Assistant Director of External Relations

External Relations – New York, New York
Department External Relations
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Hudson Guild is looking for our new Assistant Director of External Relations. This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a fast-paced non-profit environment with dedicated colleagues in successful development department. The Assistant Director supervises the Institutional Relations Manager and reports to the Deputy Executive Director, External Relations. The AD will be an integral member of the External Relations team, overseeing all institutional and government funding, including relationship building, proposals, reports and events as needed. The AD will also support the DED in managing all aspects of the ER department. Typical work hours for this position are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours.

In order to be considered, you must have the following: A commitment to Hudson Guild’s mission; Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; 5+ years grant writing and grants management experience, including government contracts and grants management, with a successful track record of securing grants, sponsorships, and government grants/contracts; outstanding writing and organizational skills; proficiency in MS Office Suite; ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to function well in a high pressure, deadline driven environment; excellent strategic thinking and problem solving skills; ability to collaborate with other departments and interact with Board members, donors, volunteers, and community members; events management experience; familiarity with Raisers Edge or other CRM; knowledge of the NYC nonprofit and funding community, including government agencies; supervisory experience.

In order to impress us, you will also have the following: Willingness to respond with flexibility and enthusiasm to new organizational opportunities; ability to think creatively about ways to meet programmatic needs; sense of humor; desire for professional development.


  • Supervise the Institutional Giving Manager, who oversees and Institutional Giving Associate.
  • Working with the DED for External Relations, program staff, and organization leadership as needed to develop strategies for securing support from a wide array of foundation, corporate and government funders.
  • Work with the DED and program leadership in the development and execution of institutional giving and government proposals.
  • Ensure timely, high quality submission of all foundation, corporate and government grant proposals and reports.
  • Work closely with the DED and the Communications Associate on strategic communications and relationship building with prospective funders, donors and the public.
  • Create and manage special events and projects that highlight government and institutional support.
  • Oversee the tracking and management of all institutional proposals and reports, including deadlines, cultivation and prospecting.
  • Expand the pool of corporate and foundation funders.
  • Work with the Volunteer and Donor Engagement Manager to leverage corporate volunteering relationships and projects to expand corporate support.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with institutional funders as needed, and ensure appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • 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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