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Manager, Institutional Giving

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The Art Students League of New York is looking for an experienced Manager of Institutional Giving to support the League's fundraising and development efforts, including funding for potential capital campaigns.

This position is part of a small Development team responsible for raising a portion of The Art Student League’s annual revenue. Working closely with the Director of Development, the Manager of Institutional Giving manages all aspects of institutional giving to The League, including foundation giving, government grants, and corporate philanthropy. In addition to stewarding current grants, the Manager of Institutional Giving researches and writes new proposals, creating tailored strategies for collaboration with funders, with a focus on sustained revenue generation and outcomes-based partnerships.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintain and expand The League’s portfolio of foundation partners, government funders, and corporate partners.
  • Steward current grants to ensure proper fulfillment of all grant requirements.
  • Maintain a grants calendar of deadlines, shared with relevant colleagues.
  • Research potential grant opportunities, working closely with other departments to identify projects or partnerships that enhance the mission of The League.
  • Write proposals for new grant opportunities.
  • Prepare grant budgets and comply with League reporting procedures as determined by the CFO.
  • Synthesize The League’s programs and activities into clear, compelling presentations, proposals, and reports.


  • Able to work effectively and collaborate with all departments of the League, including Exhibitions/Gallery, Student Affairs, Marketing/Graphic Services/Social Media, Programs, and Finance.
  • Is efficient, organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and a team-player.
  • Understands the greater priorities of the League.
  • Can manage multiple time-sensitive projects at once.
  • Ability to optimize time worked in the office as well as tasks handled remotely.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience with New York City and State arts funding, particularly capital funding.


Degree(s) Required/Preferred: B.A. desired; a degree in creative writing, journalism, and/or Development/Fundraising a plus.
Years of Experience Desired: 3-5 years of mid-to-high level development experience and non-profit grant writing experience.
Industry or Product Knowledge: Art Education and arts experience a plus.
Computer Experience: Mac and/or PC proficient, and skilled with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The Art Students League of New York was founded in 1875 and remains an institution run by artists in support of artists. The League fulfills its mission by offering accessible, affordable, high-quality education and instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, metal work and mixed media in the context of an Atelier system. There are no entrance requirements, degrees or set curriculum. Students come for a hands-on studio education accessible to anyone who truly aspires to develop as an artist, whether they seek to pursue a profession in the fine arts or are just beginning their artistic journey. Each month, students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels study on-site at The League or through The League’s e-telier online class program.Many famous artists who have shaped the vocabulary of art worldwide have been instructors, lecturers, and students at the League. They include Georgia O'Keeffe, Romare Bearden, Jackson Pollock, Carmen Herrera, Robert Rauschenberg, Adrian Piper, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, James Rosenquist and Ai-Weiwei, among many others.

Web site: www.theartstudentsleague.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aslnyc/
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This salary for this position will range from $65,000 - $70,000, based on a candidate’s background and experience. In addition, this position is eligible for the League’s full range of benefits, including health insurance and 401(k) plans, as well as other fringe benefits offered through The Art Students League of New York.

Please email your resume along with a cover note letting us know why your background and experience makes you the perfect candidate for this job.


The Art Students League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The Art Students League complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the many resumes we receive we are only able to reply to those candidates who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in the Manager of Institutional Giving position.

Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact or call.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
The League implemented COVID-19 safety protocols consistent with CDC guidelines, such as upgrades having been made to the building's HVAC system, hand sanitizer dispensers strategically located throughout the building, touch-free water fountains, etc.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • New York, NY 10019: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • institutional giving: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: One location

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