/facilitate projects independently.
    • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work well under pressure while managing multiple activities.
    • Should enjoy problem solving and should exude energy and initiative.
    • Team Player.
    • A proficiency in Word and Excel, as well as experience with donor tracking and/or database software is preferred.
    • Ability to represent The Salvation Army to a broad range of community constituents.
      • Must have valid Driver’s License and be willing to travel regionally as needed, flexible on scheduling to accommodate corporate relationships and events and other duties as assigned.


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