Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
The Development Manager for Institutional Giving will be part of a four-person department that raises close to $3 million annually in support of Audubon New York, a leading and effective conservation organization in New York, as well as one of the largest state programs of the National Audubon Society. In particular, this role will manage and build ANY's grants program for foundation, corporate and government grants and expand efforts to include a focus on funding for priority projects. The primary responsibility will be expand a robust foundation portfolio by shepherding the organization through the proposal process including: prospecting, working with staff on program identification and needs, connecting with and maintaining relationships with grant making officers, drafting and editing all major foundation (including family foundations), corporate, and government grant proposals and reports. Reporting to the Executive Director, s/he will also help develop letter proposals and donor stewardship materials for individual and major gift prospects.