United States of America: Institutional Giving Manager

Organization: International Refugee Assistance Project
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is the first organization to provide free and comprehensive legal representation to refugees through the registration, protection, and resettlement processes. We are a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons around the world.

IRAP operates offices in New York, Jordan, and Lebanon. Our legal services are supplemented by a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading U.S. and international law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters at 29 universities in the United States and Canada.

IRAP believes in action, accountability, innovation, and candor. We are nimble, collaborative, and nonpartisan, and believe in the power of individuals to change their own circumstances. IRAP was founded in 2008 by a group of Yale Law students with a vision to change the status quo of global refugee processing in order to assist the most vulnerable refugees.


This is an exciting opportunity, based in New York, to work with a young, creative, and dynamic human rights organization to achieve significant growth. IRAP’s Board and Executive Director have spent much time over the past few years building a network of engaged donors and supporters. The organization’s prospect pool is growing, and IRAP is now engaged in outreach and cultivation efforts with corporate, individual, foundation, and government funders. At this time, the organization seeks a full-time Institutional Giving Manager with the energy and experience to develop, nurture, and steward foundation and corporate funder relationships. The Institutional Giving Manager will be an integral member of the IRAP team, reporting to IRAP’s Executive Director and Director of Development.


Manage institutional fundraising, with a focus on:


  • Maintain annual grants calendar.

  • Manage all foundation relationships, including outreach, cultivation, and correspondence.

  • Draft and submit LOIs, grant proposals, and reports.

  • Identify new prospects and conduct prospect research.


  • Spearhead IRAP’s growing corporate fundraising program, including outreach, cultivation, and proposals to corporate sponsors.

  • Build out and formalize IRAP’s law firm giving program.

  • Draft and submit funding proposals and sponsorship requests.

  • Work with Board members and other supporters on outreach to corporate vendors or partners.

Assist the Director of Development in administrative aspects of the development program, including:

  • Gift acknowledgement correspondence and reporting requirements.

  • Create automated systems as necessary.

  • Maintain donor and prospect files.


  • Dynamic fundraising skills with at least one to three years of direct foundation, grant writing and/or corporate fundraising experience.

  • Superb writing, communication, and analytical skills.

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.

  • Experience working with and managing budgets.

  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic non-profit environment.

  • Sense of humor.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and a list of three references using the application form available here.

IRAP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health and retirement plans, a flexible work schedule, and vacation/sick leave.

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