Director of Development & Fundraising

ACI · Long Island City, New York
Department ACI
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $80,000 - $110,000

Reports to:  Executive Director(s) of Andromeda Community Initiative (ACI) and The Skyline Charitable Foundation (TSCF)

About the Organizations: 

Andromeda Community Initiative [ACI] is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides professional development opportunities, free educational and workforce development programs, and job-related training that prepares students for gainful employment in the construction and building restoration industry. 

The Skyline Charitable Foundation [TSCF] is a 501(c)(3) not not-for-profit organization with a mission of promoting the well-being of individuals of all ages and backgrounds by helping them overcome challenges that prohibit their physical, mental, and social growth.  

Purpose of Position:

The Director of Development & Fundraising position is a public-facing role, responsible for achieving annual institutional fundraising goals by actively cultivating, developing, and sustaining sources of support, including Corporate, Foundation, Government, and major gifts.  This role entails maintaining and enhancing current relationships; identifying and cultivating new sources of funding; planning and managing site visits with prospective and current funders; developing and maintaining all relevant tracking documents; and ensuring the adherence to all internal and external proposal and reporting guidelines, deadlines and responsibilities. The Director will be a leader at a Corporate created non-profit entity, with significant access to companies within Construction, Finance, and Real Estate industries; and will harness these relationships to generate support for the organizations. 


Direct Reports: Grant Writer


Duties and Responsibilities:

(Responsibilities to include but not limited to the following) 

Development & Fundraising

  • Strategizing with TSCF & ACI leadership to meet and exceed annual fundraising goals for institutional giving.  
  • Maintaining and expanding an active portfolio of funders, including regular check-ins via email, phone and face-to-face. 
  • Building deeper relationships with existing funders to increase revenue.  
  • Cultivating new sources of support and building relationships with prospective funders through research, meetings, networking, attendance at philanthropic events, etc. 
  • Playing a hands-on role in the development of letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and other written materials, to ensure high-quality, compelling and timely submissions. 
  • Serving as lead point person on site visits and tours. 
  • Coordinating communication with relevant partners (i.e.: Marketing Director).

Administrative Functions 

  • Managing and updating all tracking mechanisms, including, but not limited to: 
  • Master Foundation, Corporate, Government and Major Donor contact lists
  • Grant applications and reports calendar
  • Pending grants list
  • Grants received list
  • Program-specific funding cultivation spreadsheet  
  • Spearheading the presentation of information from the above-described tracking spreadsheets and lists for Board and Executive consumption.  

Internal Departmental Liaison 

  • Managing relationships with programming and financial staff to ensure appropriate grant reporting and tracking. 

Other responsibilities, as needed, may include: 

  • Assisting in the creation of presentations, reports, informational brochures, and other materials, as needed. 
  • Performing general administrative tasks related to grant development. 


Education & Experience 

  • 5+ years’ fundraising experience in related areas. 
  • Having an established network of foundation program officer relationships strongly preferred.  
  • Experience with major donors, corporate and government grants strongly preferred. 

Knowledge/Skills & Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of development and fundraising. 
  • Demonstrated mastery of grant writing. 
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel in particular) and PowerPoint. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong attention to detail. 
  • Exemplary interpersonal and organizational skills. 
  • Dedication to the mission of the organization(s), and ability to translate passion into compelling cases for support.  
  • Team player and be able to work with all levels of management. 
  • Flexible schedule for occasional weekend or evening events or deadlines.  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet a demanding schedule of deadlines. 
  • Recognizes and responds to emerging priorities, accepts changes and new ideas.
  • Has insight into problems and the ability to develop workable alternatives.
  • A demonstrated passion for service to others.


Physical Demands

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some movement is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, hybrid position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Compensation & Benefits:  

Base Salary $80,000-$110,000 commensurate with experience.  We also offer a robust benefit package for full time employees including paid time off, health, dental, vision, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plan options; professional development funding and remote work support.

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  • Location
    Long Island City, New York
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $80,000 - $110,000