Institutional Relations Associate (Grant Writer)

External Relations – New York, New York
Department External Relations
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Our new Institutional Relations Associate will work in a fast-paced non-profit environment with dedicated colleagues in the areas of grant writing and institutional relations. Reporting to the Institutional Relations Manager, the Associate will be an integral member of the External Relations team, working on foundation, corporate and government proposals, contracts and reports, and assisting the Manager in the execution of cultivation and solicitation efforts. The Associate will have frequent interaction with program staff and organizational leadership. Typical work hours for this position are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours.

In order to be considered, you need the following: 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; outstanding writing, communication and organizational skills; 2 years grant writing and related experience; ability to coordinate multiple projects, and to work both independently and flexibly as part of a team across programmatic disciplines in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment; proficiency in MS Office Suite; willingness to learn and be challenged.

In order to impress us, you will also have the following:

Experience or familiarity with Raisers Edge or other customer relations management system; government grants and contracts submission portals; NYC nonprofit and funding community; and events coordination.


  • Write and submit proposals, reports, letters of inquiry and budgets to private foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Research and identify prospective institutional funders.
  • Gain understanding of organization and programmatic goals and priorities sufficient to identify appropriate funding opportunities
  • Support the Institutional Relations Manager in the development of institutional giving goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Manage agency official documents, and ensure their completion and submission to appropriate funders and government agencies
  • Enter appropriate information and data into the database to ensure accurate record keeping and deadline management
  • Support the Institutional Relations Manager and senior development and executive staff in coordinating the cultivation and stewardship process, including scheduling, providing meeting materials, research, and other tasks as needed.
  • Monitor foundation and philanthropy news, including RFPs, foundation press releases, website updates and announcements, and trends in institutional giving.
  • Attend bidder’s conferences, workshops, and information sessions on potential proposal submissions.
  • Complete other writing assignments and administrative support as requested.
  • Participate in agency-wide initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hudson Guild offers a competitive compensation and fringe benefits package including health, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance; 403(b) plan; commuting subsidy (TransitChek) and generous vacation/sick/holiday leave.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    External Relations
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
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